Hendon’s revival in the Southern League Premier Division South continued with a 2-1 win over strugglers Yate Town on Saturday.

Joe White scored a goal in each half to secure the three points for the Greens, who continued to move away from the relegation zone with their fifth consecutive league win.

Hendon named an unchanged 11 to the side that beat Wimborne Town last week, with the only change to the squad being Luke Tingey’s inclusion on the bench.

Yate made the better start to the game but despite threatening on a number of occasions, their only real chance was kept our by Rihards Matrevics, who has had his loan from Barnet extended by a further month.

Instead, it was Hendon who took the lead. Referee Craig Pullen played the advantage for a foul on Solomon Sambou in the build-up, and the move continued with Liam Brooks, Percy Kiangebeni and Kieron Forbes, who played it back into Brooks.

He too was taken out, but again the referee played the advantage and White ran onto the loose ball before rolling it past the advancing Adam Forster.

Yate came out for the second half knowing they needed to get on the front foot, and they very nearly equalised in the opening minutes of the half when Sam Bell was a fraction away from connecting with a cross.

The visitors did level shortly after, though, when Tommy Conway’s delivery struck the woodwork but bounced into James Taylor’s path, who tapped home.

Desperate to keep their winning run going, Hendon launched themselves forward and with 15 minutes remaining, they got the goal when Shaun Lucien’s perfect cross was met by White, who guided his header home to secure the points.

The win leaves the Greens 13th in the table, seven points above Yate, who are only out of the relegation zone on goal difference, ahead of this weekend’s trip to Dorchester Town.