DESPITE scoring the decisive drop-goal, Jordan Lilley says he was not the hero of Bulls' dramatic Challenge Cup victory over Featherstone Rovers.

The 22-year-old's 40-metre strike gave his side a 27-26 win to send the Odsal faithful into overdrive - and book a dream clash at home to his parent club Leeds Rhinos in the next round.

On-loan Lilley, who is thought will be free to play in the derby tie, said he had bee struggling with getting his kicks on target in practice - but he saved his best for the big stage.

He said: "I knew from when I kicked it that it was going over. That's part of my job. I don't take credit from that.

"The character we showed was great. It was crazy.

"At 26-8 down it looked like it had gone. Full credit to the lads, they showed some real character to get back into the game.

"Featherstone were brilliant. It was a bit like Keighley before. Featherstone were very spirited and gave us everything."

The stand-off heaped particular praise on team-mate Elliot Minchella after his 30-metre touchline conversion on the cusp of full-time sent the game into extra-time.

Lilley said: "We were poor for 70 minutes and then last 10 minutes we showed what we could do. Elliot Minchella carried us, he was absolutely outstanding.

"When we were 18 points down we had to show some pride in our jersey and throw the ball around.

"We managed to move the ball around and Featherstone did not know what we were doing."