Finally after two postponements we headed off up the A1, to the sand covered velcro pitch at Sandy, so aptly named.

Its crunch time in the never ending season and there were a few crunches in the game against top of the league Shefford & Sandy 2's played on a spring like Sunday afternoon.They are a strong and physical side but we held our own and had much of the play in the opening period. 

The anticipation of the weekend of hockey, a double header , a real sixpointer, turned into a damp squib.

For some reason, my memory of the 5s game on Saturday against Southgate Adelaide 3s has got a bit fuzzy, I’m sure it’s got nothing to do with the end of season social last night! So apologies for any technical irregularities.

The only match to survive the Siberian blast involved a trip to Bedford where there was certainly no lying snow but, with the temperature at zero and the wind howling across the flatlands, it was going to be a task just to keep a grip on your stick.