Dewsbury: Big-city neighbours are given a fright by Rams

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DEWSBURY gave big-city neighbours Bradford a fright before Danny Addy’s late double fired the Bulls to an eighth straight victory.

The homegrown back-rower struck twice from close range in the final quarter after the Rams had made life difficult for Jimmy Lowes’ men.

First-half tries from Jay Pitts and Etu Uaisele put the Bulls 10-0 up but Dewsbury hit back on the stroke of half-time through Dale Morton’s interception try.

Morton’s conversion made it 10-6 at the break before Gaskell added a third try for Bradford when he barged over shortly after the restart.

Byron Smith then hit back for Dewsbury when he grounded the ball under the posts to cut the Bradford lead to a mere four points.

But Bradford full-back Ryan Shaw touched down to give the the visitors a little breathing space when he went over in the left corner.

Scotland international Addy soon claimed centre stage with his double.

Both scores saw him touch down from close range to underline his class and finally kill off Dewsbury’s spirited challenge.

A late touchdown from ex-Bulls player Jason Crookes, who scored in the left corner, was no more than consolation for Glenn Morrison’s part-time team.

But Bradford certainly knew they had been in the game as they claimed an eighth straight win in all competitions.

A crowd of 4,068 marked the biggest attendance at the Tetley’s Stadium since it opened in 1994.

Dewsbury: Pryce, Morton, Crookes, Hall, Grant, Brown, Thackeray, Hepworth, Hemingway, Jackson, Spicer, T Adamson, L Adamson. Subs: Smith, Haggerty, Wildie, Aizue.

Bradford: Shaw, Williams, Purtell, Henry, Uaisele, Gaskell, Siejka, Clough, O’Brien, Sidlaw, Walshaw, Pitts, Addy. Subs: Tahraoui, Walker, Halafihi, Fleming.

Referee: George Stokes.

Attendance: 4,068.

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