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Dons win second on trot

Greensnet Editor
Sat 17 Jan 2009, 20:00

Hendon made the most of their temporary home for the day this afternoon as they beat Canvey Island 2-0 at Staines Town's ground. The visitors looked strong in midfield and often classy, but failed to provide much at either end of the pitch - the Greens taking advantage. It wasn't until the 34th minute that the Dons did take the lead though, Jamie Busby dribbling into the box from the left and squaring to Harry Hunt. Hunt's shot lacked pace and arguably direction, but as Canvey's 'keeper looked to watched the ball wide it appeared that a gust of wind diverted the ball into the bottom corner, embarrassing Wiseman.A chance to equalise was spurned just before halftime as the visitors were awarded a penalty. Davidson stepped up, but missed the target.

Playing with the wind at their backs in the second half, the Gulls managed more pressure but rarely worried the Hendon back four who were willing to absorb what the visitors could offer. Often playing on the break, the Greens created a few chances of their own. Eventually the Greens second came, Hunt beating Richard Halle by the corner flag, moving inside and centring towards Brian Haule. Canvey defender Ryan Oliva was in front of the striker however, and in attempting to clear the danger only succeeded in putting it into his own net. The three points lift Hendon back up 19th place, just a point from getting out of the relegation zone.