With the season finally here and back in the big leagues, Berkhamsted began to search again for the win that eluded them last time they made a brief appearance in this high league.

Berkhamsted Mens 5th XI had a difficult introduction to the new season against recently relegated Luton Town who are determined to regain their position.

A new look fourth team took to the M25 to take on the might of Broxbourne 4ths. Last year saw the team promoted to the 6sw  league, so a stiffer hockey experience is expected.

The men’s 3’s lined up on Saturday against a Blueharts 5th team that bore little resemblance to the team we played at the end of last season, but we won’t dwell on that!

It was billed as The Great Escape, could the men's 3's win five in a row and avoid relegation.  Sadly it wasn't to be........or was it?!!