News - January 2002

Thursday 31 January - More details for the Cambridge game

As mentioned yesterday, the FA Trophy Replay against Cambridge City will take place on Saturday afternoon at St Albans City FC, kick off 3.00pm. Turnstiles will open at 2.00pm. Admission prices will remain at our normal home matchday prices of £7.00 adults, £3.00 concessions. Both the York Road, and the Clarence Park turnstiles will be open for admission.

Due to the ongoing situation at St Albans City, the bar inside the ground will not be open at all on Saturday, but there are a number of real ale pubs near the ground that supporters can use before and after the game.

Posted at 14:00

Wednesday 30 January - Venue for Saturday announced

Saturday's FA Trophy replay will take place at Clarence Park, St Albans kicking off at 3.00pm. Further details will be released later this week.

Posted at 18:00

Wednesday 30 January - Cambridge game off again

Tonights game has been postponed once again. The problem area is just one part on the far side of the pitch. As a result the FA have stepped in and will be finding a ground for the game to be played on Saturday afternoon. The winners of the game on Saturday will go forward to play at Gravesend & Northfleet on Tuesday evening. Details of the new venue will be posted as soon as they are confirmed.

Posted at 14:00

Tuesday 29 January - Supporters association quiz

The Supporters Association have announced details of their next quiz at Hendon Football Club. It will take place on Friday 8th March in part of the Banqueting Suite, doors opening at 7.30 for an 8.00 start. Tickets will be £2 and available from the club shop at all home games.

Posted at 18:00

Monday 28 January - Cambridge game put back

The FA Trophy replay has been put back 24 hours, as it is felt that Wednesday will give us the best chance of getting the game played this week. This has been done at the suggestion of the Football Association. So the game will now take place on Wednesday evening at 7.45pm.

Posted at 13:00

Monday 28 January - League cup draw

If we successfully beat Aldershot Town and Corinthian Casuals in the league cup, the quarter final draw sees us face the possibilty of a trip to Grays Athletic.

Posted at 13:00

Monday 28 January - Greensnet reaches milestone

Greensnet reached the 100,000 hits milestone yesterday, an achievement that surpasses all expectations when the site was relaunched in April 2000. It is not unusual for the site to achieve 300 hits in a day, which is a big increase since the site was relaunched, when the hit rate was as low as 20 or 30 hits per day. The Greensnet team, and the club would like to thank all supporters for their support of the site, and hope that it will continue to grow and keep you up to date with all the news from around the club.

Posted at 10:00

Sunday 27 January - Pickett goes out on loan

Ross Pickett joined Walton & Hersham on a months loan on Friday afternoon

Posted at 10:00

Saturday 26 January - Bedford under water

Hendon's game at Bedford Town has been postponed, extending the Green's unwanted mid-season break to around a fortnight. The pitch passed a late morning inspection, but heavy rain since then left the match referee with no choice at 1.45. Hendon will now be hoping to complete their FA Trophy replay at home to Cambridge City on Tuesday.

Posted at 14:00

Saturday 26 January - Bedford game on

Bedford Town have informed us that todays game will go ahead at 3pm.

Posted at 11:30

Friday 25 January - Bedford hopeful of game

Bedford Town have reported that they are very hopeful that tomorrows game will go ahead as planned and do not foresee any problems with their pitch. If there are no further updates to the website, then the game is definitely going ahead.

Posted at 14:00

Friday 25 January - Hendon postcard available

The sports bookshop Sportspages are currently carrying a series of 16 postcards entitled Unsung Grounds. One of these is a picture taken at last season's game against Tonbridge Angels in November 2000. The picture is taken from behind a number of our supporters, who will be recognisable to many. Club secretary Graham Etchell has a limited supply of these cards available on a first come, first served basis at 60p each. If there appears to be a demand, he will then look into acquiring some more. Graham will be around at Bedford tomorrow afternoon.

Posted at 09:00

Thursday 24 January - Aldershot game off

As expected tonight's game has been postponed. No new date has been set as yet. Details will be posted as soon as we are aware.

Posted at 13:30

Thursday 24 January - Lunchtime inspection

There will be a lunchtime inspection ahead of tonights league cup tie against Aldershot Town. However, it is expected that the game will be called off following the heavy rain over the past 36 hours. Confirmation will be posted online as soon as it is known.

Posted at 10:00

Tuesday 22 January - Cambridge game postponed

Following a lunchtime inspection tonights game has been postponed due to one area of the pitch being considered unplayable. The game has been rearranged for next Tuesday, 29th January and will take place at The LOOT Stadium, kick off 7.45pm. The club hope that if there is no substantial rainfall, the game on Thursday against Aldershot will go ahead.

Posted at 13:30

Tuesday 22 January - Pitch inspection planned

There will be a pitch inspection at some point this afternoon ahead of tonight's FA Trophy replay against Cambridge City. The time of the inspection is not known, but the club intend to ensure there is a decision before Cambridge depart. News of the inspection result will be posted as soon as we know it.

Posted at 10:00

Monday 21 January - Cambridge & Aldershot update

To confirm the situation regarding the Cambridge City and Aldershot Town cup games, we will play Cambridge City tomorrow evening at home in the FA Trophy, and Aldershot Town on Thursday at home in the Ryman League Cup. The club are hopeful that we will play tomorrow, there will be 20 tonnes of clean sand put on the pitch. It has also been confirmed that there has been no suggestion of the Cambridge game being switched to any other ground should tomorrows game be postponed or even back to Milton Road.

Posted at 14:00

Monday 21 January - Youth team round up

The youth teams had a mixed weekend, but the good news is that the Under 15's have reached the semi finals of the county cup with a 5-0 win at Pinner United. The Under 16's lost 2-1 at Beaconsfield SYCOB in the same competition, while the Under 13's drew 3-3 at Ruislip Manor.

Posted at 10:00

Saturday 19 January - Braintree game off

The overnight rain has left the pitch saturated, so unfortunately this afternoon's game against Braintree Town has been postponed. No new date has been set yet.

Posted at 12:00

Thursday 17 January - Waterlogged pitch

Tonight's game was called off due to a waterlogged pitch at around 4.30 after a pitch inspection. The glass had been cleared by lunchtime, but unfortunately rain from around 1.30 onwards has left the ground sodden.

Posted at 16:45

Thursday 17 January - Pitch cleared of glass

Lunch-time's pitch inspection by tonight's match referee resulted in the all clear for the glass on the pitch, with the Enfield official being satisfied that it has all been cleared and is now safe. There is still some doubt over the match with Aldershot due to the current rain, but if there is no further update to the site, assume the game will go ahead.

Posted at 13:30

Wednesday 16 January - Pitch inspection

There will be a pitch inspection at lunchtime tomorrow following instructions by the Ryman League prior to our game against Aldershot Town. The result of the inspection will be posted on the website at some point during the afternoon.

Posted at 14:00

Wednesday 16 January - Pitch update

The pitch is currently being thoroughly searched by a team from our contractors to ensure that all the glass is removed. The intention is to search the pitch thoroughly several times and the club are confident that the pitch will be safe by tomorrow lunchtime. Unless there is an update on the website or the Greensline (09066 555836) to the contrary, please assume that tomorrows league cup tie against Aldershot Town is going ahead as planned.

Posted at 10:00

Tuesday 15 January - Reserves face replay

The reserve team played their first team for six weeks as they travelled to Hillingdon Borough for their Middlesex Premier Cup Quarter Final which had been switched from the LOOT Stadium. The game ended in a 1-1 draw after extra time, with Hendon's goal coming from Nathan Edwards early in the second half. Other players with first team experience who played in the game included Rene Street, Leon Woodruffe, David Boateng, Richard Dee and Jason Donlan.

Posted at 22:30

Tuesday 15 January - Why the game was postponed

First of all Hendon FC would like to apologise to all supporters from both clubs who made the effort to attend tonights game which was unfortunately called off at 7.00pm. The reason that the game was called off was because the match referee found some large fragments of broken glass on the sanded areas of the pitch which were laid by our ground contractors earlier today. A thorough search of the pitch was made by club officials and supporters, and several more fragments were found, so the referee consulted with both club secretaries and managers about the situation, and both managers immediately said that the game should be called off on safety grounds. The game has been rearranged for next Tuesday, 22nd January, kick off 7.45pm. This therefore means that the Hayes game is put back a further week to the 29th January.

Posted at 19:30

Tuesday 15 January - Late postponement

Today's FA Trophy tie with Cambridge City has been the victim of a late postponment. Further details will follow.

Posted at 19:00

Tuesday 15 January - Game on

Following the earlier pitch inspection tonight's game is definitely going ahead.

Posted at 16:00

Tuesday 15 January - Pitch inspection

There will be a pitch inspection at some point this afternoon. There is currently standing water on the pitch, and there it is considered doubtful that tonights game will go ahead as planned. News of the inspection result will be posted here as soon as we have it.

Posted at 12:00

Tuesday 15 January - Midweek preview

Weather permitting it is a busy week for the first team as they bid to win two cup ties in three days. Tonight sees the visit of Cambridge City for the replay of Saturday's FA Trophy tie. After the controversy surrounding the game at the weekend, Hendon will be keen to let their football do the talking so they can go on and meet the winners of the Histon v Gravesend match. Then on Thursday evening, Aldershot Town make a return visit to The LOOT Stadium for the League Cup tie, that will see the winners entertain Corinthian Casuals in the next round. Aldershot also face a repalay in the FA Trophy this evening, having drawn 1-1 at Forest Green Rovers on Sunday afternoon. Your support is very important for BOTH games, so get along to the ground, get behind the lads and hopefully cheer them on to two win

Posted at 10:00

Monday 14 January - FA Umbro Trophy draw

Presuming we beat Cambridge City tomorrow evening, we have been drawn to travel to the winners of the Histon against Gravesend & Northfleet game. They make a second attempt at their game tomorrow night at Histon, who are only a few minutes away from Cambridge, and are currently 4th in the Dr Martens Eastern Division, while Gravesend & Northfleet are the main challengers to Canvey Island in our division.

Posted at 12:00

Monday 14 January - Fixture update

To confirm following all the recent changes, tomorrow night we entertain Cambridge City in our FA Trophy replay, on Thursday we entertain Aldershot Town in the League Cup, Saturday sees the visit of Braintree Town in a league game, and now on Tuesday, 22nd January we travel to Hayes for our Middlesex Senior Cup tie. This means that our game at Sutton United has been postponed. No new date has yet been set for this, or for the Harrow Borough game.

Posted at 11:00

Monday 14 January - Youth team round-up

The youth teams had a mixed day yesterday, but it was great news for the Under 13's who hit an incredible 14 goals in the second half to beat AFC Wasps 18-2. Meanwhile, the Under 16's beat Parkfield 2-1, while the Under 14's went down to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of LNER St Georges.

Posted at 10:00

Saturday 12 January - Hendon earn replay

Against all the odds, Hendon won themselves a replay against Cambridge City on Tuesday night, drawing 1-1 at the Dr Martens league side's City Ground. Hendon probably had the better chances in the first half, Randall and Copper in particular being unlucky not to score whilst at the other end, the Lilywhites were hit by the injury of key striker Roy Essendoh. Their best chances were denied by an excellent double save from Hook. Hendon were then left bemused by the dismissal of Binns just before half-time, presumably for violent conduct. However, The Greens refused to cave in to pressure from Cambridge, instead taking the lead from a rare free kick, Bubb only hitting the bar but Ofori being in the right spot to slot in the rebound. However, City equalised shortly after through Tim Wooding's free kick which had Hook beten all ends up.

Posted at 19:00

Wednesday 09 January - Hendon on the radio

Hendon are to be featured on the new jewish local radio station Shalom FM this evening sometime between 6pm and 7pm. The station can be found on 87.9FM.

Posted at 12:00

Wednesday 09 January - New date for Aldershot

We will now play Aldershot Town in the League Cup on Thursday, 17th January, kicking off at 7.45pm

Posted at 10:00

Tuesday 08 January - Aldershot game postponed

Tonights game against Aldershot Town has been postponed due to an unfit pitch. No new date has been set as yet

Posted at 16:00

Tuesday 08 January - Enfield Town next

Hendon will face Enfield Town if they beat Hayes next week in the semi finals of the County Cup. Enfield Town beat Wealdstone 3-1 last night at Brimsdown Rovers

Posted at 10:00

Monday 07 January - Midweek preview

Hendon enter a crucial period of the season as they commence a run of three consecutive cup ties with a League Cup tie against Aldershot Town. Hendon will be looking for revenge for the foggy defeat three weeks ago, and keen to keep their recent improved form which has seen them win 9 of their last 13 games in all competitions. It is important that the supporters turn up and get behind the team at all these cup ties, as they are our chance of winning some silverware. So let's see you all at the game tomorrow evening, at Cambridge on Saturday, and at Hayes next Tuesday, getting behind the team.

Posted at 10:00

Monday 07 January - Youth team round up

It was a good start to the new year for the Sunday youth teams yesterday. The Under 15's beat Springfield 3-1, the Under 14's beat Parkfield 4-2, while the Under 13's drew 3-3 at Spur Road. Full details can be found as usual on the relevant team pages. The reserves game at Marlow on Saturday was postponed.

Posted at 09:45

Sunday 06 January - New date for St Albans

A new date has been set for the recently postponed fixture at St Albans City. The game will now take place on Tuesday, 12th February 2002, kicking off at 7.30pm

Posted at 10:00

Saturday 05 January - Hendon collect 3 more points

Hendon collected a further three points today with a well earnt 1-0 win over Hampton and Richmond Borough. The Greens started by far the brighter of the two sides and scored in the seventh minute, Binns shooting across Stuart MacKenzie for Leon Woodruffe to poke home. Martin Randall went close to scoring more than once whilst Paul Yates also had a good chance well saved for the Greens, whilst at the other end Hampton were largely kept from threatening, any danger being cleared up by the Dons.

Posted at 18:30

Saturday 05 January - Spare a Quid?

To raise further money towards a new club shop, the Supporters Association have a new draw. On the wall in the club shop is a calender. For £1, you can pick a date and put your name underneath it. At the end of the season, a draw will be made and the person who has selected that date will collect £100.

Posted at 10:00

Saturday 05 January - Sponsored walk in March

The Supporters Association have announced that there will be another sponsored walk to Boreham Wood, this year on Saturday 30th March to arrive in time for the match. All monies raised will be split between a local Cancer Research Charity and a proposed new club shop. For further details, or to register as a walker, call into the club shop over the next few weeks

Posted at 09:45

Saturday 05 January - Game on

This afternoon's game against Hampton & Richmond Borough at the LOOT Stadium has been given the go ahead following a morning pitch inspection. Kick off is at 3.00pm

Posted at 09:30

Friday 04 January - Tomorrow's game

There will be a pitch inspection at 11.15am prior to our game at home to Hampton & Richmond Borough. The pitch is currently rock hard and unplayable but flat and is not rutted. Therefore it is advisable that you check either Greensnet or the Greensline on 09066 555836 after 11.30am for the result of the inspection.

Posted at 18:00

Friday 04 January - Player news

Two players have left the club this week, one on loan, one permanently. Davis Haule has joined Hemel Hempstead Town on a months loan, teaming up with former Hendon player Tony Kelly who is now manager at Hemel. Meanwhile, Marvyn Watson has been released by the club and is expected to sign for Hampton & Richmond Borough.

Posted at 17:00

Wednesday 02 January - League cup draw

The third round draw for the league cup has been made, and if we beat Aldershot Town next week, we then entertain Corinthian Casuals in the following round. We have not played the Division Three side since they were relegated from the top flight in 1974.

Posted at 10:00

Tuesday 01 January - Derby game off

Hendon's derby clash with local rivals Harrow Borough has been postponed due to a frozen pitch, the first time a home game has been called off due to weather this season. News of the re-arranged date will be posted as soon as possible

Posted at 12:00