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Bostik Premier: Hendon head for Thurrock as play-off push continues

PUBLISHED: 16:00 15 February 2018

Hendon manager Gary McCann issues instructions from the bench (pic: DBeechPhotography)

Hendon manager Gary McCann issues instructions from the bench (pic: DBeechPhotography)

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Greens beat Leiston 2-1 on Tuesday and drew 0-0 with Dorking Wanderers last Saturday

Hendon continue their push for the play-offs in the Bostik Premier with a trip to Thurrock on Saturday.

The Greens head into the match having gone unbeaten in two league games this week, stretching their run without defeat in the division to three games.

On Tuesday, Gary McCann’s men returned to the top five with a 2-1 win at home to Leiston.

It did not take long for Hendon to open the scoring at Silver Jubilee Park, with Josh Walker netting in just the third minute.

However, the Blues were level 16 minutes later when Joe Marsden scored to restore parity as the sides went into half time tied at 1-1.

In the 69th minute, the Greens regained their lead through Arthur Lee, who scored what proved to be the winner.

The victory over Leiston was a first home league win of 2018 for McCann’s men, ending a run of four matches at Silver Jubilee Park without a win in the division.

The success also followed a goalless draw at home to Dorking Wanderers on Saturday.

Despite the match ending in a stalemate, Hendon could at least celebrate a first clean sheet in the league since beating Harlow Town 3-0 on December 30.

The Greens will want another clean sheet this weekend, but know it will be a tough ask against a Thurrock side who have started to find form in recent weeks, especially at their Ship Lane home.

The Fleet have won four of their last six at home, a run which has seen them pull away from the lower reaches of the division.

When Hendon hosted Thurrock at the start of December, they ran out 4-1 winners at Silver Jubilee Park.

Goals from Casey Maclaren and Dave Diedhiou, as well as a Niko Muir brace, helped the Greens triumph that day.

McCann will hope for a simlar result this weekend as they look to shore up their place in the play-offs.

Hendon are only in the play-offs by a point, with several teams lurking just below them in the table, so McCann will hope a win puts further distance between the Greens and their rivals.

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