Llamas haul themselves to plate success

Millwall celebrate with the Essex Merit Division Three Plate (pic: Millwall RFC)

Millwall celebrate with the Essex Merit Division Three Plate (pic: Millwall RFC) - Credit: Archant

Millwall seconds come from behind to beat Chelmsford

Millwall seconds, affectionately known as the Llamas, came from behind to defeat Chelmsford 17-10 to lift the Essex Merit Division Three Plate.

The Llamas found themselves 10-0 down after only 20 minutes when the Essex club added a converted try to an earlier penalty.

Despite playing into the wind in the first half Millwall were able to close the gap when Jamie Fitzpatrick scored following a charge down to make it a five-point game at the break.

Fitzpatrick went off early in the second half with a hamstring injury but Millwall drew level through Ben Barlow.


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It looked as if the match would end level but with time running out James Anderson touched down for the winning score after a clever backs move created space for him to pop through.

Club chairman Robin Poynder was thrilled the club were able to lift the plate and said it was a victory for the whole club to enjoy.

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“The Llamas win rounds off a strong season for Millwall. The firsts and seconds have been promoted it was great to see silverware coming into the club and is a reward for the exciting attacking play we foster,” he said.

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