Bostik Premier: Hendon visit Worthing in top-against-bottom clash

PUBLISHED: 16:00 19 October 2017

Niko Muir celebrates his late winner for Hendon against Tonbridge Angels (pic: DBeechPhotography)

Niko Muir celebrates his late winner for Hendon against Tonbridge Angels (pic: DBeechPhotography)


Greens lead the way, while Mackerel Men bring up the rear

It’s top against bottom in the Bostik Premier this weekend when leaders Hendon make the trip to struggling Worthing.

The Greens moved to the top of the standings on Tuesday night courtesy of a 1-0 success at home to Needham Market.

Zak Joseph found the net in the 25th minute at Silver Jubilee Park to give Gary McCann’s men the three points that took them to the top of the pile.

That victory was Hendon’s second at home in three days, having beaten Tonbridge Angels 2-1 on Saturday.

After trailing to a Christopher Kinnear goal for Angels in the 52nd minute, the Greens drew level through Michael Corcoran three minutes later.

With the match seemingly heading for a draw, McCann’s charges were awarded a spot kick at the end of the match.

Top scorer Niko Muir stepped up to take the penalty, calmly converting it to give the Silver Jubilee Park outfit the victory.

The two wins in the past week see Hendon top of the table, but only on goal difference from Dulwich Hamlet, with both sides having collected 27 points.

The Greens will look for a third successive league win this weekend against a Worthing side who are yet to triumph in all competitions this term.

The Mackerel Men did show good resolve to secure a draw on their last league outing against Metropolitan Police, converting a 90th minute penalty on Saturday.

That game was the Sussex club’s first game of the season at their Woodside Road home, having suffered from problems with their 3G pitch.

Issues with the surface resulted in Worthing playing their home games at Burgess Hill Town, though they have now been resolved, with the pitch passing an inspection.

That means Hendon will visit Woodside Road on Sunday in a clash between two clubs who play on artificial surfaces.

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