Title chasing Bradford out for Workington revenge

Bradford half-back Dane Chisholm says they want to get revenge on Workington, one of only two teams to have beaten them this year.

In a game that was preceded by controversy over the Bulls’ live streaming request, Workington coached by Bradford legend Leon Pryce upset the form book to win 17-16 back in April.

The two sides meet again at Odsal this Sunday with Bradford locked in an extraordinary battle at the top with York City Knights.

York plundered 130 points in victory over West Wales at the weekend, which means they are second to Bradford by only a points difference of 10.

With just five rounds to go, and the league champions securing automatic promotion to the Championship, every week is a must win.

Chisholm said: “We’ve got to take it one game at a time.

“Our big game is coming up this week. We’ve been waiting for Workington because they did do us back in round six and we want to do a job on them.

“That’s our next goal and then look at the four games after that.

“We just want to keep turning up every week, there’s a few things to improve on ball in hand, we just need to keep the defence up and we will be fine.”

Workington currently lead the chasing pack in third place, some eight points behind Bradford and York.

The Cumbrians can’t afford to rest on their laurels though, with only teams from second to fifth featuring in the play-offs.

Their arch rivals Whitehaven, beaten to nil by Oldham at the weekend, are four points behind Workington in seventh place.

After this weekend, Bradford have home games against Keighley and Hemel, with trips to West Wales and Oldham in between.

York, who host Hunslet this weekend, travel to Workington the following week, before home games against Oldham and Whitehaven sandwich a trip to Hemel.

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