Hendon left a closely-fought affair at Hampton & Richmond Borough ruing the fact that they were unable to capitalise on other teams at the top dropping points, a 2-2 draw the reward for their endeavours on a pleasant Spring day in South-West London.
The only change to the Hendon starting eleven saw James Fisher come in for Tony Taggart, who dropped to the bench. A change on the bench saw Sam Murphy take over from Scott Cousins, but he - like Max McCann - was not needed as a replacement.
The Beavers, anxious to avoid the relegation mire, gave a good account of themselves, twice coming from behind thanks to two equalisers from Hendon's arch nemesis Charlie Moone.
Hendon took the lead twice, first through Kezie Ibe in the 19th minute, and again through his impressive strike partner Aaron Morgan in the 67th minute.
The link-up play by Hendon for both goals was decent, being capped off by a smart finish on each occasion. Ibe was able to nod in after an astute flick from Lee O'Leary, while Morgan slotted home past the Hampton keeper after being played through into ample space.
Hendon's ascendancy was pegged back on each occasion, with Charlie Moone equalising in the 59th and 85th minutes. His first finish (and his 100th goal for the club - 10 of his 101 Beaver goals have been at the Greens' expense) saw him poke the ball home after a corner fell to him in the crowded Hendon penalty box.
The second goal saw him make the most of a defensive lapse - lobbing the ball over Ben McNamara in the Hendon goal after two Hendon defenders were unable to deal with a ball lofted into the danger zone.
Both clubs had opportunities to snatch all three points in the dying minutes: Smith and O'Leary went close for the visitors while both clubs had reasonable penalty appeals waved away by the referee.