It was a tough week for some teams at Welwyn Garden City but a good one for those at Potters Bar - as the East Hockey League played on despite the wet weather.

Both first teams at WGC lost in their respective Division Two South West games, the women going down 2-1 at home to Bedford and the men 1-0 to Blueharts, also at Hertfordshire Sports Village.

The ladies are 10th, with one win from their seven games so far, while the men are bottom and still searching for that elusive first success of the season.

Neither second team won either.

The ladies went down 3-0 to Royston while the men were beaten 5-0 at Shefford & Sandy.

It did get better from there though.

The men's third and fourth teams both drew 1-1, the threes at home against St Albans and the fours over at Woollams against Harpenden.

The ladies' third team won, their 1-0 victory over Bedford at home lifting them to seventh in Division Six South West.

The fourths had a heavy loss though, beaten 5-0 by Potters Bar's first team in Division Seven.

Sam Lemmon and Nicki Hughes shared four of the goals equally between them while the other was scored by Jenni Harrington.

That was one of three successes in the five games played by the Dame Alice Owens based club.

The men of Bar's third team beat Rickmansworth 7-2 in Division Four, keeping them third in the table and on the shirt tails of Hertford and St Albans.

Aryan Walia hit a hat-trick while there were two goals each from Simon Kelly and Sam Penn.

The first team were in equally fine goal-scoring form as they roared to a 5-1 success over St Albans at home.

Skipper Mark Turpin walked away with the MVP award thanks to four goals and assisting on the fifth, converted by Simon Tenwick.

That places them eighth but just four points behind second placed Upminster in a very congested Division One South table.

The seconds lost narrowly, 4-3 to Rickmansworth with all three Bar goals scored by Warren Edmondson.

That moved their opponents up to third in Division Three while they drop to fifth.

And the fourths were beaten 3-1 at Shefford & Sandy, Paul Brady getting a rare goal.