Unjust defeat for Blues
A tireless effort from the Blues comes to nothing after a late Hendon penalty gave them the 3 points
High flying Hendon maintained their good run of form at Imber Court.
Early pressure from the away side was rewarded with Zak Joseph scoring a powerful finish from the edge of the box on 8 minutes. The hosts struggled in the initial stages of the game to create any chances; Ryan James’ side footed shot which flew over the crossbar from Myers’ cross was the only clear-cut chance created by Metropolitan Police.
The second half saw a change in personnel and performance for the Met; Luke Robertson came on and all the chances were coming from the home side. There was frustration on 59 minutes as a flick on from Collins found James who finished calmly, only for the goal to be ruled out for offside. 6 minutes later the Met found their breakthrough from an unlikely source; Centre Back Jay Gasson headed home from close range after a free-kick deflected into his path. The teams were evenly matched in the last half hour and a draw seemed inevitable, yet drama ensued in added time seeing Hendon win a penalty after keeper Wiliams collided into substitute Cole in the 94th minute. Cole stepped up but Williams dived to his right and saved but could only parry it back to the taker who dispatched the rebound to seal a dramatic win.