Doggies running a close second after Devilish win

Grant Moon runs a hit up against Batemans Bay recently with a win over Narooma on Sunday setting up a tough run to finals for the Bulldogs.
Grant Moon runs a hit up against Batemans Bay recently with a win over Narooma on Sunday setting up a tough run to finals for the Bulldogs.

Merimbula-Pambula are holding second place on the Group 16 ladder following a sound win over Narooma.

The Bulldogs led comfortably at half-time against a scoreless Devils outfit, but the hosts never let off the pressure to finish with a resounding 44-4 win.

Luke Rixon was back in the squad and made a good impact off the bench with two second half tries for the Bulldogs, but the in the first half it was a blinder of a first half display by William Scott - nephew of former coach Simon Scott - off the bench to score a double setting the stage for the Bulldogs.

Club officials said Scott would be a great asset for the club with the Bulldogs shaping as the strongest rivals to competition leaders - Bega.

Brock Seabrook also scored a double out of the centres, while both Corey and Blake Schafer found the chalk in the big win.

The Bulldogs are now preparing for the tough grind towards the finals with some stiff competition in the remaining rounds.

The Merimbula-Pambula club will face Bombala in Bombala this weekend with the Blue Heelers stringing together some big results recently.

The following week is the Moruya Sharks in Moruya and after that is the Roosters in Bega.

The club will be focusing round-by-round and hoping to minimise injuries towards the finals.