Wildcats Thump Bradford


The Bulls were without several first-team players and paid the price in the second half when Jason Demetrious grabbed two tries, along with touchdowns from Adam Watene, Matt Blaymire, Peter Fox and Ben Jeffries.

Ben Harris had scored a hat-trick for Bradford in the first half before the game had been turned on its head, while the Wildcats had kept in touch with tries from Tevita Latu and Jason Golden.

Bradford grabbed consolation tries in the second half through youngster Paul Mennell and new signing Glen Morrison, but that was not enough to prevent a wide margin of defeat.

Meanwhile, Harlequins faced a tough battle at the hands of newly promoted Hull Kingston Rovers, but managed to secure a narrow 24-18 win at Craven Park.

Byron Ford was the star for the newly-promoted side, touching down for a hat-trick of tries, but Quins responded through Henry Paul, Jon Wells, Danny Orr and Rob Purdham.

And Warrington Wolves ran in five tries as they beat Salford City Reds 24-12 at The Willows.

Danny Halliwell had opened the scoring for the Reds before Henry Fa’afili responded for the Wolves, who settled matters in the second half with tries from Martin Gleeson, David Gower, Rob Parker, and another from Fa’afili.