Workington 22 Bradford 29: Charnock grabs late try to clinch Bulls win

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Bradford came from behind to gain a precious 29-22 Kingstone Press Championship win over bottom club Workington at Derwent Park to move up to fifth in the table.

Half-back Lewis Charnock, who has joined the Bulls on loan from St Helens, marked his debut with a crucial try five minutes from the end, to add to earlier efforts from Gareth O’Brien, Ethan Ryan, Adam Sidlow and James Clare. Danny Addy kicked four goals and a drop goal.

Former Bradford half-back Jarrod Sammut did his best to bring down his old club with two tries and three goals, while Sam Forrester and Dec Hulme scored Town’s other tries as they threatened to pull off a shock when they led 22-18 after 53 minutes.

Workington: J. Murphy, Forrester, Hulme, Mossop, Ritson, Doran, Sammut, Coward, C. Phillips, Gordon, McAvoy, Gee, Mattinson. Substitutes: Forber, Scholey, Shackley, Verlinden.

Bradford: Moss, Ryan, Welham, Oakes, Clare, Addy, Charnock, Clark, O’Brien, Sidlow, Mellor, Ferguson, Pitts. Substitutes:Lumb, Clough, Lauaki, Haggerty.

Referee: A Sweet (RFL).

London Broncos strengthened their hold on second spot with a 42-16 win over Swinton at Heywood Road.

Nick Slyney and recent recruit Api Pewhairangi scored two tries apiece and others came from Daniel Harrison, Mark Offerdahl and Ben Hellewell while Wes Naiqama kicked five goals and Pewhairangi landed two.

Keighley Cougars enjoyed a 
30-22 League 1 win over North Wales Crusaders in Wrexham.

Rob Massam got the home side off to a flying start but a pair of tries from Scott Law and one for Rikki Sheriffe put the visitors 16-6 up at the break. Sheriffe grabbed his second try before James Feather added the Cougars’ fifth with eight minutes left.