Bradford Bulls’ men may have lost their big cup semi-final at Odsal on Sunday, but the women’s team at least got back on the winning trail.

They were taking on fellow strugglers Castleford Tigers in the Northern Women’s Championship, in desperate need of victory, and they got just that, triumphing 54-4 in BD6.

Their match at Odsal took place just after full-time in the men’s 1895 Cup clash, kicking off at 5:15pm.

Bulls had won their league opener against Stanningley on the first weekend of March, but then lost all of their Challenge Cup group games to bow out of that competition early.

They had also been on a four-match winless run in the league, dropping to second-bottom, above only Castleford, in the process.

But the ladies won the basement battle at Odsal in emphatic fashion on Sunday, and were on top from the moment Jamie-Leigh Scott went over in the corner to score after three minutes.

Ellena Powell converted that and she was on target again soon after, adding the extras to a second Bulls try, this one from Jodie Connor, to put them 12-0 ahead.

Beatriz Furtado went over to increase the Bulls lead, Powell converting again, before Cas got on the board with a score of their own.

Bailey Alexander got in for Bulls’ fourth converted try, before Powell got the fifth just before the break, only to miss the extras.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bailey Alexander is congratulated on her first-half score.Bailey Alexander is congratulated on her first-half score. (Image: Martin Taylor.)

Bradford powered on after the interval, Sienna Miller getting through a gap for another six-pointer.

McKenzie Boocock blasted through to extend the Bulls lead, Powell missing the target with her conversion attempt.

But she was back on song from the kicking tee when she added the extras to Millen Downs’ try on the hour mark.

Cas went over in the corner but had that try ruled out for a forward pass and Bulls instead extended their lead through Scott with 10 minutes to go.

And 16-year-old Phoebe Allott rounded off the try-scoring in sensational style, crossing the whitewash on her debut after a fine chip and chase.

Powell landed the easy extras as Bulls secured an easy victory.