Kings sting Hustlers

By Danny Caro, October 10, 2013

Hendon Utd Sports Club C

1 - 3

Kings Crown

Alex Elf
Benji Greenblatt
Dominic Cheniart
Yoel Deal
Match date:
3 November 2013 10:30am
Pitch:
West Hendon Playing Fields

Goals from Yoel Deal, Benji Greenblatt and Dominique Cheniart saw King Crown come away from west Hendon with their third win of the campaign to ensure they remain above Hendon C.

Hendon's poor run of form continued as they were beaten by King Crown in a game marred by what Hendon boss Adam Glekin described as "disgraceful behaviour from a King Crown centre back".

The visitors enjoyed a lot of possession and were clinical with their finishing. Danny Navazesh had a great chance after 20 minutes, but fired it straight at the keeper. Then on 35 minutes Greenblatt whipped in a corner from the left for Deal to take a touch and fired home from 10 yards to put KC 1-0 up at the break.

Hendon's hopes of a comeback were dashed early in the second half when King Crown scored a brilliant second goal which seemed to knock the stuffing out of the home side. Daniel Cohen played the ball down the left to Greenblatt who picked it up from the halfway took a couple of touches and unleashed a venomous left foot shot from 40 yards, near the touchline, and the ball whistled into the top right-hand corner - time stood still, with KC boss Jacob Kadoch describing the effort as "the best goal of the season, absolutely stunning".

KC struck for a third time on the hour mark after the Hendon keeper picked up a back-pass and a free-kick was awarded. Man-of-the-match Greenblatt laid the ball off cleverly to Cheniart who smashed it home.

Crown added a third after the referee deemed that a touch to the Hendon keeper was a backpass, but were later reduced to 10 men, with Glekin adding: "This resulted in scenes which have no place on a football pitch".

Alex Elf added a consolation for Hendon with the last touch of the game when he headed a through ball by Ben David over the advancing King Crown keeper.

Hendon boss Adam Glekin told JC Sport: "I'm really disappointed with how we're playing at the moment - we look short of confidence and are playing nowhere near the level we're capable of.

"We need to regroup and improve quickly, our next few games are vital. I won't comment on what happened towards the end, other than to say it was totally unacceptable for a referee to be treated like that."

"People argue every game and if I want to report unsavoury stuff, just ask what they called some of my players, but we could be here talking for a long time. Childish really."

King Crown boss Jacob Kadoch told JC Sport: "Hendon are just being sour from their poor performance and they had no real positives to take from the game."

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