Gordon: It felt like Semi Finals football
The Dyldam Parramatta Eels have come away with a 20-6 victory over the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs tonight at ANZ Stadium.
Reflecting on the clash after the siren, Blue and Gold fullback says the Round Three encounter had a feeling of semi-finals football as both teams completed at above 75% and made 354 and 346 tackles in the high quality affair.
“It had a real intense feel. It felt like Semi Finals football,” Gordon said of the clash.
“It was set for set and brutal out there. Both teams were defending really well and we stuck to our guns.”
“It was a disappointing try right on the end there, and we will speak about that, but I thought our boys were outstanding tonight.” Gordon added.
In front of a vocal 30,018 crowd, which boasted plenty of Blue and Gold fans, Gordon says they rallied behind the team and lifted them during their monumental defensive efforts.
“They found their voice and it was unreal,” Gordon said.
“It was very loud against us early and our fans are sensational. It was good to see them up.”
“It was a massive crowd tonight, 30-odd thousand, and it’s always good to get a win.”
And Gordon had the best seat in the house, up close and personal to Eels winger Semi Radradra who opened his try scoring tally for the season, crossing for two doubles in his Man of the Match performance.
“Just give him the ball! Everyone knows how good Semi is.” Gordon said.
“It has taken a while for our attack, we are still a bit clunky in patches tonight but once it clicks, teams are going to have to look out for us.”
Radradra’s second try of the night was his 50th NRL career four-pointer.