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Match Report

Carshalton Athletic
3
Hendon
3
Date:
Saturday 23 July 2005
Competition:
Friendly
Attendance:
Unknown
Venue:
Carshalton Athletic

Match Report

Hendon continued their pre-season build up with a good 3-3 result at Nationwide South club Carshalton Athletic. The only new face in the Greens line up was trialist Danny Murphy whilst there were a handful of players unavailable for various reasons.

The Greens had a dream start when within the first minute John Frendo was upended by the Carshalton keeper and Kieran Gallagher stepped up to convert the penalty clinically.

Gallagher had a chance to double the lead in the 12th minute when his fine lob went over the bar, but ten minutes later the scores were level when Des O'Connor fired home a shot from a right wing cross. Hendon had further chances to score before half time, the best chances falling to Ross Pickett and Rene Street seeing headers not quite find the target while Gallagher had a free kick fly just wide of the post.

It was the Robins who drew first blood in the second half when O'Connor scored his second goal of the afternoon to give them the lead, and for a while the home side took control of the game. However, the Greens had other ideas and in the 62nd minute Martin Vrhovski fired home a fierce shot from the edge of the area after some excellent build up play from Gallagher, Kevin Chakaodza and Frendo.

Carshalton regained the lead in the 87th minute when Laurent Hamici slammed home a shot that was so fierce that it bounced off the stantion in the goal and flew back out of the goal. Hendon were not to be denied as in injury time Ross Pickett curled home a fine shot just out of the reach of former Hendon youth team keeper William Viner.

It was a fine work out for the Greens against opposition from a higher level. There is still plenty of work to do before the start of the season, but the early signs are good.

Report by Steve Rogers

Hendon

1
Derek Lewis
4
Mark Burgess
5
Rene Street
6
Martin Vrhovski
7
James Burgess
8
Danny Julienne
10
John Frendo
11
Kieran Gallagher
2
Gary Meakin
3
Danny Murphy
9
Ross Pickett
12
Danny Blanchett
14
Tony Perfect
15
Rob Courtnage
16
Billy Matthews
17
Marvyn Watson
18
Kevin Chakaodza

Match Events

1''
Kieran Gallagher
Des O'Connor
22''
Ryan Bernard replaced Stuart Booth
31''
James Gibson replaced Dave Richards
42''
46''
Tony Perfect replaced Danny Julienne
46''
Marvyn Watson replaced Gary Meakin
46''
Kevin Chakaodza replaced Ross Pickett
Laurent Hamici replaced Lee Richardson
46''
Des O'Connor
48''
62''
Martin Vrhovski
63''
Rob Courtnage replaced Danny Murphy
63''
Danny Blanchett replaced Unknown
Stuart Booth replaced Lawrence Yiga
67''
73''
Billy Matthews replaced Rene Street
73''
Danny Murphy replaced Martin Vrhovski
73''
Ross Pickett replaced John Frendo
Lawrence Yiga replaced Aaron Barnett
76''
Lee Richardson replaced Adrian Stone
80''
William Viner replaced Jonty Ventor
80''
Dave Richards replaced Steve Symes
80''
84''
Gary Meakin replaced James Burgess
Laurent Hamici
87''
90''
Ross Pickett

Carshalton Athletic

1
Jonty Ventor
2
Stuart Booth
3
Steve Symes
4
Aaron Barnett
5
Dave Richards
6
Lee Richardson
7
Lawrence Yiga
8
Veli Hakki
9
Adrian Stone
10
Des O'Connor
11
Glenn Boosey
12
Ryan Bernard
13
William Viner
14
Laurent Hamici
19
James Gibson