Berkhamsted 2 Ampthill Town 1
In-form Berkhamsted saw off Ampthill Town to make it three home wins on the spin for Mick Vipond’s side.
Tom Coulton made his debut in goal for Berkhamsted after his move from St Albans City while Martin Conway made a fine save at the Railway End to tip a Connor Calcutt free-kick over the bar.
The lively Calcutt had goals disallowed in each half for offside as Berko made plenty of chances against an Ampthill side that was missing several regulars.
The Comrades made the crucial breakthrough five minutes before the interval when Dan Griggs came up at the back post and netted.
The hosts continued to press after the break and doubled their lead when James Towell lobbed home from 20 yards.
Berkhamsted had further chances as the game progressed, but Ampthill struck late on to give the scoreline a flattering appearance for the visitors.
“There were some good bits and some not so good bits,” said Berko boss Vipond.
“I’m not saying it was an easy game but we could have won by five if we had taken our chances.”
Berko have made a good opening to the season and Vipond says he is pleased with his side’s start.
“It’s early days but things are looking pretty pleasing.
“The problem is going to be keeping everyone happy. When we are winning we don’t want to tinker with the team too much.”