The game started and finished with high intensity. The opening 20 mins was end to end with passing slick from both sides and both midfields dominating play.
Well into the first half, against the run of play, Royston caught us on a counter attack down the right hand side, passed to the top of the penalty spot and tomahawked it to the bottom left hand corner of the goal, not much any keeper could have done about it. All still to play for, Berko re-started the second half with a higher tempo and more grit & determination. Aerials from David Wells, provided a few opportunities down the left wing, also resulting in some short corners. One short corner was particularly well taken, with Steve stopping and David flicking the ball toward the top left hand corner but it was miraculously saved by the keeper. Into 20 minutes of the second half, Royston caught us on another counter attack. From their right wing, their #300 took the ball into the D, dummied a pass to the top of the D and reversed stick flicked into the goal at the near post. Notwithstanding, Berko remained persistent and resolute to the dying minutes and if not for our robust defensive line, the scoreline could have been more hurtful, 0-2 loss for M3. MotM was Robin Page with notable nominations for David Wells, Paul Kraft, Will Anderson, Richard Peachy and Mark Johnson.