Ian Watson and his Salford side arrived in London on the train after a first class trip from Manchester. It was another fine detail that worked perfectly, with the players relaxed and focused after two tough Easter’s fixtures.
Adam Walker failed a late fitness test paving the way for Mark Flanagan to return to the side.
After spurning early kick able penalty goals The Red Devil’s persistence paid off when Joey Lussick scored another trade mark try from close after just five minutes.
This began a real period of dominance for the visitors who continued to complete their sets playing a solid, methodical style of rugby.
Niall Evalds had just equalled Stuart Littler’s Super League try record of 65 in recent weeks and when Josh Jones’s off load landed in the full backs arms their was only one place he was going. Evalds darting over to touch down with Krisnan Inu converting 0-12.
After Monday’s penalty filled match against Wigan this game was becoming the complete opposite. Salford’s discipline was not far from impeccable in the first half. With a fantastic completion rate and errors at a minimum London struggled to get any momentum.
Two tries in four minutes sealed a perfect forty minutes. The hard working Jackson Hastings shot through a gap and Daniel Murray was in support to roar over. The young prop making it two tries in three matches to delight the travelling Salford faithful. Hastings then scored a superb individual try of his own. Weaving his way through a tired Broncos defence showing his fantastic footwork skills. Inu made it four from four with the boot.
Jake Bibby came close to scoring just before the break but terrific cover defence denied him.
After two hours of rugby league between the two sides this season London finally posted a try. Rhys Williams finished well in the corner to give London a glimmer of hope 4-24.
Salford played a very conservative style of play which was understandable after the tough schedule of fixtures.
Lee Mossop made the game safe on his return from injury powering over under the sticks seventeen minutes from time.
Matt Fleming scored a rather fortuitous try for the Broncos in the closing stages. This was Salford’s day though with the Red Devil’s making it 5 wins from 7 matches on the road this season.
In a fixture where the attitude needed to be perfect Watson and his team did a thoroughly professional job. Salford didn’t need to be flamboyant as this was all about getting the two points.
Ian Watson speaking after the match was pleased with how his side controlled the game but stated room for improvement. “We had a really good spell first half, second a little bit inconsistent but may be that’s down to a little bit of fatigue and concentration.”
Salford face Leeds at The AJ Bell Stadium on Friday night with Watson looking to right a few wrongs from the fixture between the two sides earlier in the season. “I think we owe them one, we have a responsibility as a team to show them our best performance. Last time out we were poor and need to represent ourselves the right way this time.”
London Broncos 10 Salford 30