BULLS coach John Kear has backed York opposite number James Ford’s idea that the League One title should be settled by a one-off showdown if the teams finish level on points.

Bradford are set to rack up another cricket score at West Wales on Sunday in their pursuit of Ford’s table-topping Knights.

The Bulls currently trail York by two – but have a superior scoring difference which is set to receive another massive boost by posting a big total in Llanelli.

The only automatic promotion spot, unless the proposed league restructure is accepted at this late stage, could be settled on for and against if the leaders slip up in the final three games.

But Kear agrees with Ford that it would be more appropriate in those circumstances for the top two to fight it out in a title decider.

He said: “You shouldn’t be winning championships because you’ve scored 100-odd against West Wales and somebody else has scored 90.

“I understand what James Ford is saying and I’ll throw my two penn’orth in and back him with that.

“I think a one v two play-off would be a great finale to the season because York and Bradford have been the best two teams and the most dominant as the league table indicates.

“It would be the best way to play each other in a championship play-off where winner takes all.

“They’ve beaten us once, we’ve beaten them once and both by two points. It would be a fitting way to decide it.

“I think you’d fill Bootham Crescent or get 8,000-9,000 at Odsal. It would be a suitable way to decide it.

“York and James might say they would do that because they are chasing us now (with points difference). But I would say the same if it was the other way round.

“I think what James has said is very sensible.”

The Bulls thrashed West Wales 124-0 at Odsal in May – York went even better by posting 274 points without reply in their two meetings with the hapless Raiders, including a world record 144-0 romp at Bootham Crescent.