BRADFORD Bulls Women fell to a 32-10 defeat at the hands of Huddersfield Giants on Tuesday evening in the Super League Shield.

Huddersfield started the stronger of the two sides, and when a last-tackle kick forced an error, Izzy Northrop capitalised to trouble the scoreboard.

Despite Bradford battling back into the contest and looking the more likely to score next, the home side struck again - Erin Stott barging over from close range.

Shaun Flynn's side got the try their efforts deserved soon after however, as a neat move on the right edge sent Hannah Donald over.

The match became plagued with errors and on the back of Bradford conceding possession, Amelia Brown was in for the first of her three tries.

Bethany Oates scored close to the interval to extend Huddersfield's advantage - the first of her brace of tries.

Oates started the second half in the same vein as she ended the first and Brown got her second, as two quickfire scores took the game out of Bradford's reach.

Cara Cookland reduced the arrears with a barge over before Brown's hat trick score in the dying embers of the game.

The top two in the round robin for the Shield, which is being competed for by the bottom five teams in the regular season, will reach the final, so Bulls' campaign is far from over.

And they have a chance to bounce straight back from that Huddersfield defeat this Sunday evening at Odsal against Warrington Wolves.

Following the conclusion of the men's game there between Bulls and Swinton Lions, the women take on Warrington in a 5pm kick-off.

Bulls fans are encouraged to turn up to the games in retro shirts, as the Swinton clash is part of their Heritage Round.

Blue Light Card Holders (key workers) can get a 50 per cent discount on tickets for the fixtures - as a result of the postponement of Bulls' game against Sheffield Eagles on August 8.

Your ticket incorporates both the men's and women's game.