Fundraiser on for Dogs

The Milton Ulladulla Bulldogs will be holding one of their major fundraisers this Friday night at the Ex-Servos being their 100 Club Dinner.

The $100 entry fee will provide you dinner and the chance to win one of four prizes including he major prize of $2500.

The club still has a number of tickets left and we invite supporters to be part of this great night.

Anyone interested in purchasing a ticket should ring the club on 0404 607 545.

First Grade

Bulldogs beaten in high scoring thriller

In a match that went down to the last 5 minutes Kiama ran out winners 42-32 against the Ex-Servos sponsored Milton Ulladulla side at Kiama last weekend.

Playing with just 15 men due to the unavailability of a number of regulars it was a great effort form the Dogs squad who gave it everything to push Kiama all the way.

The Bulldogs opened their scoring in just the first minute with Mitch Simmington pouncing on an early chip kick to race away and score for Luke Young to add the extras and Milton led 6-0.

Milton's rookie winger got into the game early with a couple of clean breaks helping to keep his team on track however it was Kiama who evened up the match at 6 all after 13 minutes with a short side play catching the dogs out.

Kiama extended their lead 6 minutes later with a scrappy pass on the last being regathered and they snuck over in the corner to go out to 10-6.

A Kiama forward pass had the Dogs back on the attack but despite a strong set they were unable to get through. Play continued up and down field and when an opportunity was presented to Milton for a repeat set Luke Young made the most of the chance and crossed out wide to tie things up again.

Milton hit the lead with 10 to go in the half with Luke Young offloading to Lachlan Moore who dashed over. Luke conversion had the score at 16-10.

As the half was nearing the end Kiama found some space out wide and they locked things up again with a good try. 16 all.

The second half saw the third placed Kiama side come out with new vigour and some big raid up the middle saw them take early points with another converted try moving the score to 22-16.

Despite this the Bulldogs kept in the game and were unlucky not to cross themselves on a couple of occasions.

7 minutes in the Knights picked up their next try when Milton inability to lock up the ball saw them in trouble. 26-12.

The Bulldogs kept their heads and 10 minutes of hard work had them back in the match and when Luke Youngs grubber rebounded off the upright Matt Hayman was on the spot to pounce over to bring the match back to 26-22.

The visitors hit back again 5 minutes later again off a Luke Young kick. A high cross field bomb was batted back by Josh Price for Lacklan Moore to grab his second and once again the game was drawn at 26 all.

Kiama went back out to the lead just 3 minutes later with their big forwards again finding breaks in the line. 32-26

Not to be beaten the Dogs came back again and some quick hands had Sean Hancock over in the corner and when Luke's conversion attempt bounced over off the cross bar it was 32 all.

Despite all their best efforts the Bulldogs could not hold on and Kiama ran in 2 late tries to win the match 42-32.

It was a superb effort by the Bulldogs and one again where their efforts did not reflect in the final result.

Luke Young was best for the Milton side however others who played strongly were Mitch Simmington, Lachlan Moore, Jack Matthews and Sean Hancock and replacements Josh Price and Kain Munroe.

Under 18s

Under 18s down Kiama 30-26

In a hard fought and torrid encounter the Mollymook Golf Club sponsored Under 18 Bulldogs defeated Kiama at Kiama on Sunday.

An unseasonably warm day and rock hard pitch made conditions trying for both sides and they gave it everything in their attempt to gain a win.

Milton's first points came from Khy Whitford who regathered his own grubber kick before forcing his way through to score with an outstretched arm. Jesse's conversion had them in front 6-0 after just 3 minutes.

The Bulldogs took their lead out to 8-0 5 minutes later with Jesse slotting through a penalty goal.

With 13 minutes down Kiama made the most of their luck when they crossed over for try after a knock on was missed in an earlier tackle to bring the score back to 8-6.

With Kiama back on the attack Blake Mackey got his team out of trouble when he regathered a dangerous kick on his own line before racing full field to score under the posts with Jesse again converting, 14-6.

Play continued to move up and down field and at one stage Milton appeared to kick a 40-20 but the call went short and from this play Kiama forced their way back down field and close to the Milton line before and inside ball saw them cross for their second try. 14-12.

An error from the kick off from Kiama had Milton back on the charge and it was only desperate defence which prevented the dogs crossing.

The Knights however hit back again with an awkward kick seeing them regather and score to take the lead 18-14.

With the half drawing to an end Blake Mackey again caught his opponents napping and from his own line again bust a couple of tackles before racing away for his second try to tie things up at 18 all at the break.

The second half started with the Dogs again showing good promise however execution was costing them and a number of chances went begging.

The arm-wrestle was broken 10 minutes in when a great kick by Jesse provided good position before Jesse himself crashed over from close to the line. 24-18.

The next 15 minutes saw both teams grinding out the match to take control and was Kiama who crossed next with a try out wide to narrow Milton's lead back to 24-22.

Milton appeared to put the result beyond doubt with a try to Santino Battagliollo off a well-run set play taking the score to 30-22 but another Knights try in the dying stages saw the gap back to 4 and a nervous finish for the Dogs who held on for a well-deserved win.

Blake Mackey was a standout for the Bulldogs however Brad and Chris Hammonds also had top games. Others to impress were Chad Sloman, Adam Graham, Kirren Roughley and Khy Whitford with Brock Seabrook having a good stint in the middle.

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