London Broncos 42-16 Castleford Tigers

Saturday 10th March 2012
KO: 15:00 - Round: 6

42-16 FT

HT: 22 12

Attendance: 2,381

Official: P Bentham

Venue: Twickenham Stoop Stadium

  • London Broncos

  • Tries
    David Howell 2, Chris Bailey, Craig Gower, Matt Cook, Daniel Sarginson, Jason Golden, Chris Melling,

  • Goals
    Michael Witt 5,

  • Drop Goals

  • Castleford Tigers

  • Tries
    Nick Youngquest, Kirk Dixon, Ryan McGoldrick,

  • Goals
    Kirk Dixon 2,

  • Drop Goals

Match Highlights

Line Up

Bench

Michael
Witt
Julien
Rinaldi
Mark
Bryant
Michael
Robertson
Craig
Gower
Antonio
Kaufusi
Chris
Melling
David
Howell
Chad
Randall
Chris
Bailey
Jason
Golden
Liam
Colbon
Karl
Temata
Luke
Dorn

Bench

Lee
Mitchell
Jake
Emmitt
Nick
Youngquest
Danny
Orr
Ryan
McGoldrick
Richard
Owen
Rangi
Chase
Steve
Snitch
Stuart
Jones
Kirk
Dixon
Jonathan
Walker

Official Report / Commentary

Craig Gower guided London Broncos to their first win of the Stobart Super League season as they ran in eight tries to beat Castleford Tigers.

Gower grabbed a try and, with the game still in the balance during the second half, created a crucial late score for Jason Golden.

David Howell crossed twice for the Broncos with his opening score being complimented by tries from Gower, Chris Bailey and Matt Cook in the first half.

Castleford remained in touch, though, with Nick Youngquest and Kirk Dixon going over and when Ryan McGoldrick dotted down early in the second half, the game was up for grabs.

But Dan Sarginson gave the hosts breathing space on the hour before Gower sent over Golden to break Castleford’s resistence, with late tries from Chris Melling and Howell adding further gloss.

For the Tigers, it was a fifth defeat in six as their struggle to build momentum continued.

The Broncos made changes as they looked to end their dismal start to the campaign, with Sarginson, Tony Clubb and Karl Temata returning from injury.

For Castleford, aiming to bounce back from last weekend’s defeat to Leeds Rhinos, there was a recall for prop Jonathan Walker.

The Londoners, still smarting from last week’s drubbing at Salford City Reds, started the brighter and forced their opponents on to the back foot.

They took a deserved lead on six minutes, a Chad Randall miss-pass carving open a huge gap for Howell to stride through and touch down.

Randall turned provider again moments later, charging down a Danny Orr kick before seizing on the loose ball and feeding Bailey for a clear run to the line.

The home side shot themselves in the foot from the restart, though, as Antonio Kaufusi coughed up the ball near his own line, with Youngquest darting over in the corner to get the Tigers on the board.

Castleford came close to levelling before the 20-minute mark, Jake Emmitt spilling as he attempted to ground the ball.

There was no such mistake from the visitors on 22 minutes, a short Rangi Chase pass seeing Dixon crash through some weak tackling and cross at the sticks.

Youngquest looked like he might be in for his second shortly afterwards, only for a last-ditch tackle from Luke Dorn to save the day.

That proved vital on the half-hour mark as the Broncos regained the lead, Gower bursting through a gap from close range to touch down.

Even better was to come for the hosts, Cook stretching over after Dorn had snaffled a booming Michael Witt kick.

The visitors came out fired up after the break and were quick to score as poor defence out wide allowed McGoldrick to cross with ease.

The Londoners took control on the hour-mark, Sarginson showing great strength to force his way over after Michael Robertson had touched back Witt’s kick.

That lead became 16 points when Gower charged through a gap before offloading for Golden to stroll home for a decisive score.

Late tries from Melling and Howell added to the victory margin.

  • 79: TRY! scored for London Broncos by David Howell
  • 76: GOAL! scored for London Broncos by Michael Witt
  • 76: TRY! scored for London Broncos by Chris Melling
  • 67: GOAL! scored for London Broncos by Michael Witt
  • 67: TRY! scored for London Broncos by Jason Golden
  • 59: TRY! scored for London Broncos by Daniel Sarginson
  • 49: Interchange On for London Broncos, Chris Melling On
  • 49: Interchange Off for London Broncos, Mark Bryant Off
  • 45: TRY! scored for Castleford by Ryan McGoldrick
  • 37: TRY! scored for London Broncos by Matt Cook
  • 37: GOAL! scored for London Broncos by Michael Witt
  • 35: Interchange On for Castleford, Jonathan Walker On
  • 35: Interchange Off for Castleford, Jake Emmitt Off
  • 31: Interchange On for Castleford, Steve Snitch On
  • 31: Interchange Off for Castleford, Stuart Jones Off
  • 31: Interchange Off for London Broncos, Chad Randall Off
  • 31: Interchange On for London Broncos, Julien Rinaldi On
  • 30: TRY! scored for London Broncos by Craig Gower
  • 30: GOAL! scored for London Broncos by Michael Witt
  • 28: Interchange On for Castleford, Daryl Clark On
  • 28: Interchange Off for Castleford, Adam Milner Off
  • 23: Interchange On for London Broncos, Karl Temata On
  • 23: Interchange Off for London Broncos, Tony Clubb Off
  • 22: Interchange On for Castleford, Nathan Massey On
  • 22: Interchange Off for Castleford, Grant Millington Off
  • 22: TRY! scored for Castleford by Kirk Dixon
  • 22: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Kirk Dixon
  • 14: Interchange Off for London Broncos, Antonio Kaufusi Off
  • 14: Interchange On for London Broncos, Mark Bryant On
  • 12: TRY! scored for Castleford by Nick Youngquest
  • 12: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Kirk Dixon
  • 10: GOAL! scored for London Broncos by Michael Witt
  • 10: TRY! scored for London Broncos by Chris Bailey
  • 6: TRY! scored for London Broncos by David Howell
  • Head to Head

    Tries:

    London Broncos 8
    Castleford Tigers 3

    Goals:

    London Broncos 5
    Castleford Tigers 2

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Chris Bailey 1 0 33 2 0 0 0 20 145 7.25 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Michael Witt 0 3 15 2 2 4 7 17 134 7.88 2 0 1 0 5 3 0 1
    Liam Colbon 0 0 7 1 1 0 0 17 131 7.71 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Mark Bryant 0 0 19 9 2 0 0 17 125 7.35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Dan Sarginson 1 0 20 3 1 2 0 15 119 7.93 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
    David Howell 2 1 7 0 3 4 0 11 108 9.82 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Craig Gower 1 1 21 4 2 4 2 17 96 5.65 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 1
    Matthew Cook 1 0 28 4 4 0 0 11 93 8.45 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tony Clubb 0 0 20 2 3 0 0 11 92 8.36 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Michael Robertson 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 11 91 8.27 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Luke Dorn 0 0 4 1 3 1 0 13 80 6.15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Karl Temata 0 0 20 6 2 0 0 8 61 7.63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jason Golden 1 0 41 10 1 1 0 8 58 7.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Antonio Kaufusi 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 5 52 10.40 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Chad Randall 0 2 33 6 1 0 0 11 43 3.91 1 10 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Julien Rinaldi 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 5 26 5.20 0 5 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Chris Melling 1 0 10 1 0 3 0 3 14 4.67 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Daryl Clark 0 0 31 6 0 7 0 19 132 6.95 2 13 2 0 0 0 2 1
    Nick Youngquest 1 0 2 0 2 1 0 19 130 6.84 1 6 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Rangi Chase 0 1 10 3 2 4 9 22 120 5.45 1 2 0 0 0 0 5 1
    Kirk Dixon 1 0 14 0 1 4 0 13 99 7.62 2 1 1 0 2 1 2 0
    Jacob Emmitt 0 0 29 7 3 1 0 13 94 7.23 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Lee Mitchell 0 0 33 9 2 2 0 11 83 7.55 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Richard Owen 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 15 79 5.27 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Steve Snitch 0 0 22 4 1 0 0 13 73 5.62 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Grant Millington 0 0 21 1 1 0 0 9 72 8.00 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Jonathon Walker 0 0 14 3 0 1 0 10 70 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Adam Milner 0 0 24 1 3 2 0 17 65 3.82 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Ryan McGoldrick 1 0 14 1 0 1 0 8 54 6.75 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Oliver Holmes 0 0 31 5 3 0 0 8 49 6.13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Griffin 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 8 43 5.38 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Nathan Massey 0 0 24 6 0 0 0 5 36 7.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Orr 0 0 8 1 0 1 1 7 24 3.43 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Stuart Jones 0 0 27 2 0 0 0 5 21 4.20 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