Who would have thought a team of league leaders including Jermaine Pennant, Paul Konchesky and Kevin Foley would be matched all the way by Hendon - but it's happening in the Bostik Premier League so far this season.

The Greens have enjoyed a super September with four wins from five in the league, and saved the best til last with a 4-0 rout of Tooting and Mitcham United at Silver Jubilee Park on Saturday.

The hosts had to wait until the second half to begin their demolition job but now trail table-toppers Billericay Town only on goal difference, albeit with two games more under their belts.

Saturday's win was aided by a first-half red card for Danny Bassett, after an unintentional but dangerous studs-up challenge on Matt Ball.

But that did little to open up a gritty opening 45 minutes, but Jake  Eggleton did come close to opening his Hendon account with a rocket of a strike which fired off the bar just before the interval.

The pressure had risen on Tooting as the first half wore on, but there was always a risk it might subside after half-time.

Gary McCann ensured there were no such worries with what must have been an effective half-time team talk, though - and they went in front 90 seconds after the restart.

Ollie Sprague's corner was swung in to the near post, and Arthur Lee's first-time effort arrowed inside the upright and beyond Matte Pierson.

Ball doubled the lead soon after when rolled the ball beyond the stranded Tooting keeper for the second time in three minutes to make the game safe, having been played in by some good work in midfield.

And it was three when Ashley Nathaniel-George's effort was kept out by Pierson, but the rebound was tucked home by Zak Joseph.

Niko Muir has been in fine form this campaign but was absent from the scoresheet this time, unselfishly setting up substitute Josh Walker for the fourth to sidefoot into an empty net.

There could've been more goals from the hosts late on as they toyed with Tooting like a cat with a spider, but they could be content with a 4-0 win to give them 21 points from 11 games.

Hendon: Lovelock, Eggleton, Sprague, Corcoran (Cole 64), Bray, Lee, Ball, Diedhiou, Joseph, Muir (Ibe 64), Nathaniel-George (Walker 64).

Not used: Murphy, Pedro.