Halifax win at Bradford to make history


Halifax claimed a second win over Bradford Bulls in three weeks to

It was the Bulls who scored first as Rowan Milnes supported a break brilliantly to go through and score. Eliot Minichella missed the conversion, but it was first blood to Bradford.

It soon got worse for Halifax early on as Adam Tangata was sent to the sin bin for a late hit on Jordan Lilley. From the resulting penalty, Minichella took the two points on offer, but dragged the effort wide.

The Bulls got another chance to take the two just before the break as Halifax were pulled for a high tackle. Lilley stepped up this time, and scored to put the Bulls six points  in front.

The first act of the second half was a game changer as Steve Tyrer was taken out whilst grounding the ball by Jake Webster, resulting in an eight point try. Tyrer converted both goals to give the away side the lead.

Bradford then found a route back into the game as Webster forced the error at the back from a kick and grounded the ball. Lilley converted to put the Bulls ahead by four points once more.

The topsy-turvy nature of the second half took another turn as Scott Grix atoned for his error for Webster’s try to put Halifax back in font. Tyrer converted to reinstate the Fax’s two point lead.

With ten minutes to go, once again Bradford took the lead as Matty Widlie picked up a loose carry and ran in to score. Lilley missed the conversion, but the Bulls were still ahead by two points.

Then came the game deciding moment as James Woodburn-Hall produced a moment of individual genius as he got through the defence and dummied the full back to go in and score. Tyrer scored the conversion to make it a four point lead for Halifax, their biggest of the afternoon.


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