BRADFORD Dudley Hill secured two vital points and the equally important bragging rights as they defeated neighbours West Bowling 36-12 at Parry Lane.

Hill were in uncompromising mood for the National Conference League Division Two derby, which attracted a large crowd believed to be more than 1,000 for the first encounter between the local rivals in a decade.

The hosts were 18 points to the good at half-time with Bowling unable to trouble the scorers.

Hill hit the front after just seven minutes when, following Bowling indiscipline around the ruck, they marched down field where hooker Ryan Dickenson then found winger Damian Smith with an excellent looping pass and he crossed out wide.

Two minutes later the home side were in again. This time stand-off Elliott Cousins found his way over after a neat grubber kick bounced kindly in to his arms, allowing him to finish under the posts. Prop Kyle Bateman landed the easy conversion to make it 10-0.

Bowling dug in and attempted to force their way back into the game. Excellent work by their pack drove them to within 15 metres of the Hill line but, just as they seemed destined to strike back, they were hit with a sucker punch.

Bowling's Liam Coe was looking to find winger Kyle Moore but Cousins read the play superbly and intercepted to race away where the supporting Neil Wall was able to eventually collect and score in the corner.

Despite the setback, Bowling tried to find a foothold in the game. Good pressure from the visitors found them in good field position and Moore looked odds on to score but he was unable to secure the ball as it agonisingly spilled loose over the line.

Tempers flared in the 24th minute with a melee involving a number of players that subsequently saw Bowling's Danny Gregory sent off and Hill's Cousins sin-binned.

Things got worse for Bowling soon after when Danny Halmshaw was also sin-binned, this time for a professional foul. Hill took full advantage, firing the ball through several pairs of hands to centre Danny Lee who crashed over.

Bowling came out in the second half and took the game to Hill but it was the home side who again struck first through fullback Aiden Batey.

Batey took the ball, broke the Bowling defence and raced away to touchdown to give Hill a commanding 22-0 lead.

Hill extended their advantage straight from the kick-off when Lee sprinted 80 metres to grab his second try of the afternoon.

Bowling struggled to stem the wave of attacks and Hill were soon in again as Batey also doubled his tally.

Just after the hour mark Bowling were thrown a bit of a lifeline when Hill had Smith sin-binned for interference at the play-the-ball.

Minutes later Bowling worked their way up field and finally got themselves on the scoreboard thanks to a powerful run from forward Chris Watson.

Half-back Harry Williams stepped up to convert to make it 30-6. Any suggestion of an unbelievable comeback was soon dashed when Batey completed his hat-trick. With Bateman successful with the conversion, Hill were out of sight at 36-6.

Bowling's Moore rounded off the scoring but it was Hill's day thanks to a dominant display from the first whistle to the last.

Stand-out players on the day for Hill were Batey and Lee, while Bowling's best were Nat Light, Richard Lumb and Williams.