CASTLEFORD Tigers coach Ian Millward admitted Bradford Bulls were the better team after his side lost 20-12 at Probiz Coliseum this afternoon (Sunday).
"I thought Bradford were terrific and the better team won," said Millward (pictured) after his side slipped to their first defeat since he took charge.
"It was very heavy underfoot but I thought we had a lot of opportunities to score tries. Our completion was quite low in the first-half but Bradford's was very high.
"We threatened to score quite a few times but we were pulled up short. We just weren't as clinical as we could be in attack. We were just a bit off the pace attacking wise.
"We just didn't get the right plays at the right spot and build the right pressure when we were really threatening. The match was a game of inches and missed opportunities and not being able to build up sustained pressure.
"Bradford took their opportunities and I thought their attitude today was fantastic after coming off a tough loss.
"I liked the way their halves were very probing and meticulous. From a collective point of veiw Bradford were very good.
"In the conditions they were the most consistent team and kicking wise they were better than us. Obviously, they had less errors and when they had opportunities they nailed them."