Reading Women 1-2 West Ham United Women

BBC London News Feed - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 22:07
West Ham end a three-game Women's Super League losing streak as Alisha Lehmann's brace helps them to victory over Reading.

Chelsea Women 6-0 Bristol City Women: Fran Kirby & Beth England score hat-tricks

BBC London News Feed - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 21:45
Fran Kirby and Beth England both grab hat-tricks as Chelsea thump Bristol City in the Women's Super League.

Arsenal Women 3-0 Yeovil Town Ladies: Kim Little & Beth Mead help Gunners to win

BBC London News Feed - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 21:26
Kim Little scores twice as Women's Super League title hopefuls Arsenal battle past bottom side Yeovil Town.

Europa League: Arsenal kick-off time v Borisov 'totally unacceptable'

BBC London News Feed - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 16:16
The Arsenal Supporters' Trust say the 17:55 GMT kick-off time for their game against Bate Borisov is "unfair".

Chelsea v Malmo: Goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga to miss game through injury

BBC London News Feed - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 15:38
Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has a hamstring injury and will be absent from the Europa League last-32 second-leg tie against Malmo.

Mesut Ozil: Arsenal manager Unai Emery says midfielder's future is 'in his hands'

BBC London News Feed - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 14:59
Arsenal manager Unai Emery says "the key is in Mesut Ozil's hands" as the midfielder tries to regain his first-team place.

Sione Vailanu: Wasps sign Saracens and Tonga number eight

BBC London News Feed - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 14:33
Wasps sign Tonga international back-row forward Sione Vailanu from Saracens for next season.

Shamima Begum: IS teenager says losing UK citizenship 'unjust'

BBC London News Feed - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 14:00
Shamima Begum says the government's decision to revoke her British nationality is "heartbreaking".

Maurizio Sarri: Chelsea manager says winning is 'only solution'

BBC London News Feed - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 13:57
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri says winning matches is the "only solution" and describes criticism of his system as a "false problem".

Chingford fire death: Woman held on suspicion of murder

BBC London News Feed - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 11:59
A woman in her 50s was arrested at the scene of the blaze and taken to hospital for treatment.

Euston Street stabbing: Eleven released on bail

BBC London News Feed - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 11:07
The victim collapsed in the reception area of a London hotel and died shortly afterwards.

MP Joan Ryan quits Labour for Independent Group

BBC London News Feed - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 10:35
Joan Ryan says she cannot remain in a party which tolerates a "culture of anti-Jewish racism".

Father Francis McDermott: Priest guilty of child abuse offences

BBC London News Feed - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 09:42
Father Francis McDermott, 75, used his "charm" to befriend families and abuse their children.

Drone no-fly zone to be widened after Gatwick chaos

BBC London News Feed - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 02:03
It will be illegal to fly a drone within three miles of an airport, following drone disruption at Gatwick.

Neolithic skull found by Thames 'mudlarkers'

BBC London News Feed - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 23:11
A 5,600-year-old skull fragment discovered by Thames amateur archaeologists goes on display.

Hammers 1s v Enfield

Fulham Rugby - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 20:17

After two hard away games, the Hammers 1s were relishing the opportunity of playing at home and determined to turn it around and put a big W on the board. The boys had put the work in during the week at training and there was a good feeling in the camp going into Saturday.

The warm up went well and the feeling of positivity could be felt throughout, with the team atmosphere building. You could really start to feel that we were going to get the win no matter what.

The game kicked off and the Hammers went on the offensive, keeping to the structures and holding on to the ball to find their way into Enfield’s 22. A lineout maul saw the pack inching their way towards the try line, then the ball was released by Dom Woodfine at 9 and the backs were let loose. Some direct running and great hands resulted in Jack Hooper crossing the line, a brilliant start by the Hammers XV.

Enfield kicked off and again the Hammers retained possession playing some dominant running rugby. Eventually Enfield’s discipline let them down and they gave away a penalty. Si Doherty’s kick to touch gave the Hammers a lineout just outside the Enfield 22. The pack were feeling confident and after a solid take by Ultan Bruton, the forwards muscled their way towards the Enfield try line with a massive maul.  It looked like they were going to go all the way but Enfield were eventually able to slow it down. The ball went out to the backs and Si Doherty, with some dancing feet, sliced his way through the middle to score under the posts. He followed this up by kicking the conversion too.

Then it was Enfield’s turn to get into the game with some fast pace rugby, some strong running and using the width of the pitch. This put the Hammers defence under pressure resulting in a number of penalties. Enfield used this to their advantage and were able to find touch in the Hammer’s 22. Enfield repaid the favour and used their sturdy pack to maul themselves over the Hammersmith and Fulham try line.

The Hammer’s heads dropped a little and they were unable to hold onto the ball which gave Enfield more attacking opportunity.  They continued with their fast pace of attack and some hard running by the forwards. Despite some valiant tackling by the Hammers the pressure once again resulted in penalties been given away. Enfield chose to kick to touch and scored another try from a maul.

The half ended 12 -12.

Going into the 2nd half Hammersmith and Fulham knew they had to disrupt Enfield’s momentum and be the first to put points on the board. After 15 minutes of locked battle, both sides having had opportunities to attack, it was Hammersmith and Fulham that managed to come out on top. Some broken play saw Ultan Bruton break through the Enfield defence and run in under the posts from the halfway line.

The Hammers followed this up 4 minutes later with another break through the middle, this time by Gee who turned on the pace to score from 10 metres inside the Enfield half.  However Enfield were not done yet and immediately retaliated with a third try scored from yet another rolling maul making it 26 – 17.

After 65 minutes of rugby the Hammers looked to be in control of this game which was backed up by another try scored in the corner. Cillian Waldron made a break on the far wing and put through an accurate grubber kick which Huw Bowen managed to collect and finish over the Enfield line.

At this point the Enfield discipline began to unravel and the Hammers were rewarded with a penalty, successfully slotted by Cillian Waldron. The Hammers continued dominating and ran in a 6th try, finished by Gee. Credit to Enfield they managed to rally and scored their fourth try, despite some positive defence by the Hammers, with the last play of the game.

Full time finished up 41 – 22 to Hammersmith and Fulham, a much needed and well-earned win. With the victory in hand, the squad can now focus on the next two weeks to prepare for their next game against Chiswick on the 2nd March, always a big contest. The boys will be chomping at the bit for the opportunity to take a win away against Chiswick.

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Ancient human skull discovered in River Thames

BBC London News Feed - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 19:56
A Neolithic human skull has been discovered in the Thames by a mudlark. It is about 5,600 years old and is now on display in the Museum of London.

Wales v England: John Terry gives pep talk to Eddie Jones' team

BBC London News Feed - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 19:19
England's rugby players are given a pep talk by former footballer John Terry before the crunch Six Nations clash with Wales in Cardiff.

Maurizio Sarri set to be in charge for Chelsea's game against Malmo

BBC London News Feed - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 15:43
Maurizio Sarri is set to continue as Chelsea head coach for the Europa League tie against Malmo, but future results could determine his fate.