Ellis excels as Brady hammer Hendon
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Two goals from Jonny Ellis boosted Brady's title hopes as they came away with a stunning win over defending champions Hendon at Rowley Lane.
Ellis converted two penalties, with goals number one and three, as Brady claimed their fifth win of the season. There were also goals for Jonathan Green and Zack White.
Hendon's goals came through Jacob Gold and Danny Kon.
Brady boss Joel Nathan told JC Sport: "This was certainly a game of two halves; Hendon controlled the first half as we could not get a grip on the game and we gifted them both goals, which was very disappointing.
We lost Josh Gordon early on which caused us to re-jig and this unsettled us, but after another re jig at half time we showed in the second half what Brady is all about.
"Today was a great result and showed the character the squad have developed over the past few weeks fighting for each other and a never-say-die attitude.
"We now look forward to next week and will be up for anything."
Hendon boss David Garbacz told JC Sport: "The match completely turned with the single worst decision I have ever seen in any form of football when the ref somehow awarded a penalty for a clear chest in the area by Josh Lipman. To say it was soft would do it injustice but it totally galvanised a Brady team who up until that moment were being totally outplayed and, by their own admission, were lucky to be only 2-0 down.
"He then compounded that decision by awarding another penalty 10 minutes later when Josh won the ball and their player slipped over. As if that wasn't bad enough he then spent the final 20 minutes laughing and joking with the Brady players.
"To say we are livid is an understatement - I hate to blame the ref and yes we should have reacted far more professionally but these decisions were so absurd and we are all gutted that all our hard work in getting ourselves back in the title race should be shattered by such incompetence.
"It was particularly hard to take as we were excellent for 60 minutes, scored two fine goals and in truth should have been out of sight by half time with the number of chances we created.
"This is a massive blow but we will keep plugging away, try to get as many points as possible from our remaining four games and hope that other results go our way."
DC Prediction: Brady 2 Hendon 2
MY Prediction: Brady 1 Hendon 4