18 May 16
By Media Team
Posted in Team News

U19s seal their first win of the season against the North East

As the match got underway Callum Whitcombe opened the scoring with a great link up play between him and John Sipawa down the short side.

London looked confident in both attack and defence, and only moments later Jacob Ogden also went over for his first try of the game.

With the scores at 8-0, Louis Godfrey went across to put the Broncos even further ahead, but another unsuccessful conversion left the scores at 12-0.

North East hit back with their winger over out wide, and it looked like the Broncos had let them back into the game. The sides went set for set and London looked threatening with a number of line breaks.

Eventually Broncos scored again, this time through the captain, Sid Adebiyi. Broncos looked the favourites, but there was no sign of giving up from the North East, and London had to stay on task.

Another try from the London skipper late on in the first 40 eased pressure, and put the Broncos even further ahead at the break with the scores at 22-4.

The second half began and North East looked to have got themselves back into the game, scoring a try only minutes in through their centre.

Good sets followed from both sides, and a neat little link up play from London’s halfback duo, James Meadows and Dan Wellden, enabled Wellden go over the whitewash putting the scores for an eighteen point lead.

Moments later London’s big Rob Butler powered his way over to further London’s lead.

The North East soon responded and their centre again found his way over after some good footwork. Sitting at 32-14, the Broncos looked to have put the game to bed, however North East got another when blind side prop powered his way over to close the gap to twelve points.

Jacob Ogden went over for his brace just minutes from the final whistle, after Dan Wellden threw a great pass to set him up. With a final score of 36-20, the Broncos earned their first win of the season, and have regained some confidence to go into their next game.

The u19s next game is at home against Salford Red Devils on Monday 30 May at Ealing Trailfinders.

London Broncos: Callum Whitcombe, Louis Godfrey, Gideon Boafo, Jacob Ogden, James Meadows, Rhys Joel, Rob Butler, Sadiq Adebiyi, Matty Davies, Sam Davis, Dan Hindmarsh, Max Savage, Fredd Dodd
Interchange: Atu Laqeretabua, Maleek Montgomery, John Sipawa, Lewis Bienek, Jordan Richardson, Dan Wellden

Written by Alfie Lawrence