Winning run ended in first Berko blank

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BERKHAMSTED’S run of twelve consecutive wins came to an end on Saturday as they were held to the first 0-0 draw in their history.

After 87 games, The Comrades had never experienced a stalemate but the draw at New Bradwell St Peter increased their lead at the top of MSSML Division One to 11 points with just six league games left to play.

Berko had the better of the opening exchanges - with Danny Power going close to breaking the deadlock - but too often their final ball let them down.

There were chances for both sides as the first half progressed but neither set of forwards could find the target in difficult playing conditions.

James Armstrong had the best opening of the game for the visitors after the break as he was sent through on goal by a flick-on from Tony Burnett, but his effort was deflected away for a corner.

Berko manager Mick Vipond introduced Anthony Page, Aaron Usmani and 18-year-old debutante Jordan Toomey from the bench as the away side looked for a winner, but both defences held firm and the game ended in the goalless draw.