Warrington 32-28 Bradford

Warrington Wolves overcame Bradford Bulls 32-28 at the Halliwell Jones Stadium in a thrilling match that puts a further dent in the Bulls play-off’s ambitions.nnThe visitors opened up an early 12-0 advantage thanks to tries from Andy Lynch and Chris Nero and it took one of the tries of the season from the in-form Martin Gleeson to get Warrington off the mark.nnThe home side enjoyed slightly more posession than Bradford but were undone by a number of handling errors. The Bulls restored their twelve point lead in the 37th minute when Semi Tadulala leapt above Chris Riley to collect a Paul Deacon bomb and touch down.nnHowever, Tadulala was at fault just before the hooter as he knocked on just a yard in front of the Bradford try line to give Warrington a perfect opportunity to reduce the deficit. Gleeson was again on hand to bag his second try of the game and make the half time score 18-12 in the visitors favour.nnBradford enjoyed the perfect start to the second half when Kevin Penny made a meal of Deacon’s kick off to give Bradford the ball just a few yards out. Fullback Michael Platt finished off a neat team move to send the Bulls twelve points clear yet again.nnBut Warrington hit back with a try from Chris Hicks in the 50th minute and Michael Monaghan‘s splendid long pass was collected by King just six minutes later who finished well to level matters.nnThe Wolves took the lead for the first time in the 61st minute thanks to a try from Louis Anderson and when Bradford lost David Solomona to the sinbin for a late charge on Lee Briers in the 66th minute a home win looked likely, especially when Hicks extended the lead with from the resultant penalty.nnBut Bradford refused to give in and a 69th minute Ben Jeffries try, courtesy of a fine break from Jamie Langley, gave the Bulls faithful hope. However, Paul Deacon‘s conversion attempt drifted wide and the home side overcame out a few nervous moments to see out the game and wrap up an important victory.nnWarrington – 32nnT: Gleeson (23,40), Hicks (50), King (55), L Anderson (61) nG: Hicks (25,40,51,56,62,68) nnBradford – 28nnT: Lynch (7), Nero (9), Tadulala (37), Platt (42), Jeffries (69) nG: Deacon (8,11,37,42) nnHT: 12-18nnRef: B ThalernnAtt: 8158

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