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Bulldogs continue streak against Storm

NZN 11/04/2016 Melissa Woods

Melbourne Storm blew a chance to move level with NRL front-runners Brisbane after falling to bogey side Canterbury 18-12 in their Monday night clash.

In a fast-paced affair at AAMI Park, the Storm failed to crack a five-game losing streak against the Bulldogs.

The home side had all the running early with skipper Cameron Smith setting the scene with a 40:20 in the first minute.

They settled for a penalty to open the scoring but despite their early dominance the Bulldogs were first to touch down.

Melbourne five-eighth Blake Green grubbered a kick straight into the waiting arms of halfback Moses Mbye, who couldn't be caught in a 90m race to the line.

Winger Sam Perrett extended the lead when he leapt high over Marika Koroibete to take a Josh Reynolds' high ball.

After two close attempts the Storm finally broke through the Bulldogs' steely defence when they took advantage of repeat sets to send Tohu Harris crashing over.

The sides went into half-time at 12-8 and Melbourne matched the Bulldogs early in the second half when winger Young Tonumaipea had two grabs at a Cooper Cronk kick before he managed to ground the ball.

But the Bulldogs came again with centre Kerrod Holland scoring his first NRL try.

Holland also kicked three conversions from as many attempts.

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