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Millwall extend streak with rout of Loughton

PUBLISHED: 17:43 16 October 2008 | UPDATED: 13:42 05 October 2010

MILLWALL rugby club maintained their unbeaten run in Essex Division Two this season with a crushing 67-14 victory at rivals Loughton on Sunday. Centre Dan Lawrence scored three tries as the Isle of Dogs side brushed aside Loughton with an exhibition of ex

MILLWALL rugby club maintained their unbeaten run in Essex Division Two this season with a crushing 67-14 victory at rivals Loughton on Sunday.

Centre Dan Lawrence scored three tries as the Isle of Dogs side brushed aside Loughton with an exhibition of expansive rugby.

Millwall coach Dave Leftley said: "We made the mistake early on of trying to punch holes in Loughton's midfield but their centres were very big boys and we made hard work of it.

"Once we started to go wide and use our outside runners, we started making inroads. When we can get the ball to Lawrence and Chris Copping on the wing, that's when we're really putting teams to the sword.

"We've still got a long way to go before the end of the season and our pressure on the rest of the league must be relentless."

Fly-half Dom Sutherland opened the scoring with the boot, knocking over two penalties, before Lawrence intercepted a loose pass and broke through the middle to score the first of his three tries.

Milwall gradually increased their lead before half-time, with hooker Pat Doherty capping a powerful performance with his first try for the club following a brutal charge from 10 metres out.

Loughton touched down either side of half-time but the floodgates opened after the restart as Millwall broke through at will and despite a scuffle midway through the half when tempers boiled over in the hot weather, their progress was otherwise serene.

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