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Dan's the penalty hero again

Greensnet Editor
Tue 12 Dec 2017, 23:41

Just a fortnight after his heroics at Slough Town in the FA Trophy, Dan Purdue was the hero again as he saved the crucial penalty in another shootout - this time against Hanwell Town. The first team won 6-5 on penalties after the scores were level at 3-3 in tonight's London Senior Cup tie.

The first half belonged to the Greens as a quickfire double from Zak Joseph, the second a fine free kick, and they went in at the break 2-0 ahead.

However, within 17 minutes of the restart Hanwell Town were ahead as the Greens disappeared from view. First of all Mergin Quarri scored a superb long-distance strike, before Nick Turner headed home a corner and Sam Pekun then put the visitors ahead.

However, the introduction of Dave Diedhiou and Niko Muir spurred the home side back into action and the equaliser came 9 minutes from time when pressure from Kezie Ibe forced Calum Duffy to turn the ball into his own net.

And so it came to penalties. Hendon went first and Harly Wise, Kezie Ibe, Ashley Nathaniel-George, Daniel Uchechi and Niko Muir all scored, whilst Peter Dean, Joe Chandiram, Calum Duffy, Mergin Quarri and Charlie Mitchell were all on target for Hanwell. Dave Diedhiou was then successful and it was left to Dan Purdue to be the hero as he saved Alfie Cain's penalty to ensure progression into the quarter finals where a home tie against Balham awaits.