Sidelined Comrades knocked off top spot as they prepare for a fixture blitz


Without a scheduled game on Saturday, Berkhamsted could only sit and watch as their short spell as league leaders came to an end.

They took over top spot after a 4-1 midweek win against Hertford Town, but dislodged leaders Ampthill Town wasted no time in overhauling them again, thanks to a Saturday victory against the same opposition.

The Comrades are now gearing up for three games in eight days.

At Broadwater on Tuesday night they take on Hoddesdon Town in the quarter final of the Premier Division Cup, kicking off at 7.45pm.

On Saturday they are back in league action with a local derby against Leverstock Green at Pancake Lane.

Then it’s back to Broadwater to take on Oxhey Jets with a place in the final of the St Mary’s Cup at stake next Tuesday, February 11.

Ed Canham has a two match ban but could be back for the bid to retain the St Mary’s Cup.

Jordon Frederick has a one game ban and so will miss the Hoddesdon game but otherwise Mick Vipond expects to be able to field a full-strength side.

Berkhamsted’s U18s will be up against Luton Town at Hitchin on Wednesday in the Colwyn Cup.