21st April 2017, 09:26
YOUNG BULLS DEFEATED BY THE WOLVES
Bradford Bulls under 19's lost 30-16 Warrington Wolves in a game of two different halves at Odsal.
Following their comfortable win on Saturday away to Newcastle Thunder, Leigh Beattie's side looked to build on their much-improved defence and earn another two points. However, it was a game of two halves for the Bulls with the scoreline flattering Warrington in victory.
In the first half, much like in their last game, Bulls were dominant in both defence and attack, with second row duo Wilf Moxon and Matthew Storton making Warrington's sets end in either turnovers, or knock-ons.
The defining moment came in the 23rd minute when substitute Jay Panter, received an off-load from his team-mate Rowan Milnes in the Warrington half. Panter stormed through the centre of the pitch, shrugging off multiple attempts from the Wire backline, to score a fantastic 35 metre try.
Despite a quality showing from the young side, Bradford couldn't sustain the high-intestity that they had put Lee Briers' side under for the opening 40 minutes.
Beattie looked to rotation as the solution to this problem. Although Jake Lightowler and Matthew Flecther did make up for some tried legs, Bradford were unfortunate to concede four tries as several players went down injured and lady luck seemed to be on Warrington's side with the ball bouncing off the post twice to lead to tries.
Beattie's side were humble and respect in defeat and will be looking to bounce back next Friday when they face Saint Helens at the Totally Wicked stadium.