London Broncos 28-8 Rochdale Hornets


Despite a slow start, London Broncos beat Rochdale Hornets 28-8 at Trailfinders Sports Ground. Rob Massam scored the opening two tries of the contest for the visitors, who were well up for the challenge from the off. Api Pewhairangi replied for London with a try seven minutes before the break but there was to be more action, not try-scoring though, as the half wore on. London’s Elliot Kear and Rochdale’s Gary Middlehurst were both sent to the sin-bin for fighting, with tempers fraying slightly in the moments before the half-time hooter. With the score at 8-6, Hornets coach Alan Kilshaw will have been happy with his side but unfortunately for the part-time side, they were unable to hold on to their lead after a final quarter rampage from London.

Daniel Harrison, Jarrod Sammut, Adrian Purtell and Jay Pitts all touched down after the hour mark had passed as the Broncos sealed victory. Purtell and Pitts’ tries were scored while the Hornets had a man in the sin-bin. Jo Taira was shown a yellow card for a high tackle on 73 minutes while the scores were at 16-8 to the hosts. It was a tough challenge for Andrew Henderson’s men but one they ultimately passed and they will be hoping to have more attacking fluency when they take on Sheffield Eagles next weekend at the Beaumont Legal Stadium.

London Broncos

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Elliot KearFull Back000100
2Rhys WilliamsWing000000
4Adrian PurtellCentre100000
5Kieran DixonWing010000
6Jarrod Sammut 19Interchange130000
7William BarthauScrum Half000000
9James CunninghamHooker000000
10Mark Ioane 18Prop000000
11Daniel HarrisonSecond Row100001
13Jay Pitts 28Second Row100000
16Junior Roqica 17Interchange000000
17Mark Offerdahl 16Prop000000
18Ben Evans 10Interchange000000
19Api Pewhairangi 6Stand Off100000
23Matty GeeLoose Forward000000
24Alex WalkerFull Back000000
28Sadiq Adebiyi 13Interchange000000
 Total 540101

Rochdale Hornets

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Miles GreenwoodFull Back000000
2Chris RileyWing000000
3Jake EcclestonCentre000000
4Lewis GalbraithCentre000000
5Rob MassamWing200000
6Lewis PalfreyStand Off000000
7Danny YatesScrum Half000000
8Samir Tahraoui 10Interchange000000
9Ben Moores 14Hooker000000
10Gavin Bennion 8Prop000000
11Jono Smith 19Second Row000000
12Josh CrowleySecond Row000000
13Gary MiddlehurstLoose Forward000100
14Ryan Maneely 9Interchange000000
15Jovili Taira 16Interchange000100
16Matty Hadden 15Prop000000
19Jordan Case 11Interchange000000
 Total 200200

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
March 26, 2017 3:00 pm Championship 2017 Sunday


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
London Broncos62228
Rochdale Hornets808