As well as the top-of-the-table clash between Ealing Trailfinders 1sts and Blaydon, Saturday 23rd March sees three of the Ealing Amateurs teams in Middlesex Merit Table semi-final playoff action. Having finished top of MMT1, Ealing Amateurs 1sts have a home fixture against Grasshoppers 2nds for a place in the final in two weeks’ time. The Amateurs 2nds, who finished second in MMT3, are also rewarded with a home game, against London Scottish V. Both games kick off at 3 pm, and the players would be appreciative of some vocal support, particularly in the second half after the Blaydon match has finished. The Exiles are away to Feltham 2nds in the semi-finals of MMT5, also with a 3 pm kickoff.
Next Wednesday, 27th March, Ealing Amateurs 1sts will be in action again, as they take on Harrow 1sts in the semi-final of the North West Middlesex Floodlit Cup. UPDATE. This match has been postponed due to bad weather. Harrow are the league leaders in Herts Middlesex 1 and, having beaten two teams in that league in friendlies earlier in the season, the Amateurs will be aiming to make a statement by overcoming their local rivals. Kickoff is at 7 pm, and the bar will be open.