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12
JAN

MILLWALL Rugby Club kick started 2009 with a bang on Saturday (10th January) maintaining their unbeaten run in Essex Division Two, defeating the Kings Cross Steelers 59 – 0

With four Millwall players scoring two tries each and fly half Dom Sutherland kicking seven conversions, the visitors kept the scoreboard ticking over on their way to replicating their 90-0 white-wash of the Steelers earlier in the season.

Millwall Captain Brent McMillan said afterwards “For our first game back after Christmas, I thought our boys did really well to maintain the intensity in difficult conditions. Even with a frozen pitch, our backline still managed to dominate possession and that puts us in a good position for next weeks’ match against Maldon in the Essex President’s Shield.”

The match didn’t start according to plan with the Steelers awarded two successive penalties however both kick were missed, allowing Millwall a chance to quickly adjust their attitude.

Second row James Solomon opened the scoring for Millwall after gathering a stray line out pass and bashing his way over the line.

From then on, not even sub-zero temperatures could halt the rampage as the Isle of Dogs men ran rough-shot over tired Steelers defenders.

Centres Dan Lawrence and Louis Newton scored a further two tries each along with speedy winger Naz Mohammed, who also bagged two. Solomon then grabbed his second after backing up an 80 metre solo run from flanker Steve Fleming. The lanky backrower was pulled down inches from the line but managed to pop the ball up to Solomon, who sealed the deal under the posts.

Replacement back James Reilly then got into the action when he followed up a Newton mid-field break. At first it looked as if Newton had been wrapped up but the veteran inside centre quickly slipped a pass out the back to Reilly for a runaway try.

Millwall’s McMillan added: “We set ourselves the goal of getting promoted back into Essex Division One and this group is wholly focused on achieving that. When our backline are scoring two tries each and (fly half) Dom is putting conversions over from all over the park, we very tough to beat – and we don’t care how cold it gets!”

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