Berkhamsted ladies lead the way with a clean sweep of victories

Harriette Holderness celebrates one of her goals with Molly Beard in a big win for the Berkhamsted ladies' first team
Harriette Holderness celebrates one of her goals with Molly Beard in a big win for the Berkhamsted ladies' first team

A solid weekend throughout the club saw wins for all three of the Berkhamsted ladies’ teams, without conceding any goals.

The men’s second XI won yet again to extend their lead at the top of their league, while the men’s first and fourth teams both played out tough draws against Hertford.

The men’s third team had a long difficult journey for a late game away at Bishop’s Stortford and were unlucky to lose very narrowly, while the men’s fifths were edged out at Letchworth.

The ladies’ first team led the way with a thumping 6-0 win over Bishop’s Stortford.

Claire Barrett-Mold and Harriette Holderness scored a brace each, before Ellie Jones and Hannah Prentice completed the scoring in a very one-sided match.

Holderness was named player of the match for her very energetic performance and two well-taken goals.

The men’s second XI, meanwhile, continued their impressive form with a 5-2 triumph against Potters Bar.

The first goal was a simply majestic strike from the top of the D fired into the corner to set Roger Payton on his way to another hat-trick.

James Barron’s scrambled second was a complete contrast to the opener but was no less important as it opened up a two-goal cushion.

The third was a sweet and accurately-passed Julian Laxon special handing Alex Macindoe his second of the season – a goal-line sweep from a short corner.

The fourth and fifth goals went to Payton who has at last has recovered from his ankle injury torment.

The ladies’ seconds were no less ruthless as they swept past Potters Bar in a 3-0 triumph.

Paula Wilson bagged a brace and Mel Morton was also on target to wrap up the win.

Elsewhere, the men’s fourth team drew 1-1 with Hertford courtesy of a goal from Jack Graham after good work from Ben Moorhouse, while James Edwards and Pete Allam were amongst the goals as the men’s first shared a thrilling 4-4 draw with Hertford.