A hectic week for the selection committee, meant that not until Friday morning, did we receive news that yes, we had a keeper. A return by Xavi to the 2s meant we were able to travel to our furthest fixture this year with Nick Prowse, cue two very happy people, myself (Jimmy Carlile) and Roger Macklin who, had we not been granted Nick, were left top play rock, sizzors, paper, to see who would don the kit.

The 2’s lions ‘and a lot of cubs’ travelled to sunny Harpenden. The squad mood was good and our travelling supporters were excitable and noisy on the sideline, (until just before the start of the game when she nipped back to the car to grab some lunch!)

The men's 1s made up of new and old faces played Milton Keynes on sunny Saturday, the last game before the new season.

Berkhamsted had an early start on the first day of the season against Royston with a 10:30 push back at Fortress Halton.

The first preseason game was against the Aylesbury 1st team at Meadowcroft. As this being the first game, a win was wanted to set the season off on a high with the addition of new players being moved up the club.