Berkhamsted FC picked up their first victory of the season last night against Aylesbury United in what was a topsy-turvy game at Broadwater.
A Lewis Toomey hat trick was enough for the Comrades to turn the game on its head after they fell behind in the 76th minute.
Toomey’s first goal was the game’s opener, and it came inside the first 15 minutes after he charged down the Aylesbury goalkeeper’s clearance allowing him to put the ball into an empty net.
Ty Deacon equalised for Aylesbury with five minutes left of the first half with a fantastic finish across the goal into the bottom right corner.
Berkhamsted’s danger man Toomey came the closest in the opening stages of the second half to regaining the lead for the home side, but his effort went narrowly wide.
It was Aylesbury who did make it 2-1 on the 75th minute and it was Deacon again with a brilliant strike into the roof of the net after he was found from a free kick.
It looked like the Comrades were going to drop points once again, until the 84th minute when a cross found Toomey in the box once again and he tapped the ball home.
Berkhamsted didn’t stop there though, and just minutes later Toomey completed his hat trick and turned the game around, as his sensational display secured all three points for his side.
Aylesbury had won their first three games, while Berkhamsted were still searching for their first, but now manager Chris Devane will be hoping his side can build on this result.
They’ll get the chance to do just that this Saturday with another game at Broadwater as they welcome Wantage Town.
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