1st XV - Match centre

Braintree
Millwall
C Kerr (4), D Olley (2), J Meade (2), J Wadforth (2), J Prince, E Swallow (3), K Joslin (2), G Whyatt
Tries
D Olley, J Wadforth (11)
Conversions
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BRAINTREE…109 MILLWALL…7 (London 3 Essex)

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RAMPANT Braintree rounded off the season in style with a devastating 17-try blitz of bottom side Millwall which saw them secure third place in London 3 Essex.

BRAINTREE RUGBY UNION FOOTBALL CLUB 2018/19 SEASON.
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BRAINTREE…109 MILLWALL…7 (London 3 Essex)

RAMPANT Braintree rounded off the season in style with a devastating 17-try blitz of bottom side Millwall which saw them secure third place in London 3 Essex.

Rivals Chelmsford did their best to edge ahead of the black and ambers but found their 89-7 rout of Maldon trumped by the try fest at Robbs Wood.

Cheered on by a large crowd Tree kicked off in great conditions and immediately put the visitors under pressure as they failed to deal with bouncing ball which ran into touch.

A knock-on from the lineout gave the home side the put-in at the scrum which led to Millwall conceding a penalty under pressure from Tree’s pack.

The black and ambers opted for another scrum which was driven on, giving number eight Cameron Kerr the opportunity for a pick up and drive to the line for the first try. 5-0.

Only two minutes later inside centre Dan Olley got on the score sheet in his first appearance since November.

Tree were defending in their own 22 when the ball was dropped during an attack, allowing Olley to pick up and race away for a score that was converted by Josh Wadforth. 12-0.

On 11 minutes Olley added his second try after Tree won clean ball from a scrum on their own 10-metre line.

Two phases of play saw the ball go through the hands for Olley to touch down, fly-half Wadforth kicking the extra points. 19-0.

On 19 minutes it was time for Kerr to add his second try when he picked up from the base of a scrum on Millwall’s 22. 24-0.

Seven minutes later an attacking move by Tree’s backs saw full-back Glen Whyatt coming into the line and exchange passes with Joe Meade.

Winger Meade got the ball back and crashed over to score, with Wadforth deadly again with his boot. 31-0.

Kerr completed his hat-trick on the half hour when Millwall’s pack were driven back in the scrum on their own five-metre line.

The alert number eight seized his opportunity when the visitors’ scrum-half fumbled under pressure, darting over the line to score with Wadforth converting. 38-0.

On 33 minutes tight-head prop Jamie Prince got in on the act with only his second try of the season from the re-start.

Flanker Will Humphreys broke free from the back of a rolling maul, making great yardage before slipping the ball to Prince to barrel over, Wadforth again converting. 45-0.

The half ended with Kerr’s fourth, as he again picked up from the base of a powerfully-driven scrum, enabling man of the match Wadforth to deploy his lethal boot again. 52-0.

After the break Millwall were immediately punished from the re-start as the ball was run straight back at them for a try by young winger Elliott Swallow, Wadforth converting. 59-0.

On 49 minutes Keelan Joslin, playing in the centres rather than his customary scrum-half role, snapping up a loose pass during a rare Millwall attack for an interception try.

This time Wadforth handed over kicking duties to Olley, who showed he was capable of finding the necessary accuracy. 66-0.

The traffic was relentlessly one-way and three minutes later Swallow scored his second try following an impressive tackle and rip by Kerr in his own 22. 71-0.

Meade then added his second straight from the re-start following some simple straight running and clean hands to the winger. 76-0.

Whyatt scored on 59 minutes to stretch his side’s lead to 81-0 following more Tree pressure at the scrum.

Seven minutes later Millwall, who to their credit never stopped trying to get forward, finally got their score, scoring a converted try from a slick line-out move. 81-7.

On 69 minutes Wadforth pounced on a loose ball in Millwall’s 22 as they tried to break out, scoring under the posts and converting his own try. 88-7.

Two minutes later, he scored again, kicking through a loose ball and collecting himself to race through and touch down, again converting himself. 95-7.

Tree still had time to add further tries from Swallow – to complete his hat trick – and Joslin, with Wadforth converting both. 109-7.

BRUFC Chair of Selectors David Gilder said: “It was a fitting and enjoyable finish to a really good season.

“Millwall are obviously in a bad place, finishing bottom after competing in the play-off last season, but we can however only play what is in front of us.

“It was satisfying to see the players stick to patterns, especially in defence. The more we stuck to the game plan, the more the scores came.
“It was a ruthless performance, but necessary to give us the boost we needed before the summer break.”

Head Coach Jamie Clarke added: “It was a great performance today and an eye catching score line.

“Hats off to Millwall for keeping going until the end - they have had a difficult time of things this season but they never gave up.

“We have had a great end to the season, winning our last six games and scoring 342 points in the process.

“We didn’t quite do enough overall to be in the promotion places over the course of the season, but we are already planning for next season’s campaign.

“We know the expectation levels will be high, but our confidence in being able to achieve promotion will be too.”

Colebrook Offshore Man of the Match: Josh Wadforth.

BRUFC: Whyatt, Abbott, Keelan Joslin, Olley, Meade, J Wadforth, Page, T Colebrook, W Turner, Prince, M Pickles, Perry, J Stanhope, Humphreys, C Kerr. Reps: H Stanhope, Swallow, Lee.

Joshua Wadforth

Player of the Match

Joshua Wadforth

Key moments

3:00
Try Cameron Kerr scores for Braintree
4:00
Conversion Dan Olley kicks a conversion for Braintree
7:00
Try Dan Olley scores for Braintree
8:00
Conversion Joshua Wadforth kicks a conversion for Braintree
15:00
Try Joseph Meade scores for Braintree
16:00
Conversion Joshua Wadforth kicks a conversion for Braintree
20:00
Try Joshua Wadforth scores for Braintree
21:00
Conversion Joshua Wadforth kicks a conversion for Braintree
25:00
Try Glen Whyatt scores for Braintree
30:00
Try Jamie Prince scores for Braintree
31:00
Conversion Joshua Wadforth kicks a conversion for Braintree
38:00
Try Elliot Swallow scores for Braintree
39:00
Conversion Joshua Wadforth kicks a conversion for Braintree
43:00
Try Cameron Kerr scores for Braintree
44:00
Conversion Joshua Wadforth kicks a conversion for Braintree
48:00
Try Cameron Kerr scores for Braintree
49:00
Conversion Joshua Wadforth kicks a conversion for Braintree
50:00
Try Dan Olley scores for Braintree
51:00
Conversion Joshua Wadforth kicks a conversion for Braintree
58:00
Try Joseph Meade scores for Braintree
59:00
Conversion Joshua Wadforth kicks a conversion for Braintree
62:00
Try Elliot Swallow scores for Braintree
63:00
Conversion Joshua Wadforth kicks a conversion for Braintree
67:00
Try Keelan Joslin scores for Braintree
68:00
Conversion Joshua Wadforth kicks a conversion for Braintree
72:00
Try Joshua Wadforth scores for Braintree
75:00
Try Elliot Swallow scores for Braintree
78:00
Try Cameron Kerr scores for Braintree
79:00
Try Keelan Joslin scores for Braintree

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Joshua Wadforth is awarded player of the match for Braintree
79:00 Try 109 - 0
Keelan Joslin scores for Braintree
78:00 Try 104 - 0
Cameron Kerr scores for Braintree
75:00 Try 99 - 0
Elliot Swallow scores for Braintree
72:00 Try 94 - 0
Joshua Wadforth scores for Braintree
68:00 Conversion 89 - 0
Joshua Wadforth kicks a conversion for Braintree
67:00 Try 87 - 0
Keelan Joslin scores for Braintree
63:00 Conversion 82 - 0
Joshua Wadforth kicks a conversion for Braintree
62:00 Try 80 - 0
Elliot Swallow scores for Braintree
59:00 Conversion 75 - 0
Joshua Wadforth kicks a conversion for Braintree
58:00 Try 73 - 0
Joseph Meade scores for Braintree
51:00 Conversion 68 - 0
Joshua Wadforth kicks a conversion for Braintree
50:00 Try 66 - 0
Dan Olley scores for Braintree
49:00 Conversion 61 - 0
Joshua Wadforth kicks a conversion for Braintree
48:00 Try 59 - 0
Cameron Kerr scores for Braintree
44:00 Conversion 54 - 0
Joshua Wadforth kicks a conversion for Braintree
43:00 Try 52 - 0
Cameron Kerr scores for Braintree
End of period 1
39:00 Conversion 47 - 0
Joshua Wadforth kicks a conversion for Braintree
38:00 Try 45 - 0
Elliot Swallow scores for Braintree
31:00 Conversion 40 - 0
Joshua Wadforth kicks a conversion for Braintree
30:00 Try 38 - 0
Jamie Prince scores for Braintree
25:00 Try 33 - 0
Glen Whyatt scores for Braintree
21:00 Conversion 28 - 0
Joshua Wadforth kicks a conversion for Braintree
20:00 Try 26 - 0
Joshua Wadforth scores for Braintree
16:00 Conversion 21 - 0
Joshua Wadforth kicks a conversion for Braintree
15:00 Try 19 - 0
Joseph Meade scores for Braintree
8:00 Conversion 14 - 0
Joshua Wadforth kicks a conversion for Braintree
7:00 Try 12 - 0
Dan Olley scores for Braintree
4:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Dan Olley kicks a conversion for Braintree
3:00 Try 5 - 0
Cameron Kerr scores for Braintree
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As it happened

  • Braintree
  • Millwall
  • 0
  • Cameron Kerr Try 3:00'
  • Dan Olley Conversion 4:00'
  • Dan Olley Try 7:00'
  • Joshua Wadforth Conversion 8:00'
  • Joseph Meade Try 15:00'
  • Joshua Wadforth Conversion 16:00'
  • Joshua Wadforth Try 20:00'
  • Joshua Wadforth Conversion 21:00'
  • Glen Whyatt Try 25:00'
  • Jamie Prince Try 30:00'
  • Joshua Wadforth Conversion 31:00'
  • Elliot Swallow Try 38:00'
  • Joshua Wadforth Conversion 39:00'
  • Cameron Kerr Try 43:00'
  • Joshua Wadforth Conversion 44:00'
  • Cameron Kerr Try 48:00'
  • Joshua Wadforth Conversion 49:00'
  • Dan Olley Try 50:00'
  • Joshua Wadforth Conversion 51:00'
  • Joseph Meade Try 58:00'
  • Joshua Wadforth Conversion 59:00'
  • Elliot Swallow Try 62:00'
  • Joshua Wadforth Conversion 63:00'
  • Keelan Joslin Try 67:00'
  • Joshua Wadforth Conversion 68:00'
  • Joshua Wadforth Try 72:00'
  • Elliot Swallow Try 75:00'
  • Cameron Kerr Try 78:00'
  • Keelan Joslin Try 79:00'

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League round up

League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Epping Upper Clapton 22 100
2. East London 22 85
3. Braintree 22 79
4. Chelmsford 22 78
5. Ilford Wanderers 22 62
6. Kings Cross Steelers 22 57
7. Old Cooperians 22 56

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