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Bostik Premier: Gary McCann hopes to see Hendon keep up good form when they visit Folkstone Invicta

PUBLISHED: 18:00 20 September 2017

Hendon boss Gary McCann (pic DBeechPhotography)

Hendon boss Gary McCann (pic DBeechPhotography)

Gary McCann oversee's his 700th game in charge of Hendon FC

The Silver Jubilee Park club played a friendly match with Barking on Tuesday and drew 1-1 with Leo Pedro on target

Hendon boss Gary McCann will be hoping to keep up their fine start to the Bostik Premier campaign when they travel to Folkstone Invicta on Saturday.

The Greens, who drew 1-1 with Bostik North side Barking in a friendly on Tuesday, were without a competitive game last weekend following their early FA Cup exit to Wingate & Finchley.

However, McCann’s charges go into the game at Invicta in second spot in the table, and in fine form following their most recent 1-0 win over promotion hopefuls Dulwich Hamlet on September 12, which came courtesy of Josh Walker’s debut goal off the substitutes’ bench.

Folkestone go into the game in ninth spot with only one league defeat to their name so will prove tough opposition for McCann and the Greens.

The Hendon boss was delighted with their rearguard action in the win at Dulwich Hamlet, and hopes Walker can build on his opening goal for the club.

“Defensively from front to back, it was a display of the highest order,” said McCann. “Our goalkeeper Tom Lovelock was magnificent and I think he is among the best in the League.

“I would have been delighted with a point, so I am ecstatic to get all three points. Our goal came from the best passage of play from the game with Matt Ball’s sublime pass and Josh’s shimmy and jink and then his shot.

“We needed to make the change at half-time with Kezie Ibe coming off and James Rogers-Oben coming on because I wasn’t happy with the way that we were keeping the ball.

“I didn’t think that James could play the full 90, but I was delighted with the 45 minutes he gave me.

“I told the players at half-time, we had to stick to our game plan because the longer the game went on there was always the chance that we could nick it.

“We had two players on the bench who could turn a game in Josh and Ash Nathaniel-George, and Josh showed that.”

Meanwhile, the Greens’ London Senior Cup tie with Wingate & Finchley, which was set for Tuesday, has been rescheduled for Monday, October 23 at SJP.

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