BRADFORD Bulls secured their second victory of the season after defeating Dewsbury Rams 35-14 in the third round of the Rugby- League Championship.

After edging Halifax in the previous week, Bulls came up against an inform Ram's side, "hosting" them in their own backyard.

Danny Brough, making his 500th career club appearance, was phenomenal throughout, alongside Jordan Lilley, as the two of them probed and used their creative flair to unlock the Ram's defence on numerous occasions.

On the other hand, it was the Bull's defence which created a foundation for a solid performance. From early on, the "host's" defence was resilient, strong, compact and the Rams struggled to break through.

An obstruction led to a cancelled-out Brad England opener; however, he wasn't to be denied for the second time.

Only a couple of minutes later, England burst through for his first try in a Bull's shirt, after some dazzling work by Jordan Lilley, who performed magnificently in the first half.

Man of the moment, Brough, converted and struck a penalty, before Reiss Butterworth clipped a delightful ball to the left-hand side, where David Foggin-Johnston leapt highest, to palm the ball into the path of Ross Oakes, who scored the points.

Another conversion and penalty ensured a 16-0 lead for the Bulls. Dewsbury did hit back with a try of their own, just past the half-hour mark, as Andy Gabriel powered his way over the line, from a Liam Finn kick.

Bulls played some scintillating rugby in the first half and were rewarded for their dominance with a further two tries before the interval.

To extend their lead further, it was a brilliant try by the "hosts" as Foggin-Johnston burst away from his own try line, breaking through the Ram's forward pack, before teeing up Joe Brown.

Trys were aplenty, as Aaron Murphy broke through on this occasion, before offloading to Brough, who jigged his way past Gabriel to finish. The customary conversion followed, for a 28-6 HT lead.

Dewsbury started brightly after the interval and were back with hope, after Gabriel claimed his second try of the day, from full back, Joe Martin's set up.

Hopes of a comeback were revived, however the Ram's dreams slowly died, with Bradford's formidable defence standing strong.

The Rams were held up on a couple of occasions, before an instinctive Brough field goal, relieved some of the Ram's second half pressure, for the Bulls.

Adam Ryder did pull one back for the "away" side, but it was too little too late.

Instead, Brough was the catalyst for another Bull's try, as he delightfully clipped a ball towards Brown, who went over for his second try of the evening.

A thoroughly deserved victory for the Bulls, who march on with consecutive victories under their belt.

Trips to Whitehaven and Swinton Lions, now await the Bulls.

BULLS: Pickersgill (7), Brown (8), Evans (7), B.Evans (7), Oakes (7), F-Johnston (8), Brough (9), Lilley (9), Nzoungou (7), Doyle (7), Crossley (8), B.England(8), Murphy (7)

Subs: Walker (7), Scurr (7), Fleming (7), Rooks (6)