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Match Report

Potters Bar Town
1
Hendon
4
Date:
Saturday 14 August 2010
Competition:
Friendly
Attendance:
Unknown
Venue:
TBA

Match Report

Hendon completed their pre-season campaign with quickfire revenge for Potters Bar Town's defeat of the Greens' Under-21 side on Saturday afternoon. The game was the second part of a double-header played at Potters Bar's Parkfield, and the tone for a high scoring afternoon had been set as the Scholars' second string won the first game 4-2.

Manager Gary McCann made clear to his players that although he was looking for a good workout, the priority for the day was to get through the game unscathed, with the league season just a week away. Unfortunately, in a first half largely devoid of incident - the only shot on target came after 32 minutes, and was dealt with comfortably by Hendon 'keeper Berkley Laurencin - forward Glenn Garner came off worse from an challenge and had to be withdrawn after just 35 minutes.

Although the match had been virtually devoid of interest at either end in the first half, the second was an altogether more entertaining affair, with Dave Diedhiou opening the scoring within 90 seconds for Hendon. The Greens' continued to have the better of the game and it was little surprise when on 58 minutes Jamie Busby blasted a trademark drive home from just outside the penalty area after being granted too much time on the ball.

As both sides began to make changes, the Scholars began to threaten at the other end and soon got one back, substitute goalkeeper James Reading being unable to prevent the ball from squeezing beyond his grasp and Eddie Munnelly trying in vain to get back to clear the ball off the line.

However, the visitors seized the initiative late on after the introduction of a new front line of Belal Aite-Ouakrim, returning from injury, and Mariusz Serwin. On 86 minutes the Greens were awarded a free kick on the left wing, just inside their own half and quickly broke with excellent link play from Jamie Busby and JJ Bates feeding Serwin who had a relatively simple finish.

Then with just one minute of normal time remaining, Serwin was fed another through ball by Aite-Ouakrim. The forward was able to shrug off his marker and slot the ball home for what was ultimately a comfortable win.

Report by Phil Rogers

Hendon

1
Berkley Laurencin
2
Eddie Munnelly
3
Craig Vargas
4
Matt O'Brien
5
James Parker
6
Dave Diedhiou
7
Lubomir Guentchev
8
Lee O'Leary
10
Glenn Garner
11
Jamie Busby
12
Aaron Morgan
14
Belal Aite-Ouakrim
15
Jon-Jo Bates
16
James Reading
17
Mariusz Serwin
18
Casey Maclaren
19
Michael Peacock
20
Danny Dyer

Match Events

35''
Danny Dyer replaced Glenn Garner
46''
James Reading replaced Berkley Laurencin
47''
Dave Diedhiou
58''
Jamie Busby
59''
Michael Peacock replaced Craig Vargas
59''
Jon-Jo Bates replaced Lubomir Guentchev
59''
Mariusz Serwin replaced Dave Diedhiou
68''
Belal Aite-Ouakrim replaced Aaron Morgan
77''
Casey Maclaren replaced Lee O'Leary
86''
Mariusz Serwin
89''
Mariusz Serwin

Potters Bar Town

Squad unknown