Ten man Greens earn another three points

Greensnet Editor
Sat 31 Mar 2018, 18:46

Despite having to play the whole of the second half with ten men, the first team ran out comfortable 2-0 winners over Metropolitan Police this afternoon.

The goalless first half, which could best be described as scrappy, saw Dave Diedhiou dismissed for a nasty looking challenge shortly before half time.

However, credit must go to Gary McCann and his management team as they made two half time changes, and saw the squad put in a superb shift in the second half - a shift so good it often didn't look like Metropolitan Police had the extra man.

The opening goal came in the 71st minute when Oliver Sprague beat the offside trap to complete an excellent move involving a number of players, and the lead was doubled eleven minutes later when Josh Walker dispossessed Jeremy Arthur and slotted the ball past the exposed Thomas Williams.

Earlier in the half there was a lengthy stoppage when visiting striker Brandon Diau suffered a dislocated elbow and had to be stretchered off the pitch to await the arrival of an ambulance. Everyone at Hendon wishes Brandon a speedy recovery.

The result moves the Greens up to 4th in the table as they now prepare for the short trip to Wingate & Finchley on Monday afternoon.