London North Three Hammersmith &Fulham..........30 London Nigerian........................29
BRAGGING rights in only the second derby between the two clubs appropriately went to a man called 'Rumble'.
The last-minute chip and gather from Ben Rumble capped a Saturday afternoon for Hammers which saw their machine break down in the first 40 minutes, only to crank into life in a second period where mission impossible turned into mission successful.
The Hurlingham Park side hadn't won in six going into the game, and, in the meantime, they had slid perilously close to the bottom two.
After going in at half-time trailing 22-3 to their neighbours from the Linford Christie Sports Centre - it looked very likely this would be an 'unmagnificent' number seven defeat for Dai Michael's side.
But the Hammers coach was able to stand and admire as Rumble set up a lightning fast movement for Dan Djikic to go over in the corner following a first H&F score from Tom Kenward.
The winger then went solo for try number three as Djikic outsprinted his marker.
And when Rumble seized the day in the final minute - it capped the best 30 minutes of the season for the team in red.
James Weekes added two conversions and two penalties - but Nigerian coach Roger Coombs was left fuming.
His side's surrender was the harder to take after they tapped and picked up from the very last action of the game.
Somebody in the Greens' ranks decided to run a last-minute penalty 12 metres out - and that from under the posts.
"Unbelievable," was all Coombs could immediately utter. When the coach's temper had subsided, he pointed to some serious errors of judgement.
He said: "Whoever decided running it was better than an easy kick had better remain anonymous. That would have been the winning score."
Josh Bruce, Ali Shelleng, and Craig Castle provided the Nigerian tries. Bruce kicked two penalties.
LONDON NORTH THREE IMPERIAL MEDICS..........................28 St Albans..........................................23
IN A GAME of two halves on Saturday, only one counted - the first.
All the tries came in the first 40 minutes, and although Dan Neville slotted a couple of second half penalties, the majority of the Hammersmith-based side's points had long been posted.
Simon Bellringer picked up the ball from a Medics lineout inside their own half to make ground before passing.
Kevin Ilo latched on to the ball and ran the final few metres before diving over in the corner.
Inside centre Jamie Rutter then pounced on a loose ball to supply fellow centre Graham Smith to run from inside his own 22 for the second try.
St Albans were finding space themselves at the other end - but Neville's steady supply with the boot means Medics will finish a healthy sixth in the league if they overcome relegated Finchley in the last match of the season this Saturday.
SOUTH EAST (WEST), DIVISION 2 Hammersmith &Fulham Ladies.....35 Guildford Ladies...............12
THIS WIN on Sunday means Hammersmith need only to win their last match of the season to remain undefeated - as well as being crowned champions.