Halifax RLFC 20-18 Bradford Bulls


Halifax beat basement club Bradford Bulls 20-18 at the MBi Shay this afternoon. It was a great day for Steve Tyrer who brought up 2,000 career points with his goal-kicking performance while Josh Wood, Ben Heaton and Daniel Murray all crossed for the hosts. Four pointers from Ethan Ryan and Ed Chapelhow deep in the final quarter proved too little, too late for the Bulls. 

Halifax got the scoreboard ticking in the 20th minute as Josh Wood opened the scoring. Tyrer kicked the conversion, as he did following Ben Heaton’s try soon after. The centre also extended Fax’s lead to three scores by the break as he slotted over a penalty. Richard Marshall’s men went into the break 14-0 up but they knew it was far from over.

As the final quarter approached, Bradford notched their first try of the afternoon thanks to Vila Halafihi. Oscar Thomas cut the deficit to eight points with the conversion. On 65 minutes, like his fellow Salford teammate Wood, Daniel Murray made his way over the whitewash with a strong close-range run. Tyrer converted for his landmark moment. Bradford did spring a surprise in the last few minutes as Ryan and Chapelhow both crossed but Fax held on for a win which puts them level on points with fourth-placed Toulouse, who they face next weekend.

Halifax RLFC

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
2Will SharpFull Back000001
3Steve TyrerCentre040000
4Ben HeatonCentre100000
6Scott MurrellStand Off000000
8Mitch Cahalane 20Prop000000
9Ben Kaye 17Interchange000000
11Shane Grady 18Second Row000000
12Simon GrixSecond Row000000
14Ryan Boyle 32Interchange000000
16Ed BarberSecond Row000000
17Brandon Moore 9Hooker000000
18Jordan Walne 11Interchange000000
19Josh WoodScrum Half100000
20Elliot Morris 8Interchange000000
23Rob WorrincyWing000000
24Jake BibbyCentre000000
32Daniel Murray 14Prop100000
 Total 340001

Bradford Bulls

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
Joe KeyesStand Off000000
Vila Halafihi 30Interchange100000
Reiss ButterworthScrum Half000000
2Ethan RyanWing100000
3James MendeikaCentre000000
8Liam Kirk 15Interchange000000
11Colton Roche 17Loose Forward000000
14Oscar ThomasStand Off030000
15Jon Magrin 8Prop000000
17Ross Peltier 11Interchange000000
20James BentleySecond Row000000
22Ted Chapelhow 28Interchange100000
27Cameron SmithSecond Row000000
27Ed ChamberlainFull Back000000
28Mikolaj Oledzki 22Prop000000
30Sam Hallas Hooker000000
15Ashley GibsonCentre000000
 Total 330000

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
July 2, 2017 3:00 pm Championship 2017 Sunday


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Halifax RLFC14620
Bradford Bulls01818

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