Wolves book semi-final spot

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MK Wolves booked their place in the East RL Cup semi-finals with a comprehensive 54-4 victory over Cambridge Lions.

Wolves started the brighter, capitalizing on an early Cambridge error to score through Bletchley convert Kyle Gibbings.

Cambridge hit back with an unconverted try, but that score was to be their last of the game as MK ruthlessly turned the screw with tries from captain Scott Aspinall and winger Kelvin Dwumfuo.

MK started the second half 18-4 up, and Cambridge’s lack of available substitutes saw their squad rapidly tire, allowing MK to capitalise on Cambridge errors, exploit the Lions’ defensive line and gain yards.

MK added further tries through Andy Hill and another from Aspinall.

There was a lengthy stoppage in the second half when Cambridge second row Finn Carter landed awkwardly in a tackle, and suffered what seemed to be a worrying neck injury. Thankfully, after a check-out in hospital, it later emerged he had suffered no serious damage, to the relief of both sides.

Cambridge continued to battle throughout, but their lack of available substitutes and tiring squad meant MK’s defence could shut them out.

Some slick offloads and great team play saw MK run in try after unanswered try, with Kai Muroi, Scott Aspinall (completing a captain’s hat-trick), Jordan Cummings, Kelvin Dwumfuo and Chris Melly all getting on the second-half scoresheet to complete the rout, booking themselves into the semi-finals.

In the subsequent draw, Wolves were drawn to play at home against neighbours, and rivals, Bedford Tigers.