Onwards and upwards for Southgate Harmen
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LEE GREENFIELD was the hat-trick hero for Harmen who moved three points clear at the summit after over-powering relegation-threatened Hendon B.
Harmen started the game well, taking the lead on 25 minutes through a well taken goal from Sam Castle, from a Jordan Grant assist.
Hendon pressed and were denied by a brilliant save from James Castle - tipping the ball onto the bar from 12 yards out before pouncing on the rebound. Who knew he could get up so quickly?
Harmen were fortunate to go into the break ahead, with Hendon hitting the woodwork three times, the ball over the top was not being dealt with at all.
Some stern words were given at half time from Ben Adaki and and the boys seemed to take on board what was said and came out fighting in the second half with wind assisting and playing down hill.
An inspired change from Adaki 10 minutes in changed the game who players moved into their more natural positions.
Greenfield scored the all-important second - a long throw from Adam Osper evaded all in the box and lee pounced with a powerful finish from 10 yards out.
Following Osper's assist, he decided he had played enough football for one day and took out Hendon's left-winger for a deserved second yellow card leaving Harmen with 10 men and another change of position for Alterman and Adaki's boys.
The third goal came from a James Castle free-kick following an offside decision, big Jimmy called for Greenfield to make the run and he delivered an inch-perfect pass that Greenfield ran on to, took one touch and lobbed the keeper from 20 yards.
Harmen's fourth was scored from the penalty spot. A goalward bound shot was handled in the box, usual penalty taker Adam Velleman gave up his rights to the spot pick to allow Greenfield to complete his hattrick and he duly obliged with a powerful strike down the middle that left the keeper no chance. A brilliant hat-trick and a definite contender for team of the week.