Hendon & Jewdinese engage in eight-goal thriller

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Hendon & Jewdinese engage in eight-goal thriller

JEWDINESEHendon maintained their unbeaten run in 2015 after a topsy-turvy eight-goal thriller against Jewdinese ended with a share of the spoils.

Barry Goldstein Trophy Group D
Hendon United B 4 Jewdinese 4
Sunday, 15 February, 2015

Hendon came out of the blocks firing, and were 3-0 up inside 25 minutes thanks to two excellent finishes by Benni Sluckis and an Avi Mocton strike from the edge of the box which deflected in. However, Jewdinese gradually began to work their way back into the game and took advantage of Hendon sitting deeper and deeper, as they also scored three in quick succession to leave the game at 3-3 at the interval thanks to strikes from Brandon Sassoon, Jake Erlich and Zack Collins.

Hendon continued their plan to hit Jewdinese on the break in the second half, but were regularly thwarted by some dubious offsides before a mix-up in the Jewdinese defence saw Sluckis take full advantage and complete a well deserved hat-trick.

Jewdinese were awarded a penalty midway through the half, but stand-in goalkeeper Gideon Caller produced a magnificent save to deny Collins. However, their hopes of getting their cup run off to a perfect start were hit when Jewdinese equalised 10 minutes from the end as Collins made amends for his earlier miss, scoring his second of the morning.

Hendon captain James Neidle was sent-off shortly before the end, but his centre-back partner Ezekiel Jacob, who had been superb all game, marshalled the home defence to a well deserved point.

Hendon manager Adam Glekin said: “I would normally be disappointed with only taking a point after leading 3-0 and 4-3, but I cannot fault the effort the lads showed. We were a bit short of numbers but everyone stepped up to the plate. Gideon Caller was playing in goal for the first time since (in his own words) “too fat to play outfield” and made a couple of cracking stops as well as saving the penalty. In front of him, Ezekiel Jacob won everything in the air at the back and neither deserved to concede four. Benni Sluckis was up front on his own the entire game but occupied three of their defenders, worked tirelessly, and scored a superb hat-trick.

“Overall, it was a decent result and leaves us in with a good chance to make it into the knockout stages. We did well not to rise to their level – I’m not quite sure how we’ve ended up with a couple of yellow cards and a red, and they’ve not had a single card considering the petulance on display from them.”

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