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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.
First Utility Super League Table
|9||Hull K R||3||2|
|10||Salford Red Devils||3||2|
|First Utility Super League|
|Thursday 5th March|
|20:00||Hull FC vs Leeds Rhinos|
|Friday 6th March|
|20:00||Wakefield Wildcats vs St Helens|
|20:00||Huddersfield Giants vs Widnes Vikings|
|20:00||Castleford Tigers vs Wigan Warriors|
|Saturday 7th March|
|15:30||Catalans Dragons vs Salford Red Devils|
|Sunday 8th March|
|15:00||Warrington Wolves vs Hull K R|
|Thursday 12th March|
|20:00||Huddersfield vs Castleford|
|Friday 13th March|
|20:00||Warrington vs Leeds|
|20:00||Wigan vs Hull|
|20:00||Widnes Vikings vs St Helens|
|First Utility Super League|
|Sunday 1st March|
|Widnes Vikings 58 - 16 Wakefield Wildcats|
|Hull K R 22 - 20 Wigan Warriors|
|Saturday 28th February|
|Salford Red Devils 32 - 28 Hull FC|
|Catalans Dragons 38 - 18 Warrington Wolves|
|Friday 27th February|
|St Helens 21 - 14 Castleford Tigers|
|Thursday 26th February|
|Leeds Rhinos 28 - 24 Huddersfield Giants|
|Sunday 15th February|
|Wakefield 44 - 24 Hull K R|
|Saturday 14th February|
|Catalans Dragons 13 - 12 Castleford|
|Friday 13th February|
|Hull 6 - 7 Warrington|
|Leeds 38 - 6 Widnes|
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