Promoted to Division 1 of the New Forest League last year, the. Marauders team set itself high standards and was disappointed to have to settle for fourth place in what turned out to be an extremely competitive and evenly matched league.
Purple patches (no pun intended!) were occasionally punctuated by lapses in concentration in matches we should have won. Indeed, only a few weeks before the end of the season the Marauders briefly topped the league.
But a sudden spate of serious injuries to key players, coupled with unavoidable holiday absences, meant that we had in the end to settle for fourth place – two wins less that the Champions.
Next season the team is determined to make a serious tilt for League honours.