Horsham picked up a very important three points in their battle against relegation as they beat a makeshift Hendon 3-0 at Vale Farm this afternoon.
The Hornets took the lead, in front of a number of visiting Manchester City supporters, in the 20th minute through Jamie Brotherton. Things were made much tougher for the Greens just before half time when James Burgess was sent off for violent conduct.
Hendon's best chance came early in the second half when they were awarded a penalty, but Greg Ngoyi's strike was well saved by Mark Zawadski. Goals in the last ten minutes from Jamie Cade and Paul Kennett secured the points for Horsham, meaning they took a huge step towards safety.
Before the game, the two teams made up a guard of honour for Horsham stalwart Gary Charman, who was making his 500th appearance. Hendon fans will remember that Gary suffered a nasty facial injury last season at Vale Farm, and we are all delighted that he was able to make a full recovery, and is now back playing regularly. We congratulate him on what is a very rare milestone in modern football.