LiveFT: Bradford Bulls 24 Salford Red Devils 38

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9:26am

9:40pm

Bradford Bulls 24, Salford Red Devils 38

Rangi Chase was the tormentor-in-chief for Salford to leave the Bulls rooted the foot of the table on minus two points.

The England playmaker was at the heart of all the Red Devils’ best moves as they opened up a 22-6 interval lead.

There was no way back for Bradford thereafter on a bitterly frustrating night during which supporters vented their frustration at referee Phil Bentham.

New Salford boss Iestyn Harris saw his men open the scoring in the fifth minute when Jake Mullaney finished strongly in the left corner after good work by Chase and Gareth Hock.

The Bulls replied when Adrian Purtell finished from close range but Salford, with Chase increasingly influential, grabbed three more first-half tries.

Junior Sa’u went over from close range and Tim Smith then took Chase’s pass to score before Matty Ashurst grabbed a fourth on the stroke of half-time.

Bradford replied after the restart through ex-Salford prop Adam Sidlow but Tony Puletua, Chase and Francis Meli scored further tries for the visitors.

That rendered efforts from Elliot Kear and Adam Henry mere consolation for the home supporters.
 

9:34pm

78 mins... TRY for Francis Meli from Chase's pass... bad night for the Bullsjust got worse...

9:31pm

76 mins... TRY for the Bulls as Adam Henry crashes over the line...

9:28pm

72 mins... TRY as Rangi Chase scores from close range... game over now...

9:26pm

70 mins... TRY for Elliot Kear who scores a fine effort after coming in off the wing... now 28-18  with 10 minutes remaining...

9:14pm

This is getting  bit feisty... two seperate flare-ups... Bulls frustration showing... still 28-12.... twenty minutes remaining...

9:06pm

Tony Puletua crashes over the line from Logan Tomkins' pass... huge ask for the Bulls now... 27 minutes left though...

9:05pm

48 mins... TRY for Salford makes it 28-12...

8:55pm

42 mins... TRY for Adam Sidlow from Adam O'Brien's pass....

8:54pm

We are underway in the second half... Bradford have it all to do with Salford 22-6 in front...

8:43pm

Half-time:  Bradford 6, Salford 22

8:41pm

37 mins… TRY for Salford as Matty Ashurst scores athletically from Rangi Chase’s kick… converted so it’s 22-6 with half-time approaching.. 

8:35pm

Adam O'Brien and Jamal Fakir replace Matt Diskin and James Donaldson... Mullaney converted to make it 16-6...

8:34pm

32 mins... TRY for Tim Smith from Rangi Chase's expertly-weighted pass... now 14-6 with kick to come...

8:32pm

30 mins... Luke Gale looks destined to race clear for a Bulls try but referee Phil Bentham calls back play following a forward pass by Dale Ferguson... Bulls crowd furious... still 10-6...

8:28pm

Adam Sidlow on for Chev Walker....

8:27pm

Mullaney converts to make it 10-6 in the 25th minute...
 

8:25pm

26 mins... TRY for Junior Sa'u who touches down from close range from Tommy Lee's short pass...

8:24pm

Mullally on for Manuokafoa... still 6-4 to the Bulls...

8:22pm

Jamie Foster converts to make it 6-4 but the Bulls have spilled the kick-off and are forced to drop-out...

8:21pm

19 mins… TRY for Adrian Purtell who touches down from close range after Luke Gale’s short pass...

8:15pm

Frustrating opening for the Bulls as Salford hold firm as Francis Meli expertly fields Luke Gale's crossfield kick... still 4-0...

8:11pm

Salford – and Chase, in particular – continued to look menacing when they advance forward.. still 4-0 to the visitors...

8:06pm

Mullaney misses the conversion so it's 4-0 to the Red Devils...

8:05pm

05... TRY for Jake Mullaney after Rangi Chase and Gareth Hock combine effectively inside the left channel...

8:04pm

Mixed opening... no chances as yet...

8:00pm

We are underway...!!!

7:43pm

7:41pm

7:40pm

7:09pm

Salford Red Devils

1 Jake Mullaney
23 Greg Johnson
3 Martin Gleeson
4 Junior Sa’u
5 Francis Meli
6 Rangi Chase
7 Tim Smith
8 Adrian Morley
9 Tommy Lee
10 Lama Tasi
13 Harrison Hansen
12 Gareth Hock
11 Tony Puletua

Interchange:

35 Logan Tomkins
21 Jordan Walne
19 Matty Ashurst
17 Shannan McPherson

7:04pm

7:03pm

Strong line-up for the Bulls tonight. Three props on the bench in Mullally, Fakir and Sidlow (Walker & Manuokafoa starting front-rowers)...

6:59pm

Bulls coach Francis Cummins has included skipper Matt Diskin and stand-off Lee Gaskell in his starting line-up for this evening's visit of Salford Red Devils.

Cummins received a triple injury boost during midweek, with news that Diskin (ankle), Gaskell (knee) and front-rower Adam Sidlow (ankle) would be fit to make their returns tonight.

And all three are to feature, with Gaskell making his first appearance since the middle of February.

Joining Diskin in the front row are props Manase Manuokafoa and Chev Walker, with Matty Blythe, Dale Ferguson – making his first Super League appearance for the club – and James Donaldson.

The backline includes Brett Kearney, Elliot Kear, Adam Henry, Adrian Purtell and Jamie Foster, with the returning Gaskell joining vice-captain Luke Gale in the halves.

Boss Cummins has named a powerful interchange bench, which features a trio of front-row forwards in the shape of Anthony Mullally, Adam Sidlow and France international Jamal Fakir.

STARTING LINE-UP

1. Brett Kearney

2. Elliot Kear

21. Adam Henry

3. Adrian Purtell

5. Jamie Foster

17. Lee Gaskell

7. Luke Gale

14. Manase Manuokafoa

9. Matt Diskin (c)

13. Chev Walker

4. Matty Blythe

12. Dale Ferguson

18. James Donaldson

 

INTERCHANGES

19. Adam O'Brien

30. Jamal Fakir

29. Anthony Mullally

15. Adam Sidlow

6:24pm

Team news will be with us shortly...

5:11pm

5:10pm

5:07pm

5:05pm

Victory for Francis Cummins' men would take them to zero points, wiping out their six-point penalty for entering administration, and could lift them off the bottom of the table...

5:04pm

Welcome to the Provident Stadium for tonight's Super League clash between Bradford Bulls and Salford Red Devils...

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9:48pm Fri 11 Apr 14

Oldbull says...

Thanks to players for effort. Shame about result. Leeds fans where I work are scared about next Thursday. COYB
Thanks to players for effort. Shame about result. Leeds fans where I work are scared about next Thursday. COYB Oldbull
  • Score: 0

10:13pm Fri 11 Apr 14

nosher says...

A lot of effort. Not big enough, too slow and less skilful. Gaskell had a good 30 mins then faded, but he has been injured. Fakir took some stopping in his 20 min stint, need more. A long way to go, but can still do it. Coyb.
A lot of effort. Not big enough, too slow and less skilful. Gaskell had a good 30 mins then faded, but he has been injured. Fakir took some stopping in his 20 min stint, need more. A long way to go, but can still do it. Coyb. nosher
  • Score: 5

10:27pm Fri 11 Apr 14

nochanceagain says...

No aggression in defence they just don't bend anyone back. We need a defensive coach. We seem timid compared to the opposition every week.
Was a poor unenthusiastic performance riddled with stupid errors. Will take a huge turnaround to avoid relegation hopes are fading looking at the run of games coming up
No aggression in defence they just don't bend anyone back. We need a defensive coach. We seem timid compared to the opposition every week. Was a poor unenthusiastic performance riddled with stupid errors. Will take a huge turnaround to avoid relegation hopes are fading looking at the run of games coming up nochanceagain
  • Score: -1

10:35pm Fri 11 Apr 14

doneBD4 says...

Going down going down going down. That hole won't look so good next season when it's empty.
Going down going down going down. That hole won't look so good next season when it's empty. doneBD4
  • Score: -8

10:45pm Fri 11 Apr 14

axelf1963 says...

I'm In the money
where is the Viking
what a joke of a club you really are.
I'm In the money where is the Viking what a joke of a club you really are. axelf1963
  • Score: -4

10:51pm Fri 11 Apr 14

nosher says...

axelf1963 wrote:
I'm In the money
where is the Viking
what a joke of a club you really are.
Shut it. You really are ********* lol
.
[quote][p][bold]axelf1963[/bold] wrote: I'm In the money where is the Viking what a joke of a club you really are.[/p][/quote]Shut it. You really are ********* lol . nosher
  • Score: -3

11:14pm Fri 11 Apr 14

axelf1963 says...

Nosher are you Viking too ?
Nosher are you Viking too ? axelf1963
  • Score: -1

11:35pm Fri 11 Apr 14

cleckbull says...

Murdered by Bentham....missed so many forward passes by Salford along with other strange decisions on the night.
Once we were behind it was very dfficult to play catchup
A big improvement though and we should now get better each week and hopefully pick up some wins quickly
Murdered by Bentham....missed so many forward passes by Salford along with other strange decisions on the night. Once we were behind it was very dfficult to play catchup A big improvement though and we should now get better each week and hopefully pick up some wins quickly cleckbull
  • Score: 5

11:39pm Fri 11 Apr 14

nosher says...

axelf1963 wrote:
Nosher are you Viking too ?
Biking whenever you like or dogging lol.
[quote][p][bold]axelf1963[/bold] wrote: Nosher are you Viking too ?[/p][/quote]Biking whenever you like or dogging lol. nosher
  • Score: 0

11:44pm Fri 11 Apr 14

nosher says...

cleckbull wrote:
Murdered by Bentham....missed so many forward passes by Salford along with other strange decisions on the night.
Once we were behind it was very dfficult to play catchup
A big improvement though and we should now get better each week and hopefully pick up some wins quickly
All the refs are poor. We can't blame the ref tonight. The slightly better team won. That Tomkin's lad that is on loan from Wigan was good in the second half. That's the type of player we should be loaning.
[quote][p][bold]cleckbull[/bold] wrote: Murdered by Bentham....missed so many forward passes by Salford along with other strange decisions on the night. Once we were behind it was very dfficult to play catchup A big improvement though and we should now get better each week and hopefully pick up some wins quickly[/p][/quote]All the refs are poor. We can't blame the ref tonight. The slightly better team won. That Tomkin's lad that is on loan from Wigan was good in the second half. That's the type of player we should be loaning. nosher
  • Score: -4

11:45pm Fri 11 Apr 14

nochanceagain says...

Bentham was poor but he didn't make gale mess up the restart straight from scoring, he didn't throw a stupid pass like Blythe did and he didn't knock on on just as we had finally got momentum like chev did. Those stupid mistakes we make week after week costs is games. When mullally came on and added some much needed punch we finally got a penalty you don't get decisions when you're on the back foot and not dominating either I attack or defense. We have to get tougher!
Bentham was poor but he didn't make gale mess up the restart straight from scoring, he didn't throw a stupid pass like Blythe did and he didn't knock on on just as we had finally got momentum like chev did. Those stupid mistakes we make week after week costs is games. When mullally came on and added some much needed punch we finally got a penalty you don't get decisions when you're on the back foot and not dominating either I attack or defense. We have to get tougher! nochanceagain
  • Score: 2

6:22am Sat 12 Apr 14

Mike Strutter says...

Oldbull wrote:
Thanks to players for effort. Shame about result. Leeds fans where I work are scared about next Thursday. COYB
Yeah of course they are ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Oldbull[/bold] wrote: Thanks to players for effort. Shame about result. Leeds fans where I work are scared about next Thursday. COYB[/p][/quote]Yeah of course they are ;-) Mike Strutter
  • Score: 1

8:26am Sat 12 Apr 14

Pablo says...

We got the answer to where we stand when we have a full strength side out. There's still time to put things right and escape relegation....provid
ing better quality players can be recruited. There is, of course, still the question of what funds are available for new signings.
We got the answer to where we stand when we have a full strength side out. There's still time to put things right and escape relegation....provid ing better quality players can be recruited. There is, of course, still the question of what funds are available for new signings. Pablo
  • Score: -1

8:37am Sat 12 Apr 14

NG1972 says...

Cummins tactics lost us the game last night. Walker had a nightmare playing at prop when we had 3 props on the bench. We have got no pace and no creativity. Fakir wad the only one to break the line and create holes in their defence. It was a must win for us last night against an average salford team. I cant see where the next win is coming from. I honestly think we are going down unless a miracle happens.
Cummins tactics lost us the game last night. Walker had a nightmare playing at prop when we had 3 props on the bench. We have got no pace and no creativity. Fakir wad the only one to break the line and create holes in their defence. It was a must win for us last night against an average salford team. I cant see where the next win is coming from. I honestly think we are going down unless a miracle happens. NG1972
  • Score: 3

8:38am Sat 12 Apr 14

axelf1963 says...

So it was the ref who missed all them tackles was it?
So it was the ref who missed all them tackles was it? axelf1963
  • Score: 1

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