Search

Rugby: Millwall 3 Kings Cross Steelers 27

PUBLISHED: 11:00 19 September 2018

The latest rugby news from the local scene (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

The latest rugby news from the local scene (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

©TGS Photo tgsphoto.co.uk +44 1376 553468

Millwall suffered a second consecutive defeat in the London 3 Essex as they fell to a 27-3 defeat to Kings Cross Steelers on the weekend.

They hosted Kings Cross Steelers this Saturday, hoping to put right the many wrongs that had been highlighted the previous week against Braintree.

As Steelers had been promoted to the league and with some familiar faces returning Millwall had targeted this game as a must win.

However, following a positive opening thirty seconds for Millwall, it was Steelers who were in charge. Wave after wave of attack ran against Millwall’s defence and it was only some last ditch try-line defence that kept out the visitors.

Millwall’s basics let them down and some inexcusable defence allowed Steeler’s 10 to break through the defence on more than one occasion.

One such break, followed by quick phases from the forwards led to space being left out wide for the 13 to slide under the posts to make it 7-0.

Following some positive running from Alex Lami and Eoin McCabe, Millwall managed to pull 3 back just before the break through a Rio Cooper penalty and considered themselves rather lucky to be just four down at half-time.

Steelers started the second half exactly where they had left off.

A five metre scrum allowed them to once again exert their dominance over the Millwall pack, for the ball to be whipped out to the winger to score in the corner. To make matters worse, Ollie Jardine managed to get himself binned for a high tackle whilst trying to stop the try.

The next ten minutes only allowed Steelers to dig their heels in and two more quick tries ensured the game got away from Millwall.

The final ten minutes was a comedy of errors on behalf of Millwall’s backs.

Firstly, the ball dribbled through the legs of one player to allow Steeler’s another score, before a catastrophic moment of miscommunication ensured the ball was passed to a flying Steeler to score at the final whistle.

Millwall are going to have to dig deep if they are going to get out of this rut.

Coach Matt Watts said: “Another tough game for the first team in a game, that in all honesty, we were expecting to win.

“Some promising signs early on were undone by lack of parity at the set piece.

“Without a strong platform to play from, we had little possession to see the improvements in attack that we worked so hard on in training this week.

“Plenty to work on going forwards and we look forward to the next challenge against Chelmsford on Saturday.”


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the East London Advertiser. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Latest East London Sports News

Yesterday, 19:31

Zak Crawley stepped up with the highest score of his short Test career as England established a hard-fought lead in the first Test but a late surge from the West Indies bowlers left the tourists sensing a day five victory at the Ageas Bowl.

Yesterday, 17:00

West Ham United boss David Moyes says they can use previous relegation battle experiences to drive them on ahead of clash with Norwich City.

Yesterday, 15:39

West Ham’s Michail Antonio put his impressive goalscoring down to manager David Moyes, following a morale-boosting 4-0 win at Premier League basement boys Norwich.

Yesterday, 14:46

Michail Antonio netted all four goals as West Ham moved six points clear of the relegation zone and sent Norwich back to the Championship.

Yesterday, 12:00

Golf, like most sports, has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic this year.

Yesterday, 09:30

West Ham United manager David Moyes insists midfielder Mark Noble will be always play a vital part despite losing his place after picking up a hamstring injury.

Yesterday, 09:00

With more grassroots sport now getting the green light to return to action, we take a look back at some of the recent happenings at the elite level.

Yesterday, 07:00

West Ham United manager David Moyes says his players know exactly what is at stake as they head into a vital clash against fellow Premier League strugglers Norwich City.

PROMOTED CONTENT

People across the country are being encouraged to enjoy summer safely by following official advice and staying safe.

The NHS Test and Trace service brings together testing, contact tracing and outbreak management into an end-to-end service to stop the spread of the virus and help us move out of lockdown.

The UK Government has launched a campaign to shine a light on businesses and employees across the country who have responded to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in remarkable ways and are now going back to business.

Most read sport

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser