South West London Chargers cruised into the Harry Jepson Trophy semi-finals with a comfortable 44-6 win.
Chiswick’s Chargers tame Bedford Tigers to make last four
Chiswick rugby league side South West London Chargers cruised through to the Harry Jepson Trophy semi-finals with a comfortable 44-6 win over Bedford Chargers on Saturday.
The match was actually abandoned just after half-time due to an injury to a Bedford player which resulted in an ambulance being called, but with the Chargers in complete control, it was decided that the result should stand.
It was a scrappy start by the current holders of the trophy, but Adam Tran thundered past the posts, followed by a strong Steve Whitton run from deep and over, before Tran offloaded to Nathan Brown to put Joe Briggs in.
Another charge out of defence by Whitton then enabled Liam Dufffy to cross in the corner before Josh Reid touched down after the ball was spun wide to the left from a scrum, while Bedford finally opened their account with a try soon after.
Further tries from Luke Muttdom and JP Byrnes put Chargers 38-6 ahead at the interval, and Tran got the scoreboard moving again early in the second half before the game came to a premature end.
Leon Blacker kicked six conversions for Chargers, who will now meet Medway Dragons in the semi-final at Gillingham this Saturday at 2.30pm.