Leon Pryce described yesterday’s magnificent victory at Odsal as the greatest moment in his brief coaching career.

The Town boss, who began and finished his distinguished playing career at the vast Bradford arena and won three Super League titles plus two Challenge Cups whilst there, beamed with delight after watching his current charges grind out the victory that keeps their play-off hopes bubbling, while denting his home town club’s hopes of automatic promotion through finishing top.

Pryce, who only took over at Derwent Park last winter and still lives barely five minutes from the Bulls’ ground, enthused: “It was a massive victory and full credit to the players who were outstanding and found a way to win.

“The game could have gone either way as it was in the balance for a long time.

“Tyler Dickinson was absolutely superb, Sean Penkywicz was outstanding as he has been all season, and Jamie Doran is such a threat when he takes the line on.”

As the lead changed hands several times, Town were twice forced to come from behind and as tension built towards the end, Pryce observed: “Our experience was a big factor and when I recruited I beared in mind that this league is a bit slower than Super League and the Championship.

“So you need those ‘old heads’ and we have some good, experienced professionals.

“Fui (Fuifui Moimoi), Penky (Sean Penkywicz), Stevie Scholey, Oliver Wilkes, Elliott Miller….they have all been round the block a bit and that counts.

“When it gets pressurised, old heads know how to handle it and that experience got us over the line.

“That was definitely the biggest win in my short coaching career but the boys take all the credit – they were brilliant.”

“I’m going to go home now and have a quick glass of wine to celebrate then I’m off to a Leroy Cudjoe testimonial dinner!”

The result saw Bradford deposed as league leaders with York, who are Town’s opponents at Derwent Park next Sunday, taking over after their 48-6 victory against Hunslet.