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Hendon maintained their 100% pre-season record on Saturday afternoon with a 2-1 win over Chalfont St Peter at Mill Meadow.
With a number of first choice picks missing Lee Allinson once again shuffled his pack and the Greens got off to a sparkling start going a goal ahead within 17 seconds.
An attempted clearance cannoned off of Cheyce Grant into the path of Liam Brooks, he played the ball into Dwade JAMES who took one touch to create a yard of space and another to sweep the ball low into the back of the net.
The game was a largely scrappy affair with the bone hard bobbly surface and strong wind both playing their part in what was arguably the Greens' most disjointed performance so far. Shaun Lucien added a second goal on the stroke of half-time when he received the ball from Kieron Forbes after a short corner routine and from an acute angle curled the ball just inside the far post.
The second half saw Hendon continue to press, but all too often the final ball was lacking. When an opening for a shot did present itself, Chalfont goalkeeper Michael Anguzu was in fine form. One save at full stretch from a Joe Howe piledriver that was headed into the top corner was particularly impressive.
Chalfont gained some reward for their persistence late on when a free-kick from the left wasn't cut out by the Hendon rearguard and former Green Riccardo Alexander-Greenaway was able to steel in unmarked and guide the ball high into the net beyond Charlie Patmore.
Lee Allinson expressed his dissatisfaction with his side's performance when speaking with HFCTV after the game but all sights now move forward to the London Senior Cup semi final on Tuesday night against local rivals Wingate & Finchley.