IT was a fairytale ending for Bradford Salem last week, as player-coach and former Bradford Bulls' star Glenn Morrison came on to seal victory at the death.

At 20-14, Salem looked to be heading for a fourth straight league defeat, but the introduction of the rugby veteran, Morrison, proved to be the difference maker.

After coming on as a late replacement, he scored the match-winning try with his first and only touch of the ball. Jake Green held his nerve to convert the final pressure kick to seal a euphoric victory for the Bradford side at an inform Huddersfield Laund Hill.

Speaking to the T&A about the winning moment, Morrison said: "It's always nice to be able to offer a helping hand to the team you play for; I wasn't even meant to be on the bench, but I was because we had a handful of players unavailable for selection.

"It was crazy as I'd only pitched up to the game 20 minutes before that because I had been working for some schools. So, I was definitely not expecting to get on the field, but I did and I was able to get my hands on the ball and go over the line. Thankfully we had Greeny (Jake Green) on hand to kick the conversion successfully and get us that win because it was a win that we needed."

The 21-20 victory at Huddersfield last weekend was Bradford Salem's first since the opening day of the league season when they thrashed West Leeds in a 43-14 scoreline. Morrison's side had been craving a victory since the league's curtain-raiser, and now his side have finally got it, he believes the boys can kick on.

He said: "That win was crucial for us because we've been playing well and not getting the results; now we have, it should give the group a lot of confidence moving forward.

"Last season was about embedding some of the colts into the first team and we did that successfully; now they have much more experience. However, it was always going to take time for the group to gel completely and we've seen in recent weeks that perhaps the group aren't all on the same page. It comes with time but I think we are now coming through the other side of it.

"We've competed well in all of the games we've played in and I think we've been unfortunate to lose four on the bounce, but that's how rugby goes. I'm sure last week's win will propel the boys forward."

It's another tough fixture for Salem this weekend as they host second placed Hullensians today (3:00 pm).

Looking ahead to the game, Morrison said: "The boys are confident at the minute and we've had a great session in the week; you can feel the buzz around the place, so hopefully they can take it into this weekend's game.

"It will be a very tough task but it's one that the lads are up for and hopefully they can begin to put a run together."