BRADFORD BULLS Under-19s last night recorded a hard-fought 28-26 victory over Castleford Tigers.
Richard Tunningley's side led 18-14 at the interval and held on to their advantage to ensure success at the Mend-a-Hose Jungle.
For the Bulls, Jake Hrintchuk, James Pickering, Ross Oakes, Brandon Pickersgill and Alex Mellor bagged tries.
Pickersgill landed four conversions, from five attempts, as the defeated Tigers scored through Liam Blockley (2), Ash Robson, Lee Alderson, Tom Holmes and Brandon Moore.
And it was goal kicking, which ultimately decided the contest, with Pickersgill outscoring Castleford's Jordan Howden – who managed only one goal from six attempts.
TIGERS: Ash Robson, James Brown, Lee Alderson, Liam Blockley, Connor Hughes, Jordan Howden, Tom Holmes, Connor Wick, Brandon Moore, Will Maher, Brad Hey, Brad Day, Brad Foster. Subs: Danny Sowerby, Jordan Sharp, Ben Passmore, Scott Ellerington.
T: Blockley 2, Robson, Alderson, Holmes, Moore
G: Howden 1/6
BULLS: Jake Hrintchuk, James Pickering, Brad Adams, Ross Oakes, Kyle Moore, Brandon Pickersgill, Adam Brook, Jordan Baldwinson, Nathan Conroy, Steve Copeland, Alex Mellor, Mason Tonks, Emmerson Whittle. Subs: Callum Ogden, Oliver Roberts, Jack Georgiou, Naz Currie-Clark.
T: Hrintchuk, Pickering, Oakes, Pickersgill, Mellor
G: Pickersgill 4/5
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