Londoners charge to Tetley's Challenge Cup success
South West London Chargers completed a historic win in the first round of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup with a 12-6 victory over Welsh champions Torfaen Tigers at Chiswick.
Tries by Terence Puna and Paul Wojciechowicz and two goals by Adam Tran won the day for the Chargers against opponents who gained some consolation with the last try of the tie in the final minute from Gareth Roberts.
The Royal Air Force are flying high after completing a memorable 38-10 victory over Dewsbury Celtic. The RAF are now through to the second round of Rugby League's oldest and most prestigious competition, which will be played over the weekend of February 22 and 23. Details of the second round draw will be announced on Monday (February 3).
Other notable winners from the first round include South West London Chargers, who defeated Welsh champions Torfaen Tigers 12-6 at Chiswick (pictured), and East Leeds who emerged victories with a 34-30 golden point win at Underbank Rangers.
The two big derbies of the round were both close affairs and saw Normanton come away from Lock Lane with a 15-14 win whilst in East Yorkshire Myton Warriors defeated East Hull 24-22.
The results from today’s Tetley’s Challenge Cup 1st round ties are as follows:
Askam 8, British Army 12
Blackbrook 4, Egremont Rangers 10
Hull Dockers 76, Bristol Sonics 0
Kells 24, Wigan St Jude's 16
Leeds Met Uni 44, Millom 16
Leigh Miners 12 , Hunslet Warriors 10
Lock Lane 14, Normanton Knights 15
Myton Warriors 24, East Hull 22
Pilk Recs 46, Aberdeen Warriors 4
RAF 38, Dewsbury Celtic 10
Royal Navy 4, Walney Central 24
Skirlaugh 10, Rochdale Mayfield 16
SW London Chargers 12, Torfaen Tigers 6
Underbank Rangers 30, East Leeds 34 (aet)
Wath Brow 18, Halton Simms Cross 0
Widnes St Marie's 16, Wigan St Pats 42
Woolston 6, Elland 20
York Acorn 12, Siddal 16
Three matches were postponed due to waterlogged pitches and will now be played on Saturday February 8:
Oulton v West Hull (1.30)
Saddleworth v Milford (2.30)
Shaw Cross v Thatto Heath (2.00)