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Nils Mordt is looking forward to taking to the field with Saracens’ young stars as they kick off their LV= Cup campaign with a London derby against Harlequins on Sunday.

Hampstead's Christos Cardulious scored two second-half tries to turn the game around. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Hampstead coach Peter Breen praised his side’s steel and determination as a patched-up team overturned a 14-point half-time deficit to triumph 27-24 at St Albans in London Division Two North-West.

Dylan Oudshoorn in action for UCS Old Boys. Pic: Nick Cook/UCS Old Boys RFC

UCS Old Boys lost a 12-point lead in the final five minutes as an unlikely 14-12 home defeat left them contemplating three losses in a row in London North-West Division Three.

Rob Hooper scored a late fourth try for Belsize Park, giving them a bonus point. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Rob Hooper scored a fourth try for Belsize Park in the last minute to secure a bonus point in a 24-10 home win over Old Streetonians and extend their lead at the top of London North-West Division Three.

Hendon's try-scorer Cian Hynes. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Hendon produced their best performance of the season so far as they bounced back from last week’s defeat at West London to record a fourth victory from their opening five league games.

Hampstead Ladies' second team

Full-back Mel Wright touched down twice as Hampstead Ladies’ second team earned a 19-12 victory away at Thurrock.

Mark Liebling touched down for league leaders Belsize Park. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Jeremy Burton starred for Belsize Park on his first-team debut as the league leaders survived a late scare to triumph 20-19 away against Stevenage in London North-West Division Three.

Hampstead try-scorer Will Pettit. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Hampstead coach Peter Breen believes his side showed signs of progress against high-flying Chiswick despite Saturday’s 40-23 defeat and a second successive defeat in London North-West Division Two.

Damir Jovanovic in action for UCS Old Boys. Pic: Nick Cook/UCS Old Boys RFC

UCS Old Boys lost a second-half lead as they went down 20-13 at Finchley, suffering their second successive defeat – and their third from the opening five league games in London North-West Division Three.

Hendon try-scorer JP Cremin. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Hendon’s unbeaten start to the league campaign came to an end as they were defeated 17-8 at West London and dropped to sixth place in Herts/Middlesex Division Two.

Hampstead Ladies captain Fran Hall. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Hampstead Ladies twice lost the lead as they suffered their first defeat of the season, going down 31-22 against league leaders Old Albanians in Championship South East Division Two.

Belsize Park's Mark Liebling scored a classy individual try against Hackney. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Belsize Park moved to the summit of the league table with a convincing home win over last season’s arch-rivals Hackney, triumphing 39-25 in London North-West Division Three.

Hendon's Adam Johnson. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Hendon maintained their unbeaten start to the league season after surviving a late Mill Hill comeback to triumph 29-20 and move third in the Herts/Middlesex Division Two table.

Lilly Hunt scored five tries for Hampstead's ladies. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Hampstead Ladies eased to their third victory in as many games with a convincing 45-17 win over Hammersmith & Fulham in Championship South East Division Two, thanks to Lilly Hunt’s impressive haul of five tries.

Saracens' David Strettle

EXCLUSIVE: David Strettle believes the weekend’s Premiership results prove that the top flight is getting tougher every year after Saracens “went off track” and lost their perfect start to the season.

Micha Palmer (left) scored a hat-trick for Hampstead Ladies against New Ash Green. Pic: Trevor Palmer

Micha Palmer ran in a hat-trick as Hampstead Ladies continued their successful start to the season with their second successive league win, triumphing 26-5 away at New Ash Green.

Chris Towndrow scored a second-half try for Hendon. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Hendon have won their opening two league games but a much-changed side was eliminated from the Herts/Middlesex Junior Vase Cup by Cheshunt, going down 33-14 at home at Barnet Copthall on Saturday.

Dylan Oudshoorn (left) scored a try on his debut for UCS Old Boys. Pic: Nick Cook/UCS Old Boys

Debutants Dylan Oudshoorn and James Attwood made an immediate impact, both scoring tries as UCS Old Boys returned to winning ways by beating Hitchin 36-19 in London North-West Division Three.

Hendon captain Ger O'Donoghue. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Hendon captain Ger O’Donoghue scored two tries as his side came from behind to triumph 25-15 at Ickenham and maintain an early winning run in Herts/Middlesex Division Two.

Ben Parker (left) scored two first-half tries but Belsize Park were defeated. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Belsize Park missed the chance to extend their winning start to the season as they threw away a 20-point half-time lead to lose away against 14-man Welwyn in London North-West Division Three.

Lilly Hunt (left) celebrates with Rachel Grovenor and Micha Palmer. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Faye Hamp and Lilly Hunt both touched down twice as Hampstead’s ladies ran in five tries to beat Beckenham 25-12 and record a bonus-point victory in their opening league fixture yesterday.

UCS Old Boys are defeated at Fullerians

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
UCS Old Boys' try-scorer Damir Jovanovic. Pic: Nick Cook/UCS Old Boys

UCS Old Boys were unable to repeat their opening-day home win over Wasps in London North-West Division Three as a disappointing first-half performance resulted in a 19-8 defeat away at Fullerians in Watford.

Hampstead's Dan Dimoline (left) scored a match-winning penalty kick from 30 metres. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Hampstead lost the lead with 90 seconds left and looked to be heading for a heartbreaking defeat on Saturday – but Dan Dimoline snatched victory back with the last play of the match.

Nick Lewis (right) scored a hat-trick in Belsize Park's victory over Finchley. Pic: Kully Khella/Belsize Park RFC

Promoted Belsize Park continued their dominant early-season form in London North-West Division Three, following last weekend’s opening-day triumph by running in seven tries against Finchley – including another hat-trick.

Hendon winger Adam Johnson (left) scored one try and had another disallowed. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Hendon made a winning start to their campaign under new coach John Cassalaspro, surviving a late scare to overcome Chess Valley.

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