It was Landlords v Tenants last Tuesday evening as Hertford Town played St Panteleimon.
The Saints have moved from ground sharing at Enfield Town's Queen Elizabeth Stadium last season playing in the Combined Counties League Premier Division North to the Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division for the forthcoming season at Hertingfordbury Park.
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After rising through the leagues since joining Saturday football in the 2017/2018 season where they first played in the Step 8 Middlesex County League Division One (Central & East) you could say last season was a disappointment as compared to their very high standards as they only finished in twelfth place.
They will be looking at their former KOPA League rival's New Salamis who won the SSMFL Premier Division last season and will play in the Isthmian League North Division for the 22/23 campaign.
The Saints were much the better side in this game taking the lead via Guilherme Monti before Hertford Town came back into the game and equalised with a well take goal to make the half time score 1-1.
On what had been the hottest day in the United Kingdom since records began the temperature was still high but had cooled down from the day-time and there was even some rain in the air at various points during the game.
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In the second half St Panteleimon scored a fantastic goal with Jonathan Moura's strike from way outside the box which flew into the net and added a third with an equally impressive goal when Lucas Totti's low shot, after cutting in at the edge of the box, crept past the Hertford goalkeeper's dive.
Its early days of course but I think The Saints will do well in the SSMFL Premier this season especially at home on the excellent pitch at Hertford Town as they play very impressive passing and patient football that will create many goal-scoring chances.