BRADFORD Bulls Academy outfit fell to a last-gasp 28-22 defeat at the home of London Broncos last Saturday - with Ryan Leadbeater, Danny McGrath, Billy Jowitt and Luke Littlewood all scoring.

Kick-off at Ealing Trailfinders was delayed by 30 minutes due to traffic issues en route to the stadium and the home side took advantage with a fast start.

Josh Hodson opened the scoring for London on six minutes with a try before the hosts saw a second score disallowed for a forward pass.

Bradford made the most of the decision with back-to-back tries establishing a 12-6 lead before the Broncos reduced the arrears with another try.

With seconds left on the clock, Leigh Beattie's side scored their third of the afternoon for a 16-8 lead at the interval.

Leadbeater, Littlewood and Jowitt all crossed in the first half and were soon joined on the scoresheet by Danny McGrath.

McGrath stretched the Bulls' lead to 14 points, but the home side hit back with four successive scores to steal the spoils - including one in the final minute.

Beattie, speaking to Pulse 2 Matchday Live on Sunday, admits he was pleased with his side's effort and can see continued development in the young squad.

He said: "It was massive, we went down with a young squad and it was tough against a big side.

"The conditions were red hot and the lads dug in well throughout.

"They are getting better all the time which is great to see."