Bright sunshine there may have been on Saturday but low temperatures and poor results made it a less then happy Saturday for hockey clubs.

Potters Bar only managed to play two matches.

The men's first team were at home to Bury St Edmonds in East League Division One South and even with a side missing a number of regulars, they had the chance to secure a positive result.

However, Simon Tenwick's goal was all they could muster as they fell to a 2-1 loss.

That leaves them eight in the standings with a trip to bottom of the league Colchester up next.

The seconds were at home to Division Three South West leaders Broxbourne and it proved to be as tough a fixture as it looked on paper.

They held their own in the first half but they eventually slipped to a 5-1 loss, their only goal a superb solo effort from Warren Edmondson.

The tale from the rest of the club was one of frustration and inactivity.

The ladies were did win 5-0 in Division Seven - but that was by walkover as Luton Town were forced to concede due to a lack of players.

The men's third team had their early game at Broxbourne postponed due to a partly frozen pitch and the fourths had a bye week.

Welwyn Garden City did manage a number of games but again, there was a set of disappointing results.

The women's second team lost 2-0 to Saffron Walden, the thirds were beaten 2-1 at Blueharts and the fourths suffered a 4-0 loss at home to Shefford & Sandy.

The men's second team and the fourths both lost at home to St Albans,  3-0 and 2-0 respectively.

The firsts and thirds were both due to play at Letchworth but the former was abandoned at 0-0 and the latter was postponed.