Chargers out to make history

South West London Chargers moved one step closer to retaining the Harry Jepson Trophy with a 36-6 win.

Chiswick rugby league side could be first to win Harry Jepson Trophy in successive years

Super South West London Chargers moved one step closer to retaining the Harry Jepson Trophy with a 36-6 win over South East champions Medway Dragons at Gillingham on Saturday.

Kicking off the with a strong wind at their backs but playing up a considerable slope, the Chiswick side bombed several early chances and had two tries disallowed, but eventually opened their account after 17 minutes with a Josh Reid try which Leon Blacker converted.

Just before half-time, Joe Briggs grabbed another, with Blacker making it 12-0 with the conversion, and Briggs got his second early in the second half.

Five minutes later, Dan Williams crossed, with Blacker adding the conversion for a 22-0 lead, before the home side got their first points on the board with a converted try, but then began to suffer a spate of injuries.

The Chargers took advantage to dominate the final quarter, with further tries from Nath Brown and Joe Purnell before Briggs completed his hat-trick, Blacker converting one.

And so the Chargers’ season, which began on February 1 with a Challenge Cup tie, rumbles on, ans they face Jarrow Vikings this Saturday in Sheffield, where they will attempt to become the first club to win back-to-back Harry Jepson Trophies in the competition’s 17-year history.

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