The novel sight of a Halton pitch devoid of ice for a 1030 PB was surely a good omen for the M2s “Mad Hatters”, who were looking to get the 2018 half of the season back on track.

A two goal fightback that earnt a point against a strong St Albans team certainly wasn’t a bad way to start 2018 for the Men’s 3s.

The weather couldn’t spoil this trip to Hertford for the men’s 2’s and we were keen to play. Always a big ask, as it was only heroics from our 1s last year that saw Hertford fail to earn promotion out of this league on the last day of the season. Ha ha ha.

There are some games where you just have to put your hands up & say we were beaten by the better team, this was one of those occasions, Welwyn Garden City 3s were the better team.

With numerous games called off due to sub-zero temperatures in the morning, coupled with a thirsty squad looking forward to the team's Christmas Curry in the evening, we were hoping for a cancellation in order to have a cheeky warm up session at the clubhouse, but it was not to be.