Super League  Sunday 17th August 2014  Provident Stadium, Odsal  Att: 6,337

Squad

Blythe, Pitts, Olbison, Kear, Gale, Williams, Donaldson, O'Brien, Foster, Henry, Baldwinson, Arundel, Ferguson, Diskin, Addy, Gaskell, Sidlow, Manuokafoa, Kearney.

Squad

Abdull, Bowden, Cunningham, Ellis, Green, Hadley, Horne, Houghton, Lineham, Paea, Paleaaesina, Rankin, Sa, Shaul, Talanoa, Watts, Westerman, Whiting, Yeaman.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Danny Addy

Jay Pitts

Joe Arundel

Adam Sidlow

Joe Arundel

Jamie Foster

GOAL SCORERS:

Jamie Foster

Jamie Foster

Jamie Foster

Jamie Foster

Jamie Foster

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Tom Lineham

Setaimata Sa

Gareth Ellis

Gareth Ellis

Jamie Shaul

GOAL SCORERS:

Joe Westerman

Joe Westerman

Joe Westerman

Joe Westerman

Full Report

Match Official: R Hicks

On-loan Hull FC players Joe Arundel and Jay Pitts scored against their parent club as already-doomed Bradford Bulls made it three wins out of three for the first time this season with a 34-28 victory over the Black and Whites at the Provident Stadium, Odsal.

The Kingstone Press Championship-bound Bulls had surprisingly beaten champions Wigan Warriors and Tetley’s Challenge Cup finalists Leeds Rhinos in their previous two games and gained a third successive success by coming from 12 points down to outscore their East Yorkshire opponents six tries to five with Jamie Foster, who also had a spell on loan at Hull, adding five goals for the hosts.

Hull have now won just one of their last eight games, ironically against First Utility Super League leaders St Helens, and this latest defeat virtually ends any realistic hopes of extending their season into the play-offs.

Hull remain five points behind Widnes Vikings, who hold the eighth and final play-off place, with only three games remaining.

The visitors took advantage of strong and blustery wind to get the better of a first half played in occasionally squally showers but, once the sides had swapped ends, the Bulls always held the upper hand.

Helped forward by a penalty for interference, some slick handling and a neat inside pass from Dean Hadley put Jamie Shaul in beside the posts for his 15th try of the season with Joe Westerman converting to give the Black and Whites the best possible start.

Luke Gale almost grabbed a try back but was forced into touch near the corner flag by Shaul. Westerman almost put Richard Horne clear but Brett Kearney thwarted the attack before Gareth Ellis helped double the visitors’ lead from close range after the Bulls had again been penalised, this time for stripping, near their own line.

Poor ball control did not help the hosts' cause and they were forced to soak up more pressure before, on a rare venture forward, a Luke Gale kick was allowed to bounce fortuitously for the Bulls and Arundel, on a season-long loan from the KC Stadium, sent Foster racing over on the left to score, then convert his own try, topping the 1,000 career points mark in the process.

Hull had chances to restore their advantage as Westerman was denied a try by a forward pass, and then Richard Horne intercepted a loose pass from Gale but Danny Addy executed a fine stop.

But a minute later a Lee Gaskell break sent Arundel racing 30 metres into the corner to touch down, although Foster was unlucky to see his conversion swept onto the near upright by the wind and bounce out again.

Barely three minutes into the second half, good work from Gaskell created a chance for Adam Sidlow to power over and give the Bulls the lead for the first time.

Five minutes later Arundel dummied his way over for a second try against his parent club and Gaskell then split the defence, gifting Pitts with a try, and with Foster adding all three conversions the momentum swing was complete at 28-12.

Ellis grabbed a quick-fire try back for Hull and Danny Houghton was adjudged to be held up just before the hour-mark as Hull tried to get back in the game.

But an Addy try with 10 minutes to go made the points safe for the Bulls, although Setaimata Sa claimed a late score and Tom Lineham added a further consolation for the Airlie Birds with Westerman finishing with four goals.

Match Action

  • 80m
    try

    Tom Lineham

    Hull

  • 80m
    goal

    Joe Westerman

    Hull

  • 74m
    try

    Setaimata Sa

    Hull

  • 71m
    goal

    Jamie Foster

    Bradford

  • 71m
    try

    Danny Addy

    Bradford

  • 54m
    goal

    Joe Westerman

    Hull

  • 54m
    try

    Gareth Ellis

    Hull

  • 52m
    try

    Jay Pitts

    Bradford

  • 52m
    goal

    Jamie Foster

    Bradford

  • 50m
    interchange_off

    Danny Houghton

    Hull

  • 50m
    interchange_on

    Setaimata Sa

    Hull

  • 50m
    interchange_off

    Jordan Abdull

    Hull

  • 50m
    interchange_on

    Aaron Heremaia

    Hull

  • 49m
    interchange_on

    Matty Blythe

    Bradford

  • 49m
    interchange_off

    Dale Ferguson

    Bradford

  • 48m
    goal

    Jamie Foster

    Bradford

  • 48m
    try

    Joe Arundel

    Bradford

  • 44m
    try

    Adam Sidlow

    Bradford

  • 44m
    goal

    Jamie Foster

    Bradford

  • 37m
    try

    Joe Arundel

    Bradford

  • 27m
    goal

    Jamie Foster

    Bradford

  • 27m
    try

    Jamie Foster

    Bradford

  • 25m
    interchange_off

    Liam Watts

    Hull

  • 25m
    interchange_on

    Iafeta Paleaaesina

    Hull

  • 23m
    interchange_off

    James Donaldson

    Bradford

  • 23m
    interchange_on

    Danny Addy

    Bradford

  • 20m
    interchange_off

    Mickey Paea

    Hull

  • 20m
    interchange_on

    Chris Green

    Hull

  • 19m
    interchange_off

    Tom Olbison

    Bradford

  • 19m
    interchange_on

    Dale Ferguson

    Bradford

  • 17m
    goal

    Joe Westerman

    Hull

  • 17m
    try

    Gareth Ellis

    Hull

  • 10m
    interchange_on

    Jordan Baldwinson

    Bradford

  • 10m
    interchange_off

    Manase Manuokafoa

    Bradford

  • 4m
    try

    Jamie Shaul

    Hull

  • 4m
    goal

    Joe Westerman

    Hull