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Ryan urges more 'Dogs games in Adelaide

By Steve Larkin 11/07/2010 11:22:13 AM Comments (0)

Canterbury captain Andrew Ryan has urged the club to continue their Adelaide experiment after attracting a win, and a crowd, in the South Australian capital.

Bulldogs officials were rapt at the 10,350 attendance at Adelaide Oval on a cold Saturday night for their 20-18 victory over Melbourne Storm.

"The support these few days down here has been outstanding," Ryan said.

"For us to get 10,000 out here on a Saturday night in very chilly conditions, they were screaming the whole time and both teams certainly put on a good display.

"I think there is a real future for the club in the next few years, we can keep building.

"We really enjoyed Adelaide Oval, it has put on a great surface for us, it was really fast."

The Bulldogs were tied 12-all with the Storm at halftime before prevailing in a grinding second half which delivered their third consecutive win.

"We just went up another level," Ryan said.

"Our defence and our commitment has been there the last couple of weeks but the Melbourne Storm are a quality outfit, we knew they would put plenty of pressure on us and try anything, kicks and miracle plays, and they certainly threw a fair bit at us.

"Our goal line defence was a pretty outstanding effort."

Bulldogs coach Kevin Moore was well satisfied at continuing an upward trend.

"You obviously dream," Moore said.

"I always thought, provided we could get a bit of stability with our playing roster and get two or three wins up, which we have done, I always thought our best footy was going to come at this stage of the year and through to the back end.

"So we know the task ahead, and everyone else does ... there is no reason why we can't keep coming up with positive results."

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