After working their way to a 10-4 halftime lead, the Vodafone Junior Warriors conceded 24 second half points to lose 10-28 to a dominant Canterbury-Bankstown side in today’s second-round Jersey Flegg Cup match at Mount Smart Stadium.
The home side opened the scoring through right wing Kayal Iro later bagged a second close to halftime but that would be the end of the scoring for the Vodafone Junior Warriors.
The Bulldogs stormed into a 16-10 lead with two strikes early in the second half, withstood the Vodafone Junior Warriors’ efforts in possession and then finished off with another two tries to take an 18-point victory.
At Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland
Vodafone Junior Warriors 10 (Kayal Iro 2 tries; Eiden Ackland conversion).
Canterbury-Bankstown-Bulldogs 28 (Tuipulotu Katoa, Daniel Sakisi, Jacob Winterstein, Sua Aiiloilo. Nikau Williams tries; Brandon Wakeham 4 conversions).
Halftime: 10-4 Vodafone Junior Warriors.
Vodafone Junior Warriors | Tevita Mikaele; Kayal Iro, Elijah Sufia, Patrick Elia, Edward Kosi; Paul Turner, Eiden Ackland; Soane Hufunga (c), Sheldon Rogers, Preston Riki; Harvey Tupouniua, Brody Tamarua; Tyler Slade (c). Interchange: Dylan Tavita, Tom Ale, Wesley Veikoso, Tayhler Paora.