Sheffield Eagles

Broncos power past Eagles

13th May 2018, 16:59

Broncos power past Eagles

Sheffield Eagles were beaten 66-14 by London Broncos at the Olympic Park in a rearranged Betfred Championship clash.

Jarrod Sammut scored a hat-trick for the visitors while Sadiq Adebiyi and Kieran Dixon both notched braces.

Matty Costello, who moved to full-back after playing in the halves against Halifax last weekend, scored twice while fellow Saint Jake Spedding also crossed the whitewash on a disappointing afternoon for Sheffield.

Menzie Yere and Thibault Franck were brought into the side by coach Mark Aston for their first appearances of the year for Sheffield.

It took three minutes for London to open their account with Jay Pitts touching down. Sammut converted.

Sammut and Adebiyi both crossed soon after as the Broncos continued their quick start to proceedings. The former kicked both goals for an 18-0 lead.

Costello scored the hosts’ first try of the match on 20 minutes and ex-Bronco Oscar Thomas goaled.

Sammut and Dixon were next over the whitewash as London went into the break 30-6 up.

After the break, Mark Ioane and Sammut scored four-pointers in the opening stages of the second period before Spedding registered a long-range effort.

With the final quarter edging closer, Adebiyi completed his brace and Sammut converted for 48-10.

Alex Walker and James Cunningham furthered London’s dominance with a try apiece before Dixon and Costello traded scores in the final few minutes.

By Dan Fowler, photo by Alex Coleman