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Tue 15 Aug 19:45 - The Bostik Football League - Premier Division Attendance 292

Muir Hat Trick Seals Three Points For Hendon

Town came away from Silver Jubilee Park both pointless and goalless last night after their first away league fixture.

It is fair to say that Hendon were the superior team for the first half an hour at both ends of the pitch. Our opponents were sharper up front with some fine inter-play and defensively coped well against the efforts of Gabriel, Roberts and Blake.

Hendon's first goal came after only 7 minutes when a through-ball to Nicko Muir gave the striker a shooting opportunity, which he took well, firing across Joe Wright and into his right corner of the net from eight yards out.

Hendon continued to dominate and doubled their lead after 22 minutes. Smart inter-play between Muir and Cole enabled the latter to see his shot come back off the post, a short scramble ensued but it was Muir who reacted best to score his 2nd of the night from 6 yards out.

Hendon 3 Enfield Town 0 (15.08.2017)
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Town reacted with Blackman, Roberts and Parcell combining after 24 minutes but the latter could only shoot wide. Meagan Cole also shot wide from the edge of the box after a 1-2 with Joseph on the half hour. In another attack, a long ball from Rumens found Roberts in some space but his shot was struck tamely at the home keeper.

Town finished the half better with a flurry of goal attempts as they looked to reduce the deficit. Young, Parcell, Higgs and Gabriel all could and should have given Hendon a more difficult time from their efforts, however, it was Joe Wright who denied Uchechi on the stroke of half time when he worked his way through the Town defence.

HT 2-0

Town started the second half better and were given a chance to claw themselves back into the game in the 50th minute when Ryan Blake was chopped down by a mistimed tackle. To compound matters, Drew Robert's spot kick was comfortably saved and 2 minutes later Hendon rubbed salt into the Town wound when some poor defending allowed Hendon's star man Muir to complete his hat-trick.

Andy Leese immediately made a triple substitution in the 53rd minute; off came Higgs, Blackman and Roberts, to be replaced by Greene, Thomas and Wales. The game was now wide open with both sides attacking each other's back line, Town trying to salvage something from the game and Hendon looking to increase their lead further. The home side may have extended their lead, but for immense efforts of Joe Wright, who pulled-off three super stops - Muir twice and Ochechi when it appeared a certain fourth would be conceded.

Town went closer still. Aaron Greene's 25 yard shot hitting the post and Parcell unable to guide the ball into a gaping goal in the 73rd. With the clock winding down, Young shot over the bar from 20 yards and Parcell skewed his shot wide after receiving a long ball by Rumen.

FT: Hendon 3-0 Enfield Town

A disappointing trip to our North London rivals. Suffice to say Andy Leese and the supporters will be looking for a response from the players with a big improvement on Saturday, when we welcome Metropolitan Police to Donkey Lane.

Owing to an issue with the delivery of last night's match programmes, they were not available to supporters at the ground. We are pleased to provide an electronic copy for supporters to download here

Tom Lovelock, Jake Eggleton, Sam Murphy, Luke Tingey (Dave Diedhiou, 46), Rian Bray, Arthur Lee, Keagan Cole, Matt Ball (Reis Stanislaus, 69), Zack Joseph, Niko Muir (Kezie Ibe, 79), Daniel Uchechi
Unused Subs: Cameron Currie, Leo Pedro

Enfield Town
Joe Wright, Mickey Parcell, Danny Rumens, Taylor McKenzie, Darren Purse, Jack Higgs (Steve Wales, 56), Ryan Blackman (Aaron Greene, 56), Sam Youngs, Drew Roberts (Simon Thomas,56), Ryan Blake, Ralston Gabriel.
Unused Subs: Rob Bartley, John Kyriacou

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Joe Wright

Player of the Match

Joe Wright

Key moments

Goal Goal for Hendon
Goal Goal for Hendon
Goal Goal for Hendon

Videos and photos

Hendon 3 Enfield Town 0 (15.08.2017)
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90:00 Player of the Match
Joe Wright is awarded player of the match for Enfield Town
53:00 Sub Off
Ryan Blackman is substituted off for Enfield Town
53:00 Sub Off
Jack Higgs is substituted off for Enfield Town
53:00 Sub Off
Drew Roberts is substituted off for Enfield Town
53:00 Sub On
Aaron Greene is substituted on for Enfield Town
53:00 Sub On
Steve Wales is substituted on for Enfield Town
53:00 Sub On
Simon Thomas is substituted on for Enfield Town
52:00 Goal 3 - 0
Goal for Hendon
End of period 1
22:00 Goal 2 - 0
Goal for Hendon
7:00 Goal 1 - 0
Goal for Hendon
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Hendon
  • Enfield Town
  • 0
  • Goal 7:00'
  • Goal 22:00'
  • Goal 52:00'
  • Ryan Blackman Sub Off 53:00'
  • Jack Higgs Sub Off 53:00'
  • Drew Roberts Sub Off 53:00'
  • Aaron Greene Sub On 53:00'
  • Steve Wales Sub On 53:00'
  • Simon Thomas Sub On 53:00'

Team selection

Wright, Joe Wright, Joe
Parcell, Mickey Parcell, Mickey
McKenzie, Taylor McKenzie, Taylor
Roberts, Drew Roberts, Drew
Purse, Darren Purse, Darren
Rumens, Danny Rumens, Danny
Youngs, Sam Youngs, Sam
Blackman, Ryan Blackman, Ryan
Blake, Ryan Blake, Ryan
Higgs, Jack Higgs, Jack
Gabriel, Ralston Gabriel, Ralston

League round up

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
15. Thurrock 46 57
16. Worthing 46 57
17. Enfield Town 46 56
18. Merstham 46 56
19. Needham Market 46 49
20. Brightlingsea Regent 46 48
21. Harlow Town 46 47

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