Oct 25 2012 By Robert Iddiols
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Hanwell Town 2-2 Hillingdon Borough
HILLINGDON boss Sam Hurrell is desperate to bring ‘fresh legs’ to the side after their stalemate with the Geordie Boys.
The match ended in a draw despite Hillingdon controlling portions of the game and posting a two-goal lead after 50 minutes.
“It’s the first time since I’ve been in charge that we’ve managed to take the lead,” Hurrell said.
“We haven’t got a squad yet. We need to bring players in with fresh legs. We’ve had lots of injuries, and we’ve had lots of players since I’ve been here.”
Boro gave their hosts a lesson in ball retention in the opening period with Jimmy Froud and Ruben Lourenco each converting crosses from the flanks.
But their early dominance counted for little as Hanwell struck back with two late goals from set-pieces.
Calling upon substitutions has been a luxury for Hillingdon so far this season, as they’ve often played with a squad of just 11 players.
After a turbulent summer pushed several players out the door, 24-year-old Hurrell was appointed player-manager to take the club forward.
“I’m having to play centre-half even though I’m a winger. Ideally I want to be on the touchline for a bit, but we just don’t have the squad at the moment for me to come off,” Hurrell said.
The result sees Hillingdon remain 19th in the league and they will be looking to push up the ladder when they travel to Holmer Green on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Grant Kemp and Mo Hashi strikes were not enough to prevent a 3-2 defeat for Harefield United at Hadley.