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Match Report

Kodak (Harrow)
2
Hendon
5
Date:
Saturday 30 July 2005
Competition:
Friendly
Attendance:
Unknown
Venue:
TBA

Match Report

Hendon continued their good preseason form with a comfortable run-out against Kodak in Harrow on Saturday afternoon.

With most of the first-choice squad watching from the sideline in the first half, assistant manager Andy Pape gave starts to Del Lewis, Billy Matthews, Danny Blanchett, Ossie Zort and Papa Agyemang. Only Ross Pickett, Eugene Ofori, Danny Julienne, Rob Courtnage, Gary Meakin and Marvyn Watson had started senior matches for the club.

COURTNAGE got the game's opener after 15 minutes with a 25 yard drive, and OFORI doubled the advantage four minutes later. However, some lax defending gave Kodak the chance to reduce the arrears after 32 minutes.

Eight minutes before half-time, Hendon were awarded a penalty and PICKETT confidently converted the spot-kick to give the Greens a two-lead at the break.

Dave King, Iain Duncan, Kieran Gallagher, René Street, John Frendo, Mark and James Burgess and Martin Vrhovski all came on the for the second half, with only Courtnage, Pickett and Ofori continuing.

The stronger line-up took a little while to get going, but OFORI snatched his second after 65 minutes when he headed home a corner and, three minutes later, FRENDO scored to make it 5-1.

From then on Hendon eased up a little and Kodak scored a second consolation goal with seven minutes remaining.

Mr Pape said, "It was a good exercise. We had 19 players and we had a chance to look at few youngsters and trialists. They had 45 minutes and we then brought on the first-teamers.

"We will try to pass the ball more this season, although it won't always be possible. And two pleasing aspects today is that we are scoring lots of goals, it's 14 in three matches - even if the opposition in two of the games wasn't that hot - and we came through today without any injuries. We have a tough little run over the next week with three games."

Report by David Ballheimer

Hendon

2
Danny Julienne
3
Rob Courtnage
4
Gary Meakin
5
Billy Matthews
6
Marvyn Watson
7
Danny Blanchett
8
Ross Pickett
9
Eugene Ofori
10
Ossie Zort
11
Papa Agyemang
16
Derek Lewis
1
Dave King
12
Iain Duncan
14
Kieran Gallagher
15
Mark Burgess
16
Rene Street
17
Martin Vrhovski
18
John Frendo
19
James Burgess

Match Events

15''
Rob Courtnage
19''
Eugene Ofori
37''
Ross Pickett
46''
Rene Street replaced Billy Matthews
46''
James Burgess replaced Danny Blanchett
46''
Dave King replaced Rene Street
46''
Martin Vrhovski replaced Marvyn Watson
46''
Mark Burgess replaced Gary Meakin
46''
Iain Duncan replaced Danny Julienne
46''
Kieran Gallagher replaced Ossie Zort
46''
John Frendo replaced Papa Agyemang
65''
Eugene Ofori
68''
John Frendo

Kodak (Harrow)

Squad unknown