Berkhamstead V Hemel Red
By Robert Palmer
Muddy Hard Luck
Muddy hard luck ,Mud Mud mud was the name of the game .
Christmas had given the Hemel Boys time to forget about the first half the season and start a new .Looking up for a game, the boys started strong and battling for everything,despite the mud they manage to pass the ball around and striking first with a wonder strike from Diego way out on the right hand touchline,Leaving the Berko Goalie stuck in the mud .
Not long after it was berko to strike with a very silly challenge inside the box leaving the ref no option but to award a penalty.1-1
Berkhamstead took the lead with a deflected goal to lead 2-1 ,with Tommy given plenty of running out front eventually gave him the goal he deserved 2-2 going into half time. Lots of silly fouls led to a first half of stop start but entertaining non the least .
Second Half see more of the same and more silly pull backs , more crazy tackles and even an unsavoury moment of madness between 2 players.Another silly challenge in the area led to Berkhamstead having another penalty. This time just beating the Hemel Keeper by going under his body. 3-2 Berko .Where as the end of last year the boys heads would have gone down ,they didnt give in and Ben has a good strike from out on the right only to see this attempt go sailing over the bar . Time ticking away and hemel pressing sees Tommy Bundle the ball over the line to make it 3-3 .But the the last mud flinging went to Berkhamstead 4-3 final result .Good positive start to the second half of the season .Man of the Match Goes to Diego.