Broncos claim second straight win in Catalans

London Broncos boosted their survival hopes with a 30-12 win over Catalans Dragons at the Stade Gilbert Brutus on Saturday.

The Broncos had a brilliant start and took the lead after just 12 minutes as Jordan Abdull managed to get through and score. Kieran Dixon converted to make it a six point lead.

The lead did only last three minutes as Fouad Yaha touched down out wide. The try went unconverted, meaning the Dragons trailed by two points.

The first half was tight until just before the half hour when Rhys Williams managed to get over in the corner. Dixon scored the conversion to bring the Broncos out in front by eight points.

Once again, the Dragons hit straight back as Yaha grabbed his second out wide. Once again, the conversion was missed meaning the Broncos had a four point lead going into the break.

The first try of the second half was going to be crucial and it was the visitors who got it as Elliot Kear managed to get in and score. Dixon scored the conversion to bring the Broncos out in front by 10 points.

Just five minutes later, Dixon then got in on the act himself to give the Broncos some breathing space. He then converted his own try to bring the visitors ahead by three scores.

With less than 10 minutes to go, the Broncos killed the game once and for all as Williams grabbed his second out wide. Dixon scored the conversion again to bring the Broncos up to 30 points.

But the last word would go to the Dragons and it was a great personal day for Yaha as he completed his hat trick. Once again it went unconverted, but it did not matter as the game was already gone.

It is a brilliant result for the capital side, as they claim a second straight victory to give their survival chances a great boost. They welcome fellow relegation threatened side Hull KR next Thursday.

As for the Dragons, they miss the chance to close the gap on those at the top. They welcome Hull FC to Perpignan next Saturday.

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