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

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.

So we came to our last game of the season, against West Herts. Their side had already been relegated and we were comfortably placed in our league.

When they knew the Men’s 5s were coming to St. Albans they decided it would be prudent to put their Men’s 1s on the undercard, just to whet the crowd’s appetite for what was to come. As we watched the ball fly from stick to stick, the players run at pace from end to end & a lovely reverse stick flick over the keeper to score, we thought, that’s all a bit unnecessary, we’ll show them how real hockey is played!

The Great Escape
After a long, cold and wet season the team were greeted to an uncharacteristically warm & sunny Tring astro for the crunch match against West Herts 5s.