Full Time
80:00
5:30pm Sat April 14, 2018
Round 6 - 1300SMILES Stadium - Crowd: 14434
80min

Conversion: Cowboys
Attempted by Johnathan Thurston.

JT misses from out wide and the losing margin at FULLTIME is 17 points.

Bulldogs lead Cowboys 10 - 27 Bulldogs
80min

Try: Cowboys
Scored by Ben Hampton. Kick to come.

Hampton goes over late out wide.

Bulldogs lead Cowboys 10 - 27 Bulldogs
79min

Canterbury just winding this one down with a slow, methodical set rolling up the park. A great win for the Belmore boys after an ordinary performance last week.

78min

Woods knocks it on trying to pick up a loose Cowboys pass on his own 10m line. NQ scrum on the attack.

75min

Penalty Goal: Bulldogs
Kicked by Moses Mbye.

Mbye lands his fourth penalty goal and his seventh two-pointer overall to extend the Dogs' lead to 21 points.

Bulldogs lead Cowboys 6 - 27 Bulldogs
71min

Consecutive line breaks from Taumalolo then Scott reap no rewards with Gavin Cooper spilling it on the line.

68min

NO TRY for Canterbury, Fualalo crashes over but he took advantage of a Woods obstruction, rules Patten. Cowboys penalty on their own line, they find touch 25m out.

66min

For a team that needs 20 points in 15 minutes, the Cowboys don't seem to be playing with much urgency here. Canterbury now making easy metres in reply.

62min

Conversion: Cowboys
Kicked by Johnathan Thurston.

Thurston with a classy conversion from out wide.

Bulldogs lead Cowboys 6 - 25 Bulldogs
62min

Try: Cowboys
Scored by Kyle Feldt. Kick to come.

Finally, the hosts are on the board. They go wide, Brett Morris slips and Feldt goes over out wide.

Bulldogs lead Cowboys 4 - 25 Bulldogs
61min

The Cowboys are applying some pressure but they're running out of time for any kind of serious comeback. Canterbury are conceding a few penalties... another binning surely is imminent.

55min

Canterbury earn a repeat set. Could've been a penalty there after Jackson's run was checked chasing the kick which Morgan eventually batted dead.

51min

Conversion: Bulldogs
Kicked by Moses Mbye.

Well then. 25-0 with half an hour left. What is DOING with the Cowboys?

Bulldogs lead Cowboys 0 - 25 Bulldogs
50min

Try: Bulldogs
Scored by Adam Elliot. Kick to come.

Elliott goes over, after a quick check with the Bunker it's evident the ball is grounded. Big try for the Dogs, they go to 23 in front.

Bulldogs lead Cowboys 0 - 23 Bulldogs
48min

Cowboys lose it, Dogs are awarded a scrum... then get penalised for dissent. Canterbury have it on halfway.

47min

...and then a play later, Lowe gives it straight back.

46min

Not looking in the right spot Elliott and he's spilled it!

42min

A bit more enterprising from the hosts, JT's cross-field kick finds the Dogs short on the opposite side but the tap back is covered well by the visitors. Canterbury get the ball via a handover as Fine waits to return from his binning.

41min

An early line break from the Cowboys has them within Canterbury's 20m on tackle four.

41min

We're back underway with the Cowboys getting first use after halftime.

40min

Field Goal: Bulldogs
Kicked by Kieran Foran.

Why not, says Kieran Foran! 19-point lead and it's halftime.

Bulldogs lead Cowboys 0 - 19 Bulldogs
38min

The Cowboys look to make a promising break with Morgan getting on the outside of the Morris twins, but Brett manages to get his arms on him and drive him straight over the sideline.

36min

Conversion: Bulldogs
Kicked by Moses Mbye.

Five from five from Mbye, and this is not good for the home side.

Bulldogs lead Cowboys 0 - 18 Bulldogs
34min

Try: Bulldogs
Scored by Raymond Faitala-Mariner. Kick to come.

Hits a perfect hole and goes over untouched. Soft stuff from the Cowboys as Eastwood delivers the second rower Canterbury's second four-pointer.

Bulldogs lead Cowboys 0 - 16 Bulldogs
33min

Taumalolo goes over... we're off to the Bunker! Perenara says TRY, but replays show the 'other JT' loses it and it's a 20m restart for Canterbury. NO TRY.

33min

Taumalolo loses the footy - but Canterbury are offside, notably Fine. Perenara's patience is done - Fine is binned.

31min

The Bulldogs escape unscathed briefly but now we're seeing the Cowboys with another penalty 30m out.

28min

Cowboys with repeat penalties end up on the Canterbury line, with some attacking footy.

23min

Penalty Goal: Bulldogs
Kicked by Moses Mbye.

Another penalty conceded by the Cowboys near the sticks and Mbye makes it four from four after just more than a quarter of the contest.

Bulldogs lead Cowboys 0 - 12 Bulldogs
20min

Conversion: Bulldogs
Kicked by Moses Mbye.

Mbye adds two more for a ten-point lead.

Bulldogs lead Cowboys 0 - 10 Bulldogs
19min

Try: Bulldogs
Scored by Marcelo Montoya. Kick to come.

Mbye's last tackle kick falcons JT! Jackson plucks it from the air, finds Hopoate who flicks it onto Montoya and the Dogs have the first try of the game.

Bulldogs lead Cowboys 0 - 8 Bulldogs
17min

Neither team offering anything particularly special at the moment.

11min

Penalty Goal: Bulldogs
Kicked by Moses Mbye.

Mbye adds another two and it's four-nil.

Bulldogs lead Cowboys 0 - 4 Bulldogs
10min

Coote and Foran both seem to be struggling after an aerial contest. Canterbury have another penalty 10m out in front...

7min

Penalty Goal: Bulldogs
Kicked by Moses Mbye.

Mbye picks up the first points of the evening in Townsville, giving Canterbury a lead.

Bulldogs lead Cowboys 0 - 2 Bulldogs
7min

Canterbury with another shot at the Cowboys line. Attacking potency still looks to be an issue, although they pick up another penalty here.

3min

Just a few plays later and Hampton can't take a Thurston pass.

2min

Canterbury get the first penalty but a few plays in Klemmer has dropped it inside the Cowboys' 10m. A let off for the home side early.

Two desperate teams needing a win here... can JT lift the home team to a rousing victory or will the Dogs of War stand up?

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Henry Perenara, Jon Stone

Touch Judges: Nick Morel, Jarrod Cole

Video Referee: Luke Patten, Steve Chiddy

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS (10)
Tries: Kyle Feldt, Ben Hampton
Field Goals:
Conversions: Johnathan Thurston (1/2)
Penalty Goals:

CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS (27)
Tries: Marcelo Montoya, Raymond Faitala-Mariner, Adam Elliot
Field Goals: Kieran Foran (1/1)
Conversions: Moses Mbye (3/3)
Penalty Goals: Moses Mbye (4/4)