Sat 14th April

Sat 14th April 2012

MSSML Premier

LONDON TIGERS 0 v 4 BERKHAMSTED

Berko notched their third win in eight days and were much the better side on a bumpy pitch in Kingsbury on Saturday.

Matt Wardle had an early effort chalked off, as he was offside after latching on to a Connor Calcutt pass.

Midway through the first half Berko took the lead with a cracking goal. Lewis Rodrigoe won the ball and controlled it well and Calcutt’s left wing cross came out to Josh Smith who crossed for Wardle to hang in the air and powerfully head home.

Tigers stopper, Joseph Woodley produced two fine acrobatic saves in a minute to stop Berko going further in front. First he put a Steve Hawes 20 yard drive round the post and then from the resulting corner by Josh Chamberlain he tipped a strong header from skipper Simon Carmichael over the bar.

A Calcutt shot was blocked by a hand but the penatly appeal was turned down so Berko went in at the interval only one goal up.

A Calcutt shot rattled the bar early in the second half and the second goal was not long coming as Chamberlain sprayed the ball out to the overlapping Lewis Rodrigoe and his cross was nodded home by Calcutt.

Chamberlain was next to beat Woodley but his shot rebounded to safety after striking the post.

Calcutt then beat three men before setting up Wardle who got his second goal of the game with a low shot to make it 3-0.

The home side were never in any rush to clear their lines and inevitably it cost them a goal when Marcus Lansiquot was caught in possession by substitute Courtney Francis who fired home.

Ed Farmer had only one real shot to save all afternoon when substitute Aderito Manuel hit a snap shot. Woodley prevented a fifth goal when he tipped a Francis shot round the post near the end of the game.

Berko: Farmer, Power, Rodrigoe, J.Carmichael, S.Carmichael, Fredrick(Welling), Wardle, Hawes, Calcutt (Francis), Smith (Jowle), Chamberlain.

Berko play their final home league game of the season on Saturday when they entertain Biggleswade United at Broadwater k.o.3.00pm. Mick Vipond expects to have Dale Sears and Jon Davies available again.

Berko’s reserve side won 2-0 at AFC Hayes with goals from Scott McPherson and Rowan Taylor.
They make the long trip to Hartley Wintney on Saturday.

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