Hammersmith 3s travelled away to Hampstead in good spirits off the back of a couple of good wins already this season. Blustering winds and rain meant that this was going to be a tough afternoons work.
Hammers kicked off into the wind and didn’t take them long to the establish forward dominance with plenty of good carries. The forward graft paid off and with some fantastic support play, Hammers’ made it over in the corner. From these early exchanges it became clear Hammers’ could control the tempo of the game with the ball in hand, and with a few nice plays off 9 & 10 Hammers’ Centre partnership and wide men were starting to cause damage and starting running riot. Hammers’ fly half managed to engineer a wonderful bit of space for Billy Rylance who was put through 1 on 1 with the full back who unfortunately knocked it on in contact.
Hammersmith went in 27 – 0 at the break.
Running out for the 2nd half spirits were high, with the wind behind them, Hammers’ ran in a few more tries, through big Billy causing havoc at 8, and with the notable speed shown from the left-wing, Hampstead clearly not enjoying them spread the ball wide. Kicking conditions made things very difficult but Hammersmith & Fulham proved very good with ball in hand running in 10 tries.