Berko 3s lined up on a dark and damp day against Bishop Stortford.

On a gloomy winter’s afternoon in Halton, it was the youth who shone in the 5s mid-table tussle with Luton Town 4s.

With Captain Goodwyn out from too much Apres skiing - ouch my Achilles hurts!! and Lieutenant Kaup out with a hangover - ouch my ankle hurts!!  Sgt Webb arose from off his sofa like a phoenix arises from the ashes.

A strong fourths side went down 4-1 to a physical and skillful Rickmansworth 2s side. We set off to meadowcroft to try and recapture our winning ways prior to the christmas break. Alas it was not to be.

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.