Bradford Bulls won their clash against their landlords Dewsbury Rams 35-14 at the Tetley’s Stadium.
The Bulls took the lead inside eight minutes, as Brad England finished off a good break from Jordan Lilley to go over. Danny Brough scored the conversion to open up a six-point lead.
That was soon an eight-point lead. Brough kicked a 40m penalty.
Just past the first quarter, Bradford got further in front. David Foggin-Johnston rose highest from a kick and offloaded to Ross Oakes to score. Brough scored the conversion.
Brough kicked another penalty soon after, as Dewsbury were punished for a high tackle.
Dewsbury hit back just past the half-hour, Andy Gabriel collected a high kick and got it down. Paul Sykes added the conversion to bring the Rams back within 10 points.
The Bulls responded almost straightaway. Three minutes later, Joe Brown finished off a good break from Foggin-Johnston to score. Brough kicked the conversion.
Brough then got a try of his own before the break. He was put through by Aaron Murphy to score the try. He converted his own try to make it 28-6 at the break.
Dewsbury hit back just three minutes into the second half. Gabriel was able to finish acrobatically in the corner. Sykes was off-target with the conversion attempt.
With just under 15 minutes to go, Brough kicked a drop-goal to take the game further away from the Rams.
The Rams would get their third try with seven minutes to go, as Adam Ryder went over on the right-hand side. Sykes was again off-target with the conversion.
But the final word would go to the Bulls, who scored again through Brown, who rose highest from a kick to score. Brough added the extras to bring the curtain down on his 500th club appearance.
Both sides return to action next week. Bradford travel to Whitehaven next Sunday, while Dewsbury host York City Knights on the same day.
Bradford Bulls: Brandon Pickersgill, Joe Brown, Rhys Evans, Ross Oakes, David Foggin-Johnston, Danny Brough, Jordan Lilley, Levy Nzoungou, Thomas Doyle, Steve Crossley, Brad England, Aaron Murphy, Ben Evans.
Subs: Anthony Walker, Ebon Scurr, Dan Fleming, Adam Rooks.
Head Coach: John Kear.
Dewsbury Rams: Joe Martin, Andy Gabriel, Adam Ryder, Keenan Tomlinson, Will Oakes, Paul Sykes, Liam Finn, Frazer Morris, Reiss Butterworth, Tom Garratt, Jason Walton, Michael Knowles, Chris Annakin.
Subs: Sam Day, Bayley Liu, Jon Magrin, Aaron Hall.
Head Coach: Lee Greenwood.