Friday 1st March 2013, 20:00 - Round:5
Salford City Reds
|Wayne Godwin,||T||Kieran Dixon 2, Michael Channing, Luke Dorn, Chris Bailey 2, Liam Colbon,|
Michael Witt 5,
Attendance: Official: B Thaler Venue: The City of Salford Community Stadium
London Broncos climbed off the bottom of the Super League table with a seven-try romp at fellow strugglers Salford City Reds.
The Broncos had conceded 138 points in four opening defeats but were in front 22-0 at half-time, with Kieran Dixon and Chris Bailey each crossing twice in the game.
Salford, fresh from their first win of the season over Hull KR, were missing Rhys Williams - who was recalled from a loan spell by Warrington Wolves.
But coach Phil Veivers gave debuts to former Manly Sea Eagles duo Liam Foran and Vic Mauro, who replaced Lee Jewitt - banned for one match after being sent off for fighting against Rovers.
Foran was due to start on the bench but was promoted to stand-off when Yorkshire-based Jodie Broughton was late arriving after being held up by an accident on the M62.
Salford had won their last three home matches against London yet the Broncos would have taken the lead had Michael Witt's kick bounced more kindly for Dixon.
But Dixon was not to be denied after 16 minutes when Jack Murphy and Danny Williams missed a Craig Gower kick, with Witt tagging on the conversion.
Salford brought on Mauro midway through the first half and he made his presence felt with a powerful surge.
Mark Sneyd's midfield break caused London problems but his kick was too deep for Williams. Then Sneyd had a try disallowed before Dan Sarginson almost wriggled over for the Broncos.
London stretched the lead to 10-0 on the half hour after Ashley Gibson failed to collect a Gower kick and Michael Channing accepted the gift.
Salford's plight worsened just before the break when Dixon followed his own kick ahead to touch down and Witt's conversion made it 16-0.
Luke Dorn added to Salford's woes by going over for a converted try to make it 22-0 at the break.
Williams hobbled off for the Reds after being targeted by the Broncos kickers throughout the first half.
Dorn went close early in the second half after another Gower kick rebounded off the post.
Sneyd's weaving run almost brought Salford's first try but London were doing the basics right.
Bailey added a fifth try for London 10 minutes from time before Wayne Godwin's late consolation for Salford.
The home side's misery was compounded with Bailey grabbing his second try and Liam Colbon going over in the last minute for London.
TA: Try assists
MT: Marker tackles
MI: Missed tackles
TB: Tackle busts
AT: Attacking kicks
AG: Av gain
CB: Clean break
DR: Run from dummy half
FT: Forty twenty
MG: Missed goals
Clean Breaks: 4