BULLS head coach Mark Dunning insisted his side felt “comfortable” against Halifax, but will that be the case for a teenage half-back if he makes his debut on Sunday against Workington?

With Jordan Lilley a major doubt for the game, and the Elliot Kear experiment not really paying off at the Summer Bash, Dunning admitted he could turn to talented 18-year-old half Myles Lawford, who has played Origin rugby for Yorkshire Academy this summer.

Dunning said: “We’re going to have to look at Jordan and find out how long he’ll be out and make some decisions off the back of that.

“Myles Lawford is very close to the first-team and he might get a run in the next few weeks, I don’t know.

“We only have 18 fit first-team players and we selected Liam Tindall to face Halifax for example.

“It’s dual-registration, and he’s Leeds’ player, so it’s nobody’s fault, but they only called him back on Friday.

“There’s no hard feelings or excuses, but when you’re down and things are going wrong, it seems like everything goes against you.

“The only way to get through that is to keep working hard.”

Halifax head coach Simon Grix felt his side were relatively comfortable throughout Saturday’s win, but Dunning said: “I don’t think anybody was uncomfortable throughout the game.

“My players said they still felt really comfortable at 18-0 down at half-time, because it was off the back of our errors that Fax scored points.

“Other than that, the game was high-quality, and up until about 10 minutes before half-time, both teams had something near 100 per cent completion.

“It ended up at 83 per cent and 85 per cent in the first half, and those figures were in the eighties after the break too.

“That’s high-quality rugby league against a high-quality team and I don’t think we looked too off the pace.”