Match Report

Super League
Sunday 15th June 2014, 15:00
Super League - Round: 16
Super League
Salford Red Devils

Salford Red Devils

(34) 46

v

Bradford Bulls

(12) 18

Bradford Bulls

8Trys

Logan Tomkins, Junior Sa'u 2, Andrew Dixon, Rangi Chase 2, Francis Meli, Niall Evalds,

TRIES

3Trys

Elliot Kear, Tom Olbison, Adam O'Brien,

7Goals

Rangi Chase 7,

GOALS

3Goals

3

Luke Gale 3,

Drop Goals

 
D. GOALS

Drop Goals

0

 

Attendance: 3,407  Official: G Stokes  Venue: A J Bell Stadium, Salford

Bulls

OPPONENT

Action Timeline

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Full Time Report

A SLOW start cost Bradford Bulls dear as Salford Red Devils sealed a hefty 46-18 victory over Francis Cummins' side at the AJ Bell Stadium.

The Bulls were simply not at the races as Marwan Koukash's Red Devils marched into a commanding four-try lead – after just 15 minutes.

It was an opening which would ultimately decide the outcome of the First:Utility Super League clash, despite a second-half response from the Bulls.

Salford were pegged back in the second half but proved the stronger of the two sides as the tie wore on, sealing their success on home soil.

Rangi Chase and Junior Sa'u, who both went on to bag impressive doubles, crossed for tries inside the opening quarter of an hour.

They were joined on the scoresheet by Andrew Dixon and Logan Tomkins, who opened Salford's account just three minutes in.

Chase landed four goals from as many attempts, handing the Red Devils an unanswered 24-point lead.

Elliot Kear hit back for the Bulls on 24 minutes, with Luke Gale goaling from the touchline, but the Welsh international's effort did little to stem the Salford flow as Chase and Sa'u completed braces.

Tom Olbison grabbed Bradford's second score on the stroke of half-time, Gale again converting.

And the Bulls began the closing period as they finished the opening half, taking the game to their Lancashire opponents.

An Adam O'Brien try threatened a Bradford fightback on the hour, but it wasn't to be – in spite of a third Gale goal.

The visitors had moved to within 16 points of levelling matters.

But Salford made sure of their triumph thanks to a pair of late scores, courtesy of Francis Meli and Niall Evalds.