They may have the perfect record, but the Whanganui men are still searching for a perfect game in the Hockey Manawatu Men's Premier Reserve after beating Massey Reserves 3-1 on Saturday.

Playing at the Twin Turfs in Palmerston North, Whanganui was a team with four veterans and the rest being their younger secondary school players, as the likes of Chad Warner were unavailable due to Warner still working through his hamstring injury.

"We were 1-0 down pretty much straight away. Just slack defence and not paying attention," said senior player Calum Wilbur.

"Goodness knows how many shots we didn't score