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Grey's sweet 16 inspires shutout

PUBLISHED: 11:29 17 April 2008 | UPDATED: 13:12 05 October 2010

LIONS Centre Billy Grey produced another star turn as Millwall Under-16s continued their impressive form with a 33-0 shutout of Stanford-le-Hope at Victoria Park last weekend. Grey scored all his team s points in last week s win over Wanstead and he foll

LIONS Centre Billy Grey produced

another star turn as Millwall Under-16s continued their impressive form with a 33-0 shutout of Stanford-le-Hope at Victoria Park last weekend.

Grey scored all his team's points in last week's win over Wanstead and he followed that feat with another memorable showing on Sunday as he claimed a personal tally of 16 points on the back of two tries and three conversions.

With Millwall Park out of action due to the London Marathon, the Lions had moved the match to Victoria Park and they soon warmed to their new surroundings as prop David Hayward barrelled over to open the scoring inside five minutes.

Hayward's front row partner Ashfaq Uddin crossed the line next as the Lions forwards laid a solid foundation for their speedy backs.

Grey converted the score to give Millwall a 14-0 half-time lead.

Star backs Grey and Jack Rowland finally got hold of the ball in the second half and ran riot over their outmatched opponents.

First it was Rowland who made a break and offloaded for Grey to score.

Then it was Grey bursting through a tackle and touching down for his second try double in as many weeks.

With time running out, Stanford pushed the ball wide inside their own 22 in an attempt to stretch the Millwall defence.

But the Lions forced a quick turnover and Hayward dragged three defenders over the line to claim his second try and seal a whitewash win that Millwall coach Chris Davis hailed as his team's best of the season.

"That performance was as good a show as I've seen all season," said Davis.

"Our boys were clinical in their execution and I thought they stuck to the game plan perfectly."

Meanwhile, Millwall's first XV ended their season with a battling effort in a 31-21 defeat to league leaders Dagenham.

Dagenham's close-quarters game suited the wet conditions and their domination of the line-out and scrum secured a 22-0

half-time lead.

Millwall captain Jamie Rockman rallied his team after the interval and his players responded by outscoring their opponents in the second half.

But the deficit was too much to claw back and Dagenham held on.

Millwall's third XV lost their Merit Table final at Westcliff 10-0.


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