LONDON NORTH-WEST THREE HAMMERSMITH & FULHAM..............34 Twickenham..........15
The match was as good as over by half-time when Hammers led 31-3, writes Jessica Meldrum.
For the first time this season, the Hurlingham Park side crashed through the opposition in the first 40 minutes, and the result was a second period heavy with the scent of anti-climax.
In fact, H&F coach Dai Michael gave his side the hairdryer treatment post-match after his troops had taken their foot off the pedal to allow Twickenham back into the game.
Nathan Gee got past his tackler to touchdown for Hammers' first score before Scoot Richards went over and converted the effort himself.
A slick piece of backs work put Tom Kenward in for the third try, and even when the visitors converted a penalty, the restart saw H&F regain possession and put Ben Rumble in for try number four. And when Tom Parkinson picked off a misplaced Twickenham pass to run twothirds of the pitch and pick his spot under the posts, his side were cantering.
** Hammersmith and Fulham made up a fifth of the Middlesex women's side that thumped Kent 32-7 in the London & SE Championship semi-final last week. Phillipa Spratt, Ciska van Schalkwyk and Amanda Afoa Petersen all wore the navy blue of the county for the tie at Tabard RFC.
LONDON NORTH-WEST THREE Imperial Medics...........53 LONDON NIGERIAN..............14
The omens were not good when Ns forward Osahon Omokhodion got injured during the warm-up, writes Chine Mbubaegbu.
But with the scores deadlocked, the Shepherd's Bush team hit the self-destruct button by irritating the ref with a constant stream of back chat, albeit prompted by the man-in-the-middle's liberal use of the whistle.
An infringement on the ground by Ns back row led to Medics' first try, followed by further lapses in concentration and a quick succession of scores from the hosts. The consolation tries came from Jemi Olun-Olugbade with a brace of touchdowns, but the damage was done.