Rugby: Ilford Wanderers return to winning ways

PUBLISHED: 11:04 02 October 2018 | UPDATED: 11:04 02 October 2018

Action from Ilford's clash with Millwall (pic Colin Brown)

Action from Ilford's clash with Millwall (pic Colin Brown)


Ilford Wanderers got back to winning ways in London Three Essex with a 37-27 success over Millwall.

Action from Ilford's clash with Millwall (pic Colin Brown)Action from Ilford's clash with Millwall (pic Colin Brown)

After back-to-back defeats, they began well and applied early pressure which led to a successful penalty.

Billy Addlignton then sent Terry Marson over, after a good catch and drive, and Morgan Brown put Karl Anka away to make it 15-7.

Marson’s weaving run led to another try and, after Millwall kicked a penalty, Anka went in again to make it 25-10.

The visitors claimed a pair of tries to cut the gap to five points, after Ilford picked up a yellow card, but fly-half Alfie Waddens charged down a kick and then ran in from halfway to settle the nerves.

Number eight Reece Barney barged his way over before Millwall claimed a late bonus-point try.

Ilford’s Chris Smith said: “Whilst we’re pleased to be winning again we’re under no illusions as to the work we need to do to get where we want to be.

“We’re introducing some new systems which will take a while to bed down, but we aren’t far away.”

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