Barwick shines as Broncos compound Leeds' misery

Sunday 21 July 1996 23:02

London Broncos yesterday bounced back from last weekend's defeat at Paris by piling on the Super League misery for Leeds. The Broncos, who are at home to leaders St Helens on Saturday, warmed up by beating Leeds 33-16 at The Valley - the Yorkshire side's 13th defeat in 17 games this summer.

Two tries in the opening quarter by Tulsen Tollett and Steve Rosolen gave London an early cushion and the lead was doubled just before the break by another pair of tries, this time from Greg Barwick and Darren Shaw.

Leeds, 24-0 down at the interval, made a fight of it in the second half and tries from David Hulme and Marcus St Hilaire reduced London's lead to 12 points.

However, Barwick, who finished the game with 17 points from a try, six goals and a drop goal, kicked a 50-yard penalty and then Russell Bawden dived over from close range.

Castleford Tigers snatched a dramatic 36-31 win against Sheffield Eagles at Wheldon Road with a late try from centre David Chapman.

Sheffield were 31-30 ahead with only two minutes left when Chapman went over in the right-hand corner, Frano Botica adding his sixth goal.

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