Berkhamsted sides maintain their strong start to the campaign

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There was another very promising set of results for Berkhamsted & Hemel Hempstead Hockey Club over the weekend with four wins and two draws from eight games.

Both men’s and ladies’ first teams came away with victories, along with the ladies’ second XI and the men’s thirds.

The men’s second and fourth teams were unlucky not to win, as both were the stronger teams in their drawn matches.

The men’s 1s continued their great start to the season with a hard fought 1-0 win against Winchmore Hill and Enfield.

The new defensive formation proved how well it is working as they ground out the win with a gritty and determined display.

The ladies’ 1s came up against a resilient West Herts team and notched their first win of the season.

Melissa Morton who scored her debut goal in stunning style and Abi Lawlor was named player of the match in a well deserved 2-0 victory.

The ladies’ 2s continued their great start to the season with a hard-fought 1-0 win against Welwyn.

There were outstanding performances from a number of young members of the team including Georgie, Anna, Ashleigh and player of the match Chloe.

The men’s 2s came up against the Cheshunt 1st team and proved they are very capable of competing in the higher league after promotion last season.

They were unlucky not to come away with a victory but the 1-1 draw gives the team the first league point of the season.

The feature of the performance was the outstanding defensive display, while man of the match went to Jamie Holderness.

The men’s 3s continue to provide some outstanding performances with a brilliant 2-0 win away at Letchworth – man of the match Jake Alderson led the way for Berko with a commanding performance.

The men’s 4s played out a 1-1 draw with Cheshunt, while the ladies’ 3s were very unlucky to lose a match against Letchworth.

They had dominated the match but just couldn’t put the ball in the back of the net, and a late Letchworth winner gave the game a very unfair look. Finally, the men’s 5s came off second best in an early game away at Bishop Stortford; the highlight was a great goal by young Ollie Webb.