Hendon failed to take a number of good goalscoring chances in the second half this evening as they lost 3-1 to Metropolitan Police at Vale Farm.
The Greens had taken the lead in the 14th minute when Jamie Busby converted a spot kick after Elliott Charoles had been fouled by Orlando Jeffrey in the box. The Police equalised in the 26th minute when Sean Thomas was unable to keep out a Tyron Smith free kick despite getting a strong hand to the ball, and three minutes later the visitors were ahead when an unusally statuesque defence allowed Duran Reynolds to head home unchallenged from a corner.
The second half saw much of the play in the Met Police half, and the Greens created a number of chances, but they were unable to find the back of the net. Visiting keeper Jamie Butler made one excellent point blank save, whilst another effort was cleared off the line by a defender. The best chance fell to Isaiah Rankin, but he fired the ball over he bar.
As the Greens piled forward in search of an equaliser, they were hit on the break and Carl Wilson-Denis scored to put a bit of gloss on the result.
There is no doubt that Metropolitan Police deserved to win the game tonight, not least because they took their chances, but there were certainly positives to come out of the Hendon performance, second half particularly despite the inability to convert chances.