Sunday, 3 October 2010

U15s victorious while U12s improve

Millwall Rugby's youth teams put out improved performances this weekend as the U15s played their first match of the season, earning a victory over Bexley 29-15 at their ground.

At Millwall park, the clubs youngest team, the U12s fought hard against a larger and more experienced Ilford team, going down by a narrow 24-10 margin.

"The effort and improvement was there for both age groups" said youth chair Matt Shorrock "I'm very pleased for both coaches and their players, they should be proud of their performances, especially on a weekend when the adult section didn't have much success."

The U15 shot out of the gates against Bexley, scoring within the first few minutes to lead 7-0. Bexley hit back to trail 7-5 but Millwall kept the pressure on, running the ball freely and scoring another try to go into half time leading 14-5.

The second half proved no different for Millwall, as they scored tries effortlessly. Bexley scored a late try but it proved too little, as the visitors capped off the victory with another final minute score.

Meanwhile, Millwall U12s found themselves taking on Ilford U13s in a mismatch of skill, size and ages.

The youngsters held on valiantly and ended the match with an impressive 24-10 defeat.

centre Will Foley and forward Jack Anderson scored tries for Millwall.

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