Widnes Vikings 20-21 London Broncos

Thursday 9th August 2018
KO: 19:45 - Round: 1

20-21 FT

HT: 6 0

Official: L Moore

Venue: DCBL Stadium Halton

  • Widnes Vikings

  • Tries
    Oliver Ashall-Bott, Chris Dean, Krisnan Inu,

  • Goals
    Krisnan Inu 4,

  • Drop Goals

  • London Broncos

  • Tries
    Mark Ioane, Daniel Harrison, Kieran Dixon 2,

  • Goals
    Jarrod Sammut 2,

  • Drop Goals
    Jarrod Sammut,

Line Up

Bench

Oliver
Ashall-Bott
Patrick
Van
Charly
Runciman
Liam
Finn
Chris
Houston
Aaron
Heremaia
Chris
Dean
Harrison
Hansen
MacGraff
Leuluai
Charlie
Gubb

Bench

Kieran
Dixon
Ben
Hellewell
Apirana
Pewhairangi
Eddie
Battye
Eloi
Pelissier
Ben
Evans
Daniel
Hindmarsh
Jarrod
Sammut
Tom
Spencer
Mark
Ioane
Daniel
Harrison

Official Report / Commentary

London Broncos piled more pressure on Widnes Vikings as they edged to a thrilling 21-20 victory at the Halton Stadium in the opening match of the Super 8s Qualifiers.

The Vikings could only register three wins from a possible 23 matches during the regular Betfred Super League season and the defeat extended their losing run to 17 matches, thanks to Jarrod Sammut's last-gasp drop goal.

London finished in second place in the Championship as they looked to return to the top-flight for the first time since 2014, and the two sides fought out a cagey first half with Oliver Ashall-Bott's converted try proving to be the only score as the hosts led 6-0 at the break.

However, London responded just two minutes after the restart through Mark Ioane to trail by two points but Widnes extended their lead to 14-4 after two goals from Krisnan Inu and a Chris Dean touchdown.

Daniel Harrison and Kieran Dixon crossed to draw the Broncos level at 14-14 before the latter grabbed his second score to put the visitors in front for the first time, only for Inu to dot down with five minutes remaining on the clock but Sammut landed the crucial one-pointer to seal a crucial victory for London.

  • 79: Goal scored for London Broncos by Jarrod Sammut
  • 75: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Krisnan Inu
  • 74: TRY! scored for Widnes by Krisnan Inu
  • 67: GOAL! scored for London Broncos by Jarrod Sammut
  • 66: TRY! scored for London Broncos by Kieran Dixon
  • 62: TRY! scored for London Broncos by Kieran Dixon
  • 59: GOAL! scored for London Broncos by Jarrod Sammut
  • 58: TRY! scored for London Broncos by Daniel Harrison
  • 55: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Krisnan Inu
  • 54: TRY! scored for Widnes by Chris Dean
  • 49: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Krisnan Inu
  • 43: TRY! scored for London Broncos by Mark Ioane
  • 32: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Krisnan Inu
  • 30: TRY! scored for Widnes by Oliver Ashall-Bott
  • Head to Head

    Tries:

    Vikings 3
    Broncos 4

    Goals:

    Vikings 4
    Broncos 2

    METRES:

    Vikings 1353
    Broncos 1497

    CARRIES:

    Vikings 203
    Broncos 195

    TACKLES:

    Vikings 363
    Broncos 369

    OFFLOADS:

    Vikings 8
    Broncos 12

    PENALTIES:

    Vikings 3
    Broncos 7

    BREAKS:

    Vikings 5
    Broncos 6

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Oliver Ashall-Bott 1 0 5 0 3 11 0 22 150 6.82 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Harrison Hansen 0 0 36 6 2 1 0 18 135 7.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Patrick Ah Van 0 0 6 2 1 1 1 14 122 8.71 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Charlie Gubb 0 0 22 3 1 1 0 14 114 8.14 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Joe Mellor 0 1 20 2 2 5 1 10 100 10.00 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Charly Runciman 0 0 7 2 0 2 0 18 97 5.39 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Matt Whitley 0 0 24 4 5 3 0 13 94 7.23 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Tom Olbison 0 0 19 8 2 4 0 10 79 7.90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Chris Houston 0 0 27 8 3 1 0 11 77 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Chris Dean 1 0 41 6 3 2 0 13 74 5.69 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Gil Dudson 0 0 28 3 5 0 0 9 71 7.89 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Macgraff Leuluai 0 0 19 2 1 1 0 9 69 7.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Aaron Heremaia 0 1 32 5 3 3 0 11 53 4.82 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Weller Hauraki 0 0 30 9 0 1 0 6 38 6.33 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Liam Finn 0 0 28 7 2 2 3 12 35 2.92 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Krisnan Inu 1 0 6 0 3 1 0 11 33 3.00 0 2 1 0 4 0 3 0
    Danny Walker 0 0 13 7 0 1 0 2 12 6.00 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Kieran Dixon 2 0 7 0 2 5 2 13 150 11.54 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Ben Hellewell 0 0 32 5 4 0 0 18 147 8.17 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Jay Pitts 0 0 21 4 3 0 1 15 140 9.33 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Eddie Battye 0 0 35 6 2 1 0 19 126 6.63 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Rhys Williams 0 1 3 0 0 2 0 13 119 9.15 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Elliott Kear 0 0 13 1 3 1 0 16 115 7.19 0 10 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Alex Walker 0 1 2 0 0 2 0 12 100 8.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Mark Ioane 1 0 20 0 1 8 0 13 97 7.46 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    James Cunningham 0 0 22 1 3 3 3 11 77 7.00 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Daniel Harrison 1 0 33 8 3 3 0 10 73 7.30 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Daniel Hindmarsh 0 0 45 6 1 0 0 12 72 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Eloi Pelissier 0 0 27 3 1 0 0 11 70 6.36 0 11 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Api Pewhairangi 0 1 15 2 5 9 5 12 66 5.50 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Jarrod Sammut 0 0 6 1 4 1 3 4 57 14.25 0 2 2 0 2 2 0 2
    Matthew Davis 0 0 47 10 4 1 0 4 32 8.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Ben Evans 0 0 23 2 4 0 0 7 28 4.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Tom Spencer 0 0 18 6 0 0 0 5 28 5.60 0 0 0 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