BRADFORD Bulls head coach John Kear admitted he was unimpressed by his side's poor first half display at Coventry Bears this afternoon, but praised their improvement after the break.

Speaking after Bulls' 62-12 win at the Butts Park Arena, he admitted: "That's the first spraying they've had off me. They learnt what I thought of the first half in no uncertain terms.

"The credit is that they responded and rectified things in the first 10 minutes of the second half (with three quick tries). They nailed the game in that period before Coventry had even touched the ball.

Kear felt his side should not have needed that stern talking to and he was a little critical of the pre-game preparation of his players.

He said: "I don't think we prepared that well as individuals and it was like a party bus coming down. That's not good enough, we have a job to do.

"Credit to our fans for coming down but we need to serve up better for them in the first 40 minutes. They've travelled three hours in the sun and they deserved more."

A slow start saw Bulls fall behind early on to a Kameron Pearce-Paul try and they were only 16-6 up at the break.

However, eight second half tries eventually secured them a convincing win. Elliot Minchella scored an impressive hat-trick and Sam Hallas bagged a brace late on.

Bulls' other scorers were Ethan Ryan, George Milton, Ross Peltier, James Laithwaite, Joe Keyes and Liam Johnson. Dane Chisholm kicked nine goals out of a possible 11.