Having written a match report for the game on In The Loose – http://intheloose.com/2015/07/07/london-broncos-rl-v-whitehaven-rl/- this really is going to be short and sweet words wise. So, a Phlog it will be!
I am I’ve decided becoming something of a photo geek, I take between 400 and 800 at every event I go to – then spend hours messing about with them. It’s becoming something of an obsession! But, a good one I’d say.
I have written a lot of words about the game, but maybe I’ll take a chance to explain how this Essex Girl (don’t tell anyone) came to be a huge rugby league fan.
That after all is a Northern game isn’t it? That whole M62 corridor thing. Oh, except the rivals for Broncos this day were from Whitehaven in the depths of Cumbria – that’s a county with a great rugby league history.
My ‘love affair’ with rugby league started in 1996 when my family were invited by my big brother Keith to watch Broncos play St Helens play at Charlton. Literally one game and I was hooked!
Those who have read my blog will know I’m basically sports mad! But, there’s only one place leave with a sore throat. For some reason rugby league makes me all uncouth! No swearing, but wow I shout! Thank goodness I don’t do the same at cricket!
A short summary of the game, please do read the match report – Broncos have had a much better season than their one win last year. But at this point in the season their destiny isn’t in their own hands, it will be a struggle for them to make the Top 4 to give themselves a chance of a quick return to Superleague.
A win was essential against Whitehaven. Broncos went ahead by 12 points with a try apiece by Jason Walton on his debut and Oscar Thomas. Thomas excelled in backing himself to score.
Whitehaven came back at Broncos to close the gap to 2 points after first Declan Hulme then Chris Taylor scored.
Another 2 tries before half time by Matt Garside and Iliess Macani saw the teams go in at half time with the scores on Broncos 24 Haven 10.
I’m going into match mode here – so will sum up the 2nd half – Broncos saw their lead disapear after 3 tries by Haven – 2 for Declan Hulme and another for James Newton saw a nervous home crowd.
However Broncos gained some momentum and touched down 3 times through Jamie Thackray, Jason Walton (not bad on his debut!) and Oscar Thomas.
The game finished with a clear win for Broncos – 40 to Whitehaven’s 24 – a flattering score.
I had my standard sophisticated Harry Ramsden’s dinner on the way home at the A1 services – I really do live an exciting life!