Search

Rugby Union: Brave display not enough for Ilford Wanderers at Stowmarket

PUBLISHED: 15:30 30 January 2017

Action from Ilford Wanderers' trip to Stowmarket (pic: Colin Brown)

Action from Ilford Wanderers' trip to Stowmarket (pic: Colin Brown)

Archant

London Three North East: Stowmarket 64 Ilford Wanderers 5

Action from Ilford Wanderers' trip to Stowmarket (pic: Colin Brown)Action from Ilford Wanderers' trip to Stowmarket (pic: Colin Brown)

Ilford Wanderers slipped to a fourth-straight defeat in London Three North East despite putting in a brave effort away to Stowmarket.

The hosts dominated posession for much of the first half, but Wanderers’ doggedness kept them at bay for half an hour; indeed their scrum and lineout made life very uncomfortable for Stowmarket’s forwards.

Ilford were rewarded for their efforts in a rare attack on the host’s line when a powerful forward effort put inspirational skipper Jason Taylor over the line for a well deserved try, which was the first scored of the match.

Unfortunately Wanderers couldn’t stretch their lead as Stowmarket hit back immediately to level and, through a slice of luck which saw their number eight run under the posts, took a lead that they went on to stretch at regular intervals.

The hosts were good value for their win, but Ilford can take heart from the fact that their injury ravaged side, with more forwards than backs in their three-quarter line, were able to contain a well organised team for two thirds of the game.

Taylor commented: “At this stage of the season the scoreline is almost irrelevant. What is important is that we continue to show that sort of team spirit and make life uncomfortable for everyone we play. I couldn’t be more proud of the way the team stuck at it today.”

Latest Ilford Stories

Yesterday, 11:43

Essex Senior League: Redbridge 1 Sporting Bengal United 2

Yesterday, 12:00

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

I have been campaigning hard on the serious issue of cutting Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) maximum stake from £100 down to £2 since 2005.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

First-half goals from Snodgrass and Antonio settle matters for Hammers

Saturday, December 15, 2018

The 48-year-old discussed the 4-0 victory over Beaconsfield Town and the future of top goalscorer Macauley Bonne

Saturday, December 15, 2018

FA Trophy first round: Leyton Orient 4 Beaconsfield Town 0

Saturday, December 15, 2018

FA Trophy: Ebbsfleet United 0 Dagenham & Redbridge 1

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Christmas, the time of year when we are pressured to buy things no one wants for people we don’t want to buy for at prices we’re not happy with.

PROMOTED CONTENT

The Exchange in Ilford has added a state-of-the-art, Savannah-themed play area, with hand painted animal sculptures, to its brand new family zone, designed by American creative agency Playtime

Are you an unpaid carer aged 25 or over? Are you interested in working towards getting into or back into work? Do you need practical help and support to get ready for this big step? If your answer is yes to at least two of these questions read on.

Struggling to find a buyer for your home in a slower market? We speak to Ilford property expert Nina Kaura from Portico about the Crossrail effect and why getting things right first time will get you the best price for your property.

Newsletter Sign Up

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

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

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