Match report: London Broncos 16-44 Warrington Wolves
In a nutshell
London fought with great bravery and determination to lead at half-time against all odds but just lacked the depth and discipline of Warrington, and lost 16-44. The Broncos just might have proved they have enough quality to stay up.
How it unfolded
First half: Roy Asotasi charges over with less than five minutes on the clock, Ratchford converts and it doesn’t look good for London; the Broncos hit back just as hard a couple of minutes later, applying pressure with clever kicking, Nick Slyney crossing to level scores with Bishay’s conversion; Broncos hitting top gear and pull in front on 16 minutes thanks to quick hands that send half-back Ben Farrar over in the corner, Bishay converts from touchline; Thomas Minns makes it three unanswered Broncos tries and it’s not 16-6; Chris Bridge answers in style with a nice individual effort but Ratchford misses the conversion and so it’s 16-10; Wolves starting to hit form – Atkins is held up before Broncos knock-on, allowing Rhys Evans to cross in the corner; Ratchford misses conversion and Broncos still have lead – 16-14; Denny Solomona makes Broncos debut, coming on to replace Cook just before half-time.
Second half: Gene Ormsby, the reason Chris Riley went to Wakefield on loan, scores on the 44th minute after the Broncos were tackled in goal, Ratchford kick makes it 16-20; Four minutes later, Rhys Evans makes it 24-16; space opens up for Ryan Atkins and the centre outpaces everyone to score under the posts; three minutes later Rhys Evans completes his hat-trick before adding a fourth five-minutes later; Ryan Atkins intercepts to put an end to the match with a super individual four-pointer that is unconverted; 16-44 to Wolves.
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