Last minute winner for Greens

Greensnet Editor
Sat 04 Oct 2014, 21:42

A last minute winner from Lee O'Leary earnt Hendon all three points against Lewes this afternoon, the final score being 2-1.

The Greens took the lead in the 34th minute when Leon Smith slammed home a rebound after Rikki Banks had made a good save from Aaron Morgan. The goal means that Leon is the first Hendon player to score in 7 consecutive games since Jock Ellison in the 1938-39 season. Shortly before half-time the Greens were dealt a blow when Casey Maclaren picked up what looked like a serious shoulder injury.

Lewes, who to their credit were trying to play good football, equalised on the hour mark when Jack Dixon scored an excellent goal from 20 yards.

The game looked like it was going to end in a draw, but the Greens showed their character in the final minute of stoppage time when O'Leary headed home a pinpoint cross from Oliver Sprague for the winner.