Well, it was a great day for the Roses with Leigh notching his 1st (of many hopefully) of the season and brother Louis scoring a hat-trick to ensure an opening day thrashing of Oxhey Jets.The final total at full-time was 6-2 to The Blues with the other goals being scored by the effervescent Jordan Watson and an unfortunate OG from Oxhey’s substitute. The weather smiled on us all and the scoreline justified and indeed reflected the upbeat mood around the ground prior to kick-off.

The Park looked resplendent in the sunshine for the club’s annual photo shoot at The Stable End earlier in the day and we thank all of our hard-working volunteers, committee members & fans for all of their collective efforts during the Summer break to get the stadium looking so good and ready for the new season. Please see our Squad page for the new squad photos with our Charity Shield silverware and also the 2015/16 player’s individual profile headshots.

The club shop did some decent business on Saturday and anyone wanting to order their new replica kits should get their orders in sharpish at “The Wendy House” to be the first in line to sport the smart new 2015/16 home & away shirts.

“Shelagh’s Meals” also re-opened with scrummy new additions to your matchday menu with the inclusion of the “Gaffa Special” burger and the amazing chicken kebabs which sold out faster than Raheem Sterling when offered a contract at Man City!

Audrey was as welcoming as ever as the brand new licensee in the bar with some refreshing new cocktails on offer.

The groundsmen were almost brought to tears with all the compliments received recently during pre-season and should be justly proud of their work too! You know you’re doing something right when the officials and visiting players take selfies and videos of the glorious carpet of a playing surface we are providing this season. Thanks to West Ham Utd as they tweeted their admiration of our pitch just last Sunday as their ladies played Hertford Town’s equivalent.

The game itself was played in a sporting fashion without a single booking for either side which is already an improvement on last season and in particular between these two sides! The Blues dominated from start to finish in baking conditions and all this without the absent Ant Anstead, Jason Brown and skipper, Sam Ruff. This result saw Hertford Town to 3rd in the table after the 1st round of SSML Premier League fixtures. See the match page for more details.

Please visit The Herts Mercury’s excellent match report by Andrew Franczak here.

We all now look forward to next Saturday’s FA Cup clash with Suffolk’s Kirkley & Pakefield after Tuesday night’s away league clash at Stotfold.

Join the revolution and be part of The Stable End Massive this season. You don’t need a good singing voice, just be there, be loud & be proud!

COYB!

Cover photo courtesy of Andrew Franczak of The Herfordshire Mercury

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