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Hendon boss finds no solace from Leatherhead loss

PUBLISHED: 17:00 15 March 2017

Hendon manager Gary McCann. Picture: DBEECHPHOTOGRAPHY

Hendon manager Gary McCann. Picture: DBEECHPHOTOGRAPHY

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Hendon manager Gary McCann pulled no punches after seeing his side surrender a two-goal lead to Leatherhead, eventually losing 3-2.

A Paul Semakula own-goal put them in front after 10 minutes and Matt Ball doubled that advantage prior to the break.

But D’Sean Theobalds started the comeback six minutes into the second half and two goals from Daniel Carr, in the space of four minutes, completed what could be a vital victory for Leatherhead.

It moved the Surrey side ahead of the Greens and leaves Hendon second from bottom of the Ryman League Premier Division table.

And after successive wins over Leiston and Billericay Town had given them a fighting chance of avoiding the drop, Hendon are now three points away from safety but with just eight games left.

McCann said: “This was as disappointing and frustrating a defeat and performance as could be. I was worried in the build-up because we looked flat, as if the efforts of the two wins had taken out too much from us.

“I seriously considered making changes but I think I would have been even more disappointed with that decision if we had lost having made those changes.

“I also thought of changing things around at half-time because we had not deserved to be 2–0 ahead.

“Too many players were not good enough on the day and I cannot understand why. I thought Josh McLeod-Urquhart played at the same levels of recent but too many were under par.

“Before the Leiston game, we broke the remaining 10 games into quarters and I set the squad a target of points from the groups of three, three, two and two matches.

“We achieved the first target and if we can get a result against Needham Market on Saturday, we’ll be on the front foot again.

“I am aware we are running out of matches and we have to win the ones against the teams around us. Fifty points in recent years would of seen safety but it’s more likely that 51 or 52 will be needed to stay up.”

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