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  • Diskin (2), Jeffries, Kopczak, Whitehead (3), Ainscough (3), Lulia (2), Bateman,
    Goals: Addy (10),
72 - 6


  • Spires,
    Goals: Hyde,
  • Tetleys Challenge Cup
  • Fourth Round
  • 15th Apr 2012
  • KO 15:00
  • Att: 3,210

Bulls charge into round five

Doncater crushed by cash-strapped Bradford

Last updated: 15th April 2012   Subscribe to RSS Feed

Bulls charge into round five

Elliott Whitehead: Scored one of two hat-tricks on the day

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Bradford strode effortlessly into round five of the Carnegie Challenge Cup with a 72-6 success over Doncaster on Sunday.

Shaun Ainscough and Elliott Whitehead both bagged hat-tricks as the cash-strapped Bulls ran in 13 tries with stand-in kicker Danny Addy adding 10 goals.

The two divisions between the teams was clearly evident throughout despite Doncaster stunning their Super League opponents with a try in the opening minute.

Having conceded a scrum through Addy fumbling the kick off, Russ Spiers crashed over from first receiver to give the Championship One front-runners from South Yorkshire an early advantage.

Former Bradford academy starlet Kieran Hyde converted but the visitors' 6-0 lead lasted barely two minutes as Whitehead scored at the other end and Addy made amends for his earlier error with a touchline conversion to level things.


Five minutes later Ben Jeffries won the race to an Ainscough kick in-goal to score again to set the Super League side on their way.

Further tries from Matt Diskin (two) Ainscough (two) and Bateman steadily extended the Bulls advantage to give them a 38-6 half-time advantage.

The Dons task was made no easier when captain and loose forward Craig Robinson was carried off just before the break.

Craig Kopczak got the scoreboard rolling again after the interval, the Bulls having been pushed back into the danger area by a mazy run from highly-rated teenager John Bateman, before Australian Keith Lulia's try - converted by Addy - hoisted the half century mark.

Whitehead and Lulia grabbed second tries before Ainscough and Whitehead completed their hat-tricks for the rampant hosts.

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