London Broncos 23-16 Halifax RLFC

Saturday 29th September 2018
KO: 19:05 - Round: 7

23-16 FT

HT: 12 16

Official: G Hewer

Venue: Trailfinders Sports Club

  • London Broncos

  • Tries
    Jarrod Sammut, Eloi Pelissier, Kieran Dixon, Elliot Kear,

  • Goals
    Jarrod Sammut 3,

  • Drop Goals
    Sadiq Adebiyi,

  • Halifax RLFC

  • Tries
    Ben Kaye, Steve Tyrer, Adam Tangata,

  • Goals
    Steve Tyrer 2,

  • Drop Goals

Line Up

Bench

James
Woodburn-Hall
Kieren
Moss
Steve
Tyrer
Ben
Heaton
Will
Sharp
Scott
Murrell
Ben
Johnston
Dan
Fleming
Ben
Kaye
Jacob
Fairbank
Adam
Tangata
Brandon
Moore
Curtis
Davies
Connor
Davies
Brandon
Douglas

Official Report / Commentary

London Broncos are one step away from returning to Betfred Super League after scraping past Halifax 23-16 in the final round of the Super 8s Qualifiers.

A rousing second-half display was enough to ensure Broncos played their way into next Saturday’s Million Pound Game, where they will face either Hull KR or Toronto Wolfpack for the chance to return to the top flight for the first time since 2014.

Needing to avoid an unlikely 25-point swing to edge their way into next week’s winner-takes-all clash, London held their nerve to stem the tide thanks to Jarrod Sammut and Eloi Pelissier’s tries.

The Broncos had to do it the hard way against the West Yorkshire part-timers who led 16-12 at the break courtesy of first-half efforts from Ben Kaye, Steve Tyrer and Adam Tangata.

But an impressive kicking display from Sammut helped the Londoners gain the initiative with Kieran Dixon and Elliot Kear securing the all-important second-half tries as Halifax faded late on.

London coach Danny Ward said: “Halifax were outstanding and for the majority they were a lot better than us.

“It was disappointing but stepping back and looking where we are going into next week in the Million Pound Game, it’s fantastic.

“Wherever it is, it’s going to be very hard and we are going to be going in as underdogs. Maybe that will be a lot less pressure on us and a lot more pressure on them.”

Halifax boss Richard Marshall said: “I am really pleased, but it would have been nice to get two points on the board.

“If we are giving out medals for hard work and endeavour, we would have a full sleeve."

  • 80: Goal scored for London Broncos by Sadiq Adebiyi
  • 67: TRY! scored for London Broncos by Elliot Kear
  • 67: Interchange Off for Halifax, Connor Davies Off
  • 67: Interchange On for Halifax, Adam Tangata On
  • 60: GOAL! scored for London Broncos by Jarrod Sammut
  • 59: TRY! scored for London Broncos by Kieran Dixon
  • 50: Interchange On for Halifax, Ben Kaye On
  • 50: Interchange Off for Halifax, James Woodburn-Hall Off
  • 30: Interchange On for Halifax, Brandon Douglas On
  • 30: Interchange Off for Halifax, Jacob Fairbank Off
  • 27: TRY! scored for Halifax by Adam Tangata
  • 24: GOAL! scored for London Broncos by Jarrod Sammut
  • 23: TRY! scored for London Broncos by Eloi Pelissier
  • 22: Interchange Off for Halifax, Dan Fleming Off
  • 22: Interchange On for Halifax, Liam Cooper On
  • 21: GOAL! scored for London Broncos by Jarrod Sammut
  • 20: TRY! scored for London Broncos by Jarrod Sammut
  • 15: GOAL! scored for Halifax by Steve Tyrer
  • 13: TRY! scored for Halifax by Steve Tyrer
  • 12: GOAL! scored for Halifax by Steve Tyrer
  • 11: TRY! scored for Halifax by Ben Kaye
  • Key Performers

    Scott Murrell

    Forty Twenty: 1

    Will Sharp

    Metres: 159

    Rhys Williams

    Metres: 170
    Clean Breaks: 3

    Mark Ioane

    Metres: 181

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Broncos 4
    Halifax 3

    Goals:

    Broncos 3
    Halifax 2

    METRES:

    Broncos 1549
    Halifax 1190

    CARRIES:

    Broncos 183
    Halifax 175

    TACKLES:

    Broncos 343
    Halifax 350

    OFFLOADS:

    Broncos 12
    Halifax 11

    PENALTIES:

    Broncos 6
    Halifax 7

    BREAKS:

    Broncos 7
    Halifax 4

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Mark Ioane 0 0 29 6 2 8 1 18 181 10.06 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Rhys Williams 0 0 4 0 1 8 0 16 170 10.63 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Elliott Kear 1 0 6 1 1 4 0 16 146 9.13 0 4 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Jay Pitts 0 0 20 4 2 4 0 19 141 7.42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Kieran Dixon 1 0 7 1 1 3 0 14 132 9.43 1 6 2 0 0 0 2 0
    Matthew Gee 0 1 27 5 7 3 0 10 105 10.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Eddie Battye 0 0 35 9 6 7 0 15 104 6.93 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Alex Walker 0 0 7 0 1 10 0 13 95 7.31 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Ben Hellewell 0 0 27 6 1 2 0 11 83 7.55 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Sadiq Adebiyi 0 0 19 0 0 1 0 7 82 11.71 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Evans 0 0 26 5 2 0 0 9 72 8.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Will Lovell 0 0 11 2 0 0 0 7 65 9.29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Tom Spencer 0 0 23 5 1 0 0 8 58 7.25 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Daniel Hindmarsh 0 0 27 6 3 2 0 5 42 8.40 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Eloi Pelissier 1 1 36 6 2 0 2 6 31 5.17 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Jarrod Sammut 1 1 16 4 4 5 10 7 27 3.86 1 0 1 0 3 1 1 1
    Matthew Davies 0 0 23 5 5 0 0 2 15 7.50 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
    Will Sharp 0 0 14 3 4 1 0 20 159 7.95 0 5 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Ben Heaton 0 0 18 3 5 7 0 14 116 8.29 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Dan Fleming 0 0 26 4 4 1 0 13 98 7.54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Brandon Moore 0 0 43 3 11 3 0 12 97 8.08 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Adam Tangata 1 0 28 5 7 7 0 14 96 6.86 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Kieren Moss 0 0 3 0 0 4 0 13 79 6.08 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Chester Butler 0 0 30 4 3 2 0 10 75 7.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Brandon Douglas 0 0 19 3 2 2 0 10 74 7.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Jacob Fairbank 0 0 26 2 2 0 1 11 71 6.45 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Ben Kaye 1 0 28 10 1 1 0 9 63 7.00 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Johnston 0 0 6 1 0 3 2 9 62 6.89 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0
    James Woodburn-Hall 0 0 6 1 2 4 0 12 57 4.75 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Liam Cooper 0 0 27 6 4 2 0 9 51 5.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Steven Tyrer 1 0 9 0 2 0 0 8 44 5.50 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 0
    Curtis Davies 0 0 38 11 4 0 1 4 26 6.50 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 2
    Scott Murrell 0 2 12 3 5 2 7 7 22 3.14 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 0
    Connor Davies 0 0 17 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 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