A SLOW start to both halves proved costly as Bradford Bulls Under-19s fell to a 52-16 defeat at the hands of Hull FC last night.
The visiting Black and Whites were comfortably ahead by half-time and picked up from where they had left off after the break.
First blood went to the away side when Matty Liggins powered his way through two would-be defenders, before Ash Bastiman took advantage of a loose ball to increase Hull's advantage.
Jack Logan was the beneficiary of some neat handling from the Humberside outfit, which only added to the hosting Bulls' woes.
And they marched further in front following a Bradley Spriggs touchdown and, during the minutes which followed, Logan grabbed his second of the evening – after an 80-metre footrace.
Nathan Conroy hit back for the Bulls and, with momentum suddenly turning in the home side's favour, James Pickering grabbed another Bradford try.
The Provident Stadium outfit had reduced the deficit but the Airlie Birds were in no mood to lie down, starting the second half as they did the first.
Harry Tyson-Wilson scored twice in a matter of minutes, with Brad Parker crossing in between.
Jake Hrintchuk replied for the Bulls, powering across the whitewash.
But matters were sealed when Ryan Langton bundled over, with Brad Harrison putting the finishing touches to Hull's tally.
BULLS: Ethan Ryan, James Pickering, Ross Oakes, James Thornton, Kieran Walpole, Branden Pickersgill, Adam Brook, Jack Georgiou, Nathan Conroy, Nat Light, Emmerson Whittel, Mason Tonks, Sam Bates. SUBS: Callum Ogden, Liam Kirk, Niadh Currie-Clarke, Jake Hrintchuk.
TRIES: Conroy (32), Pickering (36), Hrintchuk (60)
GOALS: Brook 2/3
HULL FC: Josh Nicklin, Tom Stark, Jack Logan, Ryan Langton, Josh Poskitt, Harry Tyson-Wilson, Reece Dean, Bobby Tyson-Wilson, Alex Shepherdson, Masimbaashe Matongo, Brad Harrison, Ash Bastiman, Matty Liggins. SUBS: Brad Parker, Charlie Johnson, Bradley Spriggs, Josh Wood.
TRIES: Liggins (9), Bastiman (12), Logan (15, 28), Spriggs (20), H. Tyson-Wilson (41, 51), Parker (46), Langton (64), Harrison (76)
GOALS: Dean 6/10
REFEREE: J Roberts