Tudors force late draw but Berko concede nine in record loss

​Hemel Hempstead Town left it late to claim a point from their trip to Dover Athletic on Saturday.
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Struggling Dover led at half-time after Nick Dembele scored and they appeared on course for victory after Tudors midfielder Tyrelle Newton was sent off minutes later.

The visitors equalised through skipper George Williams in the second half, only for Zidan Sutherland to put Dover back ahead.

But an Alfie Matthews penalty in the 95th minute earned a point for Hemel.

Hemel were back in action on Tuesday night with the visit of Braintree Town, played after the Gazette went to press.

On Saturday, they’ll be at home once more as Dartford pay a visit.

It was a day to forget for Berkhamsted, however, as they fell to their heaviest ever defeat – 9-0 at Coalville Town – to move into the relegation zone on goal difference.

The home side raced into a three goal lead after just 10 minutes. Luke Shaw opened the scoring when a corner was not cleared, then Tim Berridge went down the middle of the defence to double the lead before soon adding his second.

Midway through the half Shaw got his second, then a 25-yard drive from Terell Pennant made it 5-0. Deep in first-half stoppage time with the last kick of the half, Berridge grabbed his hat trick.

Five minutes into the second-half Tom McGlinchey got the seventh goal before setting up a tap in for Pennant’s second of the game, Alex Dean completing the rout in stoppage time.

Berko hosted Stratford Town on Tuesday, then welcome Kettering on Saturday.

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