Millwall end a perfect season
ESSEX PRESIDENT S SHIELD Millwall 53 Thames 20 MILLWALL Rugby Club won the Essex President s Shield on Sunday crowning what has been the club s greatest ever season. The team were undefeated Essex Division Two champions in March and earlier this month the
ESSEX PRESIDENT'S SHIELD
Millwall 53 Thames 20
MILLWALL Rugby Club won the Essex President's Shield on Sunday crowning what has been the club's greatest ever season.
The team were undefeated Essex Division Two champions in March and earlier this month the team defeated East London to claim the Essex League Cup.
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Thames drew first blood in the match, making Millwall pay for some early indiscipline and converting a penalty from in front of the posts. But five minutes later the red, white and blacks scored a blistering try through Dan Lawrence after good work from Brent McMilland and Dom Sutherland.
Sutherland converted and after that play leant heavily in Millwall's favour.
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Millwall's man of the match, centre Louis Newton, had his best game of the season, marshalling the tight midfield defence.
Millwall opened up a number of scoring chances by passing the ball wide, but too many forward passes stopped the team from scoring more.
The tries kept coming though, with flanker Daryl Gera popping up to round off a flowing move to score.
In the second half, Millwall ran away with the lead, with centre James Reilly juggling the ball before touching down at the end of an move started by Sutherland.
The icing on Millwall's cake was the final flourish provided by right wing Naz Mohammed.
He picked up the ball on the halfway line, stepped past two would-be tacklers, and then faced with a wall of defenders, he chipped ahead before winning the race to touch down.