Sunday, 19 September 2010

Under 12s learn harsh lesson in tournament losses

Millwall Lions under 12s suffered two heavy losses at a tournament held at Wanstead RFC on Sunday

Facing Romford U12s in the first match of the day, the under prepared Millwall youngsters struggled to keep pace with the more experienced club team, trailing 14-0 at half time.

Romford powered home in the second half, scoring two late tries to finish 26-0 winners.

Having dusted off the new season nerves, coach Chris Attalid hoped his charges would show improvement in their second match however it wasn't to be the case as Wanstead easily dispatched Millwall, winning 57-0.

"I think it was a learning experience for all of us, myself included" said Attwood; "We went through last season unbeaten and I think we probably under estimated the challenges we will face this season, having moved up an age group."

"The boys will be in for one tough training session on Wednesday" he said "I don't want us to have another performance like this again".

Millwall Colts hope to recover from their last match quickly as the play host to Southend at Millwall Park on Sunday. Kick off is at 1pm.

Anyone aged 16-19 wishing to play for Millwall Colts should contact Kev on 07896 745965 or email training is on Wednesday evenings from 730pm at Mudchute Farm