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Match Report

Hendon
1
Maidenhead United
3
Date:
Saturday 10 July 2010
Competition:
Friendly
Attendance:
Unknown
Venue:
Bisham Abbey

Match Report

Hendon were defeated in their first pre-season run out 3-1 by Maidenhead United at a very warm Bisham Abbey on Saturday lunchtime.

Out of the 19 players fielded by the Greens, only 7 had appeared for the first team last season. The three new signings, Matt O'Brien, Dave Reading and Michael Peacock all played, and the remaining 9 players were trialists, although one, Jake Manzi, has been in the under 21 squad for the past few years.

Maidenhead, who fielded a similar number of players during the game, took an early lead in the 5th minute when an attacker intercepted a poor defensive pass and rounded the keeper to tap the ball home.

Hendon had a great chance to equalise midway through the half when trialist JJ Bates, the son of former player Jon-Barrie Bates, broke into the box, but his firm shot was aimed direct at the keeper.

The Magpies doubled the lead just before half time with a low drive from 20 yards and within 3 minutes of the second half starting, they were 3 goals to the good when a low shot was fired into the net.

However, Hendon put in a very positive performance throughout the game, and were rewarded in the 67th minute when the Maidenhead keeper fumbled the ball and Richmond Agyeman, who is a striker who was with Wealdstone Reserves last season, slotted the ball home from 3 yards.

Gary McCann was very happy with the performance after the game, and had plenty of positives to take away as he continues to prepare his squad for the new campaign.

Report by Steve Rogers

Hendon

1
James Reading
2
Dave Diedhiou
3
Jake Manzi
4
Michael Peacock
5
James Parker
6
Matt O'Brien
7
Jon-Jo Bates
8
Kevin Maclaren
10
Casey Maclaren
11
Belal Aite-Ouakrim
12
Lee Scott
14
Dave Reading
15
Mariusz Serwin
16
Berkley Laurencin
17
Tino Jalo
18
Richmond Agyeman
19
Connor Maclaren
20
Max McCann
21
Billy Goggin
22
Callum Roche
23
James Walters

Match Events

46''
Dave Reading replaced Jake Manzi
46''
Berkley Laurencin replaced James Reading
59''
Richmond Agyeman replaced Belal Aite-Ouakrim
59''
Mariusz Serwin replaced Lee Scott
67''
James Walters replaced Michael Peacock
67''
Tino Jalo replaced Dave Diedhiou
67''
Richmond Agyeman
81''
Max McCann replaced Kevin Maclaren
81''
Connor Maclaren replaced Jon-Jo Bates

Maidenhead United

Squad unknown