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Heavy defeat for battling Birmingham Bulldogs

Solihull Editorial 26th Jul, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

COVENTRY Dragons proved why they are sitting top of the Midlands League South division after inflicting a 82-16 win over Birmingham Bulldogs to maintain their 100 per cent winning record.

The Bulldogs took what looked to be a pretty strong side to Coventry Dragons and posted the first try of the match after a break down the right took them close the home line where James Snart forced his way over and Danny Bancroft goaled.

The lead was all too brief as a Marks try and a Hyslop conversion, levelled it at 6-6 before the Dragons stepped it up a gear with  tries from Thompson, O’Connor and Slater, all goaled by Hyslop, taking them 18 points clear.

Once again, Brum went to the home line, where Snart went over for his second try, and Bancroft added the extras but just before the break the Dragons hit the 30-point mark with a try from Wallace goaled by Hyslop.

The Bulldogs had competed well in the first half, but the second 40 was a different story as the hosts started to break ‘Dogs’ line more frequently and ran in a total of nine tries, eight of them goaled,

But Brum never stopped trying and deservedly posted the last points of the afternoon as Tom Lea crossed for a try in the right corner.

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