It’s a demolition derby at Broadwater as Comrades crush lowly Levy

Dan Griggs in action for Berkhamsted. Picture (c) Richard Solk
Dan Griggs in action for Berkhamsted. Picture (c) Richard Solk

In-form Berkhamsted showed no mercy to Dacorum rivals Leverstock Green as they put five goals past their struggling neighbours at Broadwater on Tuesday night.

The Comrades have made a bright start to the campaign and looked full of confidence against a Levy side who, in stark contrast, have now lost 14 of their 15 league games.

Torrential rain greeted the two sides as they stepped out to do battle on a soggy Broadwater pitch, and neither team could create much in the opening 30 minutes of the contest.

A new-look Levy side, though, were always going to struggle against their high-flying hosts, and Berko duly took the lead when a header came back off the crossbar, allowing Connor Calcutt to fire home the rebound for his 16th goal of the season.

From then on, it was purely a matter of how many more goals Berko would score, and they doubled their advantage before half-time courtesy of a strike from Ashley Morrissey after good work on the wing.

Comrades manager Mick Vipond made changes to his side in the second half and substitute James Towell was straight into the action, teeing up Dale Sears to make it 3-0.

Jamie Gavin headed in his sixth goal of the season to make it 4-0, and things went from bad to worse for Green as they were reduced to 10 men when Mark Cambell was shown a second yellow card.

The scoring was completed when Calcutt robbed a defender on the right wing and squared for Towell to ram home the fifth goal.

With all of Berko’s rivals also winning, they remain in fifth spot in the SSML Premier Division table, while Green continue to languish at the foot of the division.