Hendon fall to defeat at title hopefuls Finsbury Park

The latest news from the local rugby union scene (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

The latest news from the local rugby union scene (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo) - Credit: George Phillipou/TGS Photo

Herts/Middlesex One: Finsbury Park 24 Hendon 15

Hendon saw their six-game winning run in Herts/Middlesex One come to an end with a 24-15 defeat at title hopefuls Finsbury Park.

The Greenlands Lane club suffered an early blow as Park scored the opening try, but the visitors produced a near-immediate response through Donal O’Sullivan’s try which Cian Hynes converted to level things up at 7-7.

A long penalty from Hynes then put Hendon ahead, but the hosts crossed for an unconverted try in the final play of the first half to lead 12-10 at the break.

The Greenlands Lane thought they had regained the lead early in the second half, but harshly had a try ruled out.

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Park made the most of that let off as they soon scored their third try of the match to move 17-10 clear, before adding a converted score with 10 minutes to go.

Despite the result, it was Hendon who had the final say as Rossa Dooley went over late on, but the missed conversion meant the visitors could not collect a losing bonus point.

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Hendon will hope to bounce back on Saturday when they play host to Staines in the league.

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