Bradford Bulls 52-18 Salford City Reds

Salford City Reds have never had a happy hunting ground in Grattan Stadium, and this time proved no exception as the Bradford Bulls ran in 10 tries to put the Reds to the sword.

Former Castleford Tigers full-back Michael Platt was the hero for Bradford, grabbing his second hat-trick of the engage Super League season to help the home side to their 56-18 win.

The Bulls raced into an 18-0 lead inside the first quarter of an hour, thanks to tries from Platt, David Solomona and Shontayne Hape, with Paul Deacon converting all three touch downs.

Tries from Andy Coley and Luke Dorn gave the Reds some hope, but Bradford kept up the pressure with a try from Marcus St Hilaire that left the half-time score at 22-12 in the home side’s favour.

Hape touched down for his second try just after the restart, followed by scores from Ian Henderson, two from Andy Lynch and two more from Platt, while Salford ciuld only reply with a penalty try in the closing stages.

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