An impressive return to winning ways for Bradford Bulls as they dominated Dewsbury Rams at Tetley’s Stadium on a scorching Sunday afternoon in West Yorkshire. Kris Welham scored five tries for the visitors, who were under a bit of pressure after a dismal loss on home turf last week.
It only took two minutes for the deadlock to be broken in the match and it came from Dewsbury, and winger Dalton Grant. Paul Sykes converted for the Rams and they were 6-0 up in the opening stages. Welham’s first try was on ten minutes as he scored directly from the scrum. Addy levelled the scores with a conversion. The Rams stuck around for a while and even went back ahead through Joel Farrell, and the lead was extended by Sykes’ conversion. However, two tries from the Bulls put them two points ahead going into half-time. Welham added his second try of the game before Lee Gaskell intercepted a Dewsbury pass and crossed the whitewash.
Two tries from Omari Caro in the early minutes of the second half put the Bulls 26-12 up. Both four pointers came from interceptions as well which won’t have impressed Dewsbury boss Glenn Morrison at all. Alex Mellor scored the next try for the Bulls on 50 minutes and the former Super League side were running away with the spoils. Welham scored his third and fourth try within three minutes of each other, Bradford had hit 40 points and their fans were having fun in the sun. James Clare and Welham both got over the whitewash before the end of the match but it was Dewsbury who finished the scoring with Farrell adding his second score.
Prediction – Bradford by 14
Result – Bradford by 34