As the match got underway, the Warriors got on the score sheet first, when Tom Davies went in out wide. The Broncos hit back just moments later, when Tuoyo Egodo pounced on a loose ball and raced 60 metres to score.Then, Wigan’s Tom Davies went over for his second of the match extending the Warriors lead to 4-10.
Both teams were throwing all they had at each other and it was just a matter of time before one cracked. Eventually, it was the Broncos who cracked first when Wigan’s Oliver Partington muscled his way over the line.
London hit back straight away when Callum Bustin found his way through the visiting side’s defence to score. The Broncos looked to have recovered a grip on the game, and were finding their way back into it slowly until Wigan’s James Worthington stopped London in their tracks, when he went over to make the score 10-22 at half time.
It was a perfect start to the second half for London as Dan Wellden somehow scored, closing the points gap between the two sides. However, Wigan were soon to extend their lead again, when Declan O’Donnell went over from short range.
Tuoyo Egodo was next on the score sheet for his brace when he showed great strength and determination to get the ball over the line.
It was a quick turn around, and Wigan’s Samuel Kibula crossed shortly after. Both teams went head to head for the final 15 minutes, giving all they had to give but Wigan once again proved too strong for London when Sam Grant intercepted a pass and ran 80 metres to score in the dying minutes of the game.
The under 19s are next in action on the 30th July, away against Huddersfield Giants.
London Broncos: Kam Pearce-Paul, Jacob Ogden, Tuoyo Egodo, John Sipawa, Gideon Boafo, Dan Wellden, Josh Raqio, Callum Bustin, Matt Davies, Sadiq Adebiyi, Rob Butler, Dan Hindmarsh, Jordan Williams
Interchange: Rhys Joel, Mitch Stone, Jordan Richardson, Maleek Montgomery
Tries: Egodo (6, 57), Bustin (22), Wellden (42)
Goals: Wellden 1/4
Wigan Warriors: James Worthington, Joe Pilling, Sam Grant, Patrick Casey, Tom Davies, James Barron, Josh Woods, Patrick Jones, Declan O’Donnell, Samuel Adejumo, Macauley Davies, Jake Moore, Oliver Partington
Interchange: Jack McHugh, Aiden Sutton, Samuel Kibula, Oliver Russell
Tries: Davies (4, 11), Partington (20), Worthington (30), O’Donnell (52), Kibula (58), Grant (75)
Goals: Woods 6/7
Written by Alfie Lawrence