Our fans made me proud in defeat

Broncos CEO Nic Cartwright has come out and said that Wednesday night's heavy loss to the Bulls made him proud. He said: "Despite the magnitude of the loss our fans continued to give it their best for the full eighty minutes.

When I heard and saw our fans singing their hearts out right to the end, it made me feel proud to be a London Bronco. That's what this club is about." It was a difficult night for our fans but they are just so loyal and strong. When things are not going so well, that's when our fans come into their own."

It was a night that young Joe Mbu will remember for a long time. The only 'home grown' Londoner in the team made his Griffin Park debut and was voted by his fellow players, and the London fans, as man of the match.

Joe had this to say: "I was not expecting to make my debut until next year but this has been brilliant to be playing with the likes of Jimmy Dymock and others who were my idols just a couple of years ago. It is an honour for me to play alongside these men and I want to give my very best effort for this team this season."

Joe's (Mbu) comments when he was awarded the man of the match award summed up my feelings. Joe himself, before even answering the interviewer's question about the game, said, 'I just want to thank the fans who stuck with us right to the end. It was an honour to play in this team.'"

Cartwright added: "I know they will come back on Sunday when we play Saints and be even louder in voice." Sunday presents a good opportunity for all Broncos to bounce back. It's not every day you play the champions on your own pitch." For discounted tickets in advance call - 0871 222 1657