M1 drew 1-1 with 2nd place WGC after going behind to the home side in the first half. In the second Jon Oliver won a short corner, which brother Matt converted off the umpire. Stevenage will be happy, but Welwyn would feel like they should have taken all three points.
M2 lost 2-7 to a stronger Cheshunt 1s. Stevenage went 1-0 up through a deflected Adam Spicer cross, but that was the only time the 2s were in front. Ollie Holt took a serious injury at the end of the first half when his side were having a good spell. Connor Gask scored in the second to give the home side some hope at 2-3 but things went downhill from then.
M3 drew 2-2 with Bishops Stortford 4s. The home side went ahead through Zeddy Wilcock, and again through Seb Rose, but were pegged back on each occasion.
M4 lost 1-7 at Potters Bar 2s: Ian Brown scored the consolation goal but the visitors were never in this one.
M5 lost 2-7 at St Albans 7s, despite goals from Harry Wheeler and Kevin Wharton.
M6 collected 3 points because Cheshunt couldn't field a side, but would rather have played.
L1 lost narrowly 0-1 to Hertford 1s the visitors scoring in the last 10 minutes to give a disappointing scoreline for Stevenage against a team beneath them in the league.
L2 beat Bishops Stortford 3s 3-1 the home side going 2-0 up through Debbi Church and daughter Bex, only for Stortford to reduce the arrears. It was left to Daisy Mould to clinch a well won victory.
L3 lost 0-2 to West Herts 3s who went top as a result. The team played as a unit moving the ball around well with some excellent defending by man of the match Amanda Lawrence, her fellow backs and Jo Cole which frustrated the home side. In Midfield Nicki Reynolds (yes Nicki!) and Sarah Rose deserve a special mention with Karen and her fellow forwards helping to create a few chances which on another day would have resulted in goals. All in all lots of positive to take forward to next week.
L4 were defeated 1-6 at St Albans 5s but played some of their best hockey of the season in the first half to trail by a single goal at the break. Nikki Davies scored their goal.
L5 lost 0-6 at Queenswood 3s but were not too disappointed by this result against an excellent young side.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK - Debbi Church, scorer, mother and ticked the "no publicity" box