Gebrai seals Greens' final spot

Greensnet Editor
Tue 25 Aug 2020, 21:53

Extra time goals from Liam Brooks and Samrai Gebrai were enough to take Hendon into the London Senior Cup final following a hard-fought win over local neighbours Wingate & Finchley.

On a tricky evening where the strong wind made things difficult, Wingate took a 28th minute lead when former Hendon man Goldy Capela was played through and beat Jonathan North with aplomb.

Capela twice went close before the break, whilst the Greens responded well through Brooks before half-time, but it wasn't until the 69th minute that they pulled level, Eddie Oshodi stooping to head home the equaliser.

The final 20 minutes couldn't find a winner, but Brooks swung the tie in Hendon's favour with a superb left-footed drive from outside the penalty area 5 minutes into extra time and Gebrai followed up Brooks' saved shot in the second period to seal progression for the Greens.

Sub RIchard Platt saw red late on for the visitors for a stamp but by that point the game had been won.

The final, against the winners of the tie between Erith Town and Brentford B (being played tomorrow evening) is due to be played on Wednesday 16th September, provisionally at Welling United.