Hendon remain eight points off the Ryman Premier play-off places after completing a 1-0 win against Metropolitan Police on Saturday.

It was Hendon’s 11th league away victory of the season and the winning goal was scored in the second half by Adam Wallace.

The forward coolly slotted past goalkeeper Stuart Searle after he had raced off of his line.

Hendon boss Gary McCann was asked after the game if he felt it was a smash and grab victory, he replied: “I’m not sure that smash and grab is fair, because we weren’t under pressure for long periods and they didn’t have chance after chance.

“In the first half we looked jaded and leggy – but they were no different. That said, I don’t think they caused us too many problems, despite all their possession.

“We changed things around at half-time and wanted to get 20-odd minutes out of Leon (Smith) before bringing on Adam Wallace. I knew Leon could occupy both of their central defenders and then Adam could use his power and strength to run at them.

“I thought we were the better team in the second half without creating anything like the number of chances we have done in recent games.”