11 Jul 19
By Media Team
Posted in Team News

Broncos leave it too late again

A much changed Broncos side arrived at the KCom Stadium in good spirits with a view to causing the upset and returning home with the two points.

Hull Fc however had other ideas and came out of the blocks firing on all cylinders.

It was one way traffic for most of the first half with early Tries from Tuimavave, Faraimo, Griffin,  Connor and Westerman knocking the stuffing out of the somewhat inexperienced London side.

The Broncos could not get out of their half and were facing set after set defending their goal line as Hull kept on piling on the pressure.

With 29 minutes gone the Broncos finally had a chance to relieve some of that pressure and attack the Hull line but again to no avail and with the score at 28 -0 the Broncos were staring down the barrel.

The Broncos had a couple of minutes of good pressure which ended with Fozard stopped short and then Rob Butler forced a knock on to give a glimmer of hope to the half. The ball went out wide and Dixon decided to emulate Lionel Messi in forcing a goal line dropout.

The Broncos tried to play it once too many times and the volleyball pass from Pitts went to Naulago who sprinted the length of the pitch to score under the posts. Sneyd converted as he had with four of the five tries and the game was as good as over at 34 – 0 with two minutes of the half to play.

The Broncos ended the half with a forward pass against them on their own 10 m line and but for a Minichello knock on would have been defending for even more of the first 40 minutes.

The in dressing room cameras on show at half time showed Danny Ward having stern words with his charges but would that be enough to halt the two game slide since the win over Hull KR at Trailfinders?

The Broncos showed more urgency after the break with good work from Kear and then Gee attacking the line as Danny Ward and Jamie Langley watched from pitch side to try and inspire their troops.

It paid off as after a video review the Try was given in the corner to Matty Fleming to open the Broncos account. Dixon converted and the score was 34 – 6.

London then forced a knock on in front of the Hull posts as they looked to gain more ground. The set came to nothing however when Abdull knocked on on the last tackle.

Sets went back and forth until on 55 minutes great work from Daniel Hindmarsh allowed Abdull to dance inside and over for the try. Dixon converted again and the score was 34 – 12.

The hosts came firing back and were only stopped in their tracks by an unusual knock on from Danny Houghton and the pressure was relieved again.

Broncos struck again on 65 minutes when Fozard passed to Adebiyi who crashed over. Dixon missed the kick and we stayed at 34 – 16.

Hull FC kept on coming but the Broncos defence was standing strong but a succession of penalties against the hosts was their downfall as Hull FC finally got on the second half scoresheet with a Sneyd drop goal making it 35 – 16.

The Broncos thought they had scored again on 74 minutes as Williams went over in the corner only for the big screen to show the ball was dropped and no try followed from the video referee.

The Broncos continued to push and were rewarded as Adebiyi scored his second crashing onto an Eddie Battye pass and with Dixon converting the score was at 35 – 22.

There was only time to kick off and as the hooter went the Broncos had gone down 35-22 to 3rd placed Hull FC.

Next up are St Helens at home on July 21st as we continue to try and get the points needed to survive in Super League 2019.

London Broncos: Dixon, Hellewell, Kear, Fleming, Williams, Cunningham, Fozard, Battye, Davis, Gee, Pitts, Adebiyi, Yates,

Interchanges: Abdull, Ioane, Hindmarsh, Butler.

Tries: Fleming, Abdull, Adebiyi 2

Goals: Dixon 3

Hull FC: Shaul, Faraimo, Tuimavave, Griffin, Sneyd, Taylor, Houghton, Minichiello, Westerman, Connor, Manu, Paea, Naulago.

Interchanges: Bowden, Hadley, Green, Fash.

Tries: Tuimavave, Faraimo, Westerman, Connor, Griffin, Naulago

Goals: Sneyd 5

Drop goal: Sneyd