All out attack the policy for Magpies
Molten Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division Haringey Borough 1 Colney Heath 1 Premier Division Cup Berkhamsted Town 5 Colney Heath 4 AET COLNEY Heath went down to a goal deep into extra time as they exited the Premier Division Cup at Berkhamsted
Molten Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division
Haringey Borough 1 Colney Heath 1
Premier Division Cup
Berkhamsted Town 5 Colney Heath 4 AET
COLNEY Heath went down to a goal deep into extra time as they exited the Premier Division Cup at Berkhamsted Town on Tuesday.
The match was a dramatic spectacle from the kick off with the vibrant young Town side claiming the ascendancy twice with goals from Ashley Addison and Alex McCarthy. Strike-star Richard Howard netted two equalisers for Colney Heath.
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Striker Phil Jackman fired the Magpies ahead for the first time before the hour mark only for Neil Richardson to replenish home hopes making it 3-3.
The drama continued in extra time as Berko went 4-3 up early on, before top marksman Howard to complete his first hat trick for Heath for 4-4.
The match appeared to be lurching towards penalties until Richardson struck his second with a minute to go for a sensational 5-4 Town victory.
Colney Heath joint boss Scott Lacey felt the match was a great spectacle and praised his strikers. He said: "It was very, very open. Berkhamsted are a young and fit side and we are very attack minded. "We took the lead twice but maybe we were a bit too attacking. We wanted to win the game and lost it in the last minute. It was nice to see Richard Howard get his first hat trick for the club and it was nice for Phil Jackman to get a goal. They are starting to combine well together. We will always score goals and we need to work on the defensive side as a team."
On Saturday, the Magpies picked up a point from a tough encounter at Haringey Borough in the Premier Division.
Karl Lewis scored a good header to open the scoring for Haringey but Lacey was disappointed with the defending from his side. He said: "We let them get two crosses in and then from a third cross they scored. We didn't learn from it which was the disappointing thing."
The Magpies were not behind for long as midfield starlet James Eames cracked in a sensational equaliser, beating two players and then curling the ball home. Lacey was delighted with the goal and the performance of Eames. He said: "Young Jamie Eames is really coming to the party. He was awesome. He took on two players and bent it left-footed into the top corner. It was a goal of the season contender already. He is maturing into a really good player and has a bright future at Colney Heath."
Haringey had a player sent off before half time but battled on with 10-men making it difficult for the Colney Heath and the final score was 1-1. Lacey said: "They defended well and we couldn't break them down. We had a couple of chances but 1-1 was a fair result."
The Magpies are without experienced star Neil Jordan due to suspension as they go away to fellow Premier Division outfit St Margaretsbury in the FA Carlsberg Vase Second Round Qualifying on Saturday. Lacey said: "Having Neil suspended is a massive blow for me. We have played them already this season and drew 1-1. Both clubs know each other inside out and I'm expecting a good open game. It would be nice to go through.