TWO late tries by winger Dalton Grant flattered Bradford Bulls in a 30-12 win at Odsal which was more competitive than the score suggests.
Oldham’s best spells were in the build-up to half-time, when they trailed 12-0, and early in the second half when Kyran Johnson and Craig Briscoe scored tries to put the Roughyeds choir in full voice.
It was then, with Bulls only 18-12 ahead, that Paul Crook had a try under the sticks chalked off for offside after the Oldham skipper had chased down Dave Hewitt’s excellent cross-kick with the outside of his ‘wrong’ (right) foot.
Had that effort been allowed to stand the whole balance of the game would have changed with the scores locked up at 18-18 .
In the event, Bulls immediately stretched their lead to 20-12 with a penalty goal, their fourth, and then finished things off with those late touchdowns by Grant.