Ruthless Hendon put Galaxy to the sword

Jordan Sapler praised the professionalism of his Hendon United team as they marched into the second round of the Peter Morrison Trophy after putting first division North London Galaxy to the sword.




Dovi Fehler scored twice as cup kings Hendon United hit Galaxy for six. Chaim Korman, Avi Korman and Rocky Spitzer added the gloss in another comfortable work-out for Jordan Sapler's troops.

Any hopes of a Galaxy upset were quickly put to bed, as Hendon boss Jordan Sapler told JC Sport: "We expected a tough game today from North London Galaxy but we scored 30 seconds in, we won the ball from a loose pass at kick-off and Avi played in Chaim who left his man on the floor, rolled the ball around their centre back then took it round the keeper to go ahead."

Spitzer doubled the lead less than five minutes later when he reacted quickest to a weak backpass, and from then on it was the Hendon show.

Hendon played some "scintillating football that left Galaxy completely at sixes and sevens and unable to cope". The home side went in at half time 4-0 up - Fehler got his first from a Chaim Korman cross and then Lewis scored "a ridiculously good finish" from the edge of the box

Hendon "completely took our foot off the gas in the second half, but still had 90 per cent of the ball," according to Sapler. Fehler got his second with a good finish from 10 yards before Avi Korman completed the rout, curling the ball in from the edge of the box.

Sapler concluded: "It was a very comfortable win in which we played some superb football.

"Galaxy are a nice team who didn’t give up, but we showed that we are a different level."

Galaxy player-manager Luke Lewis told JC Sport: "We conceded two early goals, which is criminal against a side like Hendon - given our injury list and amount of players injured, we came to defend and the early goals ruined our game-plan.

"We ended up going from 12 in the squad to 10 available, with myself and Jack Davis both picking up injuries. 

"Credit to Hendon - an excellent side with a great ethos ... we wish them the best of luck for the season."

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