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Greens end 2014 in third

Greensnet Editor
Sat 27 Dec 2014, 17:09

Hendon will see out 2014 in third place following their 3-1 win over Wingate & Finchley this afternoon.

In front of a crowd that was probably double what would normally have been expected, the Greens took the lead in the 5th minute through Leon Smith, and on the half hour mark, the same player doubled the lead by scoring his 20th goal of the season.

The visitors pulled themselves back into the game early in the 2nd half when Karl Oliyide found the back of the net, but in the 69th minute they were reduced to ten men when Marc Weatherstone was dismissed for a foul on Kezie Ibe. Sam Murphy stepped up to convert the spot kick.

Wingate were reduced to nine men when Ahmet Rifat was sent off for what appeared to be a perfect tackle on Peter Dean. Murphy stepped up again, but this time his penalty was saved by Bobby Smith.

The result moved the Greens up to third in the table above Dulwich Hamlet, whose game at Enfield Town was postponed, whilst both Margate and Maidstone United drew their games, leaving them 6 and 4 points ahead of the Greens respectively.