BRADFORD BULLS Under-19s slipped to a narrow 32-18 defeat at the hands of Widnes Vikings this afternoon.
Half-backs Adam Brook and Macauley Barron impressed for the visiting Bulls but it was the hosts who came out on top, having held a slender interval advantage.
Brook and Barron bagged all three of Bradford’s tries, with the former converting three goals from three attempts.
However, the victorious Vikings ran out winners much thanks to a superb Ryan Ince hat-trick, which was added to by efforts from Danny Stapleton, Ged Saundry and Ed Chamberlain – who landed a trio of conversions and a penalty goal.
VIKINGS: Ed Chamberlain, Dale Rothwell, Matt Barrow, Ryan Ince, Danny Stapleton, Connor Davies, Konnagh Hill, Ted Chapelhow, Almer Salvilla, Nathan Sharratt, Jack Houghton, Matt Whitley, Joe Collins. Subs: Jack Bond, Lloyd Hankin, Ged Saundry, Johnny Griffiths.
Tries: Chamberlain, Saundry, Ince (3), Stapleton
Goals: Chamberlain 4/7
BULLS: Brandon Pickersgill, Kieran Walpole, Ethan Ryan, Ross Oakes, Kyle Moore, Macauley Barron, Adam Brook, Nat Light, Nathan Conroy, Jack Georgiou, Emmerson Whittel, Brad Adams, Sam Bates. Subs: Joe Lumb, James Harrison, Michael Paul, Liam Kirk.
Tries: Brook, Barron (2)
Goals: Brook 3/3