GEOFF Toovey hailed his side's resilience after the Bulls "dug themselves out of a hole" to land an impressive 32-18 victory over Sheffield.

Not for the first time this season, Bradford stormed into an early lead at Belle Vue yesterday before being hauled back by their opponents.

On this occasion, an early 12-0 advantage was relinquished as the Eagles edged 18-16 ahead in the second half.

However, back roared Toovey's men to register another 16 unanswered points and notch their third victory in four games.

The head coach said: "It was a good result and I was particularly impressed with the way we started. That was a really good effort and got us on the front foot.

"It was great to be 12-0 up after that opening 20 minutes and we played some really good football.

"Something we've lacked this season is consistency – whether that be from week to week or ten minutes to the next ten minutes. Based on that, I was a little bit concerned at 12-0 and Sheffield did come back in that first half.

"But to our boys' credit, they dug themselves out of a hole in the second half and just hung in there and did enough to win."

Referring to the previous weekend's no-show against Batley, when the Bulls were soundly beaten at Odsal, Toovey added: "Batley was probably one of our worst performances all year and I was really pleased we bounced back the way we did.

"Scott Moore, James Mendeika and Cameron Smith were all ruled out this week, so there were some fairly significant changes there. I'm really pleased for the likes of Omari Caro, Vila Halafihi and Evan Hodgson, who did a great job.

"I thought those changes were going to affect us more than it did but the players who were on the field did a great job and I was particularly pleased with that first 20 minutes."

The Bulls boss reserved a special mention for Caro, who bagged a hat-trick of tries – including a superb individual effort to round off his treble.

"I don't know where that has been all season but he knocked off a few blokes," said Toovey.

"Maybe he got a bit of inspiration off Johnny Campbell, who likes to palm blokes off.

"It was a great individual try that he scored, though, and it was a very important score for us at that time of the game."