Borehamwood 2000 9 Berkhamsted Town 4

Borehamwood, Thursday, September 13

A dream start for the visitors saw Euan MacDonald jump onto a loose ball to score after only 2 minutes. Borehamwood responded by pushing Berkhamsted deep into their own half but found a very resiliant Berkhamsted defence.

It took the home side 20 minutes to break through, which was followed with a quick second to take the lead.

Berkhamsted continued to battle back and were back on level terms when Robert Young scored after the 'keeper fumbled.

Berkhamsted regained the lead moments later when Euan MacDonald was on hand to score, after an earlier shot could only be parried.

Shortly after, Borehamwood won a free kick on the edge of the box to level things for a second time then regained the lead right on the whistle for half time.

The second half saw a strong Borehamwood team begin to dominate as they scored two quick goals followed by a third late on gave them a 9-3 lead.

Berkhamsted though, never gave up the challenge and were rewarded with a penalty, which Andy Wheeler-King converted for the visitors' fourth.

A very spirited performance by Berkhamsted saw them emerge with much credit.

Berkhamsted Town: Eward Higby, Gordon Squire, George Whitworth, Oliver Popescu, James Gibbons, Robert Lang, Adam Martin, Andy Wheeler-King, Dan Evans, Euan MacDonald. Sub: James Bird.

Berkhamsted U-17 1 Riverside Blue U-17 0

Cow Roast Road, Berkhamsted, Sunday, September 16

This match was the reward for traveling 11 miles to Berkampstead on a Sunday morning.

The match was full of action from the start with R.B.F.C taking the match away from their opponents.

A 35th minute strike from Glynn Colby hit the inside of the post and unluckely went wide.

After the break Berkampstead started to fight back and after 60 minutes of play they found the net, with the goalkeeper Chris Renue letting in an undeserved goal.

The match ended 1-0 to the home side, but that did not reflect the performance of R.B.F.C who deserved more from the game.

Riverside Blue team:

Chris Renue; Gareth Heavey, Craig Williams, Chris Ladmore, Stephen Hemmings, Amal Davda (Matthew Harrower, 45 mins), Glynn Colby, Andy King (captain), Craig McGuire, Michael Jenkins, Jermaine Bromfield.

Man Of Match:

Chris Ladmore for keeping the defence together and 100% effort.

Report by Joe Fas

Bushey Rangers 3 Berkhamsted Town 3

Bushey, Sunday, September 16.

Herts County Cup, preliminary round

An away trip to Bushey Rangers was never going to be easy for Berkhamsted Town.

Rangers pressurised Berkhamsted from the first to the last whistle, but found their visitors in a very stubborn mood. Berkhamsted held out until deep in the first half as their back four held firm.

Although Berkhamsted never gave up in the battle, the few chances that came their way were handled very well by the Bushey defence and it was Bushey who scored twice more to secure victory in a hard fought match.

Report by Frank Wheeler-King

Riverside Hibs 5 Croxley Guild 1

Riverside Hibs came back from 1-0 at the break to defeat Croxley by five goals to one.

After starting the second half behind, within three minutes of the restart, Ramon Bisbal and Harrison Jones made it 2-1.

Riverside piled on the pressure and were rewarded with two more goals for Jones and one for Ryan Pelling.

Man of the Match Tom Flynn.