The men's twos were playing Bedford 3s who were one place above us, so a crucial game.
We had a very strong team, welcoming back Robin P and Gareth G. Also a huge thanks to Brett K who helped out in goal.
Starting with an intense warm up by Tom V, great team building.
The game started late Berko had a young forward line (until Payton subbed on). Unfortunately Bedford got their first goal after a good finish.
Both teams were battling well and were equal in many areas, however Berko found it difficult to string many passes together. Rocky S putting an incredible shift in week after week managed many interceptions and linked up with Jason well. Berko went into half time frustrated but were certainly not out of it at 1-0 down.
The second half started well with Berko still battling but winning most 50/50s. The defence performed well with Dom P having another strong game. The wet conditions helped Berko with Tom V and Robin producing many sliding tackles which the Bedford bench didn't appreciate but the Berko supports loved it.
Berko got close to scoring a fair few times with short corners and counter attacks but just couldn't get the goal. We came closest when Roger P made the goalie pull out a head save. Tom W also came close when his reverse was blocked by a foot which many Berko players were convinced that it should be a penalty flick but sadly only a short.
Berko piled on the pressure consequently giving Berko a counter attacking goal but I'd rather a 2-0 loss with heart than a 1-0 loss of no intensity.
Overall, a frustrating game against a good side but Berko were not out classed and had a good game themselves.
Man of the match goes to Robin P, he had a great game and had been missed whilst he was injured.
Rocky S also had a great game, alongside both Bret and Tom V who I thought also had a great game and gave it their all.