AFC Dunstable knock leaders off top

BJ Christie couldn't find a way past his former club
BJ Christie couldn't find a way past his former club
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AFC Dunstable knocked leaders Berkhamsted off the top of the SML Premier Division in sensational style.

The promotion rivals lined up in front of Berko’sbiggest crowd of the season, but it was AFC who were certainly up for the occasion.

Before the match, league representative Bob Flight presented the Team of the Month award to Berkhamsted, but they were certainly not at their best as Dunstable took full advantage.

Josh Chamberlain might have given the hosts the lead in the opening exchanges, but the chance was lost and the visitors counter-attacked with a vengeance.

Jamie Warne hit a wonderful shot to give Dunstable the lead, with some of the crowd still arriving through the 
turnstiles.

And it was the same man who scored again to double Dunstable’s lead at a psychologically important moment just before the interval.

This time he ran down the middle through a series of half challenges before slipping a low shot into the net.

Berko had trouble in the first half containing the giant visiting forwards, but made a better job of it after the interval. Meanwhile at the other end, Carl Tasker pulled off a good save to deny Leon Simpson and Jimmy Hartley put the loose ball wide.

AFC were due to be in SSML Premier Division Cup action last night (Tuesday) at St Margaretsbury.

And it’s big cup action for AFC this coming Saturday. They host Haverhill Borough in the FA Vase First Round Proper.