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Hendon see off Roman challenge

Greensnet Editor
Sat 16 Dec 2017, 20:27

The first team progressed to the last 32 of the FA Trophy for the first time in 15 years thanks to a thoroughly professional 2-1 win over Bath City, who sit mid-table in the Vanarama South Division.

The result also means that the Greens maintain their 100% record against the Romans, having beaten them twice in the FA Cup in the late 1990's - the only other two times the clubs have met.

The visitors probably edged most of the first half, but were unable to find the net, and it was the Greens who scored first when Arthur Lee turned the ball into the net following a free kick.

Bath hit back within a couple of minutes of the second half beginning when Tom Smith found the back of the net, but Hendon were in determined mood and gradually caused their opponents more and more problems. In the 73rd minute Keagan Cole was introduced to the action, and within a minute he had scored by firing the loose ball home after a throw-in.

It must be said that the Greens' game management to see the game out was superb and they kept Bath's chances of an equaliser to a premium with Tom Lovelock hardly tested in the closing stages and progression to the last 32 was secured.