A group of “usual suspects” set off on a Saturday afternoon outing to watch a Blackheath Rugby Club match against Loughborough.
Blackheath or ‘club’ as they are known by their fans have their home ground at Kidbrooke Lane. It’s a convenient trip from the Arsenal as it’s 20 minutes away on the number 122 bus which you can pick up at the stop on the main road just outside the old Woolwich market building.
The afternoon kicked off in the beer tent, no surprises there. There was a reluctance on the part of some to leave the tent, as there were a number of International games on
TV. The bar staff cured this on kick off by switching the TV off and so it was off to watch what we had come to see.
An excellent first half saw Blackheath peg back an early Loughborough lead to go in ahead at half time. The crisp day had turned bitterly cold and it was back to the beer tent for some half time refreshment, mulled wine in place of cold beer. Have to say I was the most reluctant to leave at the end of the half time interval, as Scotland were giving Australia a right mauling, but again the switching off of the TV provided the right encouragement.
This half we settled for watching the match from the safety of a group huddle at a vantage point just outside the beer tent. The stands were left to the hardy and those with the arctic survival gear. The second half was another well contested and close affair on the park, with Loughborough edging it by a single point. Disappointed – slightly, but this can be quickly overcome in the beer tent. Entertained – definitely. Likely to go back – most certainly. Great day out with a great bunch of folks. Look forward to going back soon.
by Martin O Donnell
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