Second half show inspires Hendon C
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Hendon C returned to winning ways with a comfortable 3-0 win over Boca Jewniors.
This game was on a knife-edge for the first 45 minutes, as both sides had chances to go into half time with a lead. But both defences held firm. Hendon came closest to opening the scoring but Boca keeper Ryan Monk made a good save from a free-kick, and he bettered this on the stroke of half-time with an outstanding point-blank save, using his face to block the ball.
With Haki Elias sitting deep alongside Craig Philips in midfield, Hendon had the chances and if not for two offside calls would have led 2-0 at the interval; as it was it mean 0-0 at the break.
Hendon started the second half stronger and a lovely one-touch team move led Adam Glekin to feed Craig Philips who had run from deep to bury a first time shot in the bottom left corner.
Ten minutes later Alex Elf teed himself to volley a low shot from the edge of the area and before 70 minutes a low cross from the right found newly-married Rob Goldman in the box to smashed home on the half-volley from 10 yards for the third.
Saul Stern had a late shot on goal which was well saved by Monk, who by this time was nursing his bruised face along with a damaged knee and arm after colliding with a Hendon striker on the post.
Hendon ran out worthy winners in what was satisfying return to form. Special mention to the whole Hendon back-line Witcoop, Miller, Caller and Strom.
Boca manager Jamie Weinrich told JC Sport: "Ryan Monk made a stunning save using his face. As a result his contract with Vogue magazine has now been torn up."
Hendon: Dean Miller, Chaim Strom (sub: Omri Makdasi 80), Craig Miller, Darren Witcoop, Craig Philips, Gideon Caller, Adam Jacobs (sub: Rob Goldman 46), Haki Elias, Adam Glekin, Alex Elf, Benni Sluckis (sub: Saul Stern 75)
Save of the match: Ryan Monk (Boca) - used his model like face to make a point-blank save
DC Prediction: Hendon C 3 Boca 1