As the match got underway the Broncos looked full of confidence. Some good attacking sets from the home side saw them gain some vital field possession, allowing Tuoyo Egodo to open the Broncos scoring account for an early 4-0.
Broncos were out in full force in defence causing Salford to make mistakes – an unusual kick from James Meadows and a great chase from the Broncos defence gifted them a repeat set, which in turn gave Lewis Bienek a chance to show his strength from the goal line drop out when he crashed through Salford’s defence, holding off their fullback to score his first ever in London colours.
Whilst the score was 10-0, Salford weren’t giving in any time soon and tried to fight back, but some outstanding defence from London on a number of occasions held Salford out.
A number of penalties gifted to Salford by London kept them in the game, but Broncos soon got back on the right track. James Meadows skipped across field eventually getting wrapped up, however he was able to get a neat offload away to Callum Whitcombe, who came storming through a gap in Salford’s defence to pluck the ball out the air and cross the white wash out wide, allowing London into halftime with a 14-0 lead.
The second half began and Broncos were only getting better when a cross field kick from Meadows was claimed superbly by Kam Pearce-Paul, furthering the home side’s lead to 20-0!
Salford still were not giving in and looked likely to score, but good defence from Broncos once again kept them out. After a quick tap from Rob Butler he raced an impressive 80 metres only to be brought down, but a few plays later Lewis Bienek got over for his second of the match with a miss match play out wide.
A missed conversion left the score at 24-0 and Broncos were really looking to put the game to bed! They did just that, when minutes after Bienek’s second try a very well executed training ground move allowed Rob Butler to go 40 metres to seal the deal for London, and leave the final score at 30-0.
The U19s are next in action on the 11th June at Ealing Trailfinders, against Bradford Bulls.
London Broncos: Callum Whitcombe, Jacob Ogden, Tuoyo Egodo, Kam Pearce-Paul, Fred Dodd, Dan Wellden, James Meadows, Callum Bustin, Matt Davies, Lewis Bienek, Rob Butler, Jordan Williams, Sadiq Adebiyi
Interchange: Sam Davis, Danny Hindmarsh, John Sipawa, Rhys Joel
Tries: Egodo (4), Bienek (7, 61), Whitcombe (22), Pearce-Paul (44), Butler (69)
Goals: Wellden 3/6
Salford Red Devils: Jack Thompson, Elliot Caine, Ben Calland, Alex Gaskell, Regan Craft, Aaron Moore, Lewis Fairhurst, Jonny Scott, Declan Gregory, Chris Worrall, Adam Jongs, Harry Madders, Liam Bent
Interchange: Jordan Cella, Nathan Reidy, Lewis Gregory, Ben Heyes