Welwyn Garden City's men are still looking for their first win of the season in the East Hockey League but both they and hosts Hertford felt they should have got the three points in their latest outing.

It finished 1-1 in Division Two South East and Welwyn started well, applying pressure up front until slow passing and poor choices allowed Hertford back into the game.

It made the defence of Rob Sansom, Peter Mullen, Stuart Stephen and James Lutrario becoming increasingly busy to keep Hertford at bay and they were punished at a penalty corner.

Excellent midfield play from Paul Marchant, Joel Davey, Dan White, Bryn Evans, Nick Reilly and James Fowler started to swing the momentum back to WGC and although they were still 1-0 down at half-time, the talk in the away huddle was about cutting out mistakes and speeding up decision making and ball pace.

That worked a treat and they scored a well-worked goal, Nate Last going on a mazy run before Evans provided the lofted finish over the keeper.

The rest of the match became very stretched with Welwyn failing to capitalise on some excellent chances.

They also needed some last ditch tackles as well as one excellent stop by keeper Dan Klinger to keep the game level.

They go to Shefford & Sandy on Saturday.