A single league point from the final two games will be enough to confirm the 1st XV as league champions. First up is Cheshunt who, although beaten in the away leg, held Welsh to only three tries and prevented the bonus point to go with the win.
Since our visit Cheshunt have won four of their nine games, most recently a high scoring 31-25 win over Streetonians, and over the course of the season seven of their nine wins have been at home - undoubtedly familiarity with their 4G pitch has proved helpful. Cheshunt hold eighth pace in the league and will be looking for two good results to finish the season and give a chance of a top half finish.
London Welsh maintained their winning streak with the 113-0 win at Verulamians, a result even more remarkable when neither half was played for the full 40 minutes. The score beat the previous record league win, 91-0 against London French last season, and the all time record of 100-7 that was clocked up in a friendly against Blackwood. Jonathan Williams 43 point (3 tries and 14 conversions) smashed Andy Lee’s previous record for the most scored by a player in a game. Unfortunately for Verulamians the result confirmed that they would take the sole relegation spot and spend next season in Herts/Middx 1.
This Saturday is Family Fun Day at Old Deer Park. Lots of extra activities are planned and we hope to see over 1000 London Welsh supporters from all the sections of the club at the 1st XV game. The London Welsh Rugby Club Choir will be providing musical entertainment and Dewi the Dragon will keeping the younger ones occupied and providing some interesting challenges for anyone to take part in. Come along, enjoy the afternoon and show our promotion winning, record breaking 1st XV your support!
Kick off is at 3pm. Bar open all afternoon until late into the evening and hot food and drink available to purchase. ADMISSION IS FREE!
Elsewhere in the league Datchworth require just one league point from their visit to Verulamians to take the other promotion spot. Streetonians’ defeat at Cheshunt ended their promotion hopes and Stevenage will know that it would take a truly unlikely set of results for them to go up.
This week’s fixtures (league positions in brackets):
Datchworth (2) v Verulamians (12)
Harrow (7) v Stevenage (3)
Kilburn Cosmos (10) v Old Merchant Taylors’ (6)
London Welsh (1) v Cheshunt (8)
Old Streetonians (4) v Royston (9)
Tabard (5) v Finchley (11)