*** FT – Thame United 1-2 Berkhamstead ***
BetVictor Southern League Division One Central
Thame – Hackett 17
Berkhamstead – Toomey 69 and 90
Thame go down to a great second half performance by Berkhamstead and Toomey with a brace.
This was ‘the match’ of the weekend in the division. The visitors Berkhamstead have been in great form and entered the game in 2nd position. Thame United have been dominant at home and have had one of the best home records in the league.
The game was blessed with mild weather and a pitch that again didn’t fail to disappoint.
Thame had loan signing Jack Stevens in the squad following his arrival from Oxford United.
Berkhamstead had Toomey and Lacey in their squad who are both battling for the golden boot come the end of the season.
Thame opened the scoring against the run of play when Tutton passed wide for Hackett. The Thame number 7 dribbled 25 yards at pace before drilling his shot across goal. Thame managed to see the half out ahead.
Berkhamstead put the pressure on after the break with Toomey putting in a man of the match performance. The referee awarded the visitors a penalty which Toomey slotted home in the 69th minute.
Then in injury time Thame did not clear the ball and Toomey reacted and placed his shot from a few yards out to seal the away win.
The result means Thame are now 6 points behind Aylesbury United in 5th position.
Man of the Match – Toomey (Berkhamstead) with a great display up the top for Berkhamstead.