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Super League: London Broncos claim first win at Salford City Reds
London claimed their first win of the season and climbed off the bottom of the Super League table with a 38-4 victory at fellow strugglers Salford.
The Reds had claimed their own first win just last Sunday with an impressive comeback against Hull KR, but they could not build on that success.
The Broncos had conceded 138 points in four opening defeats but were in front 22-0 at half-time, with Kieran Dixon and Chris Bailey each crossing twice in a dominant victory.
Dixon broke the deadlock after 16 minutes when Jack Murphy and Danny Williams missed a Craig Gower kick, with Michael Witt tagging on the conversion.
Mark Sneyd's midfield break caused London problems but his kick was too deep for Williams, then Sneyd had a try disallowed before Dan Sarginson almost wriggled over for the Broncos.
London stretched the lead to 10-0 on the half hour after Ashley Gibson failed to collect a Gower kick and Michael Channing accepted the gift.
Salford's plight worsened just before the break when Dixon followed his own kick ahead to touch down and Witt's conversion made it 16-0.
Luke Dorn added to Salford's woes by going over for a converted try to make it 22-0 at the break.
Williams hobbled off for the Reds after being targeted by the Broncos kickers throughout the first half.
Dorn went close early in the second half after another Gower kick rebounded off the post.
Sneyd's weaving run almost brought Salford's first try but London were doing the basics right.
Bailey added a fifth try for London 10 minutes from time before Wayne Godwin's late consolation for Salford.Super League. Click here to bet.
Super League Table
|9||Hull K R||27||23|
|10||Salford Red Devils||27||23|
|13||Bradford Bulls *||27||10|
|First Utility Super League|
|Thursday 5th February|
|20:00||Widnes vs Wigan|
|Friday 6th February|
|20:00||St Helens vs Catalans Dragons|
|Saturday 7th February|
|15:00||Warrington Wolves vs Salford Red Devils|
|Sunday 8th February|
|15:00||Huddersfield vs Hull|
|15:00||Hull K R vs Leeds|
|15:30||Castleford vs Wakefield|
|Thursday 12th February|
|20:00||Salford vs St Helens|
|Friday 13th February|
|20:00||Hull vs Warrington|
|20:00||Leeds vs Widnes|
|20:00||Wigan vs Huddersfield|
|First Utility Super League|
|Saturday 11th October|
|St Helens 14 - 6 Wigan|
|Friday 3rd October|
|Wigan 16 - 12 Warrington|
|Thursday 2nd October|
|St Helens 30 - 12 Catalans Dragons|
|Friday 26th September|
|Huddersfield 16 - 18 Catalans Dragons|
|Thursday 25th September|
|Castleford 14 - 30 Warrington|
|Saturday 20th September|
|Leeds 20 - 24 Catalans Dragons|
|Warrington 22 - 19 Widnes|
|Friday 19th September|
|St Helens 41 - 0 Castleford|
|Thursday 18th September|
|Wigan 57 - 4 Huddersfield|
|Sunday 14th September|
|Wakefield 18 - 42 Hull K R|
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