Rochdale Hornets 28-14 Bradford Bulls

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After two successive defeats, Rochdale Hornets bounced back with a 28-14 victory against Bradford Bulls at the Crown Oil Arena. Two first half tries from Jo Taira kept the Hornets within striking distance and 16 points without reply in the second period made sure the spoils stayed in Rochdale.

James Bentley and Ted Chapelhow notched quick-fire tries for Bradford who got off to a good start. Oscar Thomas converted both tries before Taira grabbed his first score of proceedings. Danny Yates added the extras. Thomas kicked a penalty to extend the visitors’ lead, which was cut to two by the break thanks to Taira completing his brace. Yates was on target from the tee.

After the restart, Lewis Galbraith put Rochdale in front for the first time with the hosts’ third try of the game, converted by Yates. The half-back also kicked a penalty goal soon after as Rochdale looked for a big win to keep them relatively safe in the table. A try from Matty Hadden as well as a penalty from Yates sealed the victory for Alan Kilshaw’s men, who will be wanting to keep the momentum going when they take on Batley next weekend.

Rochdale Hornets

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
Declan KayFull Back000000
Lewis Hatton 13Interchange000000
3Jake EcclestonCentre000000
4Lewis GalbraithCentre100000
5Rob MassamWing000000
7Danny YatesScrum Half060001
9Ben MooresHooker000000
10Gavin Bennion 16Prop000000
11Jono SmithSecond Row000000
12Josh Crowley 17Second Row000000
13Gary Middlehurst Loose Forward000000
15Jovili Taira 20Interchange200000
16Matty Hadden 10Interchange100000
17Lee Mitchell 12Interchange000000
19Jordan CaseCentre000000
20Anthony Walker 15Prop000000
26Lewis FosterStand Off000000
 Total 460001

Bradford Bulls

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
Johnny CampbellWing000000
Omari CaroWing000000
Joe KeyesScrum Half000000
Scott MooreHooker000000
3James Mendeika 27Interchange000000
4Ross OakesCentre000000
8Liam Kirk 22Prop000000
14Oscar ThomasFull Back030000
17Ross Peltier 25Prop000000
20James BentleySecond Row100000
21Brandan Wilkinson 30Interchange000000
22Ted Chapelhow 8Interchange100000
25Jordan LilleyStand Off000000
25James Davies 17Interchange000000
27Cameron SmithSecond Row000000
27Ed Chamberlain 3Centre000000
30Sam Hallas 21Loose Forward000000
 Total 230000

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
June 18, 2017 3:00 pm Championship 2017 Sunday


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Rochdale Hornets121628
Bradford Bulls14014