Super League  Sunday 1st September 2013  Provident Stadium, Odsal  Att: 7,148

Squad

Donaldson, Langley, Walker, Kearney, Gale, Kear, Scruton, O'Brien, Wood, Platt, Lulia, Mellor, Olbison, Manuokafoa, Addy, Foster, Diskin, Sammut, Evans.

Squad

Bryant, Bishay, Caton-Brown, Colbon, Cook,Dixon, Dollapi, Fisher, Howell, Hurst, Kaufusi, Krasniqi, Lee, McMeeken, Melling, Sarginson, Soward, Wicks, Woodburn-Hall.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Danny Addy

Keith Lulia

GOAL SCORERS:

Jamie Foster

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Mason Caton-Brown

Jamie Soward

David Howell

David Howell

GOAL SCORERS:

Jamie Soward

Jamie Soward

Full Report

Match Official: R Hicks

London Broncos ended a losing streak in Super League dating back to April 27 as they grabbed victory in a dour encounter against Bradford Bulls.

It was the bottom-of-the-table Broncos' first win at Odsal since 2009 and avenged a 46-20 defeat by the Bulls in London earlier in the season.

The Londoners edged the first half by virtue of a sole unconverted David Howell try, then gained control with further quick-fire scores from Howell and Jamie Soward either side of the hour mark.

Debutant Mason Caton-Brown added a fourth try 12 minutes from time to seal the struggling Londoners' success.

Bradford, without knee injury victims Matty Blythe and Adrian Purtell, and further hampered by the loss of influential full-back Brett Kearney with a shoulder problem, scored tries through Keith Lulia and Danny Addy.

The Broncos began encouragingly by forcing the Bulls to carry the ball into touch on the opening play of the game and then defend two successive drop-outs from under their own posts.

Bradford resisted the early pressure and almost took the lead when Elliot Kear crossed in the corner but was adjudged to have put a foot in touch.

London should then have gone ahead but centre Howell dropped Soward's pass with the line beckoning.

In what became a saga of repeated handling errors from both sides, the deadlock was finally broken when James Woodburn-Hall put Howell through a gap four minutes before half-time. The Australian scrum-half failed to master a cold and blustery wind and missed the conversion.

Caton-Brown was then hauled down just metres short as the hooter sounded to leave the visitors four points up at the break.

Seven minutes into the second half another handling error, a Broncos knock-on, gave Bradford the platform to respond as Lulia muscled his way over near the corner flag with Jamie Foster expertly adding the goal from the touchline to edge the Bulls ahead.

The Broncos regained the lead when Howell rose to claim and ground a perfectly weighted Soward kick.

This time Soward had no trouble adding the extras and barely two minutes later he was sprinting away from the halfway line, having intercepted a stray looping pass from Luke Gale.

The Broncos virtually sealed the long-awaited victory when Caton-Brown, who has played most of the season on dual registration with Championship One Hemel Stags, crossed in the corner from a Kieron Dixon pass.

Although Addy claimed a try back for the Bulls, it was not enough to change the result.

Soward blotted his copy-book by being sin-binned for needlessly kicking the ball off the tee as Foster lined up the conversion attempt.

Match Action

  • 72m
    try

    Danny Addy

    Bradford

  • 63m
    try

    Mason Caton-Brown

    London Broncos

  • 62m
    goal

    Jamie Soward

    London Broncos

  • 62m
    try

    Jamie Soward

    London Broncos

  • 59m
    try

    David Howell

    London Broncos

  • 59m
    goal

    Jamie Soward

    London Broncos

  • 47m
    goal

    Jamie Foster

    Bradford

  • 47m
    try

    Keith Lulia

    Bradford

  • 36m
    try

    David Howell

    London Broncos

  • 31m
    interchange_on

    Ben Fisher

    London Broncos

  • 31m
    interchange_off

    Mike Bishay

    London Broncos

  • 30m
    interchange_on

    Adam O'Brien

    Bradford

  • 30m
    interchange_off

    Matt Diskin

    Bradford

  • 28m
    interchange_on

    Alex Hurst

    London Broncos

  • 28m
    interchange_off

    Mike McMeeken

    London Broncos

  • 26m
    interchange_off

    Manase Manuokafoa

    Bradford

  • 26m
    interchange_off

    Nick Scruton

    Bradford

  • 26m
    interchange_on

    Chev Walker

    Bradford

  • 26m
    interchange_on

    Ben Evans

    Bradford

  • 20m
    interchange_off

    Jamie Langley

    Bradford

  • 20m
    interchange_on

    Tom Olbison

    Bradford

  • 18m
    interchange_off

    Olsi Krasniqi

    London Broncos

  • 18m
    interchange_on

    Mark Bryant

    London Broncos

  • 17m
    interchange_on

    Erjon Dollapi

    London Broncos

  • 17m
    interchange_off

    Antonio Kaufusi

    London Broncos