More Silver for Berkhamsted

Following on from the ladies’ first team being crowned champions seven days’ earlier, this weekend it was the turn of Berkhamsted and Hemel Hempstead Hockey Club men’s first team.

They played an end of season winner-takes-all game against second-placed Hertford to decide the title.

Berko came out 3-1 winners with goals from Ollie Webb and the free-scoring Pete Allam, with a brace.

BHHHC came in with a one-point advantage but had a missing captain, a couple of injuries and a drop-out on the morning of the game.

Hertford played the better hockey early on but Berko’s Allam converted from a short corner to put them 1-0 up.

Into the second-half and Hertford still looked threatening but some great defending kept them out.

Good Berko play later led to a short corner and after a save from Hertford’s keeper Olli Webb followed up to make it 2-0.

Hertford pulled one back soon after but Berko restored the two-goal gap from another short corner, Allam again finding the backboard.

It was a top team effort overall to cap a brilliant season, promotion and a title in the bag.

Last edited by Ken Woodward on April 7, 2017

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