7th October 2018, 17:10 | Bradford

Bulls secure promotion

Bulls secure promotion

Bradford Bulls 27-8 Workington Town

Bradford Bulls secured a return to the Betfred Championship in 2019 with a 27-8 victory over Workington Town in the Betfred League 1 Play-off Final.

John Kear's side opened the scoring early through Jy Hitchcox before Town halved the deficit with a penalty from Carl Forber on the half hour mark.

Two back to back tries before the break gave the Bulls a 12-2 lead at the break and one foot in the Championship

Elliott Miller crossed in the corner for Town to open the scoring in the second half, but it would be all Bradford on the scoreboard after that point.

Hitchcox added two further tries to his first half effort to bag a hat-trick in a Man of the Match performance but not before Workington had been reduced to 12-men following the sending off of Fui Fui Moi Moi for a high shot.

Following the trophy presentation the coin toss took place to decide home advantage in next weekend's Promotion Final between Swinton Lions and Workington Town.

The toss was won by Swinton and the game will be played at Heywood Road on Sunday 14 October at 3pm - Fans can watch the game exclusively live on Our League.