Hendon edged through to the first round of the FA Trophy with a penalty shoot-out win over Slough Town in their third qualifying round replay last night.

The Greens had 17-year-old Dan Purdue to thank for their victory, making two great saves when the game went to spot kicks only hours after he had been drafted in for regular stopper Tom Lovelock.

The Under-18 player didn't look out of place as the game ended 1-1 after 90 minutes, as Slough equalised in the final seconds to cancel out Niko Muir's opener.

Hendon now go through to host either Bath City or Margate in the first round, with their first round going to a replay next week.

Hendon took the lead with their first real chance, with top-scorer Muir latching onto Daniel Uchechi's through-ball before slotting home.

The hosts dominated after half-time, giving Purdue his first real test, but he stood firm.

That was until the 90th minute when he was finally beaten, taking the game into extra-time and then penalties.

Sam Murphy missed first for the Greens but Purdue kept the scores level by saving Slough's response, and with Michael Corcoran, Casey McLaren and Uchechi scoring, another fine save and a miss from Slough put Hendon through.