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Campion aim to give Maling the perfect send-off with a win over Millwall in league

PUBLISHED: 10:00 19 October 2018

Action from East London v Campion (pic Tim Edwards)

Action from East London v Campion (pic Tim Edwards)

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Cottons Park club lost 63-0 to Harlow in Essex Intermediate Cup last weekend

Pat Hallahan hope Campion can send off one of their departing players in style with victory over Millwall in London Three Essex on Saturday.

Dan Maling is set to play for the Cottons Park club for the last time this weekend, before moving to Australia.

Victory would be the perfect way for the prop to end his association with Campion, and head coach Hallahan is confident the team can achieve that.

“With it being Dan’s last game, we hope to make it a bit of a celebration on Saturday,” he said.

“He’s brought into the club’s ethos and he’s loved every minute of being with us, so we want to send him off in style.

“It will be sad to see Dan go, but we wish him all the best with his new life in Australia and he’s always welcome to come back and see us when he’s home.”

As well as looking to give Maling the perfect send-off, Campion will also be chasing a third straight league win when they host Millwall.

The Cottons Park club head into the game having lost 63-0 at home to Harlow of London Two North East in the Essex Intermediate Cup last weekend.

Campion did name a much-changed line-up for that game, with Hallahan even coming out of retirement to feature as scrum-half.

And that means the head coach of the Cottons Park club has taken the defeat in the cup with a pinch of salt, but is excited to return to league action this weekend.

“We’re looking forward to Saturday’s game against Millwall. Last weekend was a one-off and we’re now focussed on the league again,” he added.

“We were able to rest some of the first-team players, who of course saw what the result was, but they’ve still been positive with those who did play.”

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