FRIENDS and colleagues of the late Harvey Little turned out to salute his memory in a testimonial for the ex-Old Isleworthians player on Sunday.
Little, a regular in the Old Is front row throughout the 1980s and 1990s, passed away earlier this year.
Old foes Feltham visited Wood Lane, sending a team made up of their veterans and IIs players to take on Old Is' IIIs/veterans side.
And, although Feltham won by five tries to one, the day was all about remembering Little and celebrating his life.
Old Is coach Bob Patten said: "It was a really good day, with a fine turnout by the supporters and a good few beers sunk afterwards.
"There was a little bit of the rough stuff too, as there always is when Old Is play Feltham, but it was all very friendly.
"Feltham were the dominant side,
and we were lacking a bit of organisation in defence, but a lot of our players are from Harvey's playing days and haven't played any rugby in years."
Money raised from the day, including the proceeds of a raffle, will go to Little's lifelong partner.
Meanwhile, the first XV's friendly against Ickenham was called off, but they have another match away at Old Abbotsonians arranged for this week while they take a three-week break from Herts/Middx League Division Two action. The IIs, however, were in action against the Middlesex Merit Table Division Five leaders, Old Streetonians IIIs, and went down by just a single point, 21-20.
They also have a break from league action until the end of November, when they travel to Feltham Park for another clash against old foes Feltham IIs.
Saturday saw bottom side Feltham IIs come close to their first win of the season, when they went down narrowly 15-7 at Old Actonians IIIs.