A winning week for the Berkhamsted sides as momentum continues to build

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Berkhamsted & Hemel Hempstead Hockey Club enjoyed their best weekend of the season so far as they suffered only two defeats from nine fixtures.

The men’s 4s beat Hertford 5-2 with an eventful game for Man of the Match Tim Duncan who scored, then went to A&E after receiving an injury to his chin.

The men’s 3s, meanwhile, beat Broxbourne 4-1 with an outstanding team performance - goals coming from Will Hanley, Ollie Johnson, Amish Odedra and Jeremy Steed.

Elsewhere, the men’s fifth team won their second game in two weeks with a narrow 1-0 victory against Welwyn. Brian de Mattos rolled back the years with a neat finish to score the only goal of the game.

On the ladies’ side of the club, the second XI got back to winning ways with a dominant performance against Bedford. The 4-0 win sees them go top of the league, three points clear of Stevenage.

The ladies’ 1s were very below par in their local derby against Tring, but they still managed a 2-2 draw, while the men’s 1s earned a 2-2 draw against top of the table Wapping. If it wasn’t for a debatable equaliser at the end, Berko would have secured a deserved victory.

In action elsewhere, the ladies’ 4s played out a thrilling 5-5 draw against Welwyn Garden City. Goals came from Kate Goodwyn (2), Lizzie Clouston, Emma Simmonds and Ruby Lloyd.

The only defeats this weekend came for the men’s 2s against Letchworth and the ladies’ 3s against a strong West Herts side.

Results: Men’s 1s 2-2 Wapping; Men’s 2s 1-4 Letchworth; Men’s 3s 4-1 Broxbourne; Men’s 4s 5-2 Hertford; Men’s 5s 1-0 Welwyn Garden City; Ladies’ 1s 2-2 Tring; Ladies’ 2s 4-0 Bedford; Ladies’ 3s 0-6 West Herts; Ladies’ 4s 5-5 Welwyn Garden City.