London’s stunning late show keeps them alive

London Broncos have taken the battle for Super League survival to the final day after a stunning late 20-16 win over Hull KR on Friday night.

It was London who made a fast start, as Matty Gee was put through by Brock Lamb to score. Kieran Dixon scored the conversion to put the Broncos six points ahead.

The Broncos were soon in dreamland as Lamb broke free and went through to score. Dixon scored the conversion once more to make it a 12 point advantage in the first half.

Rovers needed to respond quickly, and they did just after the 20 minute mark as Will Dagger got in out wide. Ryan Shaw converted to half the deficit.

London then got a vital penalty right before half time, which Dixon slotted between the posts to make it an eight point lead for the Broncos going into half time.

The first try of the second half would be crucial and it was Rovers who got it as Chris Atkin got in out wide. Shaw scored the conversion to bring Rovers back within two.

The hosts then went in front for the first time as Danny McGuire scored out wide in what was his final home game for the club. Shaw dragged the conversion wide, meaning the advantage they had was just two points.

London seemed to miss their chance as Dixon missed another penalty after a scrap on the floor.

But the Broncos would not lie down and got a winner with 78 minutes on the clock as Jay Pitts barged his way over. Dixon scored the conversion to drag the Broncos back in front by four points.

Hull KR’s short kick off did not work and as a result, are still right in the scrap to avoid relegation. They go to Salford Red Devils next week, knowing that if London get a result, they could well go down.

As for the Broncos, they go into their game at fellow strugglers Wakefield Trinity with a huge amount of confidence after that result. If they win, then they will more than likely survive.


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