Broncos cruise past part-timers
Michael Witt bagged a 22-point haul as the London Broncos cruised into the fifth round of the Challenge Cup with a 72-4 home win over Dewsbury.
Witt crossed for two tries and booted seven goals as the Londoners romped to a 13-try victory at Twickenham Stoop.
London coach Rob Powell made his intentions clear as he named a strong starting line-up for the clash, with Luke Dorn and Omari Caro stepping in to replace the injured Michael Robertson and Liam Colbon as the two changes.
For Dewsbury it was a very different matter, fielding just five of the starting 13 that began their last Championship game against Batley.
With just two wins to their name in this year's Super League campaign, the men from the capital were looking for a boost, with a quarter-final appearance back in 2007 the last time they made their mark on the Challenge Cup.
But it was the visitors who created the first opening, a neat passing move almost seeing Derrell Olpherts creep in at the corner.
That woke the hosts up, though, and the Broncos took the lead on six minutes, Antonio Kaufusi barging through some weak tackles to rumble over at the posts.
Four minutes later they added their second score, Kieran Dixon claiming a Craig Gower kick to speed over in the corner.
The game went into a lull after that, the Broncos content to stay in second gear while Dewsbury lacked the guile to create any unrest in the London ranks.
In fact it was the 22-minute mark before there was a further score, Chad Randall twisting and stretching to sneak over and push the home side into a 16-0 lead.
The fourth try was not long in coming, Dan Sarginson streaking clear to race home from the halfway line.
Dixon then added his second when he darted in at the corner from Sarginson's pass as the Broncos ran riot.
To their credit the Rams did come close to a try of their own before the break, but strong tackling from both Shane Rodney and Jamie O'Callaghan ensured Matthew Tebb was unable to ground the ball.
There was still time for a further London try before the interval, Dorn stepping on the gas to cruise over.
It was more of the same in the second half, O'Callaghan the first to go over on 42 minutes, with Witt and Chris Bailey touching down shortly after.
Dewsbury already looked as though they were running on empty, with basic handling errors stopping them gaining any momentum.
Kaufusi then muscled over for his second score to push London past the 50-point mark.
The Rams finally gave their travelling fans cause for cheer in the 62nd minute when Jamaine Akaidere crossed in the corner after a break from Matty Nicholson.
But that proved brief respite for the visitors, Witt restoring order minutes later when he cantered home after a searing Dorn break.
The hosts were not quite finished, Matt Cook and then O'Callaghan bursting in for late scores, Gower converting both from out wide.