The first half display from a rampant Salford Red Devils side put London Broncos to the sword at Trailfinders on Sunday 4th August.
The Red Devils ran in six tries in the first 40 minutes almost putting paid to any hope the Broncos had of moving from the foot of the BetFred Super League table.
Within eight minutes of the first whistle Niall Evalds latched onto a Hastings pass to score the opening try and the Red Devils never looked back. Tui Lolohea converted his first and the Salford side led by six.
Within two minutes they were over again this time Evalds the provider for Flanagan to ghost over with Lolohea again converting.
On 16 minutes they had scored again through Josh Jones this time and Lolohea’s kick opened the gap to 16 points to nil.
Finally the Broncos got on the scoresheet on 20 minutes when Rhys Williams intercepted a ball and ran 80 metres to score under the posts. Kieran Dixon converted and the score was now six points to 18.
The Red Devils hit straight back as Evalds went over for his second on 23 minutes and with Lolohea again slotting the kick and it was 6 – 24.
On 31 minutes Luke Yates looked to have scored but was held up over the line. From the resulting play Lolohea intercepted and ran the length of the pitch to score. Inu converted this time and it was now 6 – 30 still with nine minutes of the half to play.
With two minutes left in the half Krisnan Inu went over in the corner and with Lolohea converting again the halftime score was 6 – 36 and the Broncos had a lot to do to even get back into the game.
The second half started the way the first had left off and within five minutes Salford had scored again as Hastings again broke the line and Evalds completed his Hat Trick. The ever reliable Lolohea again converted and the score was 6 – 42 and the uphill climb had just got steeper.
The clock ticked on and the Broncos could still not find a way through and on 54 minutes Kris Welham compounded that by scoring under the posts with Lolohea converting.
Finally on 57 minutes the Broncos sprung into life and Luke Yates crashed over to score the try. Dixon converted and it was now 12 – 48.
It was, however, short lived as Jackson Hastings threw a ridiculous dummy to fool the Broncos line and he raced away to score. Lolohea finally missed one and the score was now 12 – 52 and the half century was up.
The Broncos went on to score a couple of consolation tries with nice moves finished by Matt Fleming and Sadiq Adebiyi respectively but Salford were not done and Evalds scored his fourth on 75 minutes with Lolohea converting and it was now 22 – 58 with a few minutes to play.
The final try of the game went to London as Rob Butler took a good inside pass from Eddie Battye to break the line to score on 78 minutes but at the hooter the Broncos had been soundly beaten by an in form Salford side to remain at the foot of the table.
Head Coach Danny Ward said, ” Yes I let them know how I felt after that performance and if they had nothing constructive to add it was best to stay quiet. They are embarrassed and hurting in the dressing room but we need to get over this and focus on Castleford next week.”
LONDON BRONCOS :- Walker, Dixon, Fleming, Kear, Williams, Abdull, Lamb, Krasniqi, Cunningham, Butler, Pitts, Adebiyi, Yates
INTERCHANGES:- Mason, Richards, Fozard, Battye
TRIES:- Williams, Yates, Fleming, Adebiyi, Butler
GOALS :- Dixon 4/5
SALFORD RED DEVILS:- Evalds, Olpherts, Welham, Bibby, Inu, Lolohea, Hastings, Walker, Tomkins, Dudson, Jones, McCarthy, Flanagan
INTERCHANGES:- Burke, Johnson, Lussick, Mossop
TRIES :- Evalds (4), Flanagan, Jones, Lolohea, Inu, Hastings, Welham
GOALS:- Inu 1/1, Lolohea 8/9
REFEREE :- Liam Moore
Att :- 1445