Hendon ran out 3-2 winners at Boreham Wood this evening in an entertaining friendly.
The Greens squad was made up of those players who hadn't been in the starting XI over the past couple of weeks along with a few trialists, whilst Boreham Wood's squad was made up from their developmental squad along with three first teamers returning from injury. The Wood squad also included Max McCann, the 18 year old son of Gary, who has been in the youth set-up at Meadow Park for the past couple of years.
It was Boreham Wood who opened the scoring in the 9th when Omer Riza fired home a fine effort, but Hendon were back on terms in the 36th minute when Elliott Brathwaite headed home, only to see Wood regain the lead shortly afterwards through Steven O'Connor.
As is often the case in friendlies, both sides made a number of changes, but the Greens coped better, equalising for a second time through Howard Hall in the 64th minute, and one of the trialists netting five minutes later to score what turned out to be the winner. The home side were forced to see out the last 20 minutes with 10 men after Harvey Scott-Morris was sent off for a second caution, and the Greens held on through to the final whistle.