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Robins knock Greens out

Greensnet Editor
Sat 03 Jan 2004, 18:45

Hendon were deservedly knocked out of the Bryco Cup this afternoon at Bracknell Town, losing 4-3 after extra time. However, had the Greens been able to finish their chances, they would have been out of sight within the first half hour. In that period, they had no less than 10 scoring chances, none of which found the back of the net. However, they did take the lead in the 33rd minute when Dale Binns flicked the ball home from a Martin Randall cross. The home side had the benefit of the slope in the second half and took the lead courtesy of an Adam Crittenden goal which was badly fumbled by Dave King in the 62nd minute. Within four minutes they had taken the lead when Gavin Smith netted from the penalty spot, Mark Burgess having been sent off for denying a goalscoring opportunity when he hauled down a striker

In the 75th minute the Greens equalised in bizarre circumstances when a long free kick from Dean Brennan was fumbled by home keeper Martin Hutt, and the linesman ruled that the ball crossed the line before it could be cleared. It was questionable whether the ball had crossed the line, many Hendon supporters felt that it hadn't. The game then went into extra time and Bracknell took the lead through Adam Crittenden within two minutes, and the same player completed his hat-trick in the 110th minute. A minute later Eugene Ofori gave Hendon late hope, but Bracknell held on and deservedly move into the fourth round of the competition.