30th June 2019, 17:20 | championship

Bulls record biggest win of 2019

Bulls record biggest win of 2019

Betfred Championship round-up

Bradford Bulls recorded their biggest win of the season with a remarkable 62-0 demoliton of Widnes Vikings at Odsal on Sunday.

Joe Keyes and Elliot Minchella both scored hat-tricks as the Bulls led 34-0 at half time.

Keyes also kicked nine goals for a personal haul of 30 points, while George Flanagan scored a brace off the bench.

Ross Oakes, Jy Hitchcox and Brandon Pickersgill were also on the scoresheet for the rampant Bulls.

Elsewhere, Toronto moved ten points clear at the top of the Betfred Championship with a 40-10 win at Batley.

Matty Russell, Ricky Leutele and Andy Ackers all scored twice for the Wolfpack, while Gareth O'Brien kicked five goals and got over the whitewash, and Blake Wallace added a second-half conversion.

Batley responded with tries from Louis Jouffret, who kicked one goal, and Niall Walker, either side of half time.

Second-placed Toulouse still lead the chasing pack after a comfortable 36-6 win at Barrow.

The French outfit did most of their damage in the first half as they led 24-6 at the interval.

Luke Cresswell scored the home side's only try, Jamie Dallimore goaling, but tries from Tony Maurel (2), Tyla Hepi, Joe Bretherton, Con Mika, James Bell and Junior Vaivai, added to four Williams Barthau goals, were enough for a simple afternoon in Cumbria.

Leigh stay in third after a dramatic 22-18 win at Sheffield Eagles on Sunday.

Ryan Brierley was amongst the scorers on his return to the Centurions, alongside Liam Forsyth (2), and Martyn Ridyard.

Ridyard's three goals to Pat Walker's one proved to be the difference as Sheffield came up short despite tries from Ben Blackmore (2), Anthony Thackeray and Ryan Millar.

Halifax almost snapped their recent losing streak at The Shay, but Featherstone Rovers did enough to claim a 24-18 win.

Cameron King, Brad Day, Luke Briscoe and Josh Hardcastle all scored for Rovers, Dane Chisholm kicking three goals, while Fax's points came through Steve Tyrer (three goals, two tries), and Quenin Laulu Togaga'e.

There was drama in Rochdale as Swinton Lions claimed a 36-28 derby win.

Matty Ashton and Mike Butt both scored two alongside tries for Scott Moore and Jack Hansen, who kicked four goals.

That meant tries for Pierre-Louis Bourrel (2), Callum Wood, Adam Lawton and Shaun Ainscough, as well as four Dan Abram goals, were in vain.

Finally, Matty Marsh scored in the 80th minute as York City Knights claimed a last-second 24-21 win at home to Dewsbury Rams.

It was 14-all at half time and Paul Sykes' 73rd-minute drop goal appeared to give Dewsbury the points before Marsh's heroics.

Rob Worrincy (2), Owen Trout and Liam Finn - who kicked one goal alongside Sykes - were the Rams' scorers.

York were thankful for Connor Robinson's four goals and tries from Marsh, Cameron Scott, Kriss Brining and Liam Harris.