JOHN Kear expressed his delight at his side’s emphatic victory in wild conditions and says it proves Bulls haven’t given up on their play-off dream.

The Odsal outfit secured a 46-22 victory at the seaside against relegation-threatened Barrow Raiders.

It’s Bradford’s first win in four games, but they have come close in those previous three and Kear believes yesterday was a just reward.

Read more: Match report Barrow 22 Bulls 46

He said: “I am delighted. I think we got a bit more of what we deserved from the last few weeks.

“I think we’ve performed well in the last two or three weeks, but not got what we’ve deserved.

“The most pleasing thing was how well we adapted to these conditions.

“Because the wind is blowing off that sea and it goes straight round the ground.

“So, I was really pleased with the first-half. We got a good buffer.

“Then we’ve lost the second-half, but only by two points playing into that wind, so very happy indeed.”

Despite the fact Bulls controlled the match from the off, there were moments in the game where it felt like an arm-wrestle between two sides with a must-win mentality – albeit at opposite ends of the table.

Kear said: “The first nine sets they completed and you think if the other team’s looking after the ball, they’re starving you of positions.

“It’s just set-for-set and it becomes difficult to establish any momentum, but they made a few mistakes and that’s when we took advantage.”

In his usual reflective and constructive way, the coach picked out that Bulls should have defended better for the Barrow tries.

But the victory means they have kept their slim play-off hopes alive for now.

Bulls remain five points adrift of the top-five with one less game to play now.

With six points still up for grabs and ample opportunity for those ahead to slip up, Kear still maintains he is not willing to give up until the death.

He said: “We’ve always said we won’t give up. While there’s a mathematical chance, we won’t give up.

“There’s a mathematical chance and I think we’ve demonstrated with the performance today that we haven’t given up.”