Hendon secured their first win of the new Southern League Premier Division South season on Monday courtesy of a 3-1 home win against Chesham United.

Tahje Anderson’s effort had Hendon in front at the break, before Connor Calcutt doubled the advantage in the second half.

Dernell Wynter pulled one back for Chesham with 10 minutes to play, but the hosts made the game safe in stoppage time when Charlie Smith netted.

Both sides traded blows in the opening exchanges, but it was Hendon that drew first blood around the half hour mark when Anderson drove from midfield and drilled an effort past the goalkeeper.

Despite Chesham gaining a foothold on the game in the second half, it was Hendon who hit the next goal and it looked to have killed the game off.

A good move down the right resulted in a shot coming back off the foot of the post, but Calcutt was the quickest to react and he tapped in his side’s second.

Chesham, though, found a way back into the game less than ten minutes later when he lost his marker at a corner and powered a header home.

The nerves among the Hendon faithful were eased in stoppage time however, as Smith curled in an exquisite free-kick to seal the points.

Hendon were also in action on Saturday, where they suffered a 1-0 defeat away at Gosport Borough.

Kam English had the away side’s best opportunities, twice getting in behind Gosport’s backline, but Patrick O’Flaherty in the home goal was on hand to deny him on both occasions.

The game’s only goal came 11 minutes into the second half when George Barker broke into the box, twisted his way past the Hendon defence and fired in at the near post.

Despite some good chances created late on, there was to be no late equaliser for the away side, who had to settle for the 1-0 defeat.