BRADFORD Bulls coach John Kear was content with the vast majority of his side's 50-12 home victory over North Wales Crusaders this afternoon.

"If someone had said that we were going to beat North Wales by 38 points, I would have taken that because they are a good team."

However, Kear was slightly miffed that the Betfred League One leaders did not win by a larger margin.

He said: "I was pleased with 65 minutes but not with the 15 minutes in which they scored two tries and they could have had a third one on the board had they not been pulled back for a forward pass."

First-half tries for the hosts came from centre Lee Smith (2), full back Brandon Pickersgill, winger Ethan Ryan and scrum half Dane Chisholm, who added four goals.

Pickersgill's try was the pick of the bunch as he took the ball under pressure after a sublime Chisholm break and still had plenty of work to do to make the line from about 40 metres out.

The second half was quieter but the Bulls still added tries by man-of-the-match Matty Garside (2) and Ryan, with Chisholm adding three goals.

Tries for the Crusaders came from winger Dale Bloomfield and second-row forward Simon Atherton, with loose forward Kenny Baker adding both goals.

The match was watched by 3,112.