Official Match Report
Josh Griffin scored two tries as Hull FC moved into the top half of the Super League table with a narrow 28-24 win at London Broncos.
The hosts had led 14-10, with Elliot Kear and Eloi Pelissier scoring tries, but Hull hit back with 18 unanswered points to move ahead, with Griffin and Albert Kelly among the try scorers.
Jordan Abdull and Rhys Williams touched down for the Broncos and they had a chance to win it with a penalty under the Hull posts.
The Black & Whites held on in a nervy encounter in the capital this afternoon to beat @LondonBroncosRL 28-24 at the Trailfinders Sports Ground, with Josh Griffin bagging a brace.— Hull FC (@hullfcofficial) March 24, 2019
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But the experienced visitors held firm for their fourth win of the season, moving them up to fifth in the table.
The hosts, on their return to Super League this term, have enjoyed success at home, with only Castleford Tigers lowering their colours, but they will be left to rue not taking their chances in an opening 40 they enjoyed the better of.
London coach Danny Ward said: "It could have gone either way, that’s sport, but over the 80 we probably didn’t quite deserve it – we were a little bit soft – and didn’t do enough.
"Of course the boys are annoyed, and some of them will have a little sulk, but that’s only natural.
"By the time the Huddersfield game comes round there’s no doubt we’ll be bang up for it and I have no doubt it will be a positive week around the place."
👏 Thank you to the 1000+ supporters who made the trip down to the capital! You were loud and proud throughout! pic.twitter.com/n2xS8EswxL— Hull FC (@hullfcofficial) March 24, 2019
Hull FC coach Lee Radford said: "We were challenged, like we knew we would be, and it’s pleasing to come out the other end with a win.
"They will come at you for 80 minutes and you can’t be impatient because they will hurt you."
|75||goal||Goal scored for London Broncos by Kieran Dixon||24-28|
|74||try||Try scored for London Broncos by Rhys Williams||22-28|
|69||try||Try scored for London Broncos by Jordan Abdull||18-28|
|63||try||Try scored for Hull by Bureta Faraimo||14-28|
|53||try||Try scored for Hull by Albert Kelly||14-24|
|48||try||Try scored for Hull by Jordan Thompson||14-20|
|43||goal||Goal scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd||14-16|
|42||try||Try scored for Hull by Carlos Tuimavave||14-14|
|39||goal||Goal scored for London Broncos by Kieran Dixon||14-10|
|30||goal||Goal scored for London Broncos by Kieran Dixon||12-10|
|29||try||Try scored for London Broncos by Eloi Pelissier||10-10|
|18||goal||Goal scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd||6-10|
|17||try||Try scored for Hull by Josh Griffin||6-8|
|13||goal||Goal scored for London Broncos by Kieran Dixon||6-4|
|12||try||Try scored for London Broncos by Elliot Kear||4-4|
|4||try||Try scored for Hull by Josh Griffin||0-4|