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Dons denied by controversial goal

Greensnet Editor
Sat 17 Jan 2004, 18:30

The Dons lost 1-0 at Canvey Island this afternoon, the goal coming in very controversial circumstances in the 28th minute. A freekick appeared to be awarded to the Greens on the edge of the centre circle, despite it quite clearly being a Canvey player who was fouled. While the Hendon players began to take their positions to take the kick, the referee admitted his error and allowed Canvey to take the free kick which was passed to Lee Boylan who finished clinically.

Away from the controversy, both sides created a number of chances during the game, Canvey could well have been three goals ahead within 10 minutes. Hendon's best chances fell to Eugene Ofori, Ricci Crace, new signing Dwayne Plummer and Martin Randall, but they were only able to either find the side netting or saw home keeper Danny Potter make a good save. Greens keeper Dave King made a number of good saves throughout the game. Despite the controversy, it should be said that no Canvey player can be blamed for what happened with the goal, and it is quite clear that Canvey Island are the best side in the league and should go on to win the title, and we wish them the best of luck.