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Bostik Premier: Hendon move top with win over Needham Market; Wingate & Finchley, Harrow Borough progress in cups

PUBLISHED: 08:58 18 October 2017 | UPDATED: 08:58 18 October 2017

Zak Joseph of Hendon (pic DBeechPhotography)

Zak Joseph of Hendon (pic DBeechPhotography)

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Bostik Premier: Hendon 1 Needham Market 0; Velocity Trophy, second round: Wingate & Finchley 2 Potters Bar Town 1; Middlesex Challenge Cup, firsr round: Bedfont Sports 2 Harrow Borough 3

Hendon moved to the top of the Bostik Premier with a 1-0 win at home to Needham Market.

Zak Joseph netted the game’s only goal in the 25th minute for the Greens against Market at Silver Jubilee Park.

And with previous leaders Leiston losing 2-1 at Tonbridge Angels, Gary McCann’s men were able to move to the summit, with goal difference keeping them above Dulwich Hamlet.

Hendon: Lovelock, Eggleton, Murphy, Corcoran, Bray, Lee, Uchechi (Sprague 87), Ball (Cole 79), Joseph, Muir, Walker (Diedhiou 65).

Subs: Nathaniel-George, Ibe.

Needham: Gay, Dye, Coakley, Wright, K Morphew, D Morphew, Simmons (Hastings 72), Heath, Griffiths, Ingram, Mills.

Subs: Harrison, Turner, Booth, Munson.

Attendance: 153.

*****

Wingate & Finchley are through to the third round of the Velocity Trophy after a 2-1 win at home to Potters Bar Town.

Antoine Akinola fired the Blues ahead in the 42nd minute at the Maurice Rebak Stadium against their visitors, who ply their trade in the Bostik North.

However, just two minutes into the second half, the Scholars drew level through Eoin Casey.

With three minutes remaining, Luke Ifil found the net with a late winner to send Town into the next round.

Wingate: Sheldricks, Williams, Dickson, Pearce, Eales, Ifil, Akinola (Alfano 60), Mavila, Charles-Smith, Obafemi (Clarke 81), Tejan-Sie (Beckles-Richards 70).

Subs: Madeville, Leong.

Potters Bar: Marsh, Martin-Miles, Sota, Lawal (Ogunsola 46), Doyle, Janilionis, Etienne, Adcock, Casey (Lomas 63), Benavides-Martinez, Keita.

Subs: Duncan, Mfinda, Laurencin.

Attendance: 60.

*****

Two goals in the final 10 minutes saw Harrow Borough win 3-2 at Bedfont Sports in the first round of the Middlesex Senior Challenge Cup.

After falling behind in the 22nd minute, Ant O’Connor struck in 44th minute to ensure Borough went into the break level.

The visitors conceded again in the 61st minute, but Adam Richards restored parity seven minutes from time to set up a thrilling finale.

And in the 87th minute, Michael Bryan scored what proved to be the winner to send Harrow through.

Harrow: Minter, Moore, Uade, Richards, Preddie, Cain (Cumberbatch 80), Banya, McLeod, Turl (Stanislaus 46), Bryan, O’Connor (Paquette 67).

Subs: Hall.

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