Super League: Huddersfield Giants crush Bradford Bulls
Last Updated: 26/05/13 8:09pm
Larne Patrick celebrates his try for Huddersfield
Huddersfield kept up the pressure on Super League leaders Wigan with a comprehensive 42-6 victory over Bradford at the Etihad Stadium.
Dale Ferguson scored two of the Giants' seven tries, while Danny Brough was perfect from the kicking tee with seven conversions.
Ferguson had his first try after just seven minutes as he took advantage of some sloppy Bulls defence to burst through the line and score.
Jarrod Sammut knocked on under pressure close to the Huddersfield line in a rare moment of Bradford pressure, but moments later Luke Robinson chipped over the top, Leroy Cudjoe batted the ball down and Scott Grix was on hand to touch down.
The Bulls thought they had a similar score when Danny Addy put in a similar kick and Elliot Kear took the catch and touched-down, but Jamie Langley was ruled offside by the video referee.
Huddersfield responded to that scare with a third try, Shaun Lunt almost making it to the line before Brough's short pass put prop Larne Patrick over beneath the posts.
Kear was denied in the corner by Aaron Murphy's force-out and Bradford became the first team of the Magic Weekend to be nilled in the first half.
Worse was to follow as Ferguson went straight through the middle to grab his second try, but the Bulls did get on the board when Kear caught Addy's kick and flicked it back to Jamie Foster to score, who then converted.
Shaun Lunt's try from Patrick's pass quickly ended any hopes of a Bradford comeback and Huddersfield ran in two more late tries through a tiring defence, Brett Ferres getting over in the corner before Anthony Mullally scored under the posts from Brough's short pass.
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