Blacktown Workers suffer heavy loss to Bulldogs

Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles suffered a 38-10 loss to the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs today at Lottoland in round eight of the Canterbury Cup.

The Bulldogs dominated the first half to lead 22-4 at the break before running away with the match in the second half to record their fourth win of the season.

The Bulldogs opened the scoring in the seventh minute when winger Christian Crichton dived over in the left corner for a 4-0 lead.

The visitors went to an 8-0 lead when full-back Connelly Lemuelu crossed five minutes later. Centre Morgan Harper converted for a 10-0 lead after 14 minutes.

Canterbury five-eighth Jesse Marschke finished off a nice break by centre Marcelo Montoya to score next to the posts. Harper converted the try for a 16-0 lead after 33 minutes.

A minute later, Bulldogs hooker Michael Lichaa scored behind the posts. Harper converted for a 22-0 lead after 36 minutes.

The Sea Eagles opened their account with a try a minute later to winger Alfred Smalley after he finished off a nice play to score in the right corner from a scrum win. The try was not converted for a 22-4 scoreline after 38 minutes.

Chrichton grabbed his second try when he used his strength to dive over in the left corner for a 26-4 scoreline after 44 minutes. Harper failed to convert the try.

The Bulldogs went further ahead when Montoya crossed for his second try in the corner after running onto a nice offload. Harper converted from the sideline for a 32-4 lead after 58 minutes.

Marschke grabbed his second try when he finished off an attacking raid down the right flank to score behind the posts. Harper converted the try for a 38-4 lead after 64 minutes. 

The Sea Eagles scored a late consolation try in the 77th minute through Denzal Tonise. Zach Dockar-Clay converted the try for a 38-10 scoreline.

The loss leaves Blacktown Workers with just one win from eight matches played this season.