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Last Updated: Friday, 10 March 2006, 21:50 GMT
Bradford 18-12 Hull
MATCH SUMMARY
Lesley Vainikolo powers over for Bradford
Bradford (10) 18
Tries: Pryce, Vainikolo 2, St Hilaire
Goals: Deacon
Hull (6) 12
Tries: Domic, Briscoe
Goals: Brough 2
Bradford held off a spirited challenge from injury-hit Hull at Odsal to move to the top of the Super League.

The Bulls scored a try within two minutes through Karl Pryce and Lesley Vainikolo also went over.

But Sid Domic scored a controversial try for Hull just before half-time and the visitors continued to apply the pressure after the break.

However, Vainikolo added a second try and Marcus St Hilaire's debut try sealed victory for a relieved Bradford.

Vainikolo had scored 10 tries in two games against Hull last season and has now scored 114 tries in 108 appearances for the Bulls.


  • Bradford coach Brian Noble

    "We expected a tough battle and we got one but at the moment we are giving ourselves too much to do in defence," said Noble.

    "But I don't want to take anything away from Hull, who helped make it a really good spectacle.

    "We probably just deserved the two points. We showed a lot of character."


  • Hull coach John Kear

    "It was a great performance. I'm delighted how they fronted up."

    "We played ourselves into a position to get something out of the game and another day those two chances at the end would go in our favour.

    "But I can't fault the effort or the commitment nor, for the most part, the application."


    Bradford: St Hilaire, Bai, B. Harris, Pryce, Vainikolo, I. Harris, Deacon, Fielden, Henderson, Lynch, McKenna, Hape, Langley. Replacements: Vagana, Cook, Gene, Ferres.

    Hull: Briscoe, Dixon, Domic, Yeaman, Tony, Cooke, R. Horne, Thackray, Brough, King, Radford, Hill, Whiting. Replacements: Carvell, Wheeldon, Chester, Lupton.




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