Interim Head Coach Tom Tsang took plenty of encouragement from London Broncos’ second half performance against Featherstone Rovers at the weekend, which ended 28-48.
The Broncos trailed Rovers 4-28 at half time in our latest Betfred Championship fixture but regrouped to put 24 points on the Yorkshire outfit during the game’s second half.
Star winger Gideon Boafo completed his second successive hat-trick on home soil and added a fourth try in the closing minutes while academy graduate Josh Hodson also crossed the whitewash to register his fourth try of the season.
Tsang said players’ performances in the second half prove the Broncos’ squad has what it takes to compete with the division’s strongest teams.
“It was a very disappointing first 20 minutes,” said Tsang. “We didn’t execute the points we raised in our game plan, and we didn’t play to our potential.
“But after that period, we were just as good if not better than Featherstone. We chased hard in the second half to cut the gap further, but a couple of unforced individual errors hurt our momentum.
“What we learnt from the weekend is important for the rest of our campaign. We know we can compete with Featherstone, and we know there are weaknesses to exploit should we reach the play-offs and play against them.
“There were some strong passages of play which I was very pleased with, and our attention now switches to a must-win game at York.”
The Broncos return to action on Sunday when travelling north to play York City Knights in our final scheduled regular season Betfred Championship fixture.
With Whitehaven RLFC holding a 54.76 points percentage return, Tsang explained Sunday’s fixture is must-win.
He added: “We want to finish the league in as high a position as possible. That means this weekend in York is must-win for me.
“Players will have today (Monday) off to recover and the hard work starts over again on Tuesday with an in-depth video review. Wednesday and Thursday will be big training days and we’ll place players in matchday scenarios to improve our game management skills.
“The big message from me through the week, though, will be to end our regular season campaign on a high and ensure we qualify for the play-offs with good momentum behind us.”
Tsang also took time to thank supporters who attended yesterday’s game and matches through our 2021 campaign.
“It’s possible that yesterday’s match was our final game of the season at the Trailfinders Sports Club, dependant on results this weekend,” said Tsang. “I want to take the opportunity to thank our fans for their loyal support this season.
“We hear you loud and clear at every game on the touchline and it’s been a priviledge for the club to play in front of you all this season.”