News - January 2016

Saturday 30 January - Leatherhead match postponed

Unfortunately the pitch has failed the inspection and today's game has been postponed due to waterlogging.

Posted at 11:11

Saturday 30 January - Pitch inspection at 11:15am

There will be a pitch inspection at 11:15am to see if our game against Leatherhead can go ahead this afternoon.

Posted at 10:08

Saturday 23 January - Greens win at Staines

The first time picked up an important three points this afternoon as they won 3-1 at Staines Town.

Dave Diedhiou gave the Greens the lead in the 12th minute before Jeremy Boakye equalised on the half hour mark.

Kezie Ibe restored the lead midway through the second half, and Mark Kirby made sure of the points shortly before the end.

Posted at 18:25

Saturday 23 January - McCluskey reaches century

Carl McCluskey became the latest Hendon player to make his 100th appearance in this afternoon's victory at Staines Town.

Carl originally joined the club in the summer of 2011, making his debut in a 1-0 win over Concord Rangers on 20th August. He left midway through the 2013-14 season to join Wealdstone, and has also appeared for Edgware Town before returning a few weeks ago.

During his time with us so far he has scored 20 goals.

Posted at 18:24

Friday 22 January - Lewes game rearranged

Our home game against Lewes will now be played on Monday 29th February, kick off at 7:45pm at Earlsmead.

Posted at 18:12

Wednesday 20 January - Silver Jubilee Park works update 7

We are making excellent progress and still on schedule to achieve the 31st March deadline for ensuring Silver Jubilee Park attains the required ground grading.

The spectator rail has been finished and the gates installed around the pitch. The hand rail has made a significant difference to the appearance of the ground.

The disabled stand base and the turnstile base will be complete on Thursday with new entrance gates installed. The old turnstile hut will be demolished on Monday and the new hand rail around the entrance will be complete.

The container that is currently in the car park at Earlsmead will be moved to SJP on Tuesday and be positioned near the new entrance gates. This will be partially converted to accommodate a club shop, which will then be in prime position for maximum customer flow.

The toilets are being fitted with the sanitary ware and will be completed in the next two weeks.

The Officials rooms have been boarded, plastered and now decorated. One will be functional with shower and toilet for Edgware's home game this Saturday. The home changing room is going to be of good size which will please Gary and the first team. Walls have been knocked down and the old bath demolished. Unfortunately the roof is full of holes and requires immediate repair which wasn't budgeted for. Also the central heating pipe was cut which hasn't helped during this cold spell. This resulted in a burst pipe in one of the officials rooms that had just been decorated. Two walls that were going to be removed no longer need to be and so we have been able to make up the time lost on burst pipes.

Please come along to the London Senior Cup tie against Croydon on Tuesday 9th February if you are able as it will give you a chance to see all the changes that have taken place over the past couple of months.

Posted at 22:53

Wednesday 20 January - Hendon run out winners in friendly

The first team ran out 1-0 winners in last night's friendly against Hayes & Yeading United, with Dean Cracknell scoring the goal.

Posted at 06:16

Monday 18 January - Friendly arranged for tomorrow evening

We have arranged to play Hayes & Yeading United tomorrow evening on the 3G pitch behind what will be their new ground so allow players from both sides to get some much needed match time. This is on the site where Yeading used to play.

Kick off is at 7.30pm, but supporters are warned that the pitch is inside a cage, and it is likely that you will only be able to watch from outside of the cage.

Posted at 19:02

Saturday 16 January - Lewes match postponed

Today's match has been postponed due to a frozen pitch. A new date will be arranged in due course.

Posted at 11:06

Saturday 16 January - Pitch inspection at 10.30am

There will be a pitch inspection at 10:30am to see if our game against Lewes can go ahead this afternoon.

Please keep an eye on all club media - messageboard and twitter - for updates as the website team may not be able to immediately update the website when the result of the inspection is known.

Posted at 09:18

Friday 15 January - Melvin Minter moves on

The club have announced today that Melvin Minter has been released and is expected to sign for Farnborough in time to play for them tomorrow.

We would like to thank Melvin for his efforts and performances this season, and we wish him well for the future.

Posted at 19:49

Wednesday 13 January - Under 18s continue unbeaten run

The under 18s consolidated their position at the top of the Ryman Youth League table this evening as they beat second placed Camberley Town 5-2 at Silver Jubilee Park. The win extends their unbeaten run to 13 games in all competitions.

Full details of the game will appear on the youth news page in the next few days.

Next up for the youngsters is a Middlesex County Cup Semi Final against NPL Youth on Sunday afternoon, kick off 2.00pm at Silver Jubilee Park.

Posted at 23:28

Tuesday 12 January - Under 18s in twelve goal thriller

The under 18s opened 2016 with a twelve goal thriller on Sunday afternoon, eclipsing the ten goal Boxing Day thriller involving the first team at Harrow. The young Greens ran out 8-4 winners over St Albans City at Silver Jubilee Park in the Eastern Junior Alliance, with Oliver Achille, Zak Miles, Nyv Bogaire, Jordan Spearman, Kareem Bandaogo, Keagan Cole (2) and Johnnie Scott all scoring.

A full report can be found on the under 18s page in the Youth & Reserves menu.

The youngsters are due to be in action again tomorrow evening against Camberley Town in the Ryman Youth League, kick off 7.45pm at Silver Jubilee Park.

Posted at 21:29

Tuesday 12 January - Date fixed for London Senior Cup tie

Our London Senior Cup quarter final against Croydon will be played at Silver Jubilee Park on Tuesday 9th February, kick off 7:45pm.

Posted at 11:11

Monday 11 January - New date for Brentwood trip

Our away game at Brentwood Town has been rearranged and will now take place on Tuesday 2nd February, kick off 7:45pm.

Posted at 17:11

Saturday 09 January - Silver Jubilee Park works update 6

The weather has been kind to us again this week and has enabled the works to remain largely on schedule.

The new spectator rails were delivered on Monday and have been installed around half the pitch already. The first team saw the rail on Monday and were delighted with the look and agreed the ground was beginning to look better. The rail will be complete in the next few days weather permitting.

The outside toilets have been boarded and plastered and are now ready to be fitted by our first team plumbing expert Dean Cracknell and his company. The referees room has also been plastered and shower area tiled.

The changing rooms are next and we are devising a plan so matches can still be played whilst the refurbishment is taking place.

It was hoped that the dry changing room would be started this weekend, but the team are not able to get on site for another couple of weeks. This is our first setback but won't affect the completion date or the ground grading inspection.

We will need a working party in about a months time on a Sunday (date to be announced) to help with the clearing up of the site. This will include clearing some debris, removing moss and weeds from terracing, small painting jobs and erecting health and safety signs. Anyone interested in helping should contact Rob Morris via the club email address - admin@hendonfc.net

Posted at 12:44

Saturday 09 January - Brentwood match postponed

Unfortunately Brentwood's pitch has failed this morning's inspection due to waterlogging, and so our game has been postponed. A new date will be announced in due course.

Up next is a home game against Lewes next Saturday at Earlsmead, kick off 3:00pm

Posted at 10:46

Saturday 09 January - Pitch inspection at 10.30am

Brentwood have arranged for the pitch inspection to take place at 10:30am. Obviously it will take a few minutes for the inspection to take place, and then for Brentwood to get the messages out to the appropriate people regarding the result of the inspection.

As soon as we have news, we will update again.

Posted at 10:19

Friday 08 January - Pitch inspection at Brentwood tomorrow

We have been advised by Brentwood Town that there will be a pitch inspection tomorrow morning to see if there is any chance of our game going ahead.

The time is yet to be confirmed, and as soon as we have any further updates, we will update through the usual channels.

Posted at 18:42

Tuesday 05 January - Greens to launch darts team

We are pleased to announce that we are launching a new darts team to play in the Middlesex Super League later this year, with home matches being played at Silver Jubilee Park.

The league is 8-a-side and Paul is looking to put a squad together of up to 15 players so that there is competition for places. Other teams in the league include teams from Bedfont, Uxbridge, Harrow, Walthamstow, White City and Kilburn.

The season begins in August, so we have plenty of time to put a squad together. If any supporters are interested in taking part, please contact Paul Butler on paulbutlerdarts@gmail.com.

Posted at 19:38

Monday 04 January - Latest Snowball Draw results

The annual Super Snowball draw was made before the game against Wingate & Finchley, with the jackpot prize being £1,161.00 this year. The winning ball number was 62.

The December first prize of £301.50 was won by ball number 30, and the second prize of £150.75 was won by ball number 31.

Winners will be contacted in the next few days if they haven't been already.

Posted at 17:25

Sunday 03 January - Steve West wins SJP New Year Darts Open

Steve West won the SJP New Year Darts Open, organised by the IDL and Hendon FC, beating Dre Hajimina 6-3 in the final, completing the last leg with a 170 checkout.

In a quality field, last season's winner Ritchie Edhouse lost in the first round to Rob Walters, and the best performing IDL players were semi finalists Lee Williams and Martin Lukeman.

Exciting news for next year's SJP New Year Open is that the winning prize will be a guaranteed £1000. More details to follow in due course.

Posted at 17:31

Sunday 03 January - New Year Raffle results

A total of £750 worth of prizes were paid out on this years Grand New Year Raffle, with two of our young supporters, Elsie and James Rogers drawing out the winning tickets.

The winning ticket numbers are as follows, and all winners are being notified today. We would like to thank everyone who bought and sold tickets.

1st prize - £300 - ticket 0251

2nd prize - £200 - ticket 1853

3rd prize - £100 - ticket 0718

3 x 4th prize - £50 each - tickets 2521, 1497, 0295

Posted at 13:57

Sunday 03 January - Lee McCann

It is with great sadness that we learnt yesterday of the passing of Gary McCann's brother Lee.

Lee had been battling cancer for some time and sadly passed away yesterday.

The thoughts and prayers of all connected with Hendon Football Club are with Gary, his wife Dawn, their sons Sam, Max, Sid and Joe-Oli, and all of the McCann family at this very sad time.

Posted at 13:50

Saturday 02 January - Greens win in another goal feast

It was another feast of goals at a very wet Earlsmead this afternoon as the first team ran out 4-3 winners against Wingate & Finchley.

However, the Greens twice had to come back from behind to secure the points after the visitors were both 2-0 and 3-2 ahead.

Billy Healey and Leon Solomon put Wingate ahead inside 25 minutes, only for Adam Wallace to score two quickfire goals to bring things level.

Daniel Brown restored the lead for Wingate in the 50th minute, but in the 64th minute Kezie Ibe equalised, and then he went on to score the winner eight minutes from time.

Posted at 17:04

Saturday 02 January - Pitch passes 2nd inspection - Game On

We are delighted to announce that despite the heavy rain, the match referee has passed the pitch as playable, and today's game goes ahead as planned.

Posted at 14:39

Saturday 02 January - Second inspection at 2.30pm

Following sustained heavy rain since the first inspection, the match referee will undertake a second inspection at 2:30pm to see whether this afternoon's game can go ahead.

Further updates will appear on the website and twitter feed as soon as we get it.

Posted at 14:27

Saturday 02 January - Hendon v Wingate & Finchley - Game On

The match referee has arrived at Earlsmead and having undertaken a pitch inspection has confirmed that the game can go ahead as planned.

Remember that is it a Pay What You Want game today, and we hope to see as many of you as possible there in a couple of hours.

Posted at 12:21

Saturday 02 January - Pitch update - 09:15am

We have just received news from Earlsmead that the pitch is playable, and today's game against Wingate & Finchley is currently expected to go ahead as planned.

However, as we are sure everyone will understand, the situation is liable to change depending on how much rain there is this morning, and whether the pitch drainage is able to cope.

Any final decision can only be made by the match referee, who is due to arrive at the ground by 1pm. We will update again later, but only if there is a change in the situation. Please assume that the game is on, unless you read otherwise on the website or the official club twitter feed.

Posted at 09:20