Match Report

Super League
Friday 11th July 2014, 20:00
Super League - Round: 20
Super League
St Helens

St Helens

(28) 46

v

Bradford Bulls

(0) 22

Bradford Bulls

8Trys

James Roby, Paul Wellens 2, Mose Masoe, Mark Percival, Adam Swift, Lance Hohaia, Tom Makinson,

TRIES

4Trys

Luke Gale, Joe Arundel, Adrian Purtell, Jamie Foster,

7Goals

Mark Percival 7,

GOALS

3Goals

3

Jamie Foster 3,

Drop Goals

 
D. GOALS

Drop Goals

0

 

Attendance: 10,238  Official: R Hicks  Venue: Langtree Park

Bulls

OPPONENT

Action Timeline

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Full Time Report

A QUARTET of late tries saw James Lowes' Bradford Bulls finish the stronger, despite slipping to a 46-22 defeat at the hands of St Helens.

Bradford trailed 28-0 at the interval but battled back bravely in the second half, narrowing the gap to – at one stage – just three converted tries.

The hosts picked up from where they left off after the break, bagging two further tries – but then came the Bulls' fightback.

Bradford's purple patch left Nathan Brown's Saints stunned, though the Bulls had been left with too much to do at Langtree Park.

St Helens opened the scoring on nine minutes and Paul Wellens helped double the Merseyside outfit's tally on the quarter-hour.

Mose Masoe added to the Saints' tally, with Mark Percival – who landed seven goals from eight attempts – and Adam Swift finalising their unanswered first-half account.

Lance Hohaia and Tommy Makinson grabbed further St Helens tries in the opening eight minutes of the second period.

But Luke Gale sparked something of a Bradford revival just shy of the hour mark, pouncing on a loose ball to touch down.

Returning three-quarters Joe Arundel and one-time Saint Jamie Foster got in on the try-scoring act prior to the final hooter, with Adrian Purtell also going over.

However, it was the home side who had the last laugh, as veteran Wellens put the finishing touches to an impressive brace.