Getting straight off the bus and onto the pitch for a short warm up right before kick off meant the odds were never going to go in London’s favour.
An opening try just three minutes in from Saints’ Mike Weldon saw them take an early lead. Moments later, Josh Eaves raced down the field to put them even further ahead, going in under the post.
The Broncos started to string a few sets together, and on the 15 minute mark a neat cut out ball from James Meadows put Kam Pearce-Paul over for London’s first points of the game.
However, the Saints responded in quick fashion when Ben Morris went over only two minutes later.
The Broncos were trying desperately to kill Saints’ momentum, but alas they proved too good for the Broncos and scored again through Jake Spedding.
London’s determination and aggression in defence saw them keep St. Helens scoreless for the remainder of the half, and they were able go into the second half with a score of 24-4, and some confidence in themselves.
As the second half got underway St Helens were out to try and see off the Broncos in reasonable fashion, but they weren’t going down without a fight!
An early try from Saints’ Liam Cooper saw them again gain early momentum, and in the next 15 minute period tries from Regan Grace, Mike Weldon and Cameron Brown furthered the gap in the score to 46-4.
London tried everything they could to stop Saints from coming at them, but they managed to get across the whitewash again, this time through Elliott Jenkins.
Late tries from London’s Matt Davies and St. Helens’ Cameron Brown saw the game finish at 58-10 and Broncos bitterly disappointed in their performance.
The U19’s next match is against The City of Hull academy on Saturday 2nd April.
St Helens Saints: Matty Costello, Regan Grace, Jake Spedding, Cameron Brown, Jordan Gibbons, Danny Richardson, Elliot Jenkins, Levy Nzoungou, Josh Eaves, Matty Lees, Liam Cooper, Ben Morris, Mike Weldon
Interchange: Brad Pinder, Jordan Olmez, Chris Follin, Alex Eckley
Tries: Weldon 2, Grace 2, Brown 2, Eaves, Spedding, Cooper, Jenkins
Goals: Richardson 10
London Broncos: Callum Whitcombe, Gideon Boafo, Kam Pearce-Paul, Josh Raqio, Fredd Dodd, Rhys Joel, James Meadows, Callum Bustin, Matt Davies, Lewis Bienek, Danny Hindmarsh, Jordan Williams, Jordan Richardson
Interchange: Matthew Montgomery, Rob Butler, Atu Laqeretabua, John Sipawa
Tries: Pearce-Paul, Davies