SSML Premier Division preview: It’s take two as Levy and Berko gear up for second attempt at Dacorum derby

Berkhamsted in action earlier this season
Berkhamsted in action earlier this season

Berkhamsted and Leverstock Green will make a second attempt to play their Dacorum derby tomorrow afternoon after last Saturday’s clash was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

At the time of writing, the match was still due to go ahead – if the Pancake Lane pitch can stand up to some heavy rain over the next 24 hours.

A message posted on the official Leverstock Green FC twitter account (@levgreenfc) read: “A lot of work has been done on the Pancake Lane pitch this week – we have an ‘outside chance’ of playing depending on tomorrow’s rain.”

But the weather forecast for today and tonight does not bode well for the SSML Premier Division clash.

If the game does manage to beat the weather, Berkhamsted boss Mick Vipond will be desperate for win over his former team in order to keep the Comrades’ title challenge firmly on track.

Berkhamsted have been flying high in the league all season and currently occupy second place in the table – just two points adrift of league leaders Ampthill Town.

Levy, meanwhile, have recovered well from their early season woes and have moved up to 19th place in the division.

Berko had a tough test in their last outing when they battled through to the semi-finals of the Premier Division Cup with an extra-time victory over Hoddesdon at Broadwater.

Leverstock will be the fresher of the two teams, however, with Dene Gardner’s side not having played a game since drawing 0-0 with London Tigers at Pancake Lane on January 18.

Elsewhere in the division, Tring Athletic are due to travel to St Margaretsbury, weather permitting.

Tring drew 0-0 with Hadley at the Grass Roots Stadium two weeks ago in one of only three games played in the SSML that day.

Athletic currently sit in 13th place in the division, while St Margaretsbury occupy eighth spot.