London rescue a point at Sheffield

London rescue a point at Sheffield

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London needed a late penalty to rescue a 20-20 draw against Sheffield Eagles at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Sheffield struck first after 13 minutes, as James Glover finished off a nice give-and-go with Ryan Millar to score. Izaac Farrell scored the conversion to open up a six-point lead.

Just past the 20-minute mark, London got themselves back in it. Tuoyo Egodo got on the end of a Jarrod Sammut kick to score. Chris Hankinson missed the conversion, meaning they still trailed by two points.

Sheffield put themselves further in front five minutes later. Frankie Mariano was able to get through a gap, and put Farrell over to score. Farrell then converted his own try to open up an eight-point lead.

The final word of the half would go to the capital side, and it was out of nothing. Sheffield were attacking close to the London line, and a pass was picked off by Abbas Miski, who ran the length of the field to score. Hankinson could not add the conversion, meaning they trailed by four points at the break.

London struck again just past the hour, Miski got on the end of a grubber from Hankinson to level the match. Hankinson then converted to open up a two-point lead- their first of the afternoon.

However, they were not in front for long, as Farrell scored a penalty for Sheffield to level the scores again.

The Broncos went back in front with seven minutes to go. Hankinson managed to break free, before giving the ball to Miski for his hat-trick. Jarrod Sammut could not convert.

That proved crucial, as Sheffield got back in front for what seemed to be a final time. Glover kicked forward and got to it first, before offloading to Aaron Brown to score. Farrell added the conversion for a two-point lead.

But that was not the end of the action. London got a penalty right in front of the sticks to level the match. Sammut scored, meaning the points were shared.

Both sides return to league action next week. London welcome Newcastle Thunder to Rosslyn Park next Sunday, while Sheffield welcome Batley Bulldogs next Friday.

Sheffield Eagles: Josh Guzdek, Rob Worrincy, Ryan Johnson, James Glover, Ryan Millar, Izaac Farrell, Anthony Thackeray, Scott Wheeldon, Greg Burns, Matt James, Olly Davies, Frankie Mariano, Aaron Brown. 

Subs: Tyler Dickinson, James Davey, Brad Knowles, Paddy Burns.

Head Coach: Mark Aston.

London Broncos: Ed Chamberlain, Tuoyo Egodo, Will Lovell, Chris Hankinson, Abbas Miski, Jarrod Sammut, Cory Aston, Romain Navarrete, Matty Fozard, Rhys Curran, Jacob Jones, Josh Walters, Greg Richards.

Subs: Titus Gwaze, Daniel Hindmarsh, Sam Davis, Gideon Boafo.

Head Coach: Danny Ward.

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Steven Hughes

I am a freelance journalist based in Liverpool, specialising in football, darts and rugby league
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