14th April 2019


The weekend produced another encouraging peformance by the Stags.

Both Under 16's teams - Hemel Blue & Hemel Golds - were in action. The Blues travelled down to Brentford and,  despite having four key players on London Broncos Scholarship duty,  came away with a well deserved 34-32 victory. The Golds made the long jouney to South London to take on last week's deferred match opponents Bromley Bengals with both clubs feeling that a 20-20 draw was a fair result.

The Under 13's and U14's were not in action.

The senior South Conference League squad  travelled travelled to Bedford to take on the Tigers in a much need pre-season game. The first half saw the Stags give away constant penalties through a combination of unnecesary dissent and other offences. With self-imposed limited possession the Stags did well to lead 6-0 at half time. Coach Ken Kerr's half time words clearly worked and it was a different second half Stags side that showed their attacking potential to win 34-0

A highlight of the match was the appearance for Hemel of the first ever Father & Son combination  when youngster Lewis joined his Dad - the Hemel Legend B J Swindells - on the field for the whole 80 minutes and showed he was a star in the making.

Meanwhile the buoyant Minis continued their progress with another bumper attendance at Pennine Way in preparation for their first Festival against other London Clubs at Pennine Way on 27 April.