BRADFORD Bulls recovered from a 12-4 deficit to romp to victory in the Women's RL Challenge Cup final.

They beat Featherstone Rovers 50-16 at Heworth ARLFC, rubbing in their advantage in the second half by scoring 26 of the 30 points.

Tries for the Bulls, who thus maintained their unbeaten record for the season, came from Amy Hardcastle (2), skipper Kirsty Moroney (2), Savannah Andrade, Charlotte Booth, Shona Hoyle, Lois Forsell, Laura Hickey and Jess Courtman, with goals coming Clare Garner (2) and Courtman (3).

However, if the victory looks easy, it wasn't at first, with the Bulls having to defend sternly to keep out Rovers, who they had beaten 40-24 earlier in the season.

Rovers' points came from tries by Brogan Churm, Sarah Dunn and, ironically, Kayleigh Bullman, with goals coming from Nat Gilmour (2), sister of former Bulls player Lee.

Coach Mark Prescott said: "I'm so proud of the girls on achieving this fantastic achievement. It means a lot to everyone to see so many Bulls fans here."

Bulls chief Geoff Toovey and fellow coaches Leigh Beattie and Mark Dunning were also in attendance.

York City Knights won a thrilling curtain raiser, lifting the Women's Challenge Shield thanks to a last-minute try in a 26-24 victory over the Army.