An early start meant a welcome return of Jamie Holderness being used as sweeper, his reach and style was excellent and once all those leaves were off the pitch, he retook his seat in the stands to cheer on Berkhamsteds elite.

Once the pitch was ready Berkhamsted were able to start their top of the table clash against Welwyn Garden City.
True to recent form, Berkhamsted started well, building from the back, linking well in midfield and finding space upfront, good ball speed and possession making the visitors work.
Welwyn did look dangerous on the counter attack as Berkhamsted pushed forward, but they were not to be caught out as Seymour playing more as a sweeper keeper tidied up on the few occasions the ball pierced through the solid defensive unit.
The breakthrough came in the 10th minute through great work by Prowes finding space made by the unselfish Topnot Moorhouse. Prowes with his first of three assists, found Allam on his deadly reverse stick, 1-0.
Berkhamsted continued to control the game but could not find a second. Welwyn started to press and create chances of their own ensuring Seymour kept alert with the odd save.
Langridge playing as the spare man at the back, started to pick loose balls coming through and in return finding Holderness & Royal in the Berkhamsted midfield. It was this efficiency and good use of the ball that allowed Berkhamsted to build pressure on a Welwyn side that started the day in second position in the league, the home side was making them look very ordinary.
Finally a well worked and well deserved second found its way into the Welwyn goal after some trickery from Alderson fooling not only the Welwyn defence but their keeper also, 2-0.
Berkhamsted started to pepper the visitors goal, hitting the post, blasts over the bar (Holderness Junior) and near misses at far posts (Topnot Moorehouse)
Berkhamsted grabbed a third just before half time through the in form Allam.
The second half was controlled by Berkhamsted but without too many convincing attempts on goal, in fact it was the visitors who started to push forward. One such foray by Welwyn allowed Berkhamsted to show off their own counter attacking prowess with Allam getting on the end of an 8 man move to claim his hatrick.
With Berkhamsted coasting to victory, Captain Pettefer switched off, possibly looking forward to his 40th Birthday celebrations, allowed the Welwyn midfield to drift into more & more dangerous positions.
With 10 minutes to go the visitors were gifted a goal as Eaton lost his man and was left with a simple finish.
This seemed to awaken the league leaders and it was Allam with his blonde tash who put the visitors to the sword adding two more before the umpire called time, 6-1.
The performance deserved a clean sheet and Allam will take the plaudits with another 5 goal haul but it could and should have been 9/10-0, one of the best performances of the season.
MOM - Allam
Highly Commended - Holderness, Prowes, Alderson in fact the whole team
Goals - Allam x 5 Anderson x 1
Assists - Prowes x 3
Saves - Seymour x 76