SAINTS SECURE DOMINANT WIN OVER BRONCOS

Theo Fages produced a Man of the match performance to lead Saints to a 26-0 victory over a dogged London Broncos side at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

The scrum half scored a wonderful try and set up two others as Justin Holbrook’s side went two points clear at the top of the table and improved the for and against column, keeping the Broncos scoreless.

Holbrook made three changes following the win over Salford with Kevin Naiqama coming in for Matty Costello, Jack Ashworth came in for Matty Lees and Aaron Smith started in place of James Roby, who missed out due to a knock he picked up in the week.

On a wet and windy evening, it didn’t take long for Saints to take the lead. Dom Peyroux picked up a short ball from Fages and crashed his way over the line for the perfect start. Lachlan oote with the conversion gave saints a 6-0 lead.

The Broncos impressed in defence and held firm for over 20 minutes, until Saints broke their resistance and doubled the lead as Kevin Naiqama’s run set up the space for Regan Grace to power over form 20 metres.

Saints began to stamp their authority on the game, racking up back to back sets on the Broncos line. Finally the pressure tolled in the 33rd minute as a jinking run from Zeb Taia followed by a fantastic offload to Fages gave him the simple task of scoring to the left of the sticks. Coote tagging on the extras to make it 16-0 at half time.

London came out for the second half attempting to get back into the game. Danny Ward’s side had two great spells of pressure on the Saints line, but the defence stood firm with a huge shot from Dominic Peyroux on Morgan Smith which drew cheers from the Totally Wicked crowd.

Our little Frenchman Fages found the gap in the defensive line on the 62nd minute and made a 40 metre break before Coote latched onto a pass from the Frenchman to go under the sticks, for his first try in the Red Vee making it 22-0. Coote added the conversion to his own try making him 3 from 4.

Naiqama added the icing on the cake after he took a short pass from Fages before rounding the defender to score in the corner to secure a 26-0 win as Saints march on.

Match Summary:

Saints:

Tries: Peyroux 2’, Grace 25’, Fages 33’, Coote 62’, Naiqama 77’.

Goals: Coote (3 from 5)

Starting 13: Lachlan Coote, Tommy Makinson, Kevin Naiqama, Mark Percival, Regan Grace, Jonny Lomax, Theo Fages, Alex Walmsley, Aaron Smith, Luke Thompson, Zeb Taia, Dom Peyroux, Morgan Knowles.

Interchanges: Joseph Paulo, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Kyle Amor, Jack Ashworth.

London Broncos:

Starting 13: Alex Walker, Elliot Kear, Matthew Fleming, Jacob Ogdenm Rhys Williams, Jordan Abdull, Morgan Smith, Eddie Battye, Eloi Pelissier, Robert Butler, Luke Yates, William Lovell, Matthew Davies.

Interchanges: Mark Ioane, Matthew Fozard, Matthew Gee, Sadiq Adebiyi

HT: 16-0
FT: 26-0

REF: M Griffiths

ATT: 9090

London Broncos Line up

1Alex Walker
2Elliot Kear
3Matthew Fleming
4Jacob Ogden
5Rhys Williams
6Jordan Abdull
7Morgan Smith
8Eddie Battye
9Eloi Pelissier
10Robert Butler
11Luke Yates
12William Lovell
13Matthew Davies
14Mark Ioane
15Matthew Fozard
16Matthew Gee
17Sadiq Adebiyi

Last updated 14 Jun 19 21:30:32

FULL TIME: 🔴⚪ SAINTS 26-0 LONDON

It’s all over here at the Totally Wicked Stadium as Saints come out on top. First half tries from Peyroux, Grace and Fages set us on our way before Coote and Naiqama scored second half tries to sink the stubborn Broncos side.

79'

Saints win a penalty on the London line, but it comes to nothing as Mark Percival’s pass goes astray. Seconds left…

🔴⚪ SAINTS 26-0 LONDON

78'

Coote misses the touchline conversion.

🔴⚪ SAINTS 26-0 LONDON

77'
Try
Kevin Naiqama for Saints

And that is the icing on the cake! Our Fiji skipper latches onto Fages short pass and scores easily in the corner. Yeah boiii!

🔴⚪ SAINTS 26-0 LONDON

76'

Saints now win a succession of penalties after quick hands by Fages who has been excellent again this evening. Amor is then held up on the line and Saints come again!

🔴⚪ SAINTS 22-0 LONDON

75'

SAINTS CHANGE: Luke Thompson is replaced by the returning LMS.

73'

The crowd are up, as are the players, as we approach the final stages of this one.

72'

👊 There’s a few ‘fisty-cuffs’ here on the field as Fages is caught with an elbow on the floor. A meley follows and referee Marcus Griffiths talks to both captains and awards a penalty to London.

This time it’s Saints who stand firm and ride out the set of six. This has been a solid, professional display from the boys.

🔴⚪ SAINTS 22-0 LONDON

Saints come again after London’s kick rolls dead, but we are penalised for offside and it’s the Broncos who have a chance to grab a consolation.

🔴⚪ SAINTS 22-0 LONDON

63'
Goal
Lachlan Coote for Saints

🗣️ “And the goal is converted by…”

🗣️ “Coooooooote”

62'
Try
Lachlan Coote for Saints

It’s short lived as “Cooooooote” rings around the Totally Wicked. Our full-back latches onto a pass from Theo Fages after the little Frenchman had broke through the line. Cootey will try and convert his own try.

🔴⚪ SAINTS 20-0 LONDON

62'

…Or maybe it’s not. Justin commented in the week that London worked hard for each other in defence and credit to them. The Broncos have survived again after some heroic defending! 20 minutes to go here at the Totally Wicked.

🔴⚪ SAINTS 16-0 LONDON

Amor thinks he has scored with his first play of the game, but he is adjudged to have been held up and Saints have their third set of six! It’s coming…

🔴⚪ SAINTS 16-0 LONDON

59'

LMS is replaced by Kyle Amor as two kicks on the last results in Makinson offloading to Fages who forces a goal-line drop out. Come on boys, let’s grab a try!

🔴⚪ SAINTS 16-0 LONDON

58'

London now win a penalty and attack the Saints line, but our defence, as it has done all season so far, impresses and stands firm! 💪

🔴⚪ SAINTS 16-0 LONDON

56'

Coote is held up on the line and Saints will go again, but Naiqama knocks on and this stubborn Broncos defense hang on again. Fair play to Danny Ward’s men.

53'

LMS wins a penalty after Broncos are caught offside. Can we make it count?

🔴⚪ SAINTS 16-0 LONDON

A HUGEEEEEEE hit from Peyrouxxxxx on Morgan Smith sends groans around the Totally Wicked as London lose the ball and we have a chance to put this game to bed!

🔴⚪ SAINTS 16-0 LONDON

50'

Coote knocks on in the London 30 and the visitors will look to build some pressure here…

47'

London this time go close as Eloi Pelissier is held up on the Saints line before the resulting kick through from Jordan Abdull runs dead. Phew!

🔴⚪ SAINTS 16-0 LONDON

44'

Saints win an early penalty after Coote is caught high and the boys are on the attack and the resulting play sees our full-back tackled on the last right on the Broncos line. Unluckuy Cootey!

🔴⚪ Saints 16-0 London

41'
Kick Off

We are back under way here at the Totally Wicked. Come on boys!

🔔 PEEEEEP!🔔

It’s half-time here at the Totally Wicked and Saints have a healthy lead after tries fro Peyroux, Grace and Fages. London, to their credit have defended well at times, but it’s the Red Vee who lead at the break. More of the same in the second half lads!

🔴⚪ Saints 16-0 London

38'

Our lively hooker Smith is held up on the line. So close to grabbing a fourth for Saints!

🔴⚪ Saints 16-0 London

35'
Goal
Lachlan Coote for Saints

Lachlan makes no mistake and kicks the extras and as we head into the break Saints have a healthy lead.

🔴⚪ Saints 16-0 London

33'
Try
Theo Fages for Saints

A lovely run from deep from Coote builds pressure and Zeb Taia rides a couple of challenges and offloads to Theo who has the simplest of tasks to score to the left of the sticks.

🔴⚪ Saints 14-0 London

29'

Grace does well to track back after Alex Walker had intercepted a Saints pass and looked like he was going to run the length of the field. Credit to the visitors though who are not lying down!

Saints changes: Jack Ashworth is on for his first appearance of the season alongside LMS, who knows all to well what games involving London are like. Luke Thompson and Big Al are the two that are replaced.

🔴⚪ Saints 10-0 London

26'

Unfortunately, Cootey misses the touchline conversion, but Saints lead 10-0.

🔴⚪ Saints 10-0 London

25'
Try
Regan Grace for Saints

And we do make it count! A brilliant weaving run from Kevin Naiqama on the right which included a lovely pass out of the back door, ends in the ball being spread to the far left where Regan Grace slides over in the corner. Get in!!

24'

Penalty to Saints on the London line as the Broncos defender is adjudged to have knocked the ball out of Big Al’s hand. The penalty count is 7-3 in Saints favour, but we need to make these chances count!

🔴⚪ Saints 6-0 London

20'

Tommy Makinson tries to latch on to a cute kick through from Coote, but unfortunately for Saints, the ball runs dead.

🔴⚪ Saints 6-0 London

19'

Saints win a penalty as the London line is accused of not standing square. A big chance to get the second try here…

🔴⚪ Saints 6-0 London

17'

CLOSE! Regan Grace is first tackled on the line, before Zeb Taia is held up on the line. Can we make our pressure count?

🔴⚪ Saints 6-0 London

15'

Theo Fages puts in a great high kick which has sprawled around in this high wind here at the Totally Wicked Stadium which Williams palmed into touch and Saints have the ball back!

🔴⚪ Saints 6-0 London

14'

CLOSE! London go close to leveling up this game as Rhys Williams goes over in the corner, but referee Mr Griffiths has blown for a forward pass.

🔴⚪ Saints 6-0 London

10'

Both sides have exchanged ball possession with young hooker Aaron Smith going close, but Saints still lead by that solidarity early Dom Peyroux try. COYS!

🔴⚪ Saints 6-0 London

5'

The visitors are looking to respond and have had a couple of penalties, but Saints have held firm and we have the ball back.

🔴⚪ Saints 6-0 London

2'
Goal
Lachlan Coote for Saints

Coote kicks the conversion and Saints lead 6-0!

🔴⚪ Saints 6-0 London

2'
Try
Dominique Peyroux for Saints

Yes we can and it’s Dom Peyroux who picks up a short ball from Theo Fages and crashes his way over. The perfect start!

🔴⚪ Saints 4-0 London

1'

London kick out on the full, so Saints have the ball back. Can we make the most of this?

1'
Kick Off

WE ARE UNDER WAY HERE AT THE TOTALLY WICKED STADIUM! COME ON YOU SAINTS!