Hendon overcame a poor second half performance to salvage a point this afternoon against Hartley Wintney at an increasingly chilly Silver Jubilee Park, and moved out of the bottom three on goal difference in the process.
Kingsley Eshun opened the scoring in the first minute starting and finishing a sweeping move that involved Liam Brooks and the Greens went on to have the best of the opening 45 minutes and Tommy Smith had a goal contentiously ruled out on the stroke of half-time.
A change of shape saw Hartley dominate the second period, without ever really testing Rihards Matrevics until a speculative cross from Tom Bird floated over the goalkeeper and just inside the far post on 65 minutes, 2 minutes later a calamitous defensive error saw Joshua Webb fire home from fully 30 yards to give the visitors the lead.
After Andronicus Georgiou had Hendon’s first shot on target in the second half in the 87th minute, the resulting corner fell to Eddie Oshodi who swept the ball home for his first Hendon goal.
Six minutes of end-to-end stoppage time failed to produce a winner and both sides ended up settling for a point apiece.