Bradford do their talking on the pitch

Troubled Bradford produced a committed performance to win 23-10 away at Wakefield.

Tries from Adrian Purtell, Brett Kearney, Luke George and Adam O’Brien gave the Bulls victory.

The Wildcats, who have now lost both of their opening Super League fixtures, gave a debut to ex-Bradford playmaker Jarrod Sammut, but were very disappointing in front of their home crowd.

Purtell opened the scoring for Bradford with a dubiously awarded try, as video referees Ian Smith and Steve Ganson judged the centre to have successfully grounded the ball, despite a lack of clear evidence.

Wakefield responded via the try of the night, as with Sammut involved, the ball was worked wide to Dean Collis, whose sublime offload put winger Peter Fox in the clear and over the line.

Richard Agar would cut a frustrated fugure for the rest of the night though, as Brett Kearney capitalised on sloppy defence to give Bradford a 10-4 lead at half-time.

In the second period Agar’s Wildcats could only manage one further score through Ali Lauitiiti, as the away side’s enthusiasm in defence proved key.

Luke Gale, the Bulls’ only real half-back due to Lee Gaskell‘s early injury, then added a late drop goal to seal the win.

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