The Broncos kept on the tail of table-toppers Leigh Centurions with this victory over fellow full-timers Bradford. Andrew Henderson’s London side are still unbeaten on home turf in the Championship, with their only loss of the year coming against Featherstone in the Challenge Cup. This match was Matt Diskin’s first at the helm as temporary coach of the Bulls and his side started brightly with the first try going their way courtesy of Danny Addy. He couldn’t convert his own try. Ben Hellewell levelled the scores in the 19th minute after he touched down a William Barthau kick. Barthau had the same luck as Addy from the kicking tee. Both teams traded blows as the half wore on with Bradford’s Kris Welham and London’s Rhys Williams notching unconverted tries each. On the stroke of half-time came Welham’s second try of the game, and Addy was on target with his third conversion attempt of the tie. After going into half-time six points down, London needed to start the second half at a fast pace. That is exactly what they did and they benefited directly from an Andy Ackers try. The conversion from Barthau went astray but the Frenchman made amends by slotting over a penalty goal soon after to tie the game at 14-14. Addy edged the visitors in front on 55 minutes thanks to a penalty of his own but the Bulls soon saw the game slip away from them as London took charge. Ackers registered his second try following impressive work from Iliess Macani and, three minutes later, Bradford forward Dale Ferguson was sent to the sin-bin and the capital side were smelling blood. Tries from Williams and James Cunningham within nine minutes of each other extended the four point lead to 14 points and that is how the game ended.
Prediction – London by 12
Result – London by 14