3 Feb 2019

London Broncos stun Wakefield

London Broncos 42-24 Wakefield Trinity

Doubles from Rhys Williams and Eddie Battye helped London Broncos secure a 42-24 win over Wakefield, their first victory in the Betfred Super League since 2014.

Wakefield started quickly with Craig Kopczak and Ryan Hampshire scoring in the first 10 minutes.

Broncos, though, got their first score since winning promotion last season through Matty Fleming, before Jacob Miller extended Wakefield’s advantage.

Williams, Kieran Dixon and Battye scored to give the Broncos the lead, which they then extended to 26-18 through Matty Fozard just before half-time.

Wakefield’s Kyle Wood scored after the break to reduce the gap but second scores from Williams and Battye, as well Elliot Kear’s try, sealed their opening win of the season.

London head coach Danny Ward said: "We had a couple of nice sets with the ball, got into the game, got a feel for it and played some good football.

“I already knew what they were capable of and I think it will give the boys real belief as well."

Wakefield head coach Chris Chester said: “Without taking too much credit away from London, we killed ourselves today with a lack of respect for the ball.

“I’m extremely disappointed. It’s probably the worst performance since I’ve been involved here."