BRADFORD Bulls Women were perhaps slightly fortunate to be given a second chance in the end of season Super League Shield.

And despite putting in a decent performance at round robin winners Featherstone, class eventually told in Sunday’s semi-final, as they lost 30-12 to see their season end in disappointment.

The shield was competed for by the bottom five sides in the regular Women’s Super League season, and Bulls were poor in the round robin stage, only winning their final game against a hapless Wakefield side.

But that enabled them to finish fourth, putting them into an away semi-final at Fev’s Millennium Stadium.

Fev were hot favourites, and opened the scoring early on. But Bailey Alexander soon went over, as two quickfire tries gave Bulls a surprise 8-4 lead at the break.

Fev hit back to go 14-8 in front, but veteran Sarah Dunn (pictured) crossed for a third Bradford score to reduce the deficit to just two points.

That was the closest Bulls got though, as their hosts ran away with things, crossing three more times to book a place in the final against Huddersfield.