BULLS continued their superb run of form in league and cup with a 33-26 win at Halifax.

Here's Bradford T&A sport editor's Mike Crowther's views on the game:

Man of the match: Ethan Ryan was influential at both ends of the pitch. He showed great attacking flair, while his last-gasp tackle on his own line when Fax were 26-12 up was crucial.

Tactics: Liam Kirk came in at prop for Callum Bustin, while Matthew Storton started at second row. Jake Webster moved off the bench to start in the centre, with Elliot Minchella reverting to loose forward.

Moment of the match: The interception try from halfway by Elliot Minchella brought Bulls back into the game when it was slipping away from them at 26-12. He showed great staying power to outpace the chasing Steve Tyrer.

Moan of the match: Errors crept into Bulls’ game in the second half as a string of penalties gave Halifax the upper hand.

Player ratings

Halifax: Laulu-Togaga'e 8, Sharp 7, Tyrer 7, Saltonstall 7, Robinson 7; Woodburn-Hall 6, White 6; Kavanagh 6, Moore 7, Fleming 7; Larroyer 6, Barber 7, Fairbank 7. Subs: E Morris 7, Curtis Davies 6, Kidd 6, Calcott 6.

Bulls: Ryan 8, Grant 7, Webster 7, Oakes 7, Foggin-Johnston 7, Lilley 7, Milnes 7, Kirk 7, Wildie 8, Crossley 7, Storton 7, Farrell 7, Minchella 8. SUBS: Bustin 7, Peltier 7, Green 7, Hallas 7.

Half-time: 16-12

Attendance: 3,316

Referee: Greg Dolan


Halifax: Tries – Woodburn-Hall, Sharp, Tyrer, Robinson; Goals – Tyrer 5

Bulls: Tries – Ryan, Minchella, Crossley, Webster Goals – Minchella 5; Milnes 3; Drop goal – Lilley.

Penalties awarded: Halifax 7 Bulls 12

Goal line dropouts: Halifax 0 Bulls 3