Greens win as Borough see red

Greensnet Editor
Tue 24 Aug 2004, 22:15

Hendon won 3-0 tonight against a Harrow side that was reduced to nine men with just over 20 minutes to go. The first half saw the Greens largely control the game, playing some good football, and their reward came in the 11th minute when Eugene Ofori opened his account for the season. Hendon created a number of chances but the shots either went just wide or over, or were saved by Harrow keeper Keita Karamoko.

The second half was far more eventful. As Harrow became more frustrated they lost their discipline and were reduced to ten men in the 62nd minute when Daniel Dyer was sent off for two yellow cards in as many minutes, the first for a late challenge and the second for an off the ball incident. Just five minutes later, Harrow lost a second man when Daniel McGonigle was dismissed for stamping on Danny Butler. It should be said that the Greens were fortunate to come out of both of the ensuing scuffles without any cautions or dismissals.

In the 71st minute Harrow grabbed a lifeline when Brian Haule equalised, but within four minutes Ofori had restored the lead bundling the ball home from close range. In the 85th minute the Greens were awarded a controversial penalty which was converted by Mark Nicholls. The decision was controversial simply because the foul on Ofori by Dean Marney was at least a yard outside the penalty area. Hendon controlled the closing minutes and Nicholls, new signing Anthony Robinson and Ofori were all unfortunate not to extend the lead further.