Mounties say bye-bye to hoodoo

Strong: Tom Learoyd-Lahrs hits one up for Mounties. Picture: Simon Bennett

Strong: Tom Learoyd-Lahrs hits one up for Mounties. Picture: Simon Bennett

MOUNTIES cemented their spot in the top four and broke a three-month hoodoo with their 38-36 win against the Canterbury Bulldogs at Aubrey Keech Reserve on Saturday.

No team in the NSW Cup had won coming off the bye in 2014.

That was until Saturday.

Despite missing star playmaker Mitch Cornish on NRL duty, Mounties flew out of the gates to lead 26-4 at half-time.

Defence went out the window in the second half for both teams as 44 points were scored in only 40 minutes. At one point the Bulldogs scored three tries in eight minutes to give them a sniff but the home team steadied through Mosese Pangai to give them a vital win and stay only two points behind leaders Wentworthville.

This Saturday Mounties take on the Newtown Jets in the NSW Cup at Allianz Stadium. Kick-off: 3.10pm

It was a double celebration for Mounties with the Ron Massey Cup team defeating leaders Wentworthville 30-24. Cabramatta went down to Guildford 40-4.

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