Ealing Trailfinders Director of Rugby Ben Ward believes his side are playing some top class rugby after beating Jersey Reds to book themselves a Championship Cup semi-final place.

The West Londoners dominated the game and soared to a 36-17 victory after scoring five tries to secure their third consecutive semi final spot.

Alun Walker put in a man of the match performance while Harry Sloan, Reon Joseph, Rayn Smid and Peter Lydon all got themselves on the scoresheet despite the blustery conditions.

"Jersey are an extremely good side so that is a fantastic result for us. I thought we started the game well, but we had to work very hard to get through that tie,” Ward said.

“The half backs controlled it well and the lineout was very strong which gave us the platform to attack. 

“Sometimes it's about momentum, as a coach you want it perfect every single week but it's not always going to be. 

"The boys fought really hard there, we spoke about a strong start and they did that and then we adjusted in the second half with the breeze and played some really good stuff."

The hosts fought back early in the second half but Rodney Lona’s yellow card for a high tackle on Craig Willis proved to be a turning point in the match as The Trialfinders began to put pressure on the Reds, which subsequently turned into vital points.

“With a player off the field it just opens up that extra space and makes it harder for them to defend,” Ward added.

 “Our boys took advantage of that really well and from then on it was just about controlling the game.

“I thought defensively we were spot on. Although we conceded 17 points, two of them were from interceptions from ourselves so defensively we were really good today."

The victory means Ealing are still undefeated in all competitions since the turn of the decade and Ward feels combating the adverse weather has been key to their form.

“I think we have been playing some really good rugby since the new year,” he added.

“I don’t think we done anything particularly well other than adjust to the conditions because there have been some really extreme conditions each week.

“It is a bit of a cliché but without forwards you cannot do too much rugby. Our set-piece have been incredible, our lineout drive, especially close to the line, has got incredibly powerful over the past few months and as I say they play a really big role in the way we attack and defence.”