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Berkhamsted move up to third in the Spartan South Midlands Premier Division after a 6-2 win against Oxhey Jets
5:40pm Thursday 19th September 2013 in Sport
Berkhamsted moved into the top three of the Premier Division after a comprehensive 6-2 away win against Oxhey Jets on Tuesday.
It has been a disappointing campaign so far for the new-look Jets side and they fell behind in the fourth minute when Berko’s Bekim Culaj’s bent a free-kick around the wall and past goalkeeper Will Baker.
However, Jets responded and hit back when former Berkhamsted youngster Ben Poulton capitalised on some hesitant defending to score.
The remainder of the half was closely contested but a six-minute hat-trick from Josh Chamberlain shortly before the interval put Berkhamsted in control.
His first came from distance and a Dale Sears flick-on allowed Chamberlain room to fire home a second.
Steve Hawes then released Chamberlain, who completed his second hat-trick in the space of eight days.
Jets reduced the deficit after the restart through a Sears own goal but Berko were always in control of the second period.
James Towell added their fifth as he converted a cross and Berkhamsted rounded off the scoring with 20 minutes remaining as Ashley Morrissey robbed a defender before going on to score.
On Saturday, Berko exited the FA Cup after they suffered a heavy 6-1 defeat against Daventry Town.
Sears grabbed the consolation for Berkhamsted, who were well beaten by Town.
Jets were in Premier Division action on Saturday and they claimed just their second win of the season after overcoming Leverstock Green 3-1.
Luke Beardsworth put Jets ahead with a stunning goal and added a second shortly before half-time as he headed home a Poulton cross.
Green pulled one back two minutes after the restart as Jon Davis found the net and Oxhey looked in danger of conceding a second.
However, Simeon Armstrong restored the two-goal advantage and settled the game as he headed Jets’ third of the game.
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