In-form London defeat Dewsbury

Dewsbury Rams suffered a gruelling 30-6 defeat at home to an in-form London Broncos, however with both Swinton and Sheffield losing, seventh place remains firmly in sight ahead of two vital clashes with Workington and Swinton.

Led by a dominant Israel Eliab, our visitors from the capital proved too powerful for Dewsbury, condemning the Rams to a third straight defeat.

Josh Guzdek’s 77th minute try was the only consolation for Glenn Morrison’s side on a tough afternoon.

Despite coming close in the early stages, it took London until the 14th minute to register their first try. The Rams had defended well, but Wes Naiqama took the ball and skipped past three Rams defenders to open the Broncos account, following up the conversion himself.

The Rams almost responded instantly, Matt Groat battling through a tight Broncos defence, he thought he had crossed the try line but the officials ruled him to have been held up.

Eliab extended the Broncos’ lead on 23 minutes, Andy Ackers played the pass, allowing Eliab to slip in-between two Rams defenders and touch down. Naiqama once again converting.

London continued to dominate following their second try, Dewsbury being forced to sit back and defend.

The Rams’ next real opportunity saw Jason Crookes chasing down a loose ball metres from the try line, the winger falling just short of getting onto the end of it.

Shortly after the break London added their third try, it looked as though Eliab had been taken down just short of the try line, but his outstretched arm managed to narrowly take the ball over. Naiqama successfully adding the extras.

Mark Ioane and Rhys Williams piled more misery onto the Rams, adding another two tries in quick succession. The second coming as Ben Hellawell skipped through a tiring Rams defence, allowing Williams to touch down behind the posts. Naiqama successfully completing both conversions.

Josh Guzdek added the Rams’ only try with 12 minutes to go, collecting a brilliant pass from Shane Grady to tumble over the line.

With two minutes remaining, London added their final try, interchange Matt Garside sprinting away from the Rams defence to touch down. Naiqama was unable to convert, missing his first of the day.

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