Stotfold v Comrades

Sat 25th Feb 2012

Molten Spartan South Midlands Premier

STOTFOLD 2 v 2 BERKHAMSTED

Berko twice came from behind to take a point with a much improved performance at Stotfold on Saturday.

With Leon Skinner injured, it was back to last season’s back four with the Carmichael brothers reunited at centre back and Danny Power making his debut in defence after returning from Beaconsfield SYCOB.

The rearranged side did well in the first half with the defence looking safe and many chances were created up front. However, it was Stotfold who took the lead in tHe 26th minute through Sean Herr who got through on the right wing and beat Ed Farmer with a low shot. It was to prove short lived as Matt Wardle equalised with a superb finish four minutes later.

Berko had to rearrange their side with Power and Dale Sears coming off injured. They got caught offside a few times and suffered the disappointment of conceding a second goal late in the game to Herr again, who netted despite a host of defenders being in the penalty area.

However, the battling spirit shone through and substitute Kerkstun MacPherson set up Wardle, who netted his second of the game in injury time with a shot under the advancing keeper to take his goal tally for the season into double figures and take a well earned point.

On Saturday Berko have their first home Premier division game since January when they entertain bottom of the table Hanwell Town at Broadwater k.o.  3pm.

Josh Chamberlain’s suspension is over and Mick Vipond may have his full squad available if Leon Skinner and the players injured on Saturday recover from their knocks. It is a busy March for the Comrades with two games a week throughout. On Wednesday 7th Berko play second in the table AFC Dunstable away at Creasey Park.

Berko: Farmer,  Power,(Davies) , Rodrigoe, J.Carmichael, S. Carmichael, Smith, Wardle,  Hawes, Usmani, Hatherly (Macpherson), Sears(Welling), Subs not  used: Jowle. Dimitrov.

The Reserves continued their good recent run, making it three wins on the bounce as they came from 1-2 down to secure a fine 3-2 victory over neighbours Tring Athletic. Report on Reserves page.

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