Super League: London Broncos claim first win at Salford City Reds
Last Updated: 01/03/13 10:44pm
Kieran Dixon: Two tries for the Broncos
London claimed their first win of the season and climbed off the bottom of the Super League table with a 38-4 victory at fellow strugglers Salford.
The Reds had claimed their own first win just last Sunday with an impressive comeback against Hull KR, but they could not build on that success.
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 a dominant victory.
Dixon broke the deadlock after 16 minutes when Jack Murphy and Danny Williams missed a Craig Gower kick, with Michael Witt tagging on the conversion.
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.
First Utility Super League
Tue 30th Jun
Hull K RvsSalford Red Devils
Wed 1st Jul
Wakefield WildcatsvsHull FC
Thu 2nd Jul
Warrington WolvesvsWigan Warriors
Fri 3rd Jul
Leeds RhinosvsSt Helens
Sun 5th Jul
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Hull K R
Hull FC0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Castleford Tigers0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Thu 9th Jul
Wigan WarriorsvsLeeds Rhinos
Fri 10th Jul
St Helens0 - 0Huddersfield Giants
Sun 12th Jul
Hull FC0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Hull K R
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Thu 16th Jul
Warrington WolvesvsSt Helens
Fri 17th Jul
Hull K RvsHull FC
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Sat 18th Jul
Catalans DragonsvsHuddersfield Giants
Sun 19th Jul
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Thu 23rd Jul
Hull FCvsWigan Warriors
Fri 24th Jul
St Helens0 - 0Hull K R
Sun 26th Jul
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Castleford Tigers0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Super League 2013, round five
Jamie Heaslip insists he is enjoying being captain of Ireland despite the added pressure and responsibility.
Rod Studd and Stevo look at the all the headlines from the past seven days in rugby league. This week, they are joined by Chris Irvine and Danny Lockwood.
Round five saw the end of Huddersfield's perfect record and the first coaching casualty of the season.
- Craig 'keeping feet on ground'
- Anderson: We were embarrassing
- Last-gasp Tuson denies Tigers
- Bulls cut Giants down to size
- Rovers roll past Wolves
- Frayssinous still frustrated
- Betts plays down injury fears
- Bittersweet win for Vikings
- Dragons singe unlucky Cats
- Brown: It will get better
- Veivers: Wrong decisions made
- Rhinos storm Langtree Park
- Giants v Bulls: Teams
- Tigers v Warriors: Teams
- Week off 'energises' Vikings
- Vikings v Hull FC: Teams
- Dragons v Wildcats: Teams
- Fiddes' Cent
- Saints v Rhinos: Teams
- City Reds v Broncos: Teams
- Vikings boosted by Brown