We were still only 8 on the morning of our game against Rickmansworth 3s, so Paul said that Deven’s brother Matthew was around, should he bring him along? Of course, I said, but he hasn’t played competitive hockey before, that really wont matter I said.

After the summer break, we were ready for action, with a motivational speech from Steve. It was decreed that there is one aim for the season – to aim for promotion, and settle for nothing less!

Berkhamsted 2nd XI got off to a winning start with a hard fought one goal victory over Rickmansworth 1st XI.

After a very successful previous season the Men’s 1s were determined to finally stay up in the higher division and Saffron and Walden would be our first test of the year. We started off bright with a few big chances going begging but with us all over them for the first 10 minutes.

The second replay of the away fixture against Southgate Adelaide 1s took place in glorious sunshine.