Mathers scores 4 as Wildcats hit half century

In a Nutshell

Wakefield fullback Richie Mathers scored four tries as the Wildcats proved far too strong for London Broncos, winning 22-50 at The Hive.

How it Unfolded

Mathers scored his first two tries in the opening ten minutes, and from that point it was always an uphill struggle for the Broncos, who were 6-30 down at half-time.

Wakefield added three more first-half tries from Jarrod Sammut, Dean Collis and Reece Lyne tries, all converted by Sammut, while the Bronos had scored just one try, from Leeds Rhinos loan player Thomas Minns, with halfback Josh Drinkwater converting.

The Broncos showed some improvement in the second half, but were never able to get back on terms. Mathers added two more tries, and Wakefield scored two more through Collis and Pita Godinet, with Sammut adding two more conversions.

Former Melbourne Storm wingman Denny Solomona scored two tries for the Broncos, with Matt Cook getting the final touchdown of the game.

It was yet another sobering experience for Broncos fans in the sparse crowd of just 1,017 spectators, and the Londoners now face a tough trip to Headingley on Friday to take on the rampant Leeds Rhinos in a game that will be televised on Sky Sports.

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