JOHN Kear has praised his Bradford Bulls side for their clarity and intent after notching a second successive clean sheet.

Following the 46-0 victory over Whitehaven at Odsal, the Bulls won 48-0 at North Wales Crusaders yesterday to return to the top of the Betfred League One table on points difference over York City Knights.

Tries for the Bulls at the Queensway Stadium came from man of the match Dane Chisholm (2), Ethan Ryan, Touyo Egodo, Matt Garside, Joe Keyes, Jonny Pownall and Elliot Minchella, with Chisholm landing eight of his nine pots at goal.

Wales coach Kear, who was back in the principality, said of his Bulls afterwards: "I am really pleased with the performance today.

"The players turned up with real intent in their eyes, and it was that intent that saw us get a very important victory.

"You could tell in the warm-up that they were pretty focused and pretty serious."

Kear added: "We are starting to get clarity at the end of the season. Clarity No 1 is you have got to win at all costs.

"Clarity No 2 is going through the processes in order to attain that win.

"The majority of our processes this afternoon were very good."

However, he added: "I am a little bit disappointed with some of the silly errors that we made and some of our decision-making.

"What you need to remember is that this side like playing, and sometimes it does come off and sometimes it doesn't come off.

"But I am really proud of their defensive effort – last week it was against Whitehaven and today we have travelled to a side that were pretty formidable at home and we have kept them scoreless.

"Our ethos this season is if you can defend and defend well then you have half a chance of getting the end result.

"What our side have shown in the last two games is that they have defended and they can defend and have come away with the rewards in our promotion push."

The victory put the Bulls back on top of the table, 10 ahead on points difference of York City Knights, who beat West Wales Raiders 130-0 on Saturday.