Just four games remain in the 2018/19 league campaign and this Saturday we welcome Old Merchant Taylors’ to Old Deer Park.
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The two teams met in mid-November at OMTs’ ground and a tense first half gave Welsh a seven point lead at half time. OMTs’ had opened the scoring after four minutes with a penalty but this were unable to add any further points in response to Andrew May’s try and a conversion and penalty from Rhodri Dawes. The second half brought five more tries, one each for Fred White, David Gabe, Andrew Black, Tyron Pelasio and Iwan Bowen Rees, and two conversions by Rhodri Dawes to make the final score 39-3 to the visitors.
OMTs’ record since that game has seen them win four and lose five, with three of the defeats against Datchworth, Stevenage and Streetonians. The last round of the league they ran in a 66-12 home win against struggling Verulamians. Their season record of ten wins, eight defeats and 12 bonus points has been enough to put them fifth in the league with a top four finish still a possibility.
The London Welsh victory at Finchley extended the unbeaten run to 11 games stretched the lead at the top of the league to ten points. Form at home is even more impressive with the 1st XV now having clocked up 20 straight wins setting a new club record for consecutive home wins and equaling the record for unbeaten home games. Make sure you buy Saturday’s programme for a special ‘From the Archives’ feature!
A win on Saturday could be enough to secure promotion - come along and give the team your support! Kick off is at 3pm, the bar will be open all afternoon and late into evening, hot food and drinks are available to purchase. ADMISSION IS FREE!
London 3 North West fixtures (league places in brackets):
Datchworth (2) v Finchley (10)
Harrow (7) v Old Streetonians (3)
Kilburn Cosmos (11) v Stevenage Town (4)
London Welsh (1) v Old Merchant Taylors' (5)
Tabard (6) v Royston (9)
Verulamians (12) v Cheshunt (8)