Sunday 17th August 2014, 15:00
Super League - Round: 24
Jamie Foster, Joe Arundel 2, Adam Sidlow, Jay Pitts, Danny Addy,
Jamie Shaul, Gareth Ellis 2, Setaimata Sa, Tom Lineham,
Jamie Foster 5,
Joe Westerman 4,
Attendance: 6,337 Official: R Hicks Venue: Provident Stadium, Odsal
Full Time Report
LOAN stars Jay Pitts and Joe Arundel bagged tries against their parent club as Bradford Bulls recorded an impressive 34-28 victory over play-off hopefuls Hull FC.
Back-to-back tries gave the Humberside outfit a comfortable lead during the opening stages but James Lowes' side bounced back, moving to within two points of their opponents in time for the interval.
Bradford picked up from where they left off after the break, the home side striking on three successive occasions to build up a comfortable advantage.
The visiting Airlie Birds threatened a comeback late on, via a pair of tries, but their efforts counted for little more than consolation as the final hooter sounded.
Hull drew first blood after just five minutes, Jamie Shaul proving the beneficiary of a Richard Horne break and assist.
Gareth Ellis powered his way over for the visitors’ second of the afternoon, as indiscipline and poor handling cost the home side early on.
The Bulls improved as the half went on, though. Full-back Shaul failed to deal with a swirling Luke Gale bomb and the ball was worked well towards Jamie Foster, who raced over to score against his former club.
Lowes' men struck again just before half-time through Arundel, as Lee Gaskell broke clear before finding the ex-Castleford Tigers man.
Bradford came out all guns blazing in the second half and were rewarded when front-rower Adam Sidlow threw a dummy and powered his way across the whitewash.
Arundel bagged his second of the game soon after, as neat handling from the hosts provided an opening for the season-long loanee to further add to their tally.
The Bulls were rampant and it was Jay Pitts – also on loan from the KC Stadium club – who collected yet another Gaskell break to send the Bradford faithful into raptures.
The Humberside outfit attempted to force their way back into the contest, courtesy of a Gareth Ellis score.
But their hopes were shattered when Danny Addy, who was on the end of an impressive, flowing move, stepped his way past a hapless Shaul.
Setaimata Sa and Tom Lineham both touched down late on but the Bulls had done enough.
BULLS: Brett Kearney, Jamie Foster, Adam Henry, Joe Arundel, Danny Williams, Lee Gaskell, Luke Gale, Manase Manuokafoa, Adam O’Brien, Adam Sidlow, Tom Olbison, Jay Pitts, James Donaldson. SUBS: Jordan Baldwinson, Matty Blythe, Dale Ferguson, Danny Addy.
TRIES: Foster (27), Arundel (36, 48), Sidlow (44), Pitts (52), Addy (70)
GOALS: Foster (5/6)
HULL FC: Jamie Shaul, Tom Lineham, Richard Whiting, Kirk Yeaman, Fetuli Talanoa, Jordan Abdull, Richard Horne, Mickey Paea, Danny Houghton, Liam Watts, Gareth Ellis, Dean Hadley, Joe Westerman. SUBS: Chris Green, Iafeta Paleaaesina, Jordan Rankin, Setaimata Sa.
TRIES: Shaul (4), Ellis (18, 55), Sa (73), Lineham (79)
GOALS: Westerman (4/5)
REFEREE: Robert Hicks