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Last Updated: Sunday, 4 July 2004, 17:38 GMT 18:38 UK
Castleford 12-60 Bradford
MATCH SUMMARY
Lesley Vainikolo in action for the Bulls
Castleford: (6) 12
Tries: Godwin, Rogers
Goals: Godwin 2
Leeds (32) 60
Tries: L Pryce, Vainikolo 4, Hape 2, Deacon, Peacock, Parker
Goals: Deacon 10
Bradford piled on the misery for Super League bottom team Castleford with a 10-try hammering at the Jungle.

Paul Deacon and Lesley Vainikolo led the spree as the Bulls showed their class in a one-sided affair on Sunday.

Deacon grabbed a try and kicked 10 goals while Vainikolo collected two touchdowns in each half.

Hooker Wayne Godwin got a try and two goals, while winger Darren Rogers also put the ball over the line to earn the Tigers' only points of the game.

Leon Pryce put Bradford ahead in the third minute when he chased his own kick to score.

Castleford's on-loan half-back Luke Robinson had a try disallowed six minutes later after following up his own neat kick.

In the 13th minute, Stuart Reardon and Robbie Paul split open the Castleford defence to put Vainikolo in for his first try.

He struck again three minutes later, thanks to Paul's inside pass - and Deacon's third goal made it 18-0.

The Tigers opened their account in the 22nd minute when Nathan Sykes' powerful drive paved the way for Godwin to go over for a try he also improved.

But Bradford soon replied when Deacon's 27th-minute penalty was followed by the first of two tries in by centre Shontayne Hape.

It's important we recognise we have a fair bit of work to do
Bradford coach
Brian Noble

Hape scored his second three minutes before half-time and Deacon's sixth goal put Bradford out of sight at 32-6.

Bradford's Karl Pratt had a try disallowed for a forward pass shortly before the break and Joe Vagana had one ruled out early in the second period for a double movement.

The Bulls shot further ahead when Paul sent in Deacon, Jamie Peacock stormed over from 35 yards and Vainikolo completed his hat-trick with a 90-yard individual effort.

Andy Lynch sent Rogers over for Castleford's second try in the 71st minute and Godwin added the goal but Bradford completed the rout with further touchdowns from substitute Rob Parker and Vainikolo.

Tigers' second-rower Sean Ryan was carried off in the 54th minute with a serious looking leg injury.

Bradford coach Brian Noble was content with his side's performance despite the massive scoreline.

"A lot of the things we did today were very pleasing but it's important we recognise we have a fair bit of work to do," said Noble.

Noble was particularly impressed with the Reardon's performance.

There was a huge gulf in class between the sides
Ellery Hanley
Castleford coaching consultant

He said: "It was Stuart's best display since he's been a full-back - he was very strong and had a big game."

Castleford coaching consultant Ellery Hanley admitted his side were thoroughly outclassed.

"It was quite evident that there was a huge gulf in class between the two teams," said Hanley.

"Our players tried their best but they didn't help their cause by giving away possession and making unforced errors.

"We've got to use our best endeavours to turn it round and get the players upbeat and ready to play 80 minutes."


Castleford: Hepworth, Gibson, Mellor, Tony, Rogers, Davis, Robinson, Lynch, Godwin, Jackson, M. Smith, Ryan, Clayton.
Replacements: Greenhill, Sykes, B. Smith, King.

Bradford: Reardon, Pratt, Johnson, Hape, Vainikolo, L. Pryce, Deacon, Vagana, Paul, Fielden, Peacock, Swann, Radford.
Replacements: A. Smith, Langley, Parker, Anderson.

Referee: Ronnie Laughton (Selby).




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