Bradford Bulls secured their third consecutive victory with a hard-fought 42-26 win over Swinton Lions this afternoon.
The Bulls made a perfect start, as Kieran Gill found the back of the net just two minutes in, following a skilful play on the left edge.
Swinton responded with two unanswered points of their own, taking the lead through Richard Lepori and Jayden Hatton.
The home team was on the offensive, pushing for a third try, but Bradford’s interchange bench shifted the momentum.
Ebon Scurr capitalised on a well-timed pass from Lee Gaskell, powering through and scoring. Lilley’s successful conversion put the Bulls back in control.
The visitors continued to shine as Billy Jowitt burst from the half and evaded a tackle, executing an incredible offload to set up Keven Appo for a score.
As the halftime whistle approached, Bradford notched their fourth try, courtesy of the influential Jordan Lilley. With nimble footwork, Lilley dodged multiple tackles to dive over by the posts, establishing a 22-8 lead at halftime.
The Bulls carried their momentum into the second half, swiftly extending their advantage. Jayden Myers broke through Swinton’s defence with a brilliant run, adding another try to the tally.
Bradford’s sixth try followed suit, with Gill making a slick pass to David Foggin-Johnston in the left corner.
Swinton didn’t give up, responding with consecutive tries around the hour mark, setting the stage for a tense final quarter.
Foggin-Johnston secured his second try thanks to a well-placed pass from Jordan Lilley.
The Lions fought back again, with a dummy half charge resulting in another score. However, a rather unusual try from Fenton Rogers added a final touch of excitement.
Rogers embarked on a powerful run, confusing three Swinton players who believed the play was over. The whistle remained silent, allowing Rogers to stroll in for an unexpected score.