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London Colney beaten by Berkhamsted
11:20am Tuesday 8th October 2013 in Sport
London Colney suffered a 2-1 home defeat to Berkhamsted in the South Midlands Premier Division.
The Blueboys started brightly and were very unlucky not to take the lead when Spencer Clarke-Mardel unleashed a shot from 25 yards which crashed back off the right hand post after only three minutes.
The visitors took the lead after Tom Smith brought down Connor Calcott inside the box. Adam Mead converted the penalty to give Berkhamsted a 1-0 lead.
London Colney tried to hit back and firstly Matt Newman shot just wide and then Martin Collins fired a effort just over the bar.
Danny Fitzgerald had a cracking long-range effort tipped over the bar by Carl Tasker whilst Greg Shaw also had a low drive saved.
It was not all one way as Mark Whitamore made decent saves from Jordan Frederick and Connor Calcutt.
The second half was only a couple minutes old when the Blueboys drew level after a long ball upfield found Collins whose cross was hooked home from close range by Fitzgerald.
In the 57th minute Berkhamsted scored a second goal to take all the points when Josh Chamberlain drilled the ball home from 30 yards out.
Berko then were reduced to ten players when they had ex Blueboy Steve Hawes sent off after picking up two yellow cards but they held on for the win.
The Reserves continue their winning ways with a 1-0 away victory over Stotfold in the Reserve Cup following a goal from Harry King.
London Colney Blues beat Hemel Hempstead 8-0 away with goals from Yande Siwale (3), Johnny Armitt (2), James Pegrum (2) and one from Chris Griffin.
London Colney Colts Under-14s sealed a 4-1 win over St Albans City.
Dylan Rushton opened the scoring and the Colts were 2-0 up within ten minutes. Danny Diviney scored on his return to the club and the Colts were 3-0 up at half time.
St Albans City pulled one back before Conor McCallion sealed completed the win by netting the fourth goal for the Colts.
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