engage Super League XIII Round 3 review

Bradford Bulls 16 Tries: Evans, Sykes 2 Goals: Deacon 2

St Helens 22 Tries: Gilmour, Cunningham, Graham, Gardner Goals: Long 3

Att: 10,756

St Helens held off a second half comeback from Bradford Bulls at the Grattan Stadium Odsal.

Saints flew out the blocks and scored two tries in the opening 10 minutes of the game through James Graham and Ade Gardiner. A mistake from James Evans led to a Lee Gilmour touching down to extend the visitors lead to 16-0 after 20 minutes.

Evans made amends for his mistake by scoring in the corner to cut the half-time lead to 16-4. Early in the second half a neat try from Paul Sykes put Bradford back into the game. However a typical Keiron Cunningham try from dummy half gave Saints some breathing space and despite a late Sykes try the Visitors held on for their second win of the season.

Hull FC 24 Tries: Houghton, Radford, Tickle, Berrigan Goals: Tickle 4

Wigan Warriors 22 Tries: Hock, Richards, Bailey, Carmont Goals: Richards 3

Att: 13,226

Hull FC finally got their first victory of the season with a narrow win over Wigan Warriors at the KC Stadium.

Ex Bronco Shaun Berrigan got Hull off to the perfect start with the opening try. Wigan roared back and with tries from Gareth Hock, George Carmont and Pat Richards to lead 16-8 at the break

After the break youngster Danny Houghton got Hull back in touch but a Phil Bailey score gave the Warriors a useful lead at 22-12 after 60 minutes. However, the Black Whites had other ideas and with two quick-fire tries from Captain Lee Radford and Danny Tickle the game was all square at 22-22. Tickle then calmly added the extras to snatch the points and end Wigan