It was a near perfect weekend for Stevenage Hockey Club with only one defeat from the nine games played.

That was the ladies' fifth team but even then, they held unbeaten league leaders Bishop's Stortford for a long time until succumbing to a 4-0 loss.

The third and fourth teams though retained their unbeaten records, both drawing 0-0 against Welwyn Garden City and Chiltern respectively.

The thirds result was against the only other undefeated side in Division Three South West and keeps them top of the table.

The firsts drew 2-2 at home to Old Loughtonians, Nikki Greaves and Jenny Harding on target, while Claire Weston scored twice in a 2-0 win for the seconds against Shefford & Sandy.


Over in the men's section, the firsts beat St Albans 4-3 with two each for Mike Oliver and Niall Trimble while the thirds beat Bishop's Stortford 3-1 with goals from Tom Woolley, Roger Barlow and John Mould.

The other two teams drew.

Ally Aubusson got a hat-trick for the fourths in a 3-3 tie with Shefford & Sandy while goals from Nathan Derrick and Will Hammond twice pegged Blueharts back, giving the seconds a 2-2 draw.