Super League  Friday 17th May 2013  Salford City Stadium  Att: 5,106

Squad

Broughton, Gibson, Gleeson, Gaskell, Foran, Ashurst, Dixon, Wild, Godwin, Nero, Mauro, Neal, Fages, Sneyd, McGoldrick, Evalds, Griffin, A. Walne, Emmitt.

Squad

Donaldson, Sidlow, Platt, Gale, Kear, Scruton, Bateman, L'Estrange, Purtell, Lulia, Whitehead, Diskin, Sammut, Addy, Langley, Walker, Blythe, Evans, Fairbank.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Ryan McGoldrick

GOAL SCORERS:

Marc Sneyd

DROP GOAL SCORERS:

Ryan McGoldrick

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Adrian Purtell

Matt Diskin

Matty Blythe

Matty Blythe

Luke Gale

GOAL SCORERS:

Jarrod Sammut

Jarrod Sammut

Jarrod Sammut

Jarrod Sammut

Full Report

Match Official: T Roby

Salford City Reds missed the chance to move off the bottom of the Super League table with their third defeat in four matches since Brian Noble took over as boss.

Noble's old club were too good for the Reds with Matty Blythe scoring two of the Bradford Bulls' five tries, with others from Luke Gale, Matt Diskin and Adrian Purtell.

Salford, beaten 36-24 at Odsal on April 1, went into the clash having conceded 98 points in their previous two matches.

The Reds were hammered 46-6 at Wigan Warriors before a 52-6 cup thumping at Warrington Wolves last Sunday.

Jordan James was out for the home side after picking up a one-match ban for a tackle on Brett Hodgson in the cup exit.

Aussie Vic Mauro returned after injury for the Reds - the only change from the humbling at Warrington.

However, Bradford were also lacking confidence after three successive league defeats followed by a 25-16 Tetley's Challenge Cup exit at London Broncos.

They were missing Brett Kearney, Manuse Manukatoa, James Donaldson and Adam Sidlow against his old club but handed Jacob Fairbank, on a month's loan from Huddersfield Giants, a debut off the bench.

The Bulls went close to snatching an early lead but Nick Scruton lost the ball close to the line from a Heath L'Estrange pass.

Bradford did go in front with Jarrod Sammut taking Michael Platt's pass at speed to send Gale sprinting 60 metres to score, with Sammut booting the conversion.

A Platt mistake from Marc Sneyd's kick allowed Ryan McGoldrick to scoot over on the half hour with Sneyd converting to make it 6-6.

Then McGoldrick edged the Reds ahead with a drop-goal after Wayne Godwin almost nipped over from dummy-half.

Salford's joy was short-lived with Blythe bagging two quick-fire tries.

The second rower was on hand to capitalise on Sneyd's mistake from a Danny Addy kick and then took Sammut's inside pass to power through weak defence.

Sammut, who was in top form at full-back, landed both conversions to fire the Bulls ahead 18-7 at the break.

Play was held up eight minutes before Salford sub Chris Nero was carried off on a stretcher with his neck in a brace.

The Bulls wrapped up victory when Diskin burrowed over after an hour to make it 24-7 before Purtell crossed two minutes from time.

Match Action

  • 80m
    try

    Adrian Purtell

    Bradford

  • 59m
    try

    Matt Diskin

    Bradford

  • 59m
    goal

    Jarrod Sammut

    Bradford

  • 49m
    interchange_on

    Chris Nero

    Salford

  • 49m
    interchange_off

    Stephen Wild

    Salford

  • 40m
    goal

    Jarrod Sammut

    Bradford

  • 40m
    try

    Matty Blythe

    Bradford

  • 37m
    goal

    Jarrod Sammut

    Bradford

  • 37m
    try

    Matty Blythe

    Bradford

  • 35m
    dropgoal

    Ryan McGoldrick

    Salford

  • 35m
    interchange_on

    John Bateman

    Bradford

  • 35m
    interchange_off

    Jamie Langley

    Bradford

  • 30m
    goal

    Marc Sneyd

    Salford

  • 30m
    try

    Ryan McGoldrick

    Salford

  • 29m
    interchange_on

    Jacob Fairbank

    Bradford

  • 29m
    interchange_on

    Jake Emmitt

    Salford

  • 29m
    interchange_off

    Nick Scruton

    Bradford

  • 29m
    interchange_off

    Adam Walne

    Salford

  • 29m
    interchange_on

    Vic Mauro

    Salford

  • 29m
    interchange_off

    Darrell Griffin

    Salford

  • 27m
    interchange_off

    Heath L'Estrange

    Bradford

  • 27m
    interchange_on

    Matt Diskin

    Bradford

  • 24m
    interchange_on

    Wayne Godwin

    Salford

  • 24m
    interchange_off

    Liam Foran

    Salford

  • 22m
    interchange_off

    Chev Walker

    Bradford

  • 22m
    interchange_on

    Ben Evans

    Bradford

  • 19m
    try

    Luke Gale

    Bradford

  • 19m
    goal

    Jarrod Sammut

    Bradford