Satisfied Smith pleased with Bradford

Bradford head coach Rohan Smith praised his side after they extended their Championship Shield winning running with a 36-26 win over Dewsbury.

The Bulls ensured top spot in the Shield competition with victory over the Rams, notching their fourth consecutive victory as a result.

Smith was content with his side’s most recent performance.

“We’re aiming to keep the winning run going until the end of the season,” he said.

“We’ve got a lot of improvement in us from the showing from yesterday. We are looking forward to getting started again and preparing for Swinton this week.

“We aim to go to Dewsbury and play hard and play up the middle, which we knew Dewsbury would have a crack at as well and I thought we did a reasonable job at that.

“We found good body position in the first half, but just couldn’t quite apply ourselves for long enough to send them away.

“We got ourselves in a good hard game and regardless of the score at one point, I still felt it was a tight hard game all the way.

“I thought we tackled really well yesterday and I thought we were more physical.

“There was a lot of niggling in the game but I thought we were quite strong with our tackling, but it was a messy game – that’s probably the best way to describe it.”

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