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Ilford pile on pressure for Lions

PUBLISHED: 14:58 13 March 2008 | UPDATED: 13:07 05 October 2010

Ilford Wands 39, Millwall 10 ILFORD Wanderers inflicted a 39-10 defeat on Millwall RFC on Saturday to leave the Isle of Dogs club staring relegation in the face. The visitors struck first with a well worked forward try from a maul after just 11 minutes, b

Ilford Wands 39, Millwall 10

ILFORD Wanderers inflicted a 39-10 defeat on Millwall RFC on Saturday to leave the Isle of Dogs club staring relegation in the face.

The visitors struck first with a well worked forward try from a maul after just 11 minutes, but Millwall got on the scoreboard after being awarded a penalty inside the opposition half. Full-back Ben Murphy took full advantage of the wind, booting over a penalty goal 16 minutes in.

Fly half Dan Lawrence continued his excellent season with a solo try in the 21st minute, which was converted by Murphy.

Ilford grabbed a pushover try in the 34th minute and Millwall had a chance to respond through a breakaway drive from winger Ben Smith, only for him to be bundled into touch just short of the line, leaving the score tied 10-10 at the break.

The second half was dominated by Ilford as they ran in five unanswered tries. Millwall went close a few times but mistakes cost them close to the opposition line.

Coach Dave Leftley was happy with the first half performance but was critical of the mistakes made in the second half, saying: "We had good set pieces and I thought our defence was good in the first half. Sadly it just fell apart as the game went on.

"We've got two weeks now to regroup for our next league match against East London and ball control is something we'll definitely be working on at training."

Meanwhile the Llamas put up a valiant fight against Stanford-le-Hope but were defeated 35-31 with only 14 men on the field and Millwall's 3rd XV lost 15-10 against Brentwood IIIs despite a spirited second half fightback.

Trailing 10-nil at half time with their season on the line, the home side rallied behind some strong runs from centres James Wakefield and AJ McCann, with Wakefield grabbing two tries.

l Millwall's effort to promote the sport to Ladies continues to be successful. The next TRY Rugby session is planned for March 29 from 10:30am on Millwall Park near Mudchute DLR station. Any ladies interested in trying something different should visit www.venusrugby.com or email tryrugby@millwallrugby.com alternatively, call 07963833655.

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