Comrades held to score draw

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Berkhamsted 2-2 Hillingdon Borough

Berko twice took the lead through teenagers on Tuesday night, but Hillingdon hit back on both occasions to salvage a point.

Connor Calcutt put the Comrades in front after just five minutes when he beat several men and fired home via a deflection off a defender.

Calcutt had a great chance to double the lead when he was put through on goal, but his placed shot was comfortably caught by Borough keeper Ben Harris.

The Comrades continued to press and Matt Wardle was next to try his luck as he fired over the bar after being set up by Danny Power.

But failure to kill off the opposition when they were on top in the first half again proved costly for Berko.

They conceded a soft leveller around the hour mark when Tom Martin’s slow motion header bounced and went into the net just inside the post.

Borough took confidence from this and struck the bar, generally looking much more menacing than they did before the interval.

However, Berko regained their composure and went back in front as substitute Josh Chamberlain scored at the near post to finish off a superb team move, just three minute after coming on.

The action was not done there, though, and another substitute, Hillingdon’s Bobby Cumber, struck late to ensure the game ended all square.

Berko now face a couple of tricky away games in the MSSML Premier Division.

On Saturday they travel to Holmer Green - who have won their last couple of games to move off the bottom of the table - before visiting Haringey Borough on Tuesday night

On Saturday, Berkhamsted’s reserve side are at home to Newport Pagnell Town in the Suburban League