23 Mar 16
By Media Team
Posted in Team News

U19s suffer defeat as they struggle to find their form

A strong start from Wigan didn’t allow for much play on London’s behalf, cutting through Broncos defence on a number of occasions in the early stages. A dummy from Wigan’s Lewis Heckford saw him slice through the London defence to get an offload to Sammy Kibula, who got another offload away to James Worthington, who went in under the post despite Callum Whitcombe’s best efforts.

London tried to keep Wigan out for as long as possible, but a near miss pass sent Wigan’s Liam Paisley over for the second try of the game. The conversion was missed, but the score was already at 10-0 with only 11 minutes gone.

London were then next on the score sheet, with a short ball from Rhys Joel putting Jordan Williams across, however moments later Wigan’s Craig Mullen widened the gap as he powered his way over London’s line.

The Broncos were trying desperately to keep Wigan out for the second quarter of the first half, but a missed tackle by their line cost them dearly, as Wigan’s James Barran went in under the post back on the inside.

For the remainder of the half Wigan kept coming at London, but they managed to keep them at bay. Some promising good ball sets gave the Broncos confidence to take into the second half, and the score sat at 22-4.

However, as the second half got underway, Wigan were full of confidence. This showed in their first set, when Worthington put them on the score sheet straight away.

London tried to fight back, but Wigan proved too strong for the Broncos. Josh Ganson went over to put the scores at 34-4 only five minutes into the second half.

London were still trying to fight their way back into the game, and they weren’t making it easy for the strong Wigan side, but Paisley went in out wide for his second of the match on the 50 minute mark.

Moments later, Wigan’s Worthington went in for his second of the match, also making the scores 46-4.
Broncos were trying desperately to regain some confidence as they went set for set, but Jake Moore ran straight through untouched to score, after collecting a James Barran offload.

With 18 minutes to go, and a score of 52-4, the Broncos did well to keep Wigan out. A big looping pass from young James Meadows saw Gideon Boafo go over in the corner for the last try of the game, and the score finished at 52-10.

The U19s next game is against St. Helens on Friday 25th March.

Wigan Warriors: James Worthington, Craig Mullen, Jack Higginson, Paddy Casey, Liam Paisley, James Barran, Lewis Heckford, Paddy Jones, Josh Ganson, Callum Field, Jake Moore, Sammy Kibula, Oliver Partington
Interchange: Sam Adejumo, Oliver Russell, Sam Brady, Ben Kilner

Tries: Worthington 2, Paisley 2, Ganson 2, Mullen, Barran, Moore
Goals: Moore 5, Higginson 3

London Broncos: Callum Whitcombe, Gideon Boafo, Kam Pearce-Paul, Josh Raqio, Fredd Dodd, Rhys Joel, James Meadows, Callum Bustin, Matt Davies, Atu Laqeretebua, Dan Hindmarsh, Jordan Willams, Sadiq Adebiyi
Interchange: George Moore, Max Savage, Rob Butler, Lewis Bienek

Tries: Williams, Boafo
Goals: Joel