Search

Rugby Union: Ilford Wanderers suffer first Essex 1B defeat of season at home to Kings Cross Steelers

PUBLISHED: 14:00 25 October 2017

Action from Ilford Wanderers' game against Kings Cross Steelers (pic: Colin Brown)

Action from Ilford Wanderers' game against Kings Cross Steelers (pic: Colin Brown)

Archant

Essex 1B: Ilford Wanderers 5 Kings Cross Steelers 13

Ilford Wanderers were beaten for the first time this season as they lost 13-5 at home to Kings Cross Steelers in Essex 1B.

Steelers were camped in Ilford’s half up until the break, but for all their organisation and endeavour, were only able to come away with a six-point lead.

Unusually, Ilford were unable to score as Steelers were adept at recycling ball and had a collective purpose.

Wanderers, though, can take heart from a fine defensive effort, especially atfer losing two players to yellow cards and a third to a red in the second half.

Steelers were at times unable to make the numbers count and in the second half Ilford started to retain ball.

The hosts eventually scored the first try of the game when Terry Marson crossed after a darting run from Cam Dutch.

However, with Ilford in striking range, but Steelers’ persistence and numerical advantage told in the final minutes as they secured the triumph by scoring a breakaway try.

Latest Ilford Stories

Yesterday, 18:00

Gareth Southgate feels his England players are ready for action after a positive build-up to their World Cup opener.

Yesterday, 16:44

Read our World Cup blog over the coming weeks. Lane Dias reviews the first of three matches on day four

Yesterday, 16:00

South Woodford cruised to a 10-wicket win at Shepherd Neame Essex League Division Two rivals Old Southendian after a stunning stand between Henry Blackwell and Brad Copper.

Yesterday, 15:51

Police are appealing for the public’s help to trace two men in connection with a noxious substance attack which took place in Ilford.

Yesterday, 15:00

Harry Maguire expects the nation to come to a standstill during England’s World Cup opener against Tunisia and insists the team are ready to deliver.

Yesterday, 14:00

Woodford Wells sank to a heavy defeat against Colchester in their Shepherd Neame Essex League Division One contest at Castle Park.

Yesterday, 14:00

Gareth Southgate could pick four players with links to Tottenham Hotspur in defence and it may provide some much-needed sturdiness

Yesterday, 12:00

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

PROMOTED CONTENT

An Ilford shoe retailer and podiatry practice is taking the next step with a move to a new shop just a few doors down.

Redbridge estate agents Sandra Davidson answer the common questions homeowners have when it comes to selling their home, and reveals how you can make sure the sale is stress-free

Redbridge Estate agents Sandra Davidson’s hassle-free service guarantees rental income for your property, whether it is occupied or not. Here they share details of the Guaranteed Rent Scheme and how it can help you avoid the regular stresses associated with managing a let.

Newsletter Sign Up

Ilford Recorder twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Ilford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now