Search

Hendon hold their own against leaders Feltham but defensive erros are costly

PUBLISHED: 17:45 27 January 2014 | UPDATED: 17:45 27 January 2014

Mark Ivers in action for Hendon. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Mark Ivers in action for Hendon. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Archant

Hendon dominated much of their clash away at Feltham, but defensive errors allowed the league leaders to record a 34-15 victory in Herts/Middlesex Division Two.

The pacesetters took the lead in the 20th minute, gaining advantage from a forward pass that was not spotted by the referee.

And, although Hendon pressed forward and enjoyed much of the possession in Feltham’s 22 – largely thanks to Mark Ivers’ efforts – an error allowed the home side to create an overlap and run the ball out of defence for an easy try.

The tabletoppers went on to score a penalty with the last kick of the half, taking a 15-0 advantage into the break.

However, Hendon were totally in control at the start of the second period, and Mike Evans-Jones converted a penalty to put their first points on the board.

Unfortunately, another tackling error cost the visitors dearly as Feltham again broke through the middle for a converted touchdown.

Hendon fought back with excellent play from back row Harry Charles, while Brian O’Regan dominated play on the Feltham five-metre line – and after repeated offenses at the scrum, the referee awarded a penalty try, with Evans-Jones adding the extras.

The away team were back in the game at 22-10 and, from the restart, flanker Harry Charles kicked over the defence and collected the ball, with captain Ger O’Donoghue scoring an unconverted try in the corner to narrow the gap to 22-15.

The match was on a knife-edge, but Feltham ran in another two easy tries to deny the visitors a deserved bonus point.

0 comments

Latest Hampstead & Highgate Sports News

Yesterday, 09:56

And so we arrive at our last stop of a rather bumpy season, the FA Cup Final. Wembley will once again see the Gunners grace its hallowed turf, but this time with a weight of questions hanging over just about everybody and everything at the club.

Yesterday, 08:33

Our Friday Fanzone Q&A returns ahead of the FA Cup Final. This week we have huge old school fan and loyal Gooner ‘Geoff Arsenal’. Read on for his views...

Yesterday, 07:38

On Monday it dawned on me it was the FA Cup Final this Saturday. As a long-standing Arsenal season ticket holder who will be at Wembley I started to get excited about the game after a long season, and was already reliving the high and lows of every final in the competition that I’ve been to.

Thu, 17:30

Hosts to be led by three-man team on pitch this summer

Thu, 14:39

Read former Gunners legend Manu Petit’s view on all things Arsenal and the FA Cup Final as he talks to online betting, poker and casino site bwin...

Thu, 13:00

A look at how Mauricio Pochettino’s team ended their Premier League campaign and which winger they should target this summer

Thu, 12:15

Spurs man in 25-man squad to face Scotland and France next month

PROMOTED CONTENT

Often one of the most daunting parts of going through a divorce or separation is knowing what steps to take first and how to deal with financial issues which arise. Here, Jessica Palmer of Streathers Solicitors in Hampstead, offers answers to commonly asked questions

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read Hampstead & Highgate sport

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Hampstead & Highgate Express
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now