Rugby: Ilford Wanderers win opener

PUBLISHED: 13:00 13 September 2017

Ilford Wanderers RFC in action

Ilford Wanderers RFC in action

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Ilford Wanderers will hope to build on their convincing 45-29 win over Bancroft in Essex League Division One when they visit Pegasus Palmerians this weekend.

The first game of the season did not go completely to plan as the visitors scored the first try of the match.

But Ilford’s reply was swift with a well-worked catch and drive setting up Kieron Clancy to go over for the try.

They soon added another score with strong running by Billy Davis and good rucking seeing skipper Jason Taylor crash over.

Bancroft scored either side of a well-worked Tom Clancy try to make it 17-17 at the interval.

But Ilford upped their game after the restart and unanswered tries from Tom Clancy, Chris Smith and a sidestepping effort from Taylor put the game to bed.

Smith scored again after some great forward play to make it 45-17, but Bancroft refused to throw in the towel and managed two more tries to make it more respectable.

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