The anticipation of the weekend of hockey, a double header , a real sixpointer, turned into a damp squib.

The only match to survive the Siberian blast involved a trip to Bedford where there was certainly no lying snow but, with the temperature at zero and the wind howling across the flatlands, it was going to be a task just to keep a grip on your stick.

Once again, the Men’s 5s received great support from across the club this weekend. We were 7 in number after selection, by Friday that was up to 10 with some doubler-upperers from the 4s (thanks to Joel and Iwan), 2 injury returning 3s then offered assistance (thanks Ed & Rik), and...

On Saturday the 10th March,  Berko 1st XI began the journey to Letchworth, 3 weeks after they drew 2-2 to the same side on their home turf; thirsty for the victory.

We started to prepare for the game with vigour and intent, pumped up with energy and enthusiasm, keen to make amends for the previous away loss at Saffron Walden.