Championship Cup wins for Blues and Mob

​There were Championship Cup victories for both Bedford Blues and Ampthill last weekend.
It was a good weekend of cup action for Bedford Blues and Ampthill.It was a good weekend of cup action for Bedford Blues and Ampthill.
It was a good weekend of cup action for Bedford Blues and Ampthill.

​Blues continued their remarkable winning run at Goldington Road with a hard-fought 38-17 victory over London Scottish.

In a cup clash played with quick tempo and high intensity, the scores were level after a cagey opening 40 minutes before Mike Rayer’s side released the shackles after the restart and blew their visitors away to ensure a seventh successive victory at Goldington Road.

Blues assistant coach Jake Sharp said afterwards: “I thought we were outstanding in that second half, some great tries and really resilient defence. Half that battle was making sure we guided the energy of the players in the right direction.

“With so many young players in the side, we were probably a little too over enthusiastic to start with, but we grew into it and were way more controlled afterwards. A great performance and a good night.”

Ampthill, meanwhile, nearly let a 31-12 half time lead slip, in a true game of two halves at Dillingham Park in the Championship Cup against Caldy, eventually holding on to win 31-26.

Following the game, head coach Paul Turner said: “We carried on from last week and a good finish in London and raced into a 31-7 lead.

"We spoke about keeping the momentum at half time but that went out of the window. Caldy came back into the game and got two bonus points near the end. But there were a lot of good things about our performance that will hold us in good stead for our Friday night trip to Richmond.”