London Tigers 1:  Berkhamsted  3

After a fairly cagey start it was the Tigers that struck first.

A good sudden movement  was started down the right by Roderjan Rodrigues as he drove through the Berkhamsted defence and fed Guy Tahin  who was able to turn and feed the ball across to the far post to find Marcus Lansiquot waiting to fire home a fierce first time volley that left Carl Tasker standing watching. 

For most of the first half there was a lot end to end football played and during this period the referee showed the red card to Tahin for something that had everyone watching baffled. But on the stroke of half time in the 45th minute Berkhamsted  struck  to pull themselves level.

It  was  James Towell who crossed from the right and Connor Calcut scrambled the ball home at the near post. When the game restarted after half time Berkhamsted went directly on the  attack  and it paid dividends for them as in the 47th minute they found the back of the net through Ed Canham.  Midway through the second half in the 67th minute  the referee gave Ed Canham a second yellow card for what he deemed a bad tackle and had no option but to send him off and level up the numbers on the pitch.

After  this  the Tigers were pressing  and some good work down the right wing by Lansiquot put Roderjan Rodrigues in a shooting  position but some excellent keeping by Tasker  denied the chance being taken.

But then it was the turn of Berkhamsted to attack and when  Calcut broke though the defence he found Jamie Adim in top form denying  him a goal by diving high to his left and touching the shot round the post in the 87th minute.

But right on 90 minutes Adim could do nothing about a late  strike from substitute Adiel  Mannion  to extend their lead to 3-1.


London Tigers:  J Adim T Whitman M Nduakulu  E Njodzeka G Guramishvili  I Mohammed O El-Bakkali R Rodrigues LG Tahin J Laraba M Lansiquot sub: T Cariba P Cortelo C Osbourne J Davite

Berkhamsted: C Tasker D Greig J Copson L Rodrigoe E Canham S Hawes F Nowle J Gavin C Calcut J TowellJ Chamberlain sub:  A Mannion J Shaw A Morrissey A Usmani