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Wakefield 24-22 Bradford

Wakefield (18) 24
Tries: Blanch, Brough, Atkins, Snitch Goals: Brough 4

Bradford (10) 22
Tries: Menzies 2, Worrincy, PlattGoals: Sykes 3

Wakefield v Bradford

Wakefield claimed their second win of the Easter period after holding off a late Bradford fightback to secure a well-earned victory.

Steve Menzies scored two first-half tries for the Bulls but Damien Blanch, Danny Brough and Ryan Atkins scores meant the hosts led 18-10 at the break.

Steve Snitch extended the Wakefield lead but the Bulls, who beat Leeds on Good Friday, ensured a tense finish.

Michael Worrincy and then Michael Platt cut the gap but Wakefield hung on.

Wakefield coach John Kear:

"We did invite Bradford back into the game but we've come out on the right side of the scoreboard and that's all that matters.

"You've got to play with composure and I was frustrated as well with the way we let them off too easily when we had good ball.

"There's obviously areas for us to improve but I thought it was a good standard of game."

Bradford coach Steve McNamara:

"It is criminal the amount or errors we made. If you are playing your second game in a short space of time, possession and position is key - and we lost in that department, there is not doubt about it.

"We weren't very smart with the ball but we showed that in the back end we were a kick away from snatching the game at the death.

"If we'd have shown more patience early in the game we'd have given ourselves more of an opportunity to go on and win."

Wakefield: Blaymire, Blanch, Gleeson, Atkins, Murphy, Martin, Brough, Wilkes, Drew, Snitch, Pitts, Ferguson, Demetriou.
Replacements: Bibb, Henderson, Leo-Latu, Moore.

Bradford: Halley, Sheriffe, Sykes, Crookes, Tadulala, Menzies, Jeffries, Lynch, Newton, Kopczak, Langley, Cook, Burgess.
Replacements: Platt, Worrincy, Solomona, Scruton.

Referee: R Silverwood (Dewsbury)

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see also
Castleford 6-35 Wakefield
10 Apr 09 |  Rugby League
Bradford 10-6 Leeds
10 Apr 09 |  Rugby League

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