Wolves surge into last eight
Warrington Wolves 32 Bradford Bulls 16
Halliwell Jones Stadium
Sunday 29 April 2012
Warrington struck either side of half-time to reach the Carnegie Challenge Cup quarter-finals.
Bradford were clinging to a 6-4 lead four minutes before half-time but the Wolves ran in four tries in 14 minutes. The Australian winger Joel Monaghan scored two en route to a hat-trick.
Bradford centre Adrian Purtell was denied a try for a knock-on but made amends on 12 minutes picking up a loose ball to race over following a steal by Keith Lulia. Luke Gale added the conversion, but Warrington clawed their way back with penalties. They got a Monaghan try after 22 minutes and Ben Westwood would have added a second but he placed the ball on Jamie Langley's foot.
The Wolves struck twice in the last four minutes of the half. Brett Hodgson caught the defence flat after scooping up a stray pass and Chris Riley swooped on a fumble by Bulls prop Bryn Hargreaves.
The Yorkshiremen trailed 16-6 after Hodgson's conversions, and conceded two further tries at the restart. Monaghan grabbed his second, touching down Hodgson's grubber kick, and Ryan Atkins scored from a scrum. Hodgson kicked his third to make it 26-6, but Lulia finished a six-man move.
The Wolves were reduced to 12 men on 65 minutes when Chris Hill was sin-binned and the Bulls scored a try through Olivier Elima. Gale kicked his second goal but Monaghan crossed at the corner a minute from the end to complete his hat-trick, with Hodgson taking his goal tally to four from seven.
Warrington Hodgson; Riley, Bridge, Atkins, J Monaghan; Briers, O'Brien; Hill, Higham, Wood, Waterhouse, Westwood, McCarthy. Substitutes used Harrison, Grix, Carvell, Cooper.
Bradford Pryce; Purtell, Whitehead, Lulia, Ainscough; Jeffries, Gale; Hargreaves, Diskin, Kopczak, Elima, Bateman, Langley. Substitutes used L'Estrange, Addy, Manuokafoa, Burgess.
Referee James Child (Dewsbury).
Latest in Sport
Angel Di Maria reveals wish to return to Argentina - but don't worry Manchester United fans...
Arsene Wenger 18th anniversary at Arsenal: His WORST signings XI during his time with the Gunners
FC Basel vs Liverpool: Champions League match preview
Robin van Persie reveals Louis van Gaal wants Manchester United to 'be more Dutch and pull on the same rope'
Manchester United risk Uefa row over plan to play lucrative midweek friendlies
- 1 Snoop Dogg and Jared Leto buy a stake in Reddit as A-list invests $50m
- 2 Car tax disc changes: Two days to go - and they affect you much more than just not displaying a piece of paper
- 3 Ed Sheeran dedicates song to David Cameron
- 4 Now we know whose fault it is if you end up being murdered in Thailand
- 5 35,000 walrus gather ashore on north-west Alaska beach 'for a rest'
Isis, we are told, is a 'clear and dangerous threat to our way of life'. I’m sorry, but I just don’t buy it
Exclusive: 'Putin's Russia has been my biggest regret,' says Nato's outgoing Secretary General
The Osborne Ultimatum: Chancellor’s benefits freeze bombshell will affect ten million households
There’s no excuse for Dave Lee Travis’s behaviour, but we need to keep a sense of proportion
Mark Reckless becomes second Tory MP to defect to Ukip in a month
Should gay sex be illegal? 16% of Britons think so