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Jersey Flegg Knights grind out win over Bulldogs

Back after a two week break, the Knights Jersey Flegg side continued their winning run with a two-point victory over the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs on Saturday afternoon at Belmore Sports Ground.

While the Bulldogs led for most of the match, two tries in the final 15 minutes sealed the win for the Knights, and a Kurtis Dark conversion for a thrilling finish.

On debut, centre Starford To'a opened the scoring for the Knights with a try in the 12th minute. Kurtis Dark added the extras and it was 6-0 to Newcastle early on.

The Bulldogs exchanged fire five minutes later with a try from halfback Brandon Wakeham, who then went on to convert and level the scores, 6-all.

It was a long time before the next points as both sides battled it out for the remainder of the first half to head into the break still tied at 6-all.

Finally in the 65th minute, the Bulldogs broke the drought and Kyle Cassel crossed over and again four minutes later the home side's Tuipulotu Katoa crashed over for their third try. Wakeham booted one of the two conversions and the Bulldogs were in-front, 16-6.

In the final ten minutes the Knights kicked their game into gear with a Matthew Moon try in the 75th minute. A Dark conversion got them to within four points.

And in the dying minute of the match, Beau Fermor crossed over for the red and blues to level the scores at 16-all and with a pin-point kick from Dark, it put the Knights back in the lead to secure the win, 18-16, over the Bulldogs.


Knights 18 (T: To'a, Moon, Fermor G: Dark 3/3)
Bulldogs 16 (T: Wakeham, Cassel, Katoa G: Wakeham 2/3)