Comrades Live

It’s an early kick-off for the Comrades and the sun is shining on Icknield Way in the Herts Senior Trophy against Tring Corinthians.

Comrades: 1. Eddie Farmer 2. Jamie Gavin 3. Lewis Rodrigoe 4. Jim Carmichael 5. Simon Carmichael 6. Mark Welling 7. Matty Wardle 8. Aaron Usmani 9. James Armstrong 10. Tony Burnett 11. Anthony Beamish

1340: A neat ball from Tony Burnett puts Aaron Usmani in, and he finishes well with a driven shot into the far corner. 1-0

1343: The Corries go close as Farmer blocks a shot before the ball is put out for a corner.

1347: A magnificent save from the Tring keeper deprives Usmani his second.

1353: Jimmy Armstrong fires a low shot just wide.

1400: Another near thing for Berko as Tring free-kick skids wide.

1401: The Comrades respond in the right manner following great work from Rodrigoe on the left flank, his low ball catching the defenders flat-footed, Mark Welling slipping the ball past the keeper. 2-0

1405: You cannot knock the Corries’ commitment and efforts, who continue to ask questions of the Berko defence, but it is Armstrong who goes close with a snapshot whilst off balance.

Half-time: 2-0

1433: We’re off in the second half, and the Comrades are unchanged.

1434: A decent chance as Wardle glances a header just over.

1438: Playing down the slope, the Corries won’t lie down and Jamie Gavin is forced to scoop away a shot on goal. A goal for the home side would put this tie on a knife-edge.

1444: Tring press, their impressive Mick Swaysland leaping superbly to allow their Ryan Sturgess to volley just wide.

1447: This is the last action the home forward will see as he limps off.

1452: Could this be the killer blow for Berko? Armstrong flicks the ball on with a neat header for Tony Burnett to burst through and finish emphatically. 3-0

1455: From a tight position on the right flank, Armstrong and Usmani carve out a great chance, but the home keeper reacts well to thwart Berko.

1459: Adam Mead replaces Matt Welling.

1502: Another change as Darren Caseman comes on for Jimmy Armstrong.

1509: Final change for Berko as Steve Boad exchanges places with Anthony Beamish.

1512: First booking as Steve Boad receives a caution for a high boot.

1515: A fine effort late on for Neil Richardson for Tring.

1519: As we entry time added on Wardle bursts clear before squaring for Usmani, who clips home. 4-0

1522: Steve Boad hits the post, but it’s nearly over here.

1524: It’s over at Icknield Way and Berko win through 4-0


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