Saturday 7th September 2019
Newark Men's 1st v Leadenham Men's 1st
With some new faces to the team this was always going to be interesting match to kick off the new season with. Over the last few seasons the Newark Men have nearly always come away with the victory, but with new players in the side the pressure was on
But with 2 very early goals settled things down very nicely and any pre-season nerves were quickly settled.
The goals kept coming at a steady rate throughout the game. Some great inter play amongst the player's had Leadenham on the back foot through the whole game. With some key players missing from the first friendly match of the season, the team is hopefully for a strong season.
Pre-season training paid off, penalty corners were a vast improvement on last year. The men are well-aware that next Saturday holds a tough match in store against South Notts but the team are looking forward to the challenge.
Meanwhile, the ladies sides played in a selection match before pre-season friendlies start next weekend