London Secure MPG Spot

This was a real test of endurance for a London team who had to fight all the way for a narrow 22-16 victory.

Halifax were outstanding and led by 12-0 before a shell shocked London came to life.

Victory secures London a big game next week in the Million pound game and an opportunity to return to super league in 2019. Their opponents are Toronto or Hull KR , depending on how many points Rovers beat Widnes by Today.

Scores from Steve Tyrer and Ben Kaye were just reward for a fantastic start for this Halifax team, both converted by Tyrer. With Scott Murrell dominating the opening phases for the visitors it was going to be a long night at the office .

London’s response was quick and fast with playmaker Jarrod Sammut out thinking the Halifax defence for a fine individual score and Eloi Pelissier scoring a typical dummy half try under the posts. Sammut levelled both try’s to bring the scores equal at 12 all.

Halifax hit back with a superb effort from the sought after Andrew Tangata with powerhouse run to score a fine individual effort .

At 16-12 to Halifax at half time this was not part of the planning for London who needed a 15 point winning margin to guarantee a home game in the million pound game .

London however kept their nerve in the second half and the visitors failed to register further points.The elusive Keiran Dixon was on hand to score after a beautiful Sammut off load and Elliot Kear got the decider before the mercurial Sammut sealed victory with a last minute drop goal

This was a tight game for the Broncos and they will be relieved to take the win against a well drilled Halifax team.

They still have a good a chance as anyone of securing a super league promotion but they will need to be on top form next week.

Good performance from Halifax though and a credit to their superb coach Richard Marshall .

London Broncos: Walker; Dixon, Hellewell, Kear, Williams; Pitts, Sammut; Evans, Pelissier, Ioane, Hindmarsh, Gee, Battye.

Interchange: Spencer, Lovell, Adebiyi, Davies.

Halifax: Woodburn-Hall; Moss, Tyrer, Heaton, Sharp; Murrell, Johnston; Fleming, Kaye, Fairbank, Tangata, Butler, Moore, C Davies.

Interchange: Kaye, Cooper, Douglas, Tangata.


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