Bostik Premier: Hendon want return to winning ways at Kingstonian

PUBLISHED: 16:00 12 April 2018

Jake Eggleton congratulates Josh Walker (pic DBeechPhotography)

Jake Eggleton congratulates Josh Walker (pic DBeechPhotography)


Greens beaten at Lowestoft Town on Tuesday, though won at home to Worthing last weekend

Hendon will look to get their Bostik Premier play-off push back on track when they visit Kingstonian on Saturday.

The Greens suffered a 2-1 defeat on their last outing in the league at Lowestoft Town on Tuesday night.

Gary McCann’s men fell behind on the stroke of half-time when Harvey Hodd opened the scoring for the hosts.

The Silver Jubilee Park outfit were level six minutes into the second half, with Zak Joseph on target.

But with 20 minutes remaining in the game, Renei Batlowka netted what proved to be the winner for the Trawler Boys.

The defeat at Lowestoft followed a thrilling 4-3 success for Hendon at home to Worthing on Saturday.

Niko Muir opened the scoring from the spot for the Greens in the seventh minute following a foul in the box.

Joseph then doubled the lead for McCann’s men eight minutes later, with the Londoners in a comfortable position.

However, the Mackerel Men pulled one back in the 16th minute through Reece Myles-Meekums.

The Silver Jubilee Park outfit, though, restored their two-goal advantage in the 57th minute through Josh Walker.

Ben Pope then netted for Worthing in the 79th minute, before the visitors completed what seemed a remarkable comeback a minute later when George Barker scored.

However, a goal in stoppage time from Ashley Nathaniel-George proved enough for Hendon to snatch all three points.

The Greens will hope there is no need for similar late heroics on Saturday when they make the trip to Kingstonian.

The Ks have had a mixed season, though head into the weekend unbeaten in their last three matches in the league, including wins in each of their last two games.

Muhammadu Faal netted for Leigh Dynan’s men in both of those successes and looks a man in form, so is someone Hendon will have to watch closely this weekend.

When the sides previously met in the league in November, the Greens fell to a 3-1 defeat at Silver Jubilee Park despite a Muir goal, but McCann’s men will look to avenge that loss this Saturday.

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