St Albans lose National League opener

LIFE in the national league has not started well for St Albans, who fell to a 3-0 defeat against Oxted at Oaklands College.

Jonathan Wilkes-Green gave the visitors a 14th minute lead, and it was 2-0 just before the interval when Mike Trim converted a penalty corner.

Wilkes-Green returned to net his second in the 59th minutes to seal an opening day 3-0 win for Oxted.

St Albans have a chance to redeem themselves on Sunday (September 22) when they travel to Bromley and Beckenham.

The ladies had a winning start to their national league campaign, beating Harleston Magpies 1-0.

Elsewhere in the club, the men’s 2nds drew 0-0 with Southgate 3rds, the ladies’ 2nds beat Chelmsford 2nds 5-1, the ladies’ 3rds beat Luton 2-1 and the ladies’ 4ths lost 3-0 to Southgate.