MATTY Storton enjoyed his seasonal debut for Bradford Bulls this year much more than his first appearance for them last year.

The former Oakbank pupil, who played for the Bulls in their 60-4 hammering at Toulouse Olympique in April 2017, was part of the Bradford team that notched a club record away win against West Wales Raiders on Sunday.

Storton, a 19-year-old back-rower, said of his debut in France: "That was a bit of an odd one.

"I got the call about a couple of days before and I came on with about 20 minutes to go and we were already 50 points down, so it was not the best of days but it was still my debut."

As for the Bulls' display in the 104-0 victory over the Raiders in Llanelli on Sunday, with Storton getting one of their 19 tries, the Bradford Dudley Hill and West Bowling product said: "I feel a lot better about this game.

"I thought we all played really well and stuck to structures and I pushed on Keyesy (Joe Keyes) and got a nice try.

"I have been working really hard in the 19s and John (Kear) has finally given me a shot and I feel I took it."

As for the immediate future and the Bulls' upcoming regular-season finales against Oldham and Hemel Stags, Storton said: "Hopefully I will get some more games but we will have to see. You never know.

"If I just keep training well then hopefully I might get on the bench or something but it was good to make the game here."

As for how the Betfred League One promotion chasers gelled, despite making seven changes, Storton, whose career was hampered by a hamstring injury in 2017 that needed a five-hour operation, said: "We had a really good couple of days' training and everybody knows the system and what they need to do, so everyone slotted in really well and we got a great performance."

He also praised his team-mates, particularly experienced forwards Steve Crossley and Ross Peltier.

Storton said: "Ross and Steve are really good leaders and they are always talking to you on the pitch and telling you what you need to do."

This is Storton's last season with the Bulls under-19s due to his age, and he said: "Hopefully I will get a few reserve games and push for a first-team spot.

"We have had a really good Academy season.

"We are seventh with two games left, and last year we came second from bottom so we have improved loads.

"We were unlucky to lose at City of Hull Academy on Saturday (22-20) but we will bounce back on Saturday against Catalans."