London North-West Three London Nigerian..................7 Grasshoppers.... .....47
London Nigerian are counting the cost of a season that's shorn them of SEVEN first-team players - and it's still only November.
For the first time in their 17-year-history, the Linford Christie Centre side shipped 100 points in back-to-back games when they were also beaten by Grasshoppers for the first time on Saturday.
The Osterley team cantered home, bothered only once when Jemi Akin-Olugbade slipped in under the posts for a second-half consolation.
But Nigerian coach Roger Coombs believes that in the circumstances his team did okay.
He said: "When you've got as a many out as we did through injury and unavailability, the players that came in did a decent job. But we need to recruit - there's no doubt about it. "The problem is how do you attract players to a club that are struggling at the foot of the league?"
***HAMMERSMITH & FULHAM claimed their third win on the spin when they beat Finchley 22-3 away on Saturday.
Tries from Barry O'Sullivan, Tom Kenward and Simon Ringshall, together with two conversions and a penalty from James Weekes, did the trick for the Hurlingham Park-based club.