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Ilford youngsters crowned league champions

PUBLISHED: 13:09 01 April 2010 | UPDATED: 21:45 02 July 2010

CHAMPS: The Ilford boys.

CHAMPS: The Ilford boys.

ILFORD under-16s sealed the Essex Division Two title at the weekend after a 50-7 victory over Woodford at the weekend. The side, who finished third in the league last year, have won seven from seven, scoring over 200 points and conceded just 27 all season

ILFORD under-16s sealed the Essex Division Two title at the weekend after a 50-7 victory over Woodford at the weekend.

The side, who finished third in the league last year, have won seven from seven, scoring over 200 points and conceded just 27 all season.

On their way to the title, they beat Basildon 47-0, Eton Manor 50-0 and Romford 44-10.

They then had two tougher encounters with Braintree and Chingford, but came out on top 15-5 and 10-0 respectively, before defeating Rochford 32-5.

The victory over Woodford was enough for Ilford to take the top spot and just reward for the players, along with coaching staff Martin Beadle, Martin Ryan and Scott Cohen.

Manager Tony McCarthy said: "Considering where we have come from in the last three years, they have come a long way in a very short time, the effort from the team and parents is much appreciated."

Roy White the junior section chairman of the club was understandably proud of their achievements this season.

He presented the winning squad with a plaque to commemorate their league title victory in front of a packed club house.

The team now travel to Bournemouth for a tournament next weekend.

The successful team are pictured above: Ryan McCarthy, Ellis Gordon, James Hammed, Mitchell Ryan, Adam Blunt, Andrew Barker, Robert Barker, George Button, Tom Beadle, Nicholas Luxmoore, Daniel Onslow, Mert Menkse, Billy Robb, Connor Wilson, Sam Eddy, James Martin, Ryan Bromwell, Paul Parker, Rhys Frazer, John Beth, Josh Nicolls, Fred Morrison, Grant Parker and Ronnie Coster (photo Angie Robb).

Ilford Wanderers 5 Westcliff B 46

Ilford Wanderers under-15's were blown away by Westcliff in their clash at the weekend.

From the kick-off, the visitors took full advantage of the home side's lacklustre display, running in tries at ease.

The home side are without a win all season, leaving the coaching staff pondering their options for the run-in.


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