We are now entering the business end of the season as teams jostle for playoffs positions, and we are in a tight battle with Guildford for the league title. We have been playing good hockey since the turn of the year which has resulted in a nice run in the league.

We got through a tough cup semi-final clash against Cardiff to set up the final against Guildford. It was a battle most expected to happen this season.

Unfortunately, it was not meant to be on this occasion. I felt we let ourselves down in the first leg. We were not playing our way and ultimately did not turn up on the night. The return leg was a great game of hockey which either side could have won. We have come away from the final loss more determined to push and fight for the league title and playoff championship.

Your continued support has been fantastic and it’s great to see the huge crowds at the palace. Please keep up this support and we will endeavour to bring the trophies home to you this season.

Coach Samps

Photo: Phil Hutchinson