Eight had become four, and four had become two as Woolwich Arsenal took on Rainbow Pimps in the final of Stratford South League Division 2.
Having topped the pool going into Thursday’s clash, Woolwich Arsenal’s hopes were running high. For good reason, it proved, as the Arsenal came out strong in defense and the Pimps ran set after set into a strong defensive wall. It was a low scoring first half, neither side creating many chances, but with some great support lines and individual trickery, Woolwich went into half time 3-0 up. Rainbow Pimps weren’t done though. After the break they emerged a different team and began to find gaps in the previously solid defense. A solo break and a girl try soon drew them level. From there, Woolwich Arsenal struggled to regain control. Holes appeared in the line and Rainbow Pimps ran in a few more tries to open up a decent lead. Arsenal fought back bravely but in the end it wasn’t enough. Rainbow Pimps clinched an 8-5 victory and were crowned victors.
For Woolwich Arsenal, there was much to be proud of even in a bitter defeat. Coming second in their inaugural season with a raft of novice players is nothing to sniff at after all. Congratulations must go to Kes Harding who captained the side and kept everyone in order, and also to Will Leggatt who, after a team vote, was awarded player of the season. Another shout out to JP holing a current club final record scoring a hat-rick!!!
Any defeat is hard to take but this one certainly had more silver lining than cloud and going into next season, the signs are all pointing in the right direction.
AS OF JUNE 14TH 2020 WE HAVE A #COVIDOPERATION IN PLACE TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT TO LESSEN THE RISK OF THE SPREAD OF CORONA VIRUS
ALL STAFF, PARTICIPANTS,PLAYERS AND VISITORS MUST FILL IN THE SELF HEALTH DECLARATION
Link to Participation in RARC activities HERE (Self-health Declaration For Sunday Sept 6th 11am)
We play/coach every Sunday 52 weeks of the year(11am) up at the MOD playing grounds, just behind Tesco Woolwich Central about 10 min walk from Woolwich Station. In recent times due to the corona virus we have added some more practice sessions but strictly following all guidelines having in place #CovidOperation.
Summer/Autumn we also play at Wellington Park Royal Arsenal Riverside..(keep an eye on social media for updates please-or text 07946529888)
All year round we also play League . We have currently several teams from our club playing in the London Leagues including Stratford(TTR) and Blackheath(NCRSports).
Keep an eye on our league games, sometimes we are away either at an event, skiing 😉 or have a championship friendly cup match in tag, which we organise monthly. !!! Updates on FB / TWR
Most recently we have set up a ‘Bees Team‘ for beginners where we coach and get you fit for fun interaction gameplay. We are very social / inclusive and welcome anyone from whatever part of the country or world.
Royal Arsenal Riverside Rugby Club is approximately 300 metres from Woolwich Arsenal Overground station and offers direct and easy access to the city of London. Central London: Use SE Rail from London Bridge. Train every 20-30 mins.(20mins journey approx.)
The Woolwich Arsenal DLR station serves all stations on the London City Airport route ( 7 mins to City Airport), Canning Town, Canary Wharf (20 mins) and beyond. The DLR station is approximately 300 metres away from the development. Central London: Use DLR from Bank Station – Train every 5-10mins.(25mins journey approx.)
There is an on-site Thames Clipper service which provides services to piers in Greenwich, O2, London Bridge and beyond. Departs central London and takes approx. 50-60mins.