Enfield Ignatians suffered their second defeat of the season whilst giving Old Merchant Taylors’ their first win of the campaign in London 3 North West as the hosts ran out 24-10 winners.

Unconverted tries from Hadee Fayaz and Ben Mills started and finished the scoring in the game, while a brace from Naca Kinikinilau and tries from Sam Isaacs and Richard McCabe in between Enfield’s points won it for Taylors’.

After a period of adaptation to the windy conditions, Ignatians adapted the better and though they could have taken an earlier lead when Jake Bates hooked a penalty wide, they were handed the advantage when as Fayaz emerged from a crowd of bodies in a maul to claim the first score of the game.

Further attacks from Ignatians didn’t quite have the same effect and they were left frustrated when two promising moves down each flank broke down due to knock-ons.

Taylors’ began to edge their way into the game but it was still largely against the run of play when they took the lead as Kinikinilau cut a lovely line for a seven-point score.

That knocked the wind out of Ignatians’ sails and they fell further behind quickly after the restart when an excellent overlap allowed Isaacs to crash over.

A disjointed Ignatians completely capitulated as the half went on and conceded further tries when they were opened up by McCabe and Kinikinilau.

With a 19-point deficit between the sides, it was all about damage limitation for Ignatians, but they did manage to make the most of one of their rare opportunities when Mills splintered off a maul to go over.

That was to be the final score though, and Ignatians go into this weekend’s derby against Finchley seventh in the table.