London Broncos 23-16 Halifax RLFC

Saturday 29th September 2018
KO: 19:05 - Round: 7

23-16 FT

HT: 12 16

Official: G Hewer

Venue: Trailfinders Sports Club

  • London Broncos

  • Tries
    Jarrod Sammut, Eloi Pelissier, Kieran Dixon, Elliot Kear,

  • Goals
    Jarrod Sammut 3,

  • Drop Goals
    Sadiq Adebiyi,

  • Halifax RLFC

  • Tries
    Ben Kaye, Steve Tyrer, Adam Tangata,

  • Goals
    Steve Tyrer 2,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

London Broncos are one step away from returning to Betfred Super League after scraping past Halifax 23-16 in the final round of the Super 8s Qualifiers.

A rousing second-half display was enough to ensure Broncos played their way into next Saturday’s Million Pound Game, where they will face either Hull KR or Toronto Wolfpack for the chance to return to the top flight for the first time since 2014.

Needing to avoid an unlikely 25-point swing to edge their way into next week’s winner-takes-all clash, London held their nerve to stem the tide thanks to Jarrod Sammut and Eloi Pelissier’s tries.

The Broncos had to do it the hard way against the West Yorkshire part-timers who led 16-12 at the break courtesy of first-half efforts from Ben Kaye, Steve Tyrer and Adam Tangata.

But an impressive kicking display from Sammut helped the Londoners gain the initiative with Kieran Dixon and Elliot Kear securing the all-important second-half tries as Halifax faded late on.

London coach Danny Ward said: “Halifax were outstanding and for the majority they were a lot better than us.

“It was disappointing but stepping back and looking where we are going into next week in the Million Pound Game, it’s fantastic.

“Wherever it is, it’s going to be very hard and we are going to be going in as underdogs. Maybe that will be a lot less pressure on us and a lot more pressure on them.”

Halifax boss Richard Marshall said: “I am really pleased, but it would have been nice to get two points on the board.

“If we are giving out medals for hard work and endeavour, we would have a full sleeve."

  • 80: Goal scored for London Broncos by Sadiq Adebiyi
  • 67: TRY! scored for London Broncos by Elliot Kear
  • 67: Interchange Off for Halifax, Connor Davies Off
  • 67: Interchange On for Halifax, Adam Tangata On
  • 60: GOAL! scored for London Broncos by Jarrod Sammut
  • 59: TRY! scored for London Broncos by Kieran Dixon
  • 50: Interchange On for Halifax, Ben Kaye On
  • 50: Interchange Off for Halifax, James Woodburn-Hall Off
  • 30: Interchange On for Halifax, Brandon Douglas On
  • 30: Interchange Off for Halifax, Jacob Fairbank Off
  • 27: TRY! scored for Halifax by Adam Tangata
  • 24: GOAL! scored for London Broncos by Jarrod Sammut
  • 23: TRY! scored for London Broncos by Eloi Pelissier
  • 22: Interchange Off for Halifax, Dan Fleming Off
  • 22: Interchange On for Halifax, Liam Cooper On
  • 21: GOAL! scored for London Broncos by Jarrod Sammut
  • 20: TRY! scored for London Broncos by Jarrod Sammut
  • 15: GOAL! scored for Halifax by Steve Tyrer
  • 13: TRY! scored for Halifax by Steve Tyrer
  • 12: GOAL! scored for Halifax by Steve Tyrer
  • 11: TRY! scored for Halifax by Ben Kaye
  • Head to Head

    Tries:

    London Broncos 4
    Halifax RLFC 3

    Goals:

    London Broncos 3
    Halifax RLFC 2