Stevenage mauled in away day win for Berkhamsted

Berkhamsted RUFC put in an excellent display against Stevenage
Berkhamsted RUFC put in an excellent display against Stevenage

The Berkhamsted first team stormed to a 22-6 victory over Stevenage II on Saturday, despite missing a number of key players through injury.

The Berkhamsted side travelled to Stevenage with only 16 players available, meaning they had to reshuffle their starting line-up and play a number of players out of position.

Despite this, Berkhamsted were always in control on the pitch and were unfortunate to fall behind to an early Stevenage penalty.

The visitors responded well and hit back with a try from number 8 Ciaran Walshe, before captain Tom Dalton added another score at the end of the first half following some good play from 17-year-old debutante Douglas McKay.

Stevenage added another penalty after the interval but Berkhamsted went straight down the back line where McKay broke through to score in the corner.

Berkhamsted number 2 Karl Wordsworth went down with an ankle injury 10 minutes from time, but the visitors continued to dominate and Conner Lakey wrapped up the win with an excellent try under the posts .

The victory keeps Berkhamsted top of the Merit Table 6, four points clear of second-placed Hackney III.

Next up for Berkhamsted is a home fixture against Weston on Saturday, kick-off at 2pm.

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