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Dons through to face K's

Greensnet Editor
Tue 11 Feb 2003, 23:00

Hendon completed a demolition of Wingate & Finchley in extra time, three goals in the extra 30 minutes being more than enough to ensure the Greens' best run in the Bryco (League) Cup for some time. It was in just the 13th minute that Rob Haworth broke the deadlock, beating a defender and hitting a shot that ricoched of both the post and goalkeeper Andy Walker before entering the net. Wingate equalised twelve minutes later after Kieran Gallagher lost posession on the right. The Dons failed to touch the ball again until McCann was taking the ball out of the net after Paul Hakim's shot. Haworth scored again for Hendon in the 75th minute, a Paul Yates corner ending in the net after Andy Walker failed to deal with the cross sufficiently. Wingate, however, still came at the Greens, and despite all eleven men defending, Paul Hakim still managed to fire home a second just a minute from time.

It was in extra time that the difference between the two sides became apparent, Hendon scoring three decent goals. Lee Endersby scored the first in the 97th minute, lobbing Walker from around 30 yard, while the second came seven minutes later curtesy of the same man. Endersby played a free kick into the area, which Wingate did manage to clear, but unfortunately for the Blues, it only reached Paul Yates 25 yards out, and the midfielder fired the ball home. In the last minute, Haworth managed to finish his hat-trick, latching onto a Lee Endersby clearance, and sliding the ball past the 'keeper for the Greens fifth.