Celtic Crusaders gained their first Super League win with a tight victory at Bradford Bulls. The Crusaders led 8-6 at the break thanks to Chris Beasley’s try and two goals from Josh Hannay with the Bulls replying through Andy Lynch. The second period and the Crusaders pushed on through David Tangata-Toa and Lincoln Withers scores, with Michael Worrincy going over for Bulls to close the gap. The game was put away with Luke Dyer’s two late tries, despite efforts from Bulls pair Steve Menzies and Paul Sykes. Thus we reached the final score of:
Bradford 24-30 Celtic Crusaders
Tries: Lynch, Worrincy, Menzies, Sykes Goals: Deacon (4)
Tries: Beasley, Tangata-Toa, Withers, Dyer (2) Goals: Hannay (5)
Bradford: Halley, Sheriffe, Sykes, Platt, Tadulala, Jeffries, Deacon, Lynch, Newton, Scruton, Menzies, Burgess, Langley. Replacements: Kopczak, Rinaldi, Cook, Worrincy.
Celtic Crusaders: Quinn, Dyer, Hannay, Dalle Cort, Blackwood, Smith, Van Dijk, O’Hara, Withers, Bryant, J. James, Chan, Beasley. Replacements: Budworth, Tangata-Toa, Flower, Lennon.