NORTH Coast made it two-straight wins to start their Andrew Johns Cup season with a 32-0 shutout of Northern Rivers on February 13.
The Bulldogs led 12-0 at half-time and went on with the job with winger Bill Butlin claiming a hat-trick while hooker Hudson Harmer crossed for a double and winger William Hogan also scored a four-pointer.
Meanwhile, the Bulldogs' Laurie Daley Cup (under-18) side registered a hard-fought 22-12 victory over the Titans.
They scored the first try before the match followed a similar path to their 30-22 opening round defeat where they couldn't turn possession into points despite dominating for a large portion of the first half.
Unlike the seven days prior, they were able to turn the momentum.
Coach Dan Kemp was satisfied with the result although he conceded there was still plenty of work to be done.
"It was quite similar to last week with how we started; we started really well, but didn't have the scoreboard reward and only scored the one try (in that period)," he said.
"When the tide turned we lost our way again which was disappointing and unlike last week the boys were able to grab it back after half-time.
"They can't keep falling in a heap after the initial first 15 minutes ... that's a problem area we need to fix."
Winger Josh Power, front rower Alf Dungay, lock forward Ben Brennan and five-eighth Tim Bull were among the Bulldogs' best.
"Tim led really well and made some good decisions late in the game," Kemp said.
"Josh was outstanding again; his work in yardage is second to none and he had some good decision-making in D."
Ty-Jesse Brabant was also impressive off the bench.
Ty-Jesse came off the bench at hooker and lifted the tempo in defence
The Bulldogs will host Newcastle at Harry Elliott Oval, Tuncurry this Saturday (February 20).
"They (Newcastle) haven't had a great start and are zero and two, but they have played two good sides," Kemp said.
"There are no easy games, but we're as confident as we can be."