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First league cup win since 2006

Greensnet Editor
Tue 14 Oct 2014, 22:13

Hendon won their first league cup tie since September 2006 as they came back from three goals down to beat Wingate & Finchley 4-3.

It was also the first time the club have come back from 3-0 down to win a game since April 1987, when Harrow Borough were beaten 5-3 after extra time in a Middlesex Senior Cup tie.

The first half hour was awful for the Greens as goals from Niko Muir, Ola Sogbanmu and Rob Laney saw the home side cruise into a 3-0 lead. Max McCann then pulled a goal back in the 34th minute, and suddenly the belief flowed back into the side, and Sam Murphy made it 3-2 five minutes later from the penalty spot. Kieran Street was sent off for his foul on Peter Dean.

Leon Smith found the back of the net on the hour mark, and the winner came with a minute to go when Sogbanmu headed a cross from Ryan Palmer past his own keeper.

The second round sees the Greens make the trip to Enfield Town - the date for the game will be announced in due course.