Keighley Cougars 33 – London Broncos 22
Keighley came from behind to record their second win of the Championship season against London Broncos on Sunday afternoon.
After last weeks heartbreak at Batley, Rhys Lovegrove’s Cougars wanted to come back with some redemption but had a nightmare start when Paul Ullberg went over in the corner after 3 minutes.
The Broncos went over for their second try as Abbas Miski crashed over the line, the Lebanese international scoring his first try for the broncos since rejoining the club on dual registration from super league outfit Wigan Warriors.
The cougars got themselves back into the game through Mo Agoro as the Jamaican winger dived in at the corner following a pass from Robbie Storey.
But the Broncos hit back again as Alex Walker went over under the posts to send the visitors into the break ahead.
Whatever Lovegrove said at half time worked as the Cougars scored 3 tries in the opening 10 minutes to gain the lead for the first time in the match.
Full back Lewis Young made some meters before offloading to to Charlie Graham who raced 70 meters to the line to give the hosts a dream start to the second half.
Brenden Santi then crashed over from close range as Keighley scored their second try in as many minutes, the Italian international scoring his first of the season.
The comeback was completed as Robbie Storey raced over following a pass from Young.
But back came the Broncos as Jarred Bassett crossed with 15 minutes left to play.
The hosts nudged themselves ahead with 7 minutes left through the boot of Dane Chisholm, the Frenchman scoring his second drop goal in as many games to set up a grandstand finish.
The visitors ended the game with 11 men as Sam Davis and Ethan Natoli ended the game in the sin bin following a professional foul and a trip respectively.
Graham scored his second of the game, dotting the ball down in the corner with 3 minutes left to play before Keenan Tomlinson crashed over on the hooter to give the hosts the much needed points and send the broncos back to the big smoke empty handed.
Tries: Agoro, Graham (2), Santi, Storey, Tomlinson
Goals: Chisholm (4)
Drop Goals: Chisholm
Tries: Ulberg, Miski, Walker, Bassett
Goals: Leyland (3)
Match Report by: Jordan Weatherall