Hen­don reach a fi­nal at last, and in some style

The Jewish Chronicle - - SPORT - BY CRAIG SIL­VER

HEN­DON United A reached their first ma­jor fi­nal af­ter out­class­ing Pre­mier Di­vi­sion ri­vals Red­bridge at Row­ley Lane.

Ade­light­edHen­don­man­agerJonathan Kesten­baum com­mented: “There was so much de­ter­mi­na­tion on show, hav­ing been beaten in three semi-fi­nals in the past 12 months. I just got the sense through­out the whole squad that they knew this was a must-win game, and as they proved, they played some re­ally good foot­ball.”

Ham­mers skip­per Josh Bent­ley scored the opener which was soon fol­lowed by a stun­ning solo ef­fort from Motty Kor­man.

Red­bridge were given a life­line in first half stop­page time when An­thony Men­del curled home a free kick. How­ever, it was all to no avail as Hen­don re­stored their two-goal ad­van­tage early in the sec­ond half with Lip­man slip­ping the third past Paul Leonard. Greg Corin made the tie safe five min­utes later, head­ing home into an empty net af­ter Leonard had de­nied Lip­man.

Red­bridge were to­tally out­classed and what fol­lowed was noth­ing short of a ram­page from Hen­don. Last added a fifth be­fore Kor­man showed great tech­nique to drill home num­ber six. Last com­pleted the rout on 88 min­utes with a vi­cious ef­fort to fin­ish Red­bridge off.

Red­brige man­ager Trevor Moss com­mented: “I was dis­ap­pointed with some of the play­ers, and I thought some of them froze. Hen­don are a qual­ity side and they cer­tainly de­serve to win some­thing this sea­son.”

Saul Con­way ( left) and Sam Rosen­thal

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.