Demons fly
into the semis

Cardiff Demons waltzed into the semi-finals of the Total National Rugby League Conference Shield with an impressive 46-6 win over Telford Raiders writes Ian Golden.

Cardiff took the lead in only the fourth minute, Mark Dando being set-up by Lewis Francis. They increased their lead to 10-0 six minutes later as Jamie Iles ran 60 metres to ground under the posts.

Telford's got two points back through a 13th Darren White penalty but it was there only points of the first half as Demons scored three more tries to make the half time score 26-2.

On 19 minutes, Lewis Francis made a 20 metre run to score under the posts. Then on 28 minutes Idris Evans grounded through a Pete Moore grubber kick. Finally right on half-time, Andy Jones forced his way through to touch-down.

Telford fought back in the second half and kept Cardiff scoreless until the 57th minute when Mark Bow broke through following an excellent run from Neil Thomas.

Telford finally grounded four minutes later through White but Cardiff struck back straight away as Francis crossed in the corner.

Cardiff wrapped things up with two tries in the last three minutes. First, Evans ran 60 metres before laying off to Iles to ground before Evans ran 80 metres to score himself.

Cardiff will play St Albans Centurions - who beat St Ives 30-22 today - in next Sunday's semi-final at Hemel.