BARRY GOLDSTEIN TROPHY QUARTER-FINALS
FC TEAM B 3 HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB B 2
Mitch Young breathed a sigh of relief after FC Team B moved into the last four of the BGT following a five-goal thriller against third division Hendon B.
The Division Two champions returned to winning ways, following their Peter Morrison Trophy exit, in a game where they were give a late scare by Hendon.
On a sunny but blustery morning, FC Team had the wind behind them in the first half ans were the better team. They took the lead midway through it when the unfortunate Ezekiel Jacob put through his own net. The lead was doubled shortly before half time as a wind-assisted corner from Lorian Madanes sailed straight in.
The win seemed to have been secured when Richard Salmon scored a third, but Hendon came roaring back and were rewarded when Jono Nesbitt's teasing cross was diverted in for the second own goal of the game.
Hendon continued to press and when Jaimie Grossman popped up at the back post to reduce the deficit to 3-2, a remarkable comeback looked on, but despite further pressure they could not force an equaliser.
Young told JC Sport: "I am delighted to progress to the semis and no-one cares how you get there, you just need to get there.
"We somehow let Hendon back in the game with two extremely soft goals and credit to them as the battled well throughout the game and the young Korman was impressive in the middle."
Hendon manager Adam Glekin told JC Sport: "I can't fault the effort of the boys, we could have folded at 3-0 down but we came back brilliantly and gave them a real scare.
"Both teams were without some key players, but it was a decent game. Congratulations to FC Team and we wish them luck in the semis.
"We've got two league games left now to finish the season off and I'll be making sure there is no slacking as I want six points."