Home team Score Away Team

Bradford

  • Sidlow, Gale, Olbison, Addy,
    Goals: Foster (4),
    Drop goals: Gale,
25 - 12

London Broncos

  • Cunningham, Minns,
    Goals: Drinkwater (2),
  • First Utility Super League
  • 2nd Mar 2014
  • KO 15:00
  • Att: 5,100

Super League: Bradford Bulls edge out fellow strugglers London Broncos

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Tom Olbison's late try wrapped up the two points for the Bulls

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Luke Gale: Scored a try against his former club as Bradford beat London

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Bradford Bulls moved onto minus two points for the season after a 25-12 win over London Broncos at Odsal, making it back-to-back wins for Francis Cummins' men.

Luke Gale, Adam Sidlow, Danny Addy and Tom Olbison all crossed over as the Bulls outscored their fellow Super League strugglers London by four tries to two.

Thomas Minns and James Cunningham touched down for the Broncos, who fielded four debutants including new half-back pairing of Ben Farrah and Josh Drinkwater.

The Bulls were docked six points in midweek after entering administration for the second time and, while they remain bottom of the table, are now only two points behind Tony Rea's Broncos.

The visitors fell behind when Addy and Adrian Purtell combined to set Jamie Foster free down the left wing for the supporting Gale, a former Broncos player, to score beside the posts. Foster easily added the first of his four conversions.

The Broncos were further handicapped when Tonga full-back Nesiasi Mataitonga went off injured shortly afterwards and then Mason Caton-Brown was treated for some time on the pitch before also being helped groggily to the sidelines.

Yet the Barnet-based Londoners went close when James Duckworth, the last-minute replacement for centre Jordan Atkins, was denied by a knock-on while fielding a diagonal kick into the corner.

Double their advantage

Warrington loanee Danny Bridge was held up for the Bulls before Sidlow crashed onto a Matt Diskin reverse pass to help double the home side's advantage.

The Broncos hit back swiftly when Minns, on a season-long loan from Leeds, chased a Scott Moore kick into the corner and Drinkwater converted.

Just before the break Luke George dived bravely within inches after some deft handling through the Bradford ranks but suffered a heavy knock in the process and was also forced to leave the field of play.

The half almost finished in farce as Moore took advantage of Brett Kearney's slip to race towards the whitewash, only to slide over himself before what seemed a certain try.

As both sides continued to come up with frequent errors a scrappy second half remained pointless until just after the hour-mark, when James Donaldson broke clear from 40 metres out and Addy was up to score and restore the Bulls' 12-point advantage.

Bradford could have sealed things moments later but Diskin dropped a scoring pass from strong-running Olbison and the home team had other chances before Foster fumbled a Moore bomb and Cunningham pounced to give London hope.

But Gale landed a drop goal and Olbison added a well-earned try a minute from time as the Bulls clung on to what might prove to be two priceless points in their attempts to defy the improbable and avoid relegation despite their hefty points handicap.

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Super League Table - September 14 2014
Pos Team P Pts
1 St Helens 27 38
2 Wigan Warriors 27 37
3 Huddersfield Giants 27 37
4 Castleford Tigers 27 36
5 Warrington Wolves 27 35
6 Leeds Rhinos 27 32
7 Catalans Dragons 27 29
8 Widnes Vikings 27 27
9 Hull K R 27 23
10 Salford Red Devils 27 23
11 Hull FC 27 22
12 Wakefield Wildcats 27 21
13 Bradford Bulls * 27 10
14 London Broncos 27 2
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