Mens 1 vs Colchester

16 March 2024 | David Guy
Mens 1 vs Colchester

Dear Reesy,

Where on earth are you mate?! We had quite the adventure on our recent journey to the game, you missed out! We had a 150-mile round trip on the M25/A12, and let me tell you, it was a right laugh. If only it had been closed at junction 28 instead of 10/11, maybe we could've avoided the defeat altogether!

Anyway, onto the game. Our squad had some new faces this week, with Charlie K and Andy G making their debuts. Andy was a real trooper, driving all the way in his keeper's kit just to make sure he was ready for action. Little did he know, there were some ridiculously narrow stairs leading to the changing rooms!

Now, here's the kicker - you were nowhere to be found mate! Rumour has it that you're off skiing, attempting some fancy moves on the slopes, or even playing golf while we were stuck in a crucial hockey game. Can you believe it? You, of all people! Surely you wouldn't do something like that, would you?!

As for the game itself, I have to admit I was a bit distracted by the fact that two Colchester players didn't bother wearing shin pads. I couldn't help but imagine smashing the ball right through their shins and saying, "Should have worn shin pads, mate!" Sadly, I didn't get the chance. Oh well, there's always next year… or not, considering they're getting relegated! Toddle pip!

To be honest, I don't remember much about the actual game because I couldn't get the shin pad issue out of my head. However, I do recall Mark scoring a cracking goal! Well done, Mark!  And Andy G, mate, he made some incredible saves to keep us in the game.

Up top, Charlie M and Charlie K played an absolute blinder. When you add their ages together, turns out all the other Harpenden players alone were still older. 

Now, brace yourself for this one - Rob W was moved from up front to right back! Can you believe it? 

Losing the way we did was gutting, but it was important to involve others in the first team setup. It was a frustrating day, but we move on!

P.S. Who even likes wearing blue shirts anyway.

And lastly, a special shoutout to Colchester, who only had 11 players with no substitutes.

Next week is the last game of the season, and there's still a Champions League spot up for grabs. Exciting stuff!

Man of the Match goes Andy G, for his incredible saves, dedication to arrive early, brave stair climbing in full keeper's kit, and bringing the biggest speaker ever!

And let's not forget……

DoD: Reesy, playing golf during the hockey season. Russell had around 6 months of abuse for this!

Sorry mate, but it had to be you.

Lastly, I would like to give a shoutout to my wife, who served as the spelling and grammar checker for this match report. I only contributed about 4% of it.

All the best,


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