First day of the season, every team in the league starts on the same terms with everything to play for. Big Ben and his men were as pumped as Will P around the ladies sections what’s app.

New/similar faces in the squad this past Saturday saw Chris and Gareth/Rich Maver strengthen the strong Adel back line and midfield.

Adels opponents, Ben Rhydding were fresh faced, quick, skilful and sporting a lot of woeful barnets. It didn’t take Adel long to break the dead lock via a Will Purdy drag flick into the bottom right of the brand new overly priced goal! The kids with half a haircut bounced back immediately (forgot how it was scored). Will P went on to score three more and the other team one to leave Adel with three points, winning 4-2.

Some liquid Adel moves but still a lot to be worked on with strong teams throughout the league this year.

MOM – Will Purdy mainly for his four goal exhibition.

DOD – Jimmy for as always non hockeying reasons. A few tender souls in the dressing room negates this from ever happening.

Report by James Mayhew.