Following a string of recent defeats, we knew it would be a tricky defensive day against a powerful St Albans side and that we had to come out strongly in the first half.

There are times when the score-line doesn’t tell a full story, so let’s explain our 4-0 loss to Southgate Tankards Z with the aid of a tune you probably all know, ‘One Man Went To Mow’.

“How did you win?” they cried... Smoke and mirrors, and a little bit of magic......
You have to be there, pay your money, queue up and enjoy the experience, a match report can't do justice to game so important that folk in Portugal are glued to their phones, drinking  glasses of fun and having one eye on the result.

It was a pretty frustrating game all round for the Men’s 1’s, going down 4-1 away at Blueharts.

With a much changed side from last week, the 5s took on Southgate Adelaide 3s, we were also abundant with players this week, so it meant substitutions galore and trying to not disrupt any flow to our game.