Hendon completed a 3-2 win against Margate in the Ryman Premier

Picture: J Macdonald-Fulton

Picture: J Macdonald-Fulton

First published in Sport

Hendon manager Gary McCann believes the togetherness and team spirit of his side were vital in helping the Greens record a 3-2 victory against Margate in the Ryman Premier.

McCann’s men fell behind when Matt Bodkin struck in the eighth minute but the Greens levelled via Jefferson Louis.

Gate regained their advantage in first half stoppage time as Hendon failed to deal with a cross and Jamie Stuart found the net.

McCann’s men rallied in the second period and equalised ten minutes after the restart as Casey Maclaren took advantage of hesitant defending to score.

The winner came through Anthony Thomas as his low strike found the bottom corner.

"In times gone by, after conceding such a soft goal just before half-time, we would have fallen apart," McCann told the club website.

"But our confidence level and self-belief is so good at the moment, I was sure that we would pull it back. When we got into the dressing room, I said to the players that if we kept our goals against to two we would win the game.

"I stressed to the team when we were in the dressing room at 1.30pm that we would have a togetherness and team spirit that they won't have," McCann added. "Togetherness and team spirit are very important in teams at our level."

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