DEPLETED Emley Moor produced a solid display before falling to a 36-10 home defeat to Division I leaders Kippax Welfare.
Injuries and absences meant the home side had just 12 men available against a Kippax side with 15 wins from 16 starts.
But Moor couldn’t have asked for a better start as Jason Southwell crashed over for the opening try.
By half-time, however, the visitors had raced into a 26-4 lead.
And despite a second-half Simon Davis try and John Roebuck goal, Kippax continued to dominate, finishing 26 points ahead.
There was also defeat for Moor’s second string as they came down to earth with a bump after last week’s big Supplementary Cup semi final win with a 62-14 reverse at South Bradford in Division VII.
Like the first team, Emley travelled across with just 12 players due to injury and unavailability, and it was always going to be tough.
But, again like the senior side, Emley scored first with Taff Barron touching down after backing up a sublime Jack Dyson break, and Dyson converted.
After that, however, it was all one-way traffic as the extra man Bradford had made all the difference.
Moor scored again in the second half, with Nicky Alderson and Dale Hellawell both taking their chances well, but it was a mere consolation.