Berko hot-shot nets twice in a Barron day for Letchworth

Mark Robinson, Berkhamsted and Hemel Hempstead Hockey Club.
Mark Robinson, Berkhamsted and Hemel Hempstead Hockey Club.

The Berkhamsted and Hemel Hempstead Hockey Club men’s first XI picked up a good win after a hard-fought encounter with Letchworth II.

Berko started the game well and took a deserved lead when James Barron slammed the ball home, but Letchworth levelled things up before half-time.

Further goals from Pete Allam and Barron, either side of a second Letchworth equaliser, earned the win.

The men’s 2s, meanwhile shared a 0-0 stalemate with Luton, while the thirds suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Royston.

Elsewhere, the men’s fourths were hit by a smash-and-grab 2-0 defeat by Winchmore Hill & Enfield.

Berko dominated proceedings from start to finish, but were continually thwarted by an excellent goalkeeper.

It was better news for the men’s fifth XI, however, as they swept to a 3-0 victory over Letchworth VI.

The Berko goals came from Ed Holderness (2) and Charlie Gray, while Ben Evers was named man of the match.

In other action, the ladies’ first team continued their unbeaten start to the season with a convincing 5-2 win away at Rickmansworth.

A brace for Abi Lawlor and a goal apiece for Claire Barrett Mold, Kate Hudson and Molly Beard completed the scoring.

The ladies’ 2s also won well, beating Bedford 2-0 with a brace from player of the match Lucy Carmody.