Young Watford side sting Berkhamsted in friendly

Berkhamsted in action on Saturday.
Berkhamsted in action on Saturday.

Berkhamsted went down 2-1 to a young Watford XI on Tuesday night.

All the goals came in the first half in a good friendly between Berko and a Hornets side who were mostly 18 year olds.

Jabril Adudeji, wearing the number 17 shirt got two goals for Watford in the opening 10 minutes.

He was at the back post to head home the first from close range, getting on the end of a cross, and scored his second with a shot from an acute angle at the canal end.

Midway through the first half Berko pulled a goal back through Ashton Campbell, who rounded off a good move at the railway end by netting at the far post.

There was a lot of good passing football played with Berko looking lively up front and creative in midfield and they are improving with each friendly.

Campbell’s volley was saved after Berko got round the back of the Hornets’ defence. However, neither side could add to their goal tally in the second half.

Southern League central side Aylesbury, who have recently signed Kieran Turner and Lee Stobbs from Tring Athletic, provide Berko’s final friendly opposition when they come to Broadwater on Saturday.

ompetitive football starts on Tuesday, August 2 when Berko are at home to Baldock Town in the Herts Charity Shield.

upporters who want to go on the coach for the FA Cup tie at Cogenhoe United on Saturday, August 6 should sign up on the notice in the clubhouse. The fare is £10 and departure from Broadwater is at noon.