Berkhamsted sides get off to a winning start to pre-season

Ollie Bowman scored the brace for the men's first team in their friendly game against Leighton Buzzard
Ollie Bowman scored the brace for the men's first team in their friendly game against Leighton Buzzard
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The Berkhamsted men’s first XI took on a well-drilled Leighton Buzzard side as the club played their first pre-season friendlies of the new campaign.

Berko looked like they had never taken a break and Oli Bowman fired home to put his side 1-0 up.

And it was Bowman who netted the second goal with a cool lob over the keeper to seal a 2-0 win for Berko.

Elsewhere, Roger Payton began pre-season with a hat-trick as a young Berko II team got the better of their Leighton Buzzard counterparts in a 3-0 triumph.

The ladies’ first and second teams joined forced to pick up a solid win against Tring, with the first XI putting Berko 3-0 ahead in the first half before the seconds maintained the three-goal advantage.

Elsewhere, the combined men’s third and fourth team enjoyed an 11-goal thriller that included an Ollie Johnson hat-trick.

With the goals flying in, the final score was an 8-3 win for Berkhamsted, with rising stars Freddie Omerod and Louis Hanwell impressing on their debuts.

Finally, the men’s fifth XI were involved in a 1-1 draw, with Brian de Mattos getting the goal for Berko.