Entries by mattbaddeley

Hammers 1s v Belsize Park

The rain had abstained for the Saturday fixture at Hurlingham Park. Belsize Park were flying high at the top of the league, and so Hammers knew that they had to play at their best to topple the league leaders. The first twenty of the match was ferocious. Both teams not giving an inch. Hammersmith had a […]

Hammers 3s v HAC

Hammers 3s were looking to turn the tide, following 5 defeats from 6 league games with their home fixture vs HAC 3’s. The Hammers kicked off with the wind at their backs, and had the better of the early exchanges camping in the opposition 22. The hammers worked opportunities down the right flank three times, […]

Hammers 1s v Chiswick

The Hammers came into the big local derby against Chiswick at Fortress Hurlingham having beaten them home and away last year and were keen to continue this trend on Saturday afternoon. Coming off the back of a good away win at Enfield, spirits were high in what is shaping up to be an evenly contested, […]

Hammers 5s v Old Streetonians

The third long journey to North East London of the fledgling season was upon the 5s having many question whether this is in fact a SW league. Old Street 3s were the opposition and despite having mixed results this season looked a sizeable bunch and had a big squad in comparison to the 5s bare […]

Hammers 1s v Enfield

Hammersmith and Fulham continued their excellent away form this season with victory over a physical and hard working Enfield side. Hammers started the game as they had the week previous, with quick ball and a strong attacking threat. Within the opening couple of minutes Ultan Bruton made an excellent break, running at a weak inside […]

Hammers 2XV vs Belsize Park 2XV

On a freezing cold Saturday afternoon our opponents were Belsize Park 2XV, 2 sides with 100% winning records against each other, it promised to be a juicy encounter! The vibe In the week leading up to the game was very positive, with James “do you know how much I’m worth” Watson and Alex “The funnel […]

Hammers 1s v Harpenden – Match Report

A very cold and wet day at Hurlingham Park as Hammers 1st XV took on Harpenden. Both teams have enjoyed strong starts to the season with the hosts unbeaten and keen to exercise some demons from last season’s home game which saw the visitors come away with 20-55 victory.   Harpenden arrived at Hurlingham Park late, […]

Hammers 2 v Hampstead – Match Report

The first major test for the H&F 2XV came in the form of Hampstead 2XV travelling down to hurlingham park on a wet Saturday afternoon. Both had started the season in fine form winning all their games with bonus point victories…… this was going to be a bruiser! The Hammers 2XV were already weakened with […]

Hammers 3s v Millfield Old Boys Badgers

Having lost their first two Middlesex 1 league games Hammers 3rd XV hosted local South West London rivals the Millfield Old Boys Badgers, at Fortress Hurlingham, on a warm 29th September afternoon.   Benefiting from a compliment of newly selected Hammers, blended with many of the 3XV old guard, on paper Hammers posted a strong […]

Hammers 4s v Twickenham

On a sunny day of what has been an ever ending summer, and a slightly longer commute than planned, the 4s arrived at Twickenham, the home town of English rugby. Despite being squeezed into the smallest changing room most had ever seen, spirit was high! Some late reinforcement from the 2s had been provided. The […]