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Your News Millwall U17 14 - Stevenage U17 12

Millwall Lions U17s extended their winning streak to two games on Sunday when they defeated Stevenage U17 at Millwall Park 14-12.

Captain Oliver Jardine scored a try and kicked two conversions in the victory, which saw the home side forced to defend their line relentlessly for the final 10 minutes as Stevenage looked to steal a nail biting victory.

Winger Jack Rowland opened the scoring for the Isle of Dogs youngsters early in the first half with a mad dash to the line off a cut out pass from winger Billy Gray.

Prop and Pack Leader David Hayward again showed why is highly regarded at the club with a dominating performance, creating opportunities around the rucks with a series of devastating runs.

When Jardine scored his try, the home side led 14-0 but mistakes and a lack of focus let Stevenage back into the game.

A try either side of the break from Stevenage had Millwall on the back foot and as the visitors pummelled the try line looking for a match-winning score, the home side turned to desperation to guide them home.

Man-of-the-Match Karl Storey made tackle after tackle to hold the attack at bay, while fullback Scott Darby relieved the pressure with a handful of clearing kicks and Millwall earned their second hard-fought victory in a row.

Coach Chris Davis said: "There are no easy games this season, so any time we can get a victory, I'm happy but I'm still very concerned at the lack of conviction in the second half"

"Once we got that 14-0 lead, the tails went in the air and mistakes began to creep in - playing against a good side like Stevenage, you just can't afford to take your foot of the peddle."

Earlier in the day, Millwall U15s took the field in just their third match against the more experienced Rochford RFC, also at Millwall Park.

Despite an all around effort, Rochford were victorious 34-5. scrum half Josh Coote scored Millwall's only try.

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