Eddie Oshodi’s late goal rescued a point for Hendon in a 2-2 draw against Southern League Premier Division South strugglers Hartley Wintney.

Kingsley Eshun put the Greens ahead with less than a minute played, but two goals in as many second half minutes from Tom Bird and Joshua Webb looked to have secured the points for the visitors until Osodi’s intervention.

Hendon made two changes to the side that had beaten Merthyr Town a fortnight ago. Lucas Perry came in for Luke Tingey while Joe Felix replaced Keiron Forbes.

A quick start from the Dons saw them take the lead with only a minute played. A quick thrown in found Eshun who played a neat interchange with Liam Brooks before sliding the ball into the net from just inside the box.

The positivity continued for Hendon and they looked the more likely to get the game’s next goal. Eshun had a chance to double his tally but fired wide of the post and Sean Lucien was also narrowly off target.

Eshun was replaced in the second half as three fouls in less than 10 minutes left him on the verge of a red card, so Ando Georgiou came on for his Hendon debut.

Shortly after his introduction, Hartley levelled the game when Bird advanced down the left wing and played in what seemed like a cross, but despite furiously backpedalling, Rihards Matrevics in the Hendon goal couldn’t stop the ball from dipping under the crossbar and in.

That spurred the visitors on and within minutes they had turned the game around. Webb collected the ball in the centre circle and set off towards the Hendon penalty area and from 30 yards he fired a stunning effort into the top corner.

Kam English was sent on in place of Felix to give the Greens more of an attacking threat. Although it didn’t pay off immediately, Hendon did manage to snatch an equaliser at the death.

A scramble in the box ensued after Hartley failed to deal with a corner, and Oshodi took control of the loose ball before whipping it into the corner to level.

Eight minutes of stoppage time could not produce a winner, though, and both teams were forced to settle for a point.

Hendon’s next game sees them host another relegation battle as they welcome Harrow Borough for a 1pm kick off on Boxing Day.