Hendon lost a thoroughly entertaining game 5-3 to Maidstone United this afternoon at Earlsmead. It was a very open game, and could quite easily have finished level, or indeed the other way round. As it was, it was the Kent side who took away the three points.
The opening goal was scored by the returning Lee Angol, who saw his shot deflected into the net, but within minutes Maidstone were level through Frannie Collin. A beautiful cross was superbly headed home by Dave Diedhiou a few minutes later to restore the lead for the Greens, but Collin was on target again in the 35th minute, and before half-time his fellow front man Paul Booth made it 3-2.
Alex Brown put the Stones 4-2 ahead in the 58th minute, before Jefferson Louis pulled a goal back seven minutes later. The only time the Greens got really sloppy was immediately after that goal as they let Brown in to score within a minute, and that was the end of the scoring.
Whilst Hendon fans will be disappointed with the result, no one can deny that this was a really entertaining game.