South London Mitcham started February with a home game against a strong Croydon 2 team. Solo Mitcham started with Tom Davies, Jack Protheroe, Caroline Banks and Jess White in first attack; Edwin Huijberts, Chris Rennison, Izzy Watterson and Sarah Broadberry in first defence. Alan Piper wasn’t able to referee so coach Clarke stepped into the breach.

The game was almost a whitewash – Croydon winning by 16 goals. The only notable feature being that it took 11 minutes for Croydon to score; which also means 11 minutes of Solo Mitcham not scoring. The only good thing about a defeat like this is the lesson that we can’t ever play this way again.