Bulldogs wary of winless Dragons ahead of Group Nine clash

GEARING UP: The Bulldogs will receive a fiery reception at Nixon Park when they take to the field against the Temora Dragons on Sunday. Picture: Lachlan Grey
GEARING UP: The Bulldogs will receive a fiery reception at Nixon Park when they take to the field against the Temora Dragons on Sunday. Picture: Lachlan Grey

The Cootamundra Bulldogs will not be taking bottom-placed Temora lightly ahead of their round three clash at Nixon Park on Sunday, April 23. 

Fresh from their bye over the Easter long weekend, the Bulldogs now have a fantastic opportunity to climb the ladder with an away win over the Dragons.

However, coach Warren Lloyd will have cautioned his side not to underestimate their opponents.

Despite a winless start to the season, the ninth-placed Bulldogs have proven themselves a handful in attack particularly down the right flank, and will look to replicate the gritty tryline defence that handed them a 18-all draw against Tumbarumba in round two. 

Meanwhile, Temora are floundering after a dismal 0-2 start to the season and will be focused on restructuring their attack after Tumut kept them scoreless in a one-sided 22-0 clash in round two.

Key Dragons Christopher Maher and Grant Boyd are former Bulldogs and will undoubtedly draw upon their previous experiences in the blue and white to try and steer Temora to their first Group Nine win in 2017. 

It’s a crucial match for both teams with the winner likely to climb the ladder into a mid-table position ahead of round four.