News - January 2011

Monday 31 January - Comfortable win at Aveley

Hendon ran out comfortable 2-0 winners at Aveley on a chilly evening in Essex tonight, to move up to 13th place in the league table.

The opening goal came as early as the 5th minute, when Michael Peacock hit a lovely shot from the edge of the area after his previous effort had been parried by the home keeper. Berkley Laurencin made a superb save during the opening half to keep the Greens ahead at the break.

The second goal came just before the hour mark, when Greg Ngoyi slotted the ball home having received the ball from the wing, to follow up his debut goal on Saturday with a strike on his first senior start for the club.

Aveley never really looked like seriously testing Laurencin in the remainder of the game, and the Greens held on to secure a very important three points as they look to move back up towards the top half of the table.

Posted at 21:56

Monday 31 January - Coach seats available for Canvey

We are running a coach to Saturday's game at Canvey Island, which will leave from Vale Farm at 10:30am sharp. Seats cost £10 as normal, and bookings can be made via email on admin@hendonfc.net.

Posted at 12:29

Monday 31 January - First team travel to Aveley tonight

The busy league schedule continues tonight with a trip into Essex to play Aveley, who are one of the five teams who are currently cast adrift at the foot of the table.

On Saturday, Aveley lost 2-1 to Sutton United, despite taking a first half lead. They currently lie just one place outside of the relegation zone, with 19 points, 12 points less than the Greens. Of their five wins, four have come against their fellow strugglers, with the odd one coming against Harrow Borough.

Last season, the Greens won both games between the two clubs. Early in the season goals from Dave Diedhiou, James Bent, Danny Dyer and Peter Dean earnt a 4-1 win at Vale Farm, whilst the reverse fixture in November Dean and Casey Maclaren found the net in a 2-1 victory.

There are currently no plans for a pitch inspection ahead of the game, but should the situation change we will of course update the website and postponement hotline straight away. Kick off at Aveley is at 7.45pm.

Posted at 09:28

Monday 31 January - Scott Cousins picks his dream XI

This weekend's dream team in the Non League Paper was picked by our own Scott Cousins, and two of our current squad made the cut.

The two players concerned are Craig Vargas and Lee O'Leary, who appear in the XI that is made up entirely of non league players, despite Scott's time at Chelsea as a youngster. If you would like to see the full line up, you should still be able to find a copy of the paper in many newsagents.

Posted at 09:27

Saturday 29 January - Greg scores on debut as Hendon draw

Greg Ngoyi scored on his debut as Hendon twice came back from a goal down to draw 2-2 against play off contenders Cray Wanderers at a chilly Vale Farm this afternoon.

The Greens fell behind in the 8th minute when Eddie Munnelly unfortunately found the back of his own net, and ten minutes later they were dealt a further blow when Lee O'Leary had to leave the action following a nasty looking challenge.

Ngoyi was brought into the action straight after half-time and he made his mark within 5 minutes with the first equaliser. Cray restored the lead ten minutes later through Chris Saunders, but with 15 minutes to go, Danny Dyer scored his first goal of the season to net the second equaliser.

The Greens did have a chance to score a late winner, but Aaron Morgan's effort went inches wide of the goal with Dave King, who now plays for Cray, well beaten.

Posted at 17:20

Saturday 29 January - Under 21s back to winning ways

The under 21s returned to winning ways this afternoon, their first victory of 2011, as they beat St John Arsenal Deaf 4-3. Freddie Boffa led the way with a brace, whilst Dylan Agyako and Daryl Atkins were also on the scoresheet.

Posted at 16:09

Friday 28 January - Greg Ngoyi signs for the Greens

Gary McCann is delighted to announce that he has secured the signing of striker Greg Ngoyi, who was recently released by local rivals Wealdstone. Ironically, his last appearance for the Stones came as a substitute in our defeat there last weekend.

The 23 year old, who was in the Hendon youth set-up under both Dragan Jenic and Lou Llewellyn, has also been with Edgware Town. He joined Wealdstone during the 2008/09 season, and in his time there scored 43 goals in 68 starts, plus 22 substitute appearances, a record that compares favourably with most strikers at this level.

Greg goes straight into the squad for tomorrow's home game against Cray Wanderers

We would like to welcome Greg back to the club, and we hope that he has a long and enjoyable time with us.

Posted at 13:33

Friday 28 January - One of the oldest clubs visit tomorrow

High flying Cray Wanderers, who recently celebrated their 150th birthday, are our visitors to Vale Farm tomorrow afternoon. Under the guidance of chairman Gary Hillman, who took over in 1994 and manager Ian Jenkins, who took charge in 1999, the club have gradually moved up the pyramid, and currently sit in their highest ever position towards the top of the Premier Division table.

They currently sit in 5th place in the table, with 40 points from 24 games, although they did lose to fellow high flyers Lowestoft Town on Tuesday evening. Last Saturday they beat another leading club, Kingstonian, 2-0 with goals from Chris Saunders and John Guest.

Last season it was honours even, with both clubs winning their respective home games 2-0. The Greens won at Vale Farm in September with goals from Yacine Hamada and Jamie Busby, whilst at Hayes Lane in January the Wanderers had George Porter and John Guest to thank for the three points.

Gary McCann will be keen that the squad build on the point earned at Margate, and is hoping that he will be able to announce a new signing later today who is expected to go into tomorrows squad once all the necessary paperwork has been completed.

There are no known engineering works that will affect journeys to Vale Farm with the Bakerloo, Piccadilly and London Overground lines all expected to run a normal Saturday service.

Kick off at Vale Farm will be at 3.00pm, the bar will be open from 12.00pm and the turnstiles will open around 2.00pm. We look forward to seeing you all at the game.

Posted at 10:52

Wednesday 26 January - Proposed Supporters match against West Ham

The supporters team management duo of Eddie Edwards and Nick McMullen have invited West Ham United for a game on Saturday 12th February, with a likely kick off time of around 10:30am.

If you would like to take part in the game, please email the club on admin@hendonfc.net and your details will be passed on to Eddie and Nick. Alternatively, please speak to one of them at Saturday's game against Cray.

A decision will be made on Saturday evening as to whether the game will go ahead or not, dependent on the numbers who have expressed an interest in playing.

Posted at 17:15

Wednesday 26 January - Quiz Night coming soon

The Supporters Association and Supporters Trust have come together to arrange a fundraising quiz night that will take place on Saturday 26th February following our home game against Tonbridge. The event will start at 5.30pm and tickets cost £3 per person, with accompanied children free. Teams of up to 4 people will be accepted, and if you are coming on your own, we'll ensure you are put into a team on the night.

Food and nibbles will be provided, and the bar will be open as usual. Tickets will be available from the club shop on match days or from any Trust board member or Association committee member, or you can book your place by emailing admin@hendonfc.net.

Please buy your ticket early so that teams can be arranged and numbers for catering can be worked out.

Posted at 17:13

Tuesday 25 January - Late Busby goal earns a point

An 88th minute goal from Jamie Busby earnt Hendon a deserved point at Margate this evening as the game ended 1-1.

The home side took the lead late in the first half through Craig Cloke, with Belal Aite-Ouakrim having the best of Hendon's chances in the opening period.

The Greens were the better side, but didn't create a huge amount in clear chances, but were given a great chance in the 78th minute when Aaron Morgan was fouled in the box. The normally reliable Busby stepped up but fired the spot kick against the bar.

However, Busby redeemed himself with just two minutes to go when he did manage to find the back of the net to earn the point.

Posted at 21:50

Tuesday 25 January - Live commentary on tonight's game

If you are unable to travel to Margate for this evening's game, as well as our usual live updates service, there is live commentary available via the Margate website.

Details on how to listen to this service can be found by clicking the link below, and it comes highly recommended.

Margate v Hendon - Live Commentary

Posted at 11:04

Monday 24 January - Long trip ahead tomorrow

Tomorrow evening sees our busy schedule of games continue as we make one of the longest trips of the season to play Margate at Hartsdown Park.

The Thanet side, who have recently had planning permission granted to redevelop their ground, have had a mixed season, spending much of it so far towards the bottom end of the table. They did pick up three important points on Saturday with a 2-0 win over Hastings United, who themselves are suffering a rotten run of results at the moment.

The Greens will be keen to put the disappointment of losing at Wealdstone behind them, and will be equally as keen to ensure that chances are taken in front of goal when they come along.

Last season honours were even with both teams winning on their opponents ground. At Vale Farm in September, Margate ran out 2-1 winners, Glenn Garner scoring the goal, whilst at Hartsdown Park in February, goals from Jamie Busby, James Bent and Peter Dean earnt a 3-2 victory.

There are still spaces available on the coach, if you would like to travel, please email us on admin@hendonfc.net. Unfortunately we are currently unable to take bookings by phone.

Kick off at Hartsdown Park is at 7.45pm, and the squad look forward to seeing those of you who are able to make the journey.

For those unable to be there, we should have our normal Livescores service operating, with updates on the messageboard and the club twitter feed.

Posted at 15:19

Sunday 23 January - Under 18s reach semi finals

The under 18s reached the Cheshunt Youth League Cup semi finals this morning when they won 6-2 at Bush Hill Rangers. They face another away trip in the semis when they travel to Whitewebbs Eagles on a date to be confirmed.

Posted at 22:25

Sunday 23 January - New date for Canvey game

Our home game against Canvey Island will now be played at Vale Farm on Wednesday 9th March kicking off at 7:45pm.

Posted at 00:43

Sunday 23 January - More disappointment for under 21s

The under 21s had another disappointing afternoon yesterday as they lost 3-1 at home against FC Romania. Full details will be available on the under 21s pages in the next day or two.

Posted at 00:42

Saturday 22 January - Greens fail to take chances

Hendon were made to pay for not taking their chances as they lost 1-0 at Wealdstone this afternoon.

The home side deservedly led at half time, the goal coming after 33 minutes when Daniel Sintim inadvertendly diverted a Lee Chappell free kick into the net.

The Greens, having made a double change at half-time, were much brighter in the second half but failed to take advantage of a whole host of chances. Jamie Busby had a shot deflected wide, with Lee O'Leary heading against the bar from the resulting corner. Home keeper Jonathan North was forced into a fine save from a rasping drive, whilst Chappell headed another effort off the line. Late on Glenn Garner had two great chances, but put both wide of the target.

That's not to say that Wealdstone didn't have second half chances, because they did, but there were very few in the way of clear cut chances, but the home worked hard to ensure they secured the three points.

Posted at 16:54

Friday 21 January - Local derby tomorrow

Saturday sees the first match of the season against our local rivals Wealdstone, a fixture that has seen its fair share of excellent games over the years.

The Stones have been in something of a slump of late, having failed to score in their last 5 games, although that does include two FA Trophy games against Newport County in December. So far in 2011 they have lost to AFC Hornchurch (3-0), Tooting & Mitcham United (1-0) and Margate (also 1-0).

However, in the last seven days they have signed two strikers on a months loan in the shape of Kieran Knight from Maidenhead, he has also been with Hayes and Barnet, and Ryman League hotshot Richard Jolly, who has struggled to get into the starting line up at leaders Sutton United, but has been a regular scorer against the Greens.

Honours were even last season, with Wealdstone winning 3-2 at Vale Farm, Anthony Thomas and Casey Maclaren scoring for the Greens, and Callum Martin scoring a brace with Darren Locke also finding the back of the net.

In the reverse fixture, the Greens ran out comfortable 2-0 winners with goals from Lee O'Leary and Jamie Busby.

Kick off at Grovsenor Vale is at 3.00pm, and there are no plans for an inspection before the game.

Posted at 14:03

Wednesday 19 January - Mr Gordon Lamb

It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the death of long-standing supporter Mr Gordon Lamb, who passed away on Monday aged 91. Mr Lamb, as he was known to many supporters, had been supporting Hendon since 1932, and must have been our oldest and longest serving supporter.

He was a regular attender throughout most of his life, and was still attending games occasionally until just over a year ago accompanied by his son Chris.

It is believed that he was one of the supporters that built the covered terracing at Claremont Road.

Everyone connected with the club send Mr Lamb's family their condolences at this sad time.

Posted at 22:38

Wednesday 19 January - New date for AFC Hornchurch

Our home game against AFC Hornchurch will now take place at Vale Farm on Tuesday 22nd March, kicking off at 7:45pm.

Posted at 22:06

Tuesday 18 January - News archive completed

The website news archive has now been completed, with nearly 3600 news items dating back to November 1999 now available for you to browse through.

The original Greensnet site was launched as an unofficial site in November 1999, with the first news posting coming on 6th November following a defeat to Dulwich Hamlet despite Bontcho Guentchev putting the Greens head.

The site became official in April 2000 following the demise of the first official site, and Greensnet has been at the forefront of the club's media activities ever since.

Posted at 18:46

Tuesday 18 January - Canvey game postponed

This evening's game against Canvey Island has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. A new date for the game will be advised in due course.

Posted at 14:26

Tuesday 18 January - Pitch inspection at 2.00pm

There will be a pitch inspection at 2:00pm to see whether our game against Canvey Island can go ahead or not. There will be a further update to both the website and the postponement hotline as soon as the result of the inspection is known.

Posted at 11:40

Monday 17 January - Coach running to Margate

There will be a coach running to Margate for the rearranged game next Tuesday, departing from Vale Farm at 3:15pm. As normal seats cost £10, and if you would like to travel, please either call into the club shop tomorrow evening, or alternatively you can email the club on admin@hendonfc.net to make your booking.

Posted at 16:58

Monday 17 January - Margate game brought forward

We have agreed with Margate to bring forward our game at Hartsdown Park, and it will now be played on Tuesday 25th January, kicking off at 7:45pm. This replaces the recently postponed home fixture against AFC Hornchurch.

Posted at 16:51

Monday 17 January - Canvey are our next visitors

The first team entertain Canvey Island tomorrow evening in our latest league fixture at Vale Farm which will kick off at the normal time of 7:45pm.

Canvey currently sit in 11th position in the table with 31 points from 22 games. On Saturday afternoon they won 2-0 against Margate, but had lost their previous two games against Sutton United and Harrow Borough 3-1 and 6-1 respectively.

This is the first time we have met Canvey this season, but last season we completed the double over the Essex side. Goals from Lubo Guentchev and Scott Cousins earnt us a 2-1 win at Vale Farm in March, and then on the penultimate Saturday of the season we won 3-2 at Park Lane, with Guentchev scoring twice, and Bradley Thomas also finding the back of the net.

We will update the website and the postponement hotline early tomorrow afternoon if there is any doubt about the game going ahead.

Posted at 15:27

Sunday 16 January - Rays of Sunshine to feature on BBC1 today

Rays of Sunshine, the clubs chosen charity for the 2010-11 season, are being featured today on the BBC Lifeline show. If you would like to see the programme, it will be broadcast on BBC1 at 4.50pm today, and repeated on Wednesday at 1.30pm on BBC2.

Posted at 12:19

Sunday 16 January - No cup joy for under 21s

The under 21s hopes of cup success came to an end for this season yesterday as they lost 2-1 to LPOSSA in the Division One Cup. The goal for the young Greens was scored by Daryl Atkins.

Posted at 07:30

Saturday 15 January - Lubo celebrates milestone with brace

Lubomir Guentchev made his 150th appearance for the club this afternoon and celebrated in style with a first half brace of goals.

The 24 year old Bulgarian made his debut for the club in August 2007 at Heybridge Swifts, and has been a regular member of the squad throughout his time with the club, scoring 29 goals in the process.

Everyone at the club would like to congratulate Lubo on his latest milestone, and we hope that there are many more to come.

Posted at 20:58

Saturday 15 January - Tooting terrorised by Hendon

Hendon returned to winning ways with a 4-1 victory over Tooting & Mitcham United at Vale Farm this afternoon.

The Greens took the lead in the 28th minute, when a long ball out of defensive allowed Lubomir Guentchev to beat the offside trap and finish clinically. The Bulgarian doubled the lead shortly before half time.

The Terrors deservedly pulled a goal back after 74 minutes when Reece Hall found the back of the net, but within a few minutes Hendon were two goals ahead when Eddie Munnelly scored his first goal for the club. He carried the ball from the halfway line into the 18 yard box and squared the ball to Brian Haule. The tall striker could only shoot at the keeper, but the ball bounced to Munnelly and he took great delight in slamming the ball into the net.

The final goal came shortly before the end when Lee O'Leary scored to add some gloss to the scoreline.

Posted at 19:24

Saturday 15 January - Supporters see 150 consecutive league games

Alex Barrett, and his mum Joyce, attended their 150th consecutive Hendon league game today, a record that spans into four seasons. WIth so many league games still to play this season it will not be too long before they stretch their record towards 200.

Speaking to Greensnet this afternoon, Alex said that his favourite away game was the 2-0 win at Wealdstone last season, whilst his favourite game of all was the 3-2 win against Tonbridge Angels at Claremont Road when we scored 3 goals in stoppage time to earn all three points.

Everyone at the club would like to thank them both for their tremendous support.

Posted at 19:20

Saturday 15 January - Tooting game is on

We are pleased to confirm that today's game against Tooting & Mitcham United will go ahead as planned as there has been no substantial overnight rain. Kick off is at 3.00pm.

Posted at 11:13

Friday 14 January - Prospects of play tomorrow are good

We are very hopeful that the game against Tooting & Mitcham United will go ahead as planned tomorrow afternoon. The pitch is currently playable, and with the overnight forecast suggesting nothing more than light rain, the prospects of play are currently looking very good.

Should the situation change tomorrow morning, there is a chance that we may not be able to update the website. If you are in any doubt about the game going ahead before leaving home, please call the postponement hotline on 07957 328352, as that will be carrying the latest news.

Tooting have had a mixed season so far, and have had a high turnover of players during the season. They currently lie just two places below us with 26 points from 23 games. The Terrors are unbeaten in their last 6 league games, but they have only won one of those, the remainder being draws. One familiar face in the Tooting squad is former favourite Rob Haworth.

We last met on the opening day of the season, when we were beaten 4-3, with our goals coming from Lee O'Leary and Aaron Morgan who scored twice. Last season at Vale Farm in the corresponding fixture we played out a 0-0 draw.

There are no planned engineering works on the Bakerloo, Piccadilly or London Overground lines. However, there is strike action planned on the Bakerloo line which may cause some disruption to services.

Kick off at Vale Farm tomorrow is at 3.00pm, and the clubhouse will be open from 12.00pm. Turnstiles into the ground will open around 2.00pm and hot food will be available as normal inside the ground.

Unfortunately, it is very unlikely that we will be able to operate the normal livescores service either tomorrow or on Tuesday.

Posted at 15:37

Thursday 13 January - AFC Hornchurch game postponed again

Our home game against AFC Hornchurch that was due to be played on 25th January has been postponed, this time due to the Urchins involvement in the Essex Senior Cup. A new date for the game will be announced in due course.

Posted at 22:35

Thursday 13 January - London Senior Cup game arranged

Our London Senior Cup third round game against Metropolitan Police now be played on Thursday 10th February at Imber Court, thus meaning that is becomes an away game for us.

Both clubs have been struggling to find a convenient date for the game as we are both suffering from a very busy league schedule, and rather than force Wembley away from Vale Farm on their training night, it was felt that it would be better for all concerned if the tie was switched to Imber Court.

We would like to thank Metropolitan Police for their co-operation in agreeing to host the game.

Posted at 16:21

Tuesday 11 January - Tonbridge curse strikes again

The first team's rotten run of results at Tonbridge continued this evening as they lost 2-1, despite a decent performance.

The Greens were the better side for the opening half hour, and deservedly took the lead in the 10th minute through Belal Aite-Ouakrim. Tonbridge equalised in the 28th minute courtesy of an Ade Olorunda goal, the goal coming against the run of play. The Greens could, and probably should have been 2 or 3 goals ahead by this time.

The second half was more even, with Hendon creating chances but not finding the back of the net, whilst James Reading pulled off three excellent saves at the other end. However, he was beaten in the 73rd minute when Frannie Collin converted a spot kick following an unnecessary foul in the box.

The penalty turned out to be the winner as Tonbridge held on for the three points. The run of defeats at Longmead brings back memories of the rotten run of results the club had against Purfleet during the 1990s and early 2000s.

Posted at 21:53

Tuesday 11 January - Daniel Sintim joins on loan

Daniel Sintim has joined the club on a months loan from Woking, going straight into the squad for tonight's game at Tonbridge Angels.

The 20 year old defender graduated through the youth academy at Woking, making his league debut at Stevenage Borough in February 2009 and has since made a number of assured performances. He has also had spells on loan at Godalming Town, Croydon Athletic and Walton & Hersham.

Posted at 19:20

Tuesday 11 January - Tonbridge expect game to go ahead

Despite the overnight rain, Tonbridge are very hopeful that tonight's game at Longmead will go ahead as planned.

Their groundsman has been working on the pitch this morning, and has reported that the pitch is draining well. Both clubs have agreed that we will give the pitch as long as possible to continue to drain, particularly as no further rain is forecast today. The final decision will be left to the match referee upon his arrival at the ground this evening.

Posted at 11:34

Monday 10 January - Croydon Athletic deducted three points

The Ryman League have announced today that Croydon Athletic have had three points deducted with immediate effect. This is following the clubs admission that they played Charlie Taylor against Folkestone Invicta on 21st August whilst he was still under contract to Sutton United.

Posted at 13:38

Monday 10 January - Tonbridge away tomorrow

The first team are off to Kent tomorrow as they travel to Tonbridge Angels in our latest Ryman League fixture. Kick off at Longmead is at 7:45pm.

Tonbridge currently lie in 8th place with 31 points from 19 games, and had a good win on Saturday, coming away from Bury Town with a 2-1 victory.

Longmead has not been a happy hunting ground for the Greens, and last season the Angels won the corresponding fixture 2-1 thanks to goals from Lee Minshull and Paul Booth. Billy Dunn was on target for the Greens. In the home fixture, the game ended goalless.

The squad look forward to seeing those supporters who are able to make the journey tomorrow. If you are unable to travel, our normal livescores service will be operating, and updates can be found on the messageboard and on the club twitter feed.

Posted at 13:15

Monday 10 January - Margate game arranged

Our away game at Margate will now take place on Tuesday 8th March, kicking off at 7:45pm at Hartsdown Park.

Posted at 12:34

Sunday 09 January - Under 18s beat league leaders

The under 18s start the new year in fine style with a 4-2 victory over league leaders Whitewebbs Eagles this morning, which ended their opponents 100% record for the season.

Full details on the game will appear on the under 18 section in the next couple of days.

Posted at 15:08

Saturday 08 January - Belal makes 100th appearance

Belal Aite-Ouakrim became the 12th player in the current squad to make his 100th first team appearance for the club this afternoon.

The popular striker originally joined the club in August 2005 and made an early impression by scoring on his debut in the 5-4 win at Wealdstone. He had a spell away from the club during which time he played for both AFC Wimbledon and Maidenhead United, before returning to Hendon midway through last season.

His goalscoring record has been very good, with 40 goals scored in his 100 appearances, and we hope that there are many more goals and appearances to come.

Posted at 17:18

Saturday 08 January - Dons beaten at Concord

Despite Belal Aite-Ouakrim taking his personal tally to 6 goals against Concord Rangers this season, the Essex side ran out 3-2 winners this afternoon.

Hendon were dealt a blow in the 5th minute when Craig Vargas was stretchered off, and Concord took the lead in the 32nd minute when Tony Stokes converted a penalty. From the restart, Concord regained possession and immediately doubled the lead thanks to Gary Ogilvie. Shortly before half-time Aite-Ouakrim pulled a goal back. The assistant referee awarded the goal despite the ball not appearing to cross the line.

The Greens had the perfect start to the second period when Aite-Ouakrim turned his markers twice on the edge of the area and fired the ball home, but in the 66th minute Steve King headed home at the far post for what turned out to earn Concord a deserved win.

Posted at 17:04

Saturday 08 January - Lowestoft game rearranged

Our outstanding home game against Lowestoft Town will now take place at Vale Farm on Tuesday 15th March, kicking off at 7:45pm.

Posted at 10:07

Friday 07 January - Concord away tomorrow

The first team travel to Concord Rangers tomorrow afternoon keen to bounce back from the disappointing new year defeat against Harrow Borough.

Concord have had a good start to their first season at this level of football, and currently lie in 8th place in the league table. Like most clubs, they have seen a distinct lack of action over the past few weeks, and lost 2-0 at Lowestoft Town last Saturday afternoon.

Our two clubs have only met once before, that being our first home game of the current season when Belal Aite-Ouakrim hit all four goals in a 4-1 win.

We have not been informed of any plans for a pitch inspection, but should the situation change, we will immediately update the website and postponement hotline as normal.

Posted at 16:59

Friday 07 January - New date for Sutton home game

Our outstanding home game against Sutton United will take place on Wednesday 16th February at Vale Farm, kicking off at 7:45pm

Posted at 16:53

Tuesday 04 January - Coach travel to Concord Rangers

The club are running a coach to Concord Rangers on Saturday, and as is normally the case, seats are available to supporters for £10. The coach will depart from Vale Farm at 11.00am.

If you would like to travel on the coach, please email the club on admin@hendonfc.net. Unfortunately, we are unable to take phone bookings on this occasion.

Please do not turn up for the coach unless you have prebooked.

Posted at 14:19

Monday 03 January - Nearly £1900 given away in prizes

The Supporters Trust gave away nearly £1900 worth of prizes on New Years Day, as both the new year raffle and the December snowball draw were made, the latter including the annual jackpot prize.

The snowball draw was made by Amy Coward at half-time. The snowball jackpot this year was £949.50, and this was won by ball number 158, whilst the monthly first prize of £267.00 was won by number 167 and the second prize of £133.50 was won by number 92.

The winners of the new year raffle, drawn by Elsie Rogers, are listed below.

1st Prize - £250 - Ticket 0075

2nd Prize - £50 - Ticket 1489

3rd Prize - £50 - Ticket 0086

4th Prize - £50 - Ticket 0041

5th Prize - £50 - Ticket 1264

6th Prize - £50 - Ticket 1281

7th Prize - £25 - Ticket 1331

If you have won a prize in either the snowball or the raffle, you will be contacted in the next few days by the supporters trust.

The trust and the club would like to thank all those who have supported all our various fundraising activities throughout 2010, and we hope that your support will continue throughout this new year.

Posted at 10:41

Saturday 01 January - Busby reaches 200, Dyer reaches 100

Jamie Busby reached the 200 appearance milestone this afternoon, whilst Danny Dyer made his 100th appearance as well.

Busby, who is still only 24, made his debut in April 2006 at Maldon Town, and has been a regular member of the starting line up since the beginning of the 2006/07 season, scoring a number of memorable goals. His goal tally so far is 45.

Dyer, who joined in September 2007 and made his debut against Ramsgate, has been a very important member of the squad, filling in a number of positions, and has scored 7 goals during his time with us, again, many of them memorable.

We congratulate both players on reaching these milestones, and we all hope that they make many more appearances for the club.

This means that we now have 11 outfield players at the club who have made 100 or more appearances for us, which is testament to the management of Gary & Freddie and shows how well they have done to keep a stable squad at the club over the past few years. Long may it continue.

Posted at 18:46

Saturday 01 January - Disappointing start to 2011 for Greens

2011 got off to a disappointing start for Hendon as they lost 3-0 to Harrow Borough, in a game where Harrow's keeper was rarely tested.

The first half was largely uneventful, but Harrow took the lead early in the second period. The goal was controversial as it appeared that James Reading was pushed into the goal whilst in possession of the ball, but the referee gave the goal.

Troy Hewitt doubled the lead in the 67th minute with a fine strike, and the scoring was completed by Dewayne Clarke on the stroke of full time.

It must be said that despite the controversy over the opening goal, Harrow thoroughly deserved to win the game following the disappointing performance from Hendon.

Posted at 18:30

Saturday 01 January - Youth round up

Our youth teams are currently on a winter break, and will resume fixtures next weekend. The Under 18s have had an excellent start to the season, remaining unbeaten in all games played so far, whilst the Under 21s have had a more mixed time, but are in a position to challenge at the right end of the table.

Full details of their forthcoming fixtures can be found via the age group links on the right hand side

Posted at 12:26

Saturday 01 January - Harrow game is on

With temperatures having remained above freezing overnight, we can confirm that today's game against Harrow Borough is due to go ahead as planned. There is no pitch inspection planned. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible there as Gary McCann and the squad look start the new year with a victory.

Posted at 11:15