Late goals from David Korman and Greg Corin saw Hendon United A claim a hard fought win against Leeds Maccabi AFC in a lunchtime kick-off at the Gledhow Sports Club, Leeds.
An uneven surface made passing difficult for both sets of players. The game was tight throughout with defences dominating.
Leeds keeper Mark Miller came to his team’s rescue when he saved Josh Bentley’s penalty after 81 minutes. Their joy was short-lived however, as the hosts were blown away by five minutes of relentless Hendon pressure. Saul Conway fed the ball into Dovid Korman who produced a neat finish to put Hendon ahead. A minute later, Corin waltzed through the Leeds midfield before sending a fierce drive into the roof of the net.
Hendon boss Benjy Wreschner commented: “Overall, I was delighted with the discipline my team showed for the whole game. It was not easy to play football, but they knew what they had to do and I was always confident we would create enough chances to win.”
Leeds boss Howard Moss said: “Hendon handled everything we threw at them very well.”
Route to Wingate
SF – bt NL Raiders A 3-2 AET
QF – bt Chigwell A 3-2
R 4 – bt Faithfold A 4-0
Rd 3 – bt Faithfold C – Bye
Scorers: Bibring 3, Stock 3, Ben Ellis 2, Cash, Keterman, Sofier
SF – (a) bt Leeds Maccabi AFC 2-0
QF – (h) bt Westdene 1st 6-1
Rd 3 - (h) – bt Hendon B 3-0
Rd 2 – (h) – bt Red Sea 6-0
Rd 1 – bt Bafana 2-0
Scorers: Corin 4, Avi Last 3, Conway 2, J. Bentley 2, Newman, Gilbert, Ari Last, D. Korman