Eight-try Salford see off sorry Broncos

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super league: London Broncos are still looking for their first win of the season after being on the end of an eight-try 44-12 Salford blitz.

London trailed 20-0 at half-time and had no answer to Salford’s pace and power with Chris Nero and Sean Gleeson each crossing for two touchdowns and a man-of-the-match show from Matty Smith.

Salford opened the scoring with a 40m run from Luke Patten who weaved his way through a posse of defenders to send Nero over in the corner for his first try of the season. Iefeta Paleaaesina put Daniel Holdsworth through a gap for Luke Adamson to cross and stretch the lead to 8-0.

Holdsworth was off-target with both of his conversion attempts but made no mistake adding the extras to Smith’s effort after Holdsworth had sent Stephen Wild through.

Paleaaesina made a big impact off the bench and earned the crowd’s cheers by blasting over from dummy half after Gareth Owen was held short with Holdsworth’s goal extending the lead to 20-0.

London’s problems piled up when Smith and Holdsworth combined for Gleeson to add a fifth try before Joel Moon went over from Nero’s touchline burst before Moon turned provider for Nero to cross for his second try.

Gleeson completed his brace to extend the lead to 42-0 before David Howell and Antonio Kaufusi did manage consolation efforts for London, both converted by Michael Witt.