Match Report

Hendon
1-1
Havant & Waterlooville
A Lee
M Paterson
Match details
Competition: Isthmian League Premier Division
Date: Saturday 05 November 2016
Attendance: 239

Hendon ground out an unexpected point against promotion-chasing Havant & Waterlooville, the visitors surely the more disappointed of the two sides having wasted several decent chances to take all three points. In a scrappy affair at a cold Silver Jubilee Park, the Hawks dominated the first half and took just five minutes to snatch the lead.

An aerial ball created a degree of misunderstanding among the Hendon defence, granting Havant the chance to fire shots at the Hendon goal. Billy Collings produced a smart double save: however, the second of these found its way to Matt Paterson who smashed the ball home to give the visitors the advantage. Hendon only mustered a few scrambled efforts on the Hawks' goal in the first half, their play let down by multiple offsides and misplaced passes.

The Hawks had a half-hearted penalty appeal for handball waved away, before both Brian Stock and Paterson should have done better having been put through against the keeper, both of their shots going wide.

The second half was no more fluid than the first, with both teams largely cancelling each other out and the referee producing a flurry of yellow cards. It was Hendon who made the next breakthrough, a smartly-worked corner routine eventually finding its way to Arthur Lee who bundled in the ball at the far post with just ten minutes to go.

It was Havant who should have ultimately triumphed, Wesley Fogden managing to only hit the Hendon keeper's legs when it was arguably easier to score. Hendon managed to repel further advances from the Hawks, securing a valuable point as they attempt to reverse a tremendously poor run of form.

Report by Bryan Roberts : Not to be reproduced without prior permission

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Hendon

Home Squad
Shirt Player Info
1 Billy Collings  
2 Luke Tingey  
3 Oliver Sprague  
4 Leo Donnellan  
5 Arthur Lee  
6 Mayowa Balogun  
7 Sam Murphy  
8 Spencer McCall  
9 Niko Muir  
10 Finbarr Robins  
11 Jerome Federico  
12 Kezie Ibe  
14 Channing Campbell-Young for 4 , 74
15 Dave Diedhiou  
16 Karl Oliyide for 10 , 71
17 Gradi Milenge  

Havant & Waterlooville

Away Squad
Shirt Player Info
1 Ryan Young  
2 Dan Strugnell  
3 Rory Williams  
4 Brian Stock  
5 Lee Molyneaux  
6 Ed Harris  
7 George Barker  
9 Jason Prior  
10 Matt Paterson  
11 Ben Swallow  
18 Wes Fogden  
12 Andreas Robinson for 6 , 37
13 Charlie Searle  
14 Marley Ridge for 10 , 65
15 Alfie Rutherford for 7 , 80
16 James Hayter