HARROW Rugby Club's season came to an inglorious end when they conceded their final league game of the season, away to Haringey Rhinos, as they were unable to field a side.
It left Harrow in a final eighth place in London League Four North West – a decidedly poor finish for a club which had led the table earlier in the season, only to go into freefall in the second half of the campaign.
The first four games of the season saw wins over Old Hamptonians, Fullerians and Bank of England, and a draw with Hemel Hempstead, and hopes were high that Harrow could play a part in the promotion race.
Even their first derfeat at Old Ashmoleans in November did not dent their aspirations as they were soon back on the winning trail, beating Barnet Elizabethans the following week to maintain their challenge.
There were setbacks against Finchley and Grasshoppers before Christmas but it was at the turn of the year when things really started to go wrong, with 55 points shipped in defeats to Finchley and then Barnet Elizabethans.
A revenge win over Old Ashmoleans briefly reignited their hopes but then disaster followed disaster.
A run of four defeats in a row followed, which included embarrassing losses to both of the struggling bottom of the table clubs, Bank of England and Fullerians and, with the season effectively done, the failure by unenthusiastic Harrow to get a team together for the final round-up at Haringey was perhaps not entirely unexpected.
Several of Harrow's younger players are believed to be moving on next season, which will be a significant blow to the club as they will be facing more games. Restructuring by the RFU will see London Four North West increased from 10 clubs up to 12.