Hendon boss rues defensive mistakes after Greens slide to Enfield defeat

PUBLISHED: 15:48 25 August 2013 | UPDATED: 15:48 25 August 2013

Dave Diedhiou scored twice for Hendon, but poor defending cost Gary McCann's side against Enfield

Dave Diedhiou scored twice for Hendon, but poor defending cost Gary McCann's side against Enfield


Hendon manager Gary McCann pointed to defensive errors after his side’s last-minute defeat to Enfield – their fourth consecutive league reverse.

The Dons were beaten by a last-minute Liam Hope penalty after a foul in the box by Tony Taggart, as a promising attacking display was let down by slack defending.

“The defeat was very hard to digest,” said McCann. “We gave them poor goals at poor times, two minutes into the first half and two minutes into the second half.

“And the passage of play leading up to the penalty was disappointing defensively. It looked a penalty from my angle.”

The Dons scored twice through the lively Dave Diedhiou, but have now lost four straight matches since their opening-day win over Thamesmead, and McCann admitted it was another frustrating display.

“In the first half, it was as good as we have played and we could have been two or three goals up at half-time,” he said.

“It looked like we tired a little in the last 20 minutes, even though I thought we were still on top – only not quite as much.

“It is individual errors defensively that have cost us massively. We have to be better and eliminate them. But, all in all, I thought it was a very good performance.”

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