As World Cup football fever continues to grip the nation, RHWL Architects has emerged triumphant in the AJ-backed Architects and Construction London five-aside league. RHWL pipped its nearest rival, Swanke Hayden Connell Architects, to win the championship and a series of engraved trophies, which will be awarded on 6 July when a further cup competition will take place. The practice is also taking part in the Gold Cup competition, which is open to the top four teams. Free-scoring RHWL put 16 past HOK,14 past Systech and 12 past Buro Four on its way to the trophy, losing only one game in the process. Unsurprisingly RHWL's Stef Zito was named manager of the month. Sick-as-a-parrot SHCA was unbeaten and actually scored more goals (141 in 12 games) than RHWL - but conceded more too, while former league leader Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners slipped up in the final encounter against Calford Seaden. Sadly, Watkins Gray International failed to notch up a single point. The organisers say they may be back next year with two divisions, due to the popularity of this season's event.