West Herts men’s Firsts were left licking their wounds after suffering a heavy National Hockey League East Conference defeat to Old Georgians.

Playing away from home, the Stags were no match for their rivals and were comprehensively beaten 5-1.

In fairness, their hosts boasted a number of high-profile names, including 126-time capped James Tindall who opened the scoring in the fourth minute.

He would complete a first-half hat-trick to lead his side to a 4-0 advantage at the interval.

Pete Corbridge provided a rare moment of joy for Stags as he bagged a second-half goal, but it mattered little in the 5-1 loss.

The Seconds had a far more productive outing as they claimed a 5-2 win against Waltham Forest in the East Premier B Division.

Callum Till was their star man and scored a hat-trick to add to goals from Luke Frey and Dan Scott.

The Thirds offered a reverse of the Seconds’ success as they lost 5-2 against Brentwood. Nils Mundy got both goals for the Stages.

A much-changed Fourths side were too strong for Broxbourne Seconds in the East Division Three South West and eased to a 3-1 win.

Broxbourne did, however, take the lead after countering from a Stags short corner.

But Andrew Archer levelled before two more second-half goals completed the turnaround.

The men’s Fifths were forced to settle for a share of the spoils as they held Potters Bar Thirds to a 2-2 draw.

The result was made sweeter by the fact Herts managed without a number of regulars and had a team featuring a players from the club’s other squads.

In the East Division Six South West, West Herts Sixths secured a 2-1 away win against Bedford Fourths.

Suraj Kukaidia continued his fine form with his fourth goal in two games and newcomer Rob Chrystal also registered.

There was no such joy for the Sevenths as they were beaten 3-1 by St Albans Ninths.

The ladies Firsts came out on the right side of a close clash with Old Loughtonians to record a 2-1 win.

An even first half ended all square at 0-0 before the game sprang into life after the break.

Loughts started the second half brightly and were ahead within minutes of the restart.

Herts hit straight back and were level through Becky Perry’s drag flick.

They took the lead with 15 minutes to play when Sally Bradley got on the end of a cross to score from the D.

From there, Herts had to be defensively sound as they battled their way to victory.

The ladies Seconds couldn’t match the Firsts’ win and were beaten 1-0 by Shefford & Sandy.

They have struggled for goals so far this season and it once again proved to be their downfall in defeat as they laboured throughout to produce anything of real note in an attacking sense.

West Herts are always on the lookout for new players and are particularly keen to find members for their men’s teams.

Players of all ages and abilities are welcome to join the club.

For more information, get in touch via the club website www.westhertshockeyclub.co.uk