Bunker chips in to bag the win for Berko

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SECOND-half substitute Lawrence Bunker put his injury woes behind him as he netted a brace in Berkhamsted’s 3-1 win at Hoddesdon Town.

After missing a large chunk of the season, Bunker’s introduction from the bench sparked Berko into life and the side scored three goals in the space of eight minutes to secure the victory.

Both teams had chances in the goalless first half, but it was the table-topping Comrades who always looked the likelier of the two teams to go an and win the game.

And when manager Mick Vipond sent on Bunker and Adam Mead, Berko asserted themselves with devastating effect.

Matt Wardle opened the scoring, before Hoddesdon netted a quick-fire equaliser.

Berko, though, were not to be denied the win and Lawrence netted from the penalty spot before sweeping home the third.

The victory maintained Berko’s commanding lead at the top of the Division One table, and manager Vipond said: “It was a good performance from everybody and we’ve got good momentum going.

“If we go up it will be a great achievement for us.”