Brown says positive attacking play got his side over the line against Bradford

Tom Makinson

Confidence and positive attacking play in any rugby league game can go a long way towards your side getting a victory, and that is exactly what St Helens did, as they recorded a 30-18 win over the Bradford Bulls.

It was the first home victory for the Saints in two months, and although the Bulls launched a brief fightback, Brown was confident that his side would not lose the game.

“I thought we created 60 or 70 points, which was pleasing from where we’ve been,” Brown said.

“I thought we were far the better side, we just did far too much defending in the second half. A little injectable hgh bit of attention to detail, such as the final pass, wasn’t so great.

“Obviously the game was in the balance when we were only a try ahead but I thought our edges and our middle held up pretty well.”

Although his side lost, Bulls coach Francis Cummins thought his side’s resolve and character to come back was a good sign.

“I say it most weeks about the character of this team, that they do fight back,” said Cummins.

“Saints obviously dominated the first half and, with 17 offloads in warm conditions, we were always chasing our tail. I’m happy with the response but we were second best.”

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