SOUTHCITY captain-coach Nick Skinner was in absolute supreme form as the Bulls crushed Cootamundra 50-6 to stay on top of the Group Nine table at Harris Park on Saturday

SOUTHCITY captain-coach Nick Skinner was in absolute supreme form as the Bulls crushed Cootamundra 50-6 to stay on top of the Group Nine table at Harris Park on Saturday.

Nick Skinner has been on fire for Southcity this season.

Nick Skinner has been on fire for Southcity this season.

Coming off the general bye, the Bulls led 24-6 at half-time and scored five unanswered tries in the second half to send the Bulldogs packing.

Amid the carnage, however, Skinner did not try to rub salt into the wounds – even taking time to give the losers an endorsement.

“I think they’re building,” Skinner said.

“They played with a lot of spirit ... they definitely didn’t roll over.

“I thought defensively we were a lot better, but attacking wise there were still a few errors at times.

“Generally I’m pretty happy. I think we’re moving in the right direction.”

Southcity seems sure to get a more realistic test of their progress when they play Young at Alfred Oval next Sunday.

"Young over there will be tough as well,” Skinner said.