Berko ladies on the charge as Welwyn are swept aside

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The Berkhamsted & Hemel Hempstead Hockey Club ladies’ first team had a comfortable 3-0 win against Welwyn as they narrowed the gap on second placed Leighton Buzzard.

Next weekend sees a clash between second and third – a key match that could define whether Berkhamsted are promoted this season.

Elsewhere, the ladies’ 2s had a solid 2-0 win against Broxbourne on Saturday, while the ladies’ third XI recorded a gutsy 3-2 win against Welwyn.

The youngsters in the ladies’ fourth team had a tough game against the adult Chiltern third team as they suffered an 8-1 loss.

However, the men’s 4s are enjoying an excellent run of results in 2016 which continued with a 2-1 victory against Cheshunt. Man of the match was Dawood Iqbal with his two goals from short corners.

The men’s 3s had a great game against Blueharts – just one point separates the two sides in the league and so it was no surprise when the game ended as a 2-2 draw.

The men’s second team have been on a bit of a resurgence recently, however their game against Broxbourne 1s – one of the league leaders – was a game too far. It was 3-3 with 15 minutes to go, but the extra fitness of the opposition led to them winning the game 6-3. Man of the match for Berko was Ollie Bowman.

The men’s first XI came up against high flying Blueharts and, in a narrow game, only lost 2-0; demonstrating how close the 1s are coming to being competitive in this tough league.

The Men’s 5s started strongly against Hertford but could not keep the pressure up as they were eventually beaten 4-1.