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  • Hanbury,
4 - 38

Bradford

  • Jeffries, Platt (2), Manuokafoa, Kopczak, Purtell, Lulia,
    Goals: Sammut (5),
  • Super League
  • 9th Apr 2012
  • KO 15:00
  • Att: 5,687

Bulls smash Widnes

Bulls enjoy perfect Easter with second straight victory

Last updated: 9th April 2012   Subscribe to RSS Feed

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Bulls dominate at the Stobart Stadium

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Struggling Bradford Bulls gave their fans the perfect Easter present by completing a 100 percent return from their two games with a comfortable 38-4 win at newcomers Widnes on Monday.

Following on from a morale-boosting 12-4 Good Friday derby defeat of Leeds Rhinos at Odsal, the Bulls produced another impressive display at the Stobart Stadium despite the club's off-field financial crisis.

Centre Michael Platt grabbed two tries for the Bulls, while Adrian Purtell, Ben Jeffries, Manase Manuokafoa, Keith Lulia and Craig Kopczak also crossed in a convincing win for Mick Potter's side.

It was a disappointing display from the home side who showed glimpses in Thursday's defeat at Warrington that they could cause sides problems but they just had a Rhys Hanbury try to show for their efforts.

A healthy holiday crowd at the Stobart Stadium was helped by Widnes owner Steve O'Connor donating 600 tickets for the travelling Bulls fans to which the proceeds went directly to the cash-strapped Yorkshire side. O'Connor had also made a £10,000 donation to the fighting fund at Odsal.

Fast start

And the travelling Bulls supporters certainly showed they appreciated the gesture with the chanting of O'Connor's name throughout the game, although the players did not reward his generosity by allowing his side a sniff of a result.

The Bulls were fastest out of the blocks and raced into a 12-0 lead after just nine minutes thanks to two early tries.

The visitors opened the scoring after just five minutes with a spectacular 70-metre try as Platt broke from deep inside his own half and Elliott Whitehead continued the move before Jeffries took the final pass to race clear and Jarrod Sammut added the conversion.

Widnes were struggling to cope with Bradford's early salvo and the visitors increased their lead four minutes later when a crisp handling move across the line ended with Purtell sending Platt crashing over in the corner.

Widnes had struggled to get any significant field position in the opening half-hour but on a rare venture deep inside Bradford territory finally came up with their first points of the game.

Widnes try

It was substitute Scott Moore whose excellent ball out of the tackle allowed scrum-half Hanbury to race to the corner and just evade the challenge of Ainscough to score.

But two minutes before half-time Bradford extended their lead when Tom Olbison was stopped just short of the line, but a quick play the ball had the Widnes defence on the back foot and Heath L'Estrange sent Kopczak over under the posts.

Sammut maintained his 100 per cent record with the boot with his third conversion to give the Bulls an 18-4 half-time advantage.

Bradford took a stranglehold on proceedings with two tries in the opening 10 minutes of the second half as Platt claimed his second and Purtell also touched down to increase the advantage to 26-4 as Sammut missed his first goal attempts of the afternoon.

Bradford completed a convincing win when Manuokafoa carried three men over the line with him to touch down and Lulia completed the rout with a try three minutes from time.

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