It’s been a mixed bag in terms of results for The Snug Bar FC since the turn of the year. 

The boys began 2015 with one of the best performances in the club’s brief history, toppling Division Two side Vision Reserves 11-2 in the Intermediate Cup. 

In mid-January, the club welcomed the arrival of former Breakspear Old Boys Connor Reddy, Raymond Chabvuka and Sam Mardle into their ranks, whose passing philosophies were an instant fit. 

Victories over AFC Welwyn (6-3) and Herts Mauritian (2-0) followed in the league, either side of a valiant nine-man 3-0 defeat to Wheathampstead Crown. 

Four straight losses and some emergency dental work for unfortunate front-man Liam McGarry followed in February, as Snug struggled to find the consistency of the previous three months.

But, going into a final stretch that includes an Intermediate Cup Semi-Final for the chance to appear in the showpiece at St Albans City’s Clarence Park, Snug have found some much needed form. 

A battling 3-2 win over Phoenix 'A' was the turning-point, a confidence boost that prompted strong showings against Breakspear Old Boys 90 (1-1) and Herts Mauritian (5-0). 

Honourable mention to stand-out performers Tommie Twelves, who has netted 12 times since Christmas, tireless midfield man Ali Morgan and ever-improving defender Kieran Mansfield. 

Liam McGarry