Buffaloes assistant coach Richard Harrison described it as the ‘team’s best performance to date’ as Bramley ended up victorious by 28-14 at local rivals Bradford Dudley Hill on Bank Holiday Monday.
Supporters of the Amber and Black clapped their heroes off the field after a display of controlled power and cutting edge precision that nudged the Buffaloes ahead of Hill in the LHF National League 3 table.
Richard commented: “Our defence was outstanding and held firm for much of the game plus we had that little bit extra in attack with some key moves coming off. Our error count was low and you really felt we were witnessing the realisation of some of our potential.
“It was a very tough physical game and we had to step up the pace and power from Saturday’s defeat to Woolston. It’s a great day for the team and fans. All of the players were very impressed with the support they got from the touchlines. That vocal encouragement was clear for all to hear today.
“We will need another performance like this next Saturday at home to Huddersfield to keep up the momentum and on the strength of today’s showing I’m sure we’ll be in play-off contention come the end of the season,” added Richard.
Bramley started brightly with an early try for Gavin Buckley on 4 minutes and then increased that lead on the half hour with another well worked move that saw Steve Pendlebury crash over.
The hosts hit back moments later with a try but the Buffaloes ended the half in full control after a penalty from Shaun Flynn and a try from Danny O’Connor left it 6-16 at the turnaround.
Buckley grabbed his second try on 48 minutes before Dudley Hill set Bramley nerves jangling with two touchdowns midway through the half. Pendlebury eased those nerves by adding his second try for the visitors with five minutes left before the impressive Amraz Hamid cantered over to guarantee victory for Bramley with a score in injury time.