Hayes & Yeading United

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Match Report

Hendon FC

Hendon  2
Hayes & Yeading Utd 6


Hayes & Yeading made it maximum points from the first two games as Paul Hughes' side came back from going two goals behind in the opening 12 minutes to blast Hendon away with six unanswered goals which, but for some excellent 'keeping from Fred Burbidge, could have been more as the hosts could not handle the rampant United attack.

On the somewhat dark 3G playing surface as more and more green seems to disappear each time we visit, it was the hosts who started well and with ten minutes played the deadlock was broken, Wilson Carvalho received the ball from the right side, his low shot was blocked by Keano Robinson but the ball ran to Jayden Clarke on the edge of the box and he placed his first time shot beyond Jack Smith into the far corner.

Just two minutes later the hosts had a spectacular second. Christian Smith, who had signed for United just a few weeks earlier before changing his mind to join Hendon, collected the ball just inside his own half and seeing Smith off his line fired a cheeky but perfectly executed lob that sailed over the United stopper and into the net.

Stunned by going two adrift, United swung into action in a forwards sense. Hassan Jalloh collected the ball in the middle of the park and immediately found Moses Emmanuel to his left, the United striker taking his shot early but unfortunately it went the wrong side of the upright.

On 22 minutes United went even closer as Francis Amartey raced away on the left, cut inside and set the ball back for Amos Nasha who took his shot early but again the effort went the wrong side of the target. Soon after a chance for the hosts to add a third came when United conceded a free-kick just outside the area, Shaun Lucien fired the ball around the wall but only into the safe hands of Jack Smith.

Just before the half hour mark United won a free-kick in a similar position at the other end, Omar Rowe curled his effort beyond the wall and 'keeper Fred Burbidge only for his effort to come back off the post, a poor defensive clearance attempt saw the ball dropping to Jalloh just inside the box and he took a touch before firing into the top corner to reduce the deficit.

The final five minutes of the half saw a speculative 25 yard effort from Clarke easily gathered by Smith and just a minute later it was all square at 2-2 as Emmanuel collected the ball on the edge of the Greens area and while a pass to Rowe looked the obvious choice to those on the terraces the United striker had other ideas as he blasted the ball past Burbidge giving the stopper no chance and the sides went in level at the break with United very much in the ascendancy having come back from two down.

It took United just 12 seconds from the restart to force Burbidge into action as Nasha received the ball on the edge of the hosts box, his quickly struck shot being pushed away by Burbidge at full stretch.

A first lead of the match for United was not long coming though ss with 50 minutes on the clock skipper Liam McDeviit played an excellent cross-field pass that Jalloh flicked on to Emmanuel and with the striker in the area but moving towards the corner flag he was needlessly felled from behind by Burbidge with referee Hallam pointing immediately to the spot. Emmanuel dusted himself down and calmly sent the 'keeper the wrong way for his second of the game.

Six minutes later Emmanuel was sent through on goal once more, the Greens defence did well to force him wide but he still managed to play the ball across to Amartey but his acrobatic effort had little pace and Burbidge managed the grab the loose ball.

In the 66th minute though United did have a fourth as Amartey outpaced two Hendon defenders before comfortably slotting the ball past a motionless Burbidge.

Three minutes Burbidge was at his best with a double save to deny United a fifth. Another McDeviit long pass across the park was collected by Emmanuel, his first time drive was pushed out by Burbidge but only as far as Amartey, his effort was also blocked by the 'keeper and when the loose ball came back to Amartey his overhead effort went over the Hendon goal.

Three minutes later the hosts went close for the first time in the second half as Smith pushed out a right wing cross having beaten Clarke to the ball but only as far as Carvalho, his volley from the edge of the box going wide of the United goal.

As we entered the final ten minutes the hosts were reduced to ten men when former United skipper Tom Smith, twin brother of our own Jack, limped off with an injury and the hosts had exhausted their quota of substitutes.

Four minutes remained of normal time and United hit a fifth. Jalloh played a short corner to Rowe, his cross from the right was knocked down by Amartey and slid home by Emmanuel for his first United hat-trick.  

Shortly after United almost had a sixth when Jalloh burst through on goal only to be denied by Burbidge at close range as the United man tried to fire under the 'keeper.

Another chance for number six came in the 90th minute as substitute Jamie Hanlon latched onto a loose ball, his 20 yard effort was pushed out by Burbidge with the follow-up from Emmanuel going over off the top of the Hendon crossbar.

Number six did finally arrive, a couple of minutes into added time and it was a fourth for Emmanuel who smashed home after the ball had ricochetted around inside the hosts area, making him the first United player to hit four in a League match since the clubs formation, and then the curtain came down on an excellent win for United that sees us top of the pile with maximum points from the first two games.

Report by Kevin Watts.

United Man of the Match: Moses Emmanuel.


Hayes & Yeading United
Fred Burbidge
Half-Time: 2 - 2

Full-Time: 2 - 6

Referee: Mr F Hallam

Attendance: 312


Clarke (10)
Smith (12)

Hayes & Yeading United:
Jalloh (29)
Emmanuel (42, 50 pen, 86 & 90+2) Amartey (66)

Jack Smith
Juan Pablo Keano Robinson
Lucas Perry Jordan Norville-Williams
Riccardo Alexander-Greenaway Amos Nasha
Tommy Brewer © © Liam McDevitt
Lewis Hobbs Ben Frempah
Shaun Lucien Sanmi Odelusi
Christian Smith Omar Rowe
Jayden Clarke Moses Emmanuel 
Hamza Semakula Francis Amartey
Wilson Carvalho Hassan Jalloh
Luca Allinson (for Carvalho, 78) Afo Soyemi-Ololade (for Amartey, 90)
Suleiman Bakalandwa (for Clarke, 78) Lewis Lavin
Tom Smith (for Brewer, 56) Jamie Hanlon (for Jalloh, 88)
Toby Byron Adam Cash
Lewis Wilson Rico Greco (for Norville-Williams, 88)
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