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Your News Millwall U17 tough season continues

Millwall Lions Under 17s run of loses continued on Sunday, when they dropped a game against Old Dartfordian U17B 22-0, at Millwall Park.

The Isle of Dogs youngsters struggled in the wet and windy conditions, as the visitors stormed to a 14-0 half time lead.

Some brilliant flashes from forwards Ronnie Marling and Ricky Feeney gave the home side some hope, but ultimately the well-drilled Darfordians maintained their composure and scored a number of impressive second-half tries.

Captain Oliver Jardine tried valiantly to lift his team, with some pin-point kicking and superb running, however the fly half was forced from the field mid-way into the second half due to injury.

Despite defending superbly for much of the game, the Lions lacked the creativity and penetration to break the line, with strike centre Jake Vinnicombe well contained by the opposition, leaving little room to make his mark on the match.

In Jardine's absence, the team lacked composure and coach Chris Davis said the effort was lacking:

"The effort just wasn't there today, which is very disappointing. When Ollie went down so did the heads of the players around him. The team has proved that they are made of tougher stuff in the past but today they didn't show it."

The U17s wont have much time to recover from the loss as they face Upper Clapton U17 at Millwall Park on Sunday (2nd November).

Millwall Lions U17 are looking for new players of all levels of experience to help strengthen the squad. Anyone interested should contact Alistair on 020-7515 9964 or email

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