Hendon followed up their impressive point on the road at Poole with a late equaliser against ten men to preserve their unbeaten start to the Southern League campaign against Beaconsfield Town.
Lee Allinson had the rare luxury of naming a completely unchanged 16, while the home side were smarting from a 5-goal drubbing at the hands of Merthyr at the weekend and looking for a strong response.
They got that with a dream start as Elliott Buchanan darted onto a long-ball to fire at Matt Kerbey. The on-loan Sutton goalkeeper saved, but BUCHANAN pounced on the rebound to slot home and make it 1-0 in the 4th minute. Hendon's bench and back three were left looking in vain for an assistant's flag from the initial ball through.
Hendon responded positively, but were unable to work Sam Beasant until the 25th minute when Will DUPRAYpowered an excellent header across goal and into the far corner of the net for his first Hendon goal.
By this point, the home side had descended into indiscipline. Winger James Dobson, and Hendon goalkeeper Kerbey had both been warned by the referee when showing dissent, before no fewer than four Beaconsfield players, and one of their management team were all cautioned for acts of dissent. The home side had one other player's name taken for a foul.
In amongst the confetti of yellow cards, Beasant made an outstanding double-save to deny first Niko Muir, and then Joe White from the follow-up.
The home side retook the lead in the 39th minute after Ibby Sankoh was fouled by Lucas Perry. Dan Bradshaw's protestations at the lack of yellow card for the Hendon man was rewarded with one of his own, before DOBSON curled a quite brilliant free kick into the top corner of the net from fully 30-yards.
The home side's indiscipline came home to roost just a few minutes into the second half. Riley-Snow caught Bradshaw with a late challenge that probably warranted a caution. However, Sankoh - who had already been dismissed in Beaconsfield's season opener - motioned to the official for a yellow card to be shown and he too was rewarded with one of his own. Having picked one up for needlessly kicking the ball away in the first half, the young full-back only had himself to blame given the standard set in the opening half by the official.
A man up with almost 45 minutes to play, Hendon huffed and puffed to try and find a way past the home defence, brilliantly marshalled by Luke Neville and Joe Morrison. All too often the Greens were guilty of over playing, or poor quality from wide areas and Beaconsfield looked comfortable.
Beasant made another fine save from a Muir snapshot, and it wasn't until the 89th minute that parity was restored. A right-wing cross deep to the far post was headed back across goal by Florian Endouvou-Ada for Dave DIEDHIOU to gleefully tap home from close range and preserve Hendon's unbeaten start for a third match.