01 Aug 16
By Broncos Media
Posted in Team News

Tough day at the office for the academy

As the match started, London looked very dominant in the opening minutes, however Huddersfield soon opened their scoring account with a lovely cut out ball to winger Tyler Mellor for his first of the match. Half back, Izaac Farrell, failed to add the extras for both the first and last time of Huddersfield’s 11 tries.

Shortly after, hooker Ethan Salm crashed over from short range to get his first of the match also.

Next on the score sheet was London’s Max Savage, when some neat footwork from the big forward helped him get over the line.

London looked to have settled into the game at this stage and seemed to have things under control, until Jamie Greenwood scored for the Giants with eight minutes left of the first half, extending their lead to 16-6.

Then, Darnell McIntosh got the first of his soon-to-be brace late on before half time, and to make matters worse for London, Jack Richardson also crossed in the dying seconds of the half to make it 28-6 going into the sheds.

Liam Johnson opened up the scoring early on in the second half when he crossed for the Giants, but the Broncos soon answered back when Max Savage reached out for his second of the game.

With the scores at 34-12, the game was too far out of sight for the Broncos but despite their energy in defence and attack Huddersfield’s Sam Wood proved too big and too strong when he crossed, further extending their lead.

Next over for the Giants was Tyler Mellor for his brace out wide, and a successful goal kick made it 46-12. Now playing for pride, and with not long left, the Broncos dug in and threw all they had at the Giants but once again were unable to stop them when Ben Harley crossed. Adding insult to injury, Darnell McIntosh and Ethan Salm both crossed to get a brace each and finish the game with the score at 64-12.

The under 19s are next in action on the 6th August against Catalan Dragons at Ealing Trailfinders.

London Broncos squad: Mitch Stone, Callum Whitcombe, Gideon Boafa, Jacob Ogden, Rhys Joel, Rob Butler, Sadiq Adebiyi, Matt Davies, Sam Davis, Dan Hindmarsh, Fred Dodd, Atu Laqeretabua, Maleek Montgomery, John Sipawa, Lewis Bienek, Jordan Richardson, Dan Wellden, Josh Raqio, Will Relfe, Jordan Williams, James Meadows, Max Savage

Huddersfield Giants squad: Darnell McIntosh, Tyllar Mellor, Jack Richardson, Oliver Jamieson, Alex Young, Will Ingleby, Izaac Farrell, Ben Harley, Ethan Salm, Jacob Jones, Sam Hewitt, Harry Woollard, Liam Johnson, Sam Wood, Brad Burgess, Fletcher Davies, Ethan Priest, Tom Higgins, Connor Redgwick, Connor Hampson, Jamie Greenwood

By Alfie Lawrence