Bradford Bulls 14-22 Rochdale Hornets

Bradford Bulls 14-22 Rochdale Hornets


Rochdale Hornets made it two wins from as many games in this season’s Kingstone Press Championship as they overcame Bradford Bulls 22-14 at the Provident Stadium.

The Hornets had to come from 12-8 down to beat Leigh Beattie’s Bradford side who are still stuck on -12 points following this defeat.

Oscar Thomas broke the deadlock after two minutes for the Bulls before Rochdale struck eight points without reply. Miles Greenwood scored Rochdale’s only try of the half while Lewis Palfrey kicked two goals.

Bradford then hit the front once again when James Bentley touched down a grubber from Thomas. The visitors had Jo Taira sin-binned in the latter stages of the first half and the resulting penalty saw Thomas kick a goal which extended his side’s lead to 12-8.

Thomas was called upon again to kick another goal following the restart and the ex-London man was on target once again. With a six point advantage, Bradford had a chance to get their first win on the board but their opponents ripped up the script courtesy of tries from Samir Tahraoui and Danny Bridge.

Palfrey converted one of the tries as well as a couple of penalty goals to wrap up the win for the Hornets. 

Bradford Bulls

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
2Ethan RyanWing000000
3James MendeikaCentre000000
4Ross OakesCentre000000
5Iliess MacaniWing000000
6Leon PryceStand Off000000
8Liam Kirk 30Prop000000
9Joe LumbHooker000000
11Colton Roche 29Second Row000000
14Oscar ThomasStand Off130000
15Jon Magrin 17Prop000000
17Ross Peltier 15Interchange000000
20James BentleySecond Row100000
21Brandan Wilkinson 28Loose Forward000000
25Jordan LilleyStand Off000000
28Mikolaj Oledzki 21Interchange000000
29Josh Jordan-Roberts 11Interchange000000
30Sam Hallas 8Interchange000000
 Total 230000

Rochdale Hornets

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Miles GreenwoodFull Back100001
2Chris RileyWing000000
3Jake EcclestonCentre000000
4Lewis GalbraithCentre000000
5Rob MassamWing000000
6Lewis PalfreyStand Off050000
7Danny YatesScrum Half000000
8Samir Tahraoui 16Prop100000
9Ben Moores 14Hooker000000
10Gavin BennionProp000000
12Josh Crowley 15Second Row000000
13Gary MiddlehurstLoose Forward000000
14Ryan Maneely 9Hooker000000
15Jovili Taira 12Centre000100
16Matty Hadden 8Prop000000
17Danny Bridge 19Second Row100000
19Jordan Case 17Interchange000000
 Total 350101

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
February 12, 2017 3:00 pm Championship 2017 Sunday


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Bradford Bulls12214
Rochdale Hornets81422

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