Berwick is back for The Town

He's back: Tom Berwick returns to Communications Park
He's back: Tom Berwick returns to Communications Park

TOM Berwick has started a third spell with Daventry Town after a grand tour of the West Midlands which took in brief sojourns at Nuneaton, Leamington and Redditch United.

The Rugby-based striker scored more than 80 goals for the Communications Park club in the past two seasons having helped the Town to win both the UCL Division One and Premier Division titles in runaway fashion.

Not surprisingly he then hankered after a shot at the big time but was given little chance at Blue Square League Nuneaton before failing to dislodge Jacob Blyth and David Kolodinski at Leamington.

Berwick (pictured left) who still works for Daventry chairman Iain Humphrey’s Shebang mobile phone company, then tried his luck at Redditch.

Third time around at Daventry Berwick faces a daunting task as Mark Kinsella’s men failed to score in more than eight hours of league football going into Tuesday night’s home match with struggling Bedfont Town.

In Saturday’s match against Northwood, Berwick twice fired inches wide as well as having a shot cleared off the line.

But he was ultimately unable to resume his normal goal-scoring habit.

This time too there will be no Russell Dunkley to act as front-running playmaker.

A touch of magic in front of goal would not go amiss this weekend either.

Daventry Town are due to visit Central Division championship favourites St.Neots whose recent 9-2 hammering of Aylesbury included hat-tricks from both Stefan Moore and Shane Tolley.

Two seasons ago Daventry won the UCL title by seven points even though the Saints did the double over them.

Last winter St.Neots followed suit and have since taken the Southern League by storm.

Even more firepower has been added by the signing of former Leamington marksman Ben Mackey as the Saints have laid down a serious challenge to sleeping giants Slough Town in the chase for the Central Division title.