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Match report: London Broncos 18-44 Salford Red Devils
Gareth Hock in his Widnes days. ©RLphotos

Match report: London Broncos 18-44 Salford Red Devils

by: Martyn Sadler, February 22, 2014, 4:45 pm

Salford Red Devils maintained their 100 per cent record with a comfortable 18-44 victory against London Broncos at the Broncos’ new home, The Hive, in north London.

The Broncos took an early lead with a try by hooker Scott Moore, goaled by Tony Gigot.

But the Red Devils were soon on level terms when Harrison Hansen scored his first try, which was followed by a try by Danny Williams, another by Hansen, one by French halfback Theo Fages and by his halfback partner Tim Smith. Jake Mullaney converted three of their five first-half tries to give the Reds a 6-26 lead at half-time.

In front of 1,246 spectators the Red Devils lost Gareth Hock for ten minutes to the sinbin early in the second half.

But it didn’t prevent them from extending their lead, with a great individual effort for Mullaney, followed by a try for former St Helens star Francis Meli, both goaled by Mullaney.

The Broncos hit back with a try by George Griffin, converted by Gigot, but the Red Devils replied with Fages’ second try, converted by Smith.

But the last word went to the Broncos, when Mike McMeeken picked up a loose ball to go over for a try, which Gigot again converted.

A full report and pictures will feature in Monday’s edition of Rugby League Express.

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