Heath stun Comrades

Frankie Jowle netted for Berko against Colney Heath on Saturday
Frankie Jowle netted for Berko against Colney Heath on Saturday

Colney Heath 4
 Berkhamsted 3

Berkhamsted boss Mick Vipond was left bemused by him team’s result as they came away empty-handed from their trip to Colney Heath.

The Comrades went into half-time with a deserved 2-0 lead, but were hit by a four-goal salvo in the space of 10 minutes as the hosts turned the game on its head after the break.

“I’m certainly a bit confused with football right now,” said Vipond.

“We went into the game on the back of nine games undefeated but could have lost any one of those games. But on Saturday we played as well as we have done and end up losing the game – it’s very frustrating.

“But I suppose that’s the beauty of football. You just have to look at what happened to Man United and Tottenham at the weekend to see that it can happen at any level.”

Despite the loss, Vipond admitted he could have few complains with the way his side played, and added: “We haven’t been scoring many goals recently so we have been urging the players to get forward.

“Perhaps they took that on board a bit too much and were a bit cavalier.”

Things looked to be going well for Berkhamsted at the break as they went into the changing room with a two-goal advantage courtesy of afforts from Frankie Jowle and Paul Branson.

Jowle opened the scoring with his first goal of 2013 when he cut in from the right wing and fired past the keeper, before centre-back Branson doubled the lead with a header to open his account for the club.

However, the home side hit a sensational four-goals in 10 minutes before the hour mark through Aaron Clarke, Jamie Hazel, Tom Dickie and Jamie Eaves that left the Comrades shell-shocked.

The visitors recovered their composure and Dan Griggs pulled a goal back to halve the deficit.

Berko pressed for an equaliser as they looked to salvage a point – coming close with a late shot from Lewis Pritchard that just cleared the bar – but it was not to be for the visitors as Colney held on for the win.

Next up for Berko is a trip to Haringey Borough on Thursday night, before Vipond’s side host Ampthill Town on Saturday afternoon.