London Broncos 24-42 Widnes Vikings

Saturday 28th June 2014
KO: 15:00 - Round: 18

24-42 FT

HT: 8 18

Attendance: 1,422

Official: G Stokes

Venue: The Hive

  • London Broncos

  • Tries
    Denny Solomona, James Greenwood, Atelea Vea, Matt Cook,

  • Goals
    Josh Drinkwater 4,

  • Drop Goals

  • Widnes Vikings

  • Tries
    Patrick Ah Van, Hep Cahill, Danny Galea, Rhys Hanbury 2, Paddy Flynn 2,

  • Goals
    Joe Mellor, Danny Tickle 4, Patrick Ah Van 2,

  • Drop Goals

Match Highlights

Official Report / Commentary

Widnes Vikings survived a late fightback at the Hive to end a five-match winless run in First Utility Super League and condemn bottom club London Broncos to yet another defeat.

Patrick Ah Van, Hep Cahill, and Danny Galea touched down in the first half for the visitors, before Rhys Hanbury and Paddy Flynn each scored a double in the second period to seal a 42-24 win.

James Greenwood, Atelea Vea and Matt Cook gave Broncos some hope at the end of the game, after Denny Solomona's first-half try, but these proved to be no more than a consolation.

A second-minute Josh Drinkwater penalty from just under halfway put London in front.

But it was not long before a sloppy Broncos knock-on gave Widnes possession right in front of the posts. Kevin Brown's chip over the top allowed Ah Van to touch down in the left corner.

Danny Tickle converted the goal from the sideline to make it 6-2 after eight minutes.

Widnes built their pressure, Brown almost setting up a carbon-copy of the first try in the 14th minute with another well-placed kick.

Widnes looked dangerous every time Brown was in possession, and a kick into the right corner forced a mistake from Iliess Macani, conceding the 10-metre scrum on 31 minutes.

The Vikings again punished London for the error, with Cahill charging in under the posts after a great offload from Jon Clarke.

Galea then found a gap in the Broncos defence on 38 minutes, running in to the left of the posts, before against the run of play Drinkwater's kick released Solomona who finished well in the corner on the stroke of half-time.

Both tries were successfully converted to make it 18-8 at the interval.

Widnes opened the second half with a superb move down the right, with Hanbury exchanging with Ah Van before touching down in the right corner for another try in the 48th minute.

Flynn then broke three tackles and somehow went over in the right corner on 51 minutes, before Brown's 63rd-minute kick gave Flynn the opportunity to run in again on the right following the scrum.

Greenwood and Vea gave Broncos fans something to cheer about with 10 minutes left, both going over in quick succession to make it 36-20, Drinkwater converting the goals.

But Hanbury's blistering break through the middle on 73 minutes restored Widnes' lead, before Broncos skipper Cook responded with a try of his own in the last minute.

  • 80: TRY! scored for London Broncos by Matt Cook
  • 74: TRY! scored for Widnes by Rhys Hanbury
  • 74: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Patrick Ah Van
  • 70: GOAL! scored for London Broncos by Josh Drinkwater
  • 70: TRY! scored for London Broncos by Atelea Vea
  • 70: GOAL! scored for London Broncos by Josh Drinkwater
  • 70: TRY! scored for London Broncos by James Greenwood
  • 66: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Patrick Ah Van
  • 66: TRY! scored for Widnes by Paddy Flynn
  • 54: Interchange On for Widnes, Grant Gore On
  • 54: Interchange Off for Widnes, Jon Clarke Off
  • 53: TRY! scored for Widnes by Paddy Flynn
  • 53: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Danny Tickle
  • 44: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Danny Tickle
  • 44: TRY! scored for Widnes by Rhys Hanbury
  • 40: GOAL! scored for London Broncos by Josh Drinkwater
  • 40: TRY! scored for London Broncos by Denny Solomona
  • 37: Interchange Off for London Broncos, Joe Keyes Off
  • 37: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Danny Tickle
  • 37: TRY! scored for Widnes by Danny Galea
  • 37: Interchange On for London Broncos, Will Lovell On
  • 29: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Danny Tickle
  • 29: TRY! scored for Widnes by Hep Cahill
  • 28: Interchange Off for London Broncos, Matt Cook Off
  • 28: Interchange On for London Broncos, Erjon Dollapi On
  • 21: Interchange On for London Broncos, Olsi Krasniqi On
  • 21: Interchange Off for London Broncos, James Greenwood Off
  • 21: Interchange Off for London Broncos, Nick Slyney Off
  • 21: Interchange On for London Broncos, George Griffin On
  • 19: Interchange On for Widnes, Dave Allen On
  • 19: Interchange Off for Widnes, Paddy Flynn Off
  • 19: Interchange On for Widnes, MacGraff Leuluai On
  • 19: Interchange Off for Widnes, Ben Kavanagh Off
  • 18: Interchange On for Widnes, Willie Isa On
  • 18: Interchange Off for Widnes, Phil Joseph Off
  • 9: TRY! scored for Widnes by Patrick Ah Van
  • 9: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Joe Mellor
  • 3: GOAL! scored for London Broncos by Josh Drinkwater
  • Key Performers

    Kevin Brown

    Forty Twenty: 1

    Rhys Hanbury

    Metres: 166

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Broncos 4
    Vikings 7

    Goals:

    Broncos 4
    Vikings 7

    METRES:

    Broncos 1093
    Vikings 1203

    CARRIES:

    Broncos 172
    Vikings 170

    TACKLES:

    Broncos 323
    Vikings 337

    OFFLOADS:

    Broncos 8
    Vikings 2

    PENALTIES:

    Broncos 3
    Vikings 3

    BREAKS:

    Broncos 4
    Vikings 7

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Jamie O'Callaghan 0 0 7 0 1 3 0 13 122 9.38 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Matthew Cook 1 0 26 6 0 2 0 14 122 8.71 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Atelea Vea 1 0 19 4 2 4 1 17 107 6.29 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Iliess Macani 0 0 4 0 1 1 0 12 106 8.83 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Olsi Krasniqi 0 0 31 8 4 2 0 11 89 8.09 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Scott Moore 0 2 48 15 2 2 2 17 86 5.06 0 16 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Nick Slyney 0 0 25 1 0 0 0 13 72 5.54 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    James Greenwood 1 0 18 3 1 2 0 11 63 5.73 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Will Lovell 0 0 5 0 2 1 0 6 57 9.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    James Duckworth 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 12 56 4.67 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Denny Solomona 1 0 13 1 1 2 1 10 51 5.10 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Erjon Dollapi 0 0 16 1 1 0 0 5 38 7.60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    James Woodburn-Hall 0 0 19 3 3 1 0 7 32 4.57 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    George Griffin 0 0 29 4 1 1 0 6 32 5.33 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Drinkwater 0 1 21 5 0 1 7 8 30 3.75 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0
    Joe Keyes 0 0 13 2 0 0 0 4 16 4.00 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Alex Foster 0 0 27 3 2 0 0 6 14 2.33 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Rhys Hanbury 2 1 5 0 0 6 0 17 166 9.76 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Tickle 0 0 20 3 2 2 0 13 124 9.54 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0
    Macgraff Leuluai 0 0 28 6 1 3 0 16 115 7.19 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Paddy Flynn 2 0 4 0 3 4 0 13 97 7.46 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Galea 1 0 31 9 2 3 0 10 92 9.20 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Patrick Ah Van 1 0 5 2 1 1 1 12 91 7.58 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0
    Chris Dean 0 0 23 3 1 1 0 11 90 8.18 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Hep Cahill 1 0 41 10 2 2 0 12 80 6.67 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
    Philip Joseph 0 0 23 3 0 1 0 12 76 6.33 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    William Isa 0 0 21 3 1 0 0 15 72 4.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Kavanagh 0 1 22 1 2 1 0 7 60 8.57 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    David Allen 0 1 25 5 1 1 0 6 46 7.67 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Cameron Phelps 0 0 20 3 2 0 0 8 32 4.00 0 3 5 0 0 0 1 0
    Joe Mellor 0 1 14 4 0 0 1 6 22 3.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Kevin Brown 0 3 15 2 1 0 5 5 17 3.40 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
    Jon Clarke 0 0 21 3 0 0 0 5 17 3.40 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Grant Gore 0 0 19 4 3 0 0 2 6 3.00 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0

    Stats Key

    T: Tries
    TA: Try assists
    TK: Tackles
    MT: Marker tackles
    MI: Missed tackles
    TB: Tackle busts
    AT: Attacking kicks
    C: Carries
    M: Metres
    AG: Av gain
    CB: Clean break
    DR: Run from dummy half
    E: Errors
    FT: Forty twenty
    G: Goals
    MG: Missed goals
    OF: Offload
    P: Penalties