And so we come to the Men’s 5s last game of the season, a season which has seen us welcome the next tranche of ‘yoof’ to the team, some ‘back to hockey/new to hockey’ Dads join us & most of the more experienced players just about make it through another series of division 9SW fixtures.

Playing against a large squad is often tricky.
Playing with just ten men is very hard work.
Worse still when one of the 10 is Payton Snr. with half a leg and another, young Payton who’d been off all week with the lurgey!

Tempestuous stuff as we walked onto the pitch at the Royal Masonic School to take on Rickmansworth - the gale howling so strongly that the goal kept going walkabout. 

With 37 men’s players issuing sick notes from mummykins, the 4th’s were drained of their elite squad having had them all seconded to higher teams – obvs!!.

Top of the bottom half of Division 9SW sat Hertford, our opponents this week. Similar to us, a mix of youth & experience, a good competitive game looked on the cards.