News - February 2011

Monday 28 February - Another defeat for Greens

The first team's disappointing run of results continued this evening with a 3-0 defeat at Kingstonian.

Despite going a goal behind in the 2nd minute, scored by Paul Vines, the Greens gave as good as they got throughout the first half, but as is so often the case, were unable to convert their possession into goals. Their best chance fell to Casey Maclaren who saw his drive hit the woodwork. Just before half-time Kingstonian doubled their lead through leading scorer Bobby Traynor.

Things became much tougher midway through the second half when Daniel Sintim was sent off for a nasty looking challenge on Dean Lodge, and the ten men were found out shortly before the end of the game when Bashiru Alimi completed the scoring for Kingstonian.

Posted at 22:11

Monday 28 February - Under 18s crash out

The under 18s crashed out of the Cheshunt Youth League cup to league leaders Whitewebbs Eagles, the score being 5-1. The goal for the Greens was scored by Barkley Miguel Panzo.

Posted at 15:36

Monday 28 February - Thamesmead cup date set

Our London Senior Cup quarter-final at Thamesmead Town will be played on Thursday 24th March, kicking off at 7:45pm. This will be the first time in our history that the two clubs have met.

Posted at 13:19

Monday 28 February - First team head to Kingstonian tonight

The first team are back in action this evening, weather permitting, as they travel across London to play Kingstonian. The good news is that the pitch at Kingsmeadow is one of the best in the league and has excellent drainage, so hopefully there will be no problems in regards to the game going ahead. Of course, as always, should any inspections be planned, we will update the website and postponement hotline as quickly as possible.

Like ourselves, Kingstonian were not in action on Saturday afternoon after their game at Hastings United fell foul of the wet weather. They currently lie in 7th place in the table, 3 points outside the play off zone having been at the top end of the table for most of the season.

Also, like ourselves, the K's form has been mixed since the turn of the year, and in their most recent game, played ten days ago, they lost 3-1 at home to Wealdstone. They have won just two of their last nine games, both coming against struggling sides in Maidstone United and Croydon Athletic.

Earlier this season, in the return fixture, goals from Lee O'Leary and Jamie Busby weren't enough to get a result, as Tom Bird, Dean Hamlin and Dean Lodge all found the back of the net for Kingstonian in their 3-2 win.

Kick off at Kingsmeadow tonight is at 7.45pm, admission for adults is £9.50, OAPs is £6.50, Students is £4.00 and under 16s is £2.00 all of which include a seat in the stand if you require.

Posted at 09:23

Monday 28 February - Supporters game against Dulwich planned

The supporters team have fixed up an away game against Dulwich Hamlet, to be played on Saturday 12th March. The game is due to kick off at 10.30am at Belair Park, which will allow plenty of time for supporters to travel to Gander Green Lane afterwards for the league fixture against Sutton United.

If you would like to take part, please contact either Eddie Edwards or Nick McMullen, or email the website at admin@hendonfc.net. Eddie & Nick need to know numbers by this Friday at the latest so we can confirm that we have enough players to put a team out.

Posted at 09:12

Saturday 26 February - Tonbridge game postponed

It is with great disappointment, particularly given the planned visit by Birmingham City supporters, that our game against Tonbridge Angels has been postponed. Unfortunately the heavy rain this morning has rendered the pitch waterlogged and unplayable.

A new date for the game will be announced in due course.

Posted at 11:52

Saturday 26 February - Pitch inspection at 11.45am

Following a heavy downpour about 20 minutes ago, a pitch inspection has been arranged for 11.45am to see if our game this afternoon can go ahead.

As soon as the inspection has taken place, we will update the website and the postponement hotline.

Posted at 11:01

Friday 25 February - New date for Canvey game

Our home game against Canvey has now been rearranged and will take place at Vale Farm on Monday 28th March, kicking off at 7:45pm. This means that the only game now left without a date is our London Senior Cup quarter final at Thamesmead Town.

Posted at 16:08

Thursday 24 February - Another game against high flyers

The tough run of games against clubs at the top end of the division continues on Saturday afternoon as we entertain Tonbridge Angels in a Premier Division fixture.

The Angels are in fine form, having won 10 of their last 15 league games, one of which came in their game on Tuesday night when they beat Hastings United 2-1 with goals from Fraser Logan and Ade Olorunda. We last met back in January, when we suffered our annual defeat at Longmead, with Olorunda and leading scorer Frannie Collin finding the back of the net after Belal Aite-Ouakrim had given us a 10th minute lead.

It is hoped that one or two of the injured players will be available on Saturday, whilst Kevin Maclaren will be available following his suspension. Gary McCann will be hoping that the team can put on a good show for our visitors from Birmingham, and pick up some much needed points to help cement our mid table position.

The bar at Vale Farm will open at 12.00pm, and the turnstiles will open around 1.45pm. Hot food & drink will be available in the ground. Supporters from both Tonbridge and Birmingham are warmly invited to join us in the bar before and after the game.

Posted at 10:01

Thursday 24 February - Travel disruption on Saturday

We would like to advise all those who are travelling on public transport to the game on Saturday are advised that there are closures on parts of London's transport network on Saturday.

Birmingham fans travelling to our game by train from their home city are advised to change at Watford Junction, and then use the London Overground line to North Wembley, from where the ground is a 15-20 minute walk.

All supporters are advised that the London Overground is not operating between Euston and South Hampstead, and that the Bakerloo Line is not operating between Queen's Park and Elephant & Castle.

If you are travelling from Central London, we advise that you either use the Piccadilly Line to Sudbury Town, from where the ground is a 10 minute walk, or the Metroplitan or Jubilee Line to Wembley Park, from where the 182 bus operates every 7-8 minutes (towards Harrow Weald) and stops very close to the ground. Both options should take around 45-50 minutes from Central London.

For those travelling by car, please do not park in the main club car park. There is plenty of free parking just beyond the ground on the right hand side, and also in front of the sports centre.

Posted at 10:01

Thursday 24 February - Birmingham fans sponsor Tonbridge game

We are anticipating a number of Birmingham City fans coming along to Saturday's match against Tonbridge.

Birmingham play against Arsenal on Sunday in the Carling Cup Final at the "other" Wembley. A number of fans were discussing how best to make a celebratory weekend of it and the upshot is that they have decided to "adopt" us and come along to watch our match on Saturday.

We are, of course, very grateful for their support, besides paying to watch the game, they have also banded together to sponsor the match. Regular Hendon fans, and of course our visitors from Tonbridge should anticipate a larger than normal attendance when planning when to arrive at the ground.

Posted at 09:59

Tuesday 22 February - London Senior Cup opponents known

Our quarter final opponents in the London Senior Cup will be Thamesmead Town, who beat Welling United 4-1 this evening. The date for the game will be announced in due course.

Posted at 23:19

Tuesday 22 February - Much improved performance despite defeat

The first team put in a vastly improved performance tonight at Billericay Town despite going down to a 2-0 defeat. The first half saw the Greens have four or five decent chances, but were dealt a blow on the stroke of half time when Cedric Ngakam found the back of the net.

Early in the second half, James Reading saved a penalty, but the home side doubled their lead in the 63rd minute through Benson Kpaka. Billericay held on for the three points despite the best efforts of the Greens, who kept battling for the full 90 minutes.

Posted at 22:13

Tuesday 22 February - Another tough test this evening

The first team will be very keen to put Saturday's heavy defeat behind them tonight as they travel to Billericay Town for what promises to be another tough game.

With Daniel Sintim and Michael Peacock both available following their suspensions, and hopefully a recovered Jamie Busby, the squad should be much stronger than it was on Saturday.

Billericay are currently on a 7 match unbeaten run, 6 of which have been victories. However, of those 6 wins, four have been against sides in the bottom 5, the others coming against Margate and AFC Hornchurch.

Their game on Saturday at Cray Wanderers was postponed, so their most recent game was a 3-0 home win against Hastings United. Former Hendon youth player Micah Hyde opened the scoring, with Shawn Beveney and Ryan O'Rawe also finding the back of the net.

Last season, both teams won their respective home games 1-0, Wayne O'Sullivan scoring for the Greens at Vale Farm, and Chris Wild scoring in the game at New Lodge.

At the time of writing, there are no plans for any pitch inspection, although as always, should the situation change we will update the website and postponement hotline as quickly as we can.

Kick off at New Lodge tonight is at 7.45pm.

Posted at 09:33

Saturday 19 February - Lowestoft inflict huge defeat

Hendon slumped to their worst defeat under Gary McCann's reign this afternoon at Lowestoft Town, and indeed their biggest since a 9-1 defeat at Leyton-Wingate in February 1988. The home side made their intentions clear early on, opening the scoring in the fifth minute through Michael Frew before Matt Nolan doubled the lead on 16 minutes. The Greens managed to keep the Suffolk side at bay until just before halftime, but a 44th goal from Joe Francis and a second within a minute from Nolan meant game over before the second half.

Lowestoft continued in the same vein after half-time, Scott Mitchell adding one just after kick-off, before Belal Aite-Oukarim pulled one back for the Greens in the 53rd minute. The hoped for come-back failed to come though, with Russell Stock opening his account on 65 minutes and then James Burgess putting one in his own net with just 10 minutes to go. Stock made it eight with a quick goal after the restart to finish the scoring.

Posted at 16:56

Friday 18 February - Staines semi final date confirmed

It has been confirmed today that our Middlesex Senior Cup final against Staines Town will take place on Tuesday 8th March at Wheatsheaf Lane. The game will kick off at 7:45pm. Consequently our league game at home against Canvey Island has been postponed and will be rearranged for a later date.

Posted at 13:45

Friday 18 February - Longest ever league away trip tomorrow

The first team face their longest ever league away trip tomorrow as they travel to Lowestoft Town, a journey that is marginally longer than trips in the past to Yeovil Town.

Lowestoft, who have been promoted twice in the past two years, have made an excellent impact on the division this season, and have been in the championship race since the beginning of the campaign. However, a recent run of results has seen them draw four and lose two of their last six league games, the two defeats coming against Tooting & Mitcham United and Sutton United. Most recently, they drew 1-1 with fellow high flyers Kingstonian on Tuesday night.

The two clubs have met just twice before, both coming in cup competitions. The first meeting was in September 1989 in the FA Cup when the Greens ran out 7-0 winners thanks to a hat-trick from Colin Tate, a brace from Gary Keen and goals from Uche Egbe and Greg Zacharia. The second meeting came last season in the FA Trophy when a 2-0 win was secured thanks to strikes from Dave Diedhiou and Lubomir Guentchev.

The squad will be in a buoyant mood following their excellent performance on Wednesday night to beat league leaders Sutton United, and they will be very keen to build on that result and secure further points tomorrow.

The kick off at Crown Meadow will be at 3.00pm, and we look forward to seeing as many of you as are able to make the journey there.

Posted at 08:52

Thursday 17 February - Berkley reaches half century

Last night's win against Sutton United was Berkley Laurencin's 50th appearance for the club.

He made his debut in August 2008 in the 1-0 defeat against Sutton United at Gander Green Lane, before spending a chunk of the 2008/09 season on loan at Wembley to gain more experience. He returned to the Greens at the beginning of last season, and has since shared the duties between the sticks with James Reading, who ironically is currently on 49 appearances for the club.

We congratulate Berkley on reaching his first appearance milestone, and we hope that, together with James, they both make plenty more appearances for us in the months and years to come.

Posted at 09:18

Thursday 17 February - Jon-Jo Bates signs for the Daggers

It has been announced this week that Jon-Jo Bates has signed an 18 month contract with League One side Dagenham & Redbridge.

JJ has been on a dual registration with Bedfont Town this season, where he has been playing regularly since the beginning of October, and it was whilst he was there that he came to the attention of Daggers manager John Still following some impressive displays. There are no fees involved with the transfer as JJ was a non-contract player.

JJ made just the one competitive appearance for the Greens, that coming as a substitute in the Middlesex Senior Cup tie at Wingate & Finchley.

Everyone at Hendon would like to congratulate JJ on securing his contract at the Daggers, and we wish him very good luck as he bids to kick start his professional career. He will be wearing the number 38 shirt for his new club.

Posted at 09:07

Wednesday 16 February - Greens turn over league leaders

Hendon put in their most complete performance since the turn of the year this evening, beating league leaders Sutton United 1-0 at Vale Farm. The Greens matched their opponents from the off, with Kevin Scriven showing himself to be in good form with three excellent stops during the opening period. As the game moved towards half time Sutton applied pressure themselves, but it was Hendon who took the lead as Belal Aite-Ouakrim broke clear and was able to play the ball across the penalty area to an unmarked Aaron Morgan.

During a fairly even second half, Sutton came close a number of times during a 10 minute spell midway through the half, but found Berkley Laurencin's handling to be impeccable and ended the game frustrated as Hendon managed to successfully run the clock down. The result moves the Greens up to thirteenth in the table, leapfrogging Wealdstone, Margate and Tooting.

Posted at 23:25

Wednesday 16 February - Game on tonight

We are pleased to confirm that tonight's game against Sutton United is on, particularly as no rain is forecast for the rest of the day.

Despite the rain yesterday evening, and the fact Wembley played on it last night, the pitch is firmer than it was when we played on Saturday afternoon.

The Wembley groundstaff have been working on the pitch throughout the morning, and whilst sanded in places, the pitch playable cand is only likely to improve further during the afternoon.

Posted at 14:08

Wednesday 16 February - Sintim loan extended, Fraser joins squad

We are pleased to announce that Daniel Sintim's loan from Woking has been extended for another month and he will now be with us through to 12th March. Daniel has made a great impression since joining a month ago.

Meanwhile, joining us on a dual-registration basis from Boreham Wood is defender Bradley Fraser. The 18 year old made his Boreham Wood debut in November 2009, and has made 20 first team appearances. Bradley is available for tonight's game against Sutton United and we warmly welcome him to the club.

Posted at 12:31

Wednesday 16 February - League leaders visiting tonight

League leaders, and current championship favourites, Sutton United are our visitors to Vale Farm this evening in what promises to be a tough challenge for the first team.

The Surrey side have won their last 5 fixtures, scoring 14 goals in the process, and on Saturday they beat Lowestoft Town 2-1 at Gander Green Lane, with Andy Forbes scoring twice before being controversially sent off for a second caution.

The Sutton squad includes three players who have worn the Green shirt. The first is Sam Page, who spent a few months with us both on loan from MK Dons and also following his release from the Coca Cola League club. Bradley Woods-Garness, who spent a period on loan with us last season, has been amongst the goals on a regular basis for Sutton this season, and the third is player-coach Steve McKimm, who played for us in the early days of his career in the mid-1990s.

We haven't played Sutton yet, we go to Gander Green Lane in March, but last season Sutton won both games, 2-1 at Vale Farm (Sam Berry scoring for us), and 3-1 at Gander Green Lane (Jamie Busby scoring our goal).

Sutton are very much one of our bogey sides. In the last 20 years (which is 27 games, allowing for the fact the game at Gander Green Lane wasn't played in 2000/01) we have won just 6 of them, the last coming in the 2002/03 season away from home. Gary McCann and the squad will be very keen to lay that bogey to one side and pick up some much needed points from the game.

At the time of writing, there are no plans for a pitch inspection, but of course, should the situation change during the day, we will update the website and the postponement hotline.

However, please be aware that should the situation change, or there be updates after 5.30pm, we will almost certainly not be able to update the website, but we will post messages to twitter, the messageboard and the postponement hotline.

Kick off at Vale Farm is at 7.45pm, the bar will be open from 6.00pm and the turnstiles will open around 7.00pm.

Posted at 09:30

Monday 14 February - Under 18s drawn away to Northwood

The Ryman League have released the draw for the third round of the Lucas Fettes Youth Cup this morning, and our under 18 side have been drawn away to Northwood. The date for the game is to be confirmed in due course.

Posted at 13:59

Sunday 13 February - Under 18s score 15 goals

Enfield Community were soundly thrashed by our under 18 side this afternoon as they ran out 15-0 winners. Full details of the scorers will be available in the next couple of days.

Posted at 14:45

Sunday 13 February - January snowball draw result

The January snowball draw was made at half-time yesterday, and ball number 77 was the winner of the £270 first prize. The second prize of £135 went to the holder of ball number 180.

If you would like to have a chance of winning part of the monthly prize fund, please either speak to Simon Lawrence on a matchday, or email the club on admin@hendonfc.net. Each ball costs just £5 a month.

Posted at 14:40

Sunday 13 February - Quiz night date changed

Due to circumstances beyond their control the Supporters Trust and the Supporters Association have decided to postpone the Quiz Night, originally planned for the 26th February. The new date set is Saturday 19th March after the Margate game on that day. Apologies to all for any inconvenience caused. Tickets remain available on home matchdays, or by emailing the club on admin@hendonfc.net

Posted at 12:48

Saturday 12 February - Just one seat left on Lowestoft coach

There is just one seat left available on the Lowestoft coach and anyone wishing to travel should email the club as soon as possible to secure the seat.

The email address to use is admin@hendonfc.net, and the seat will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Posted at 22:05

Saturday 12 February - Lowestoft coach departure time confirmed

The coach to Lowestoft will depart from Vale Farm at 8:45am next Saturday. If you have booked to travel, please ensure that you are on time, and we also ask that you do not turn up if you have not booked in advance.

Posted at 22:03

Saturday 12 February - Greens beaten at home by Maidstone

Hendon were beaten at home in a league match by Maidstone United for the first time in just over 47 years this afternoon, with the Kent side winning 3-2. The Greens last lost at home to Maidstone in a league fixture in November 1963 when the Stones won 3-1.

It was a deserved win for the visitors, and although Hendon taking the lead through Aaron Morgan in the 20th minute, Maidstone were level a minute later courtesy of Nathan Paul. Shortly afterwards Tommy Whitnell gave the Stones the lead, and they led 2-1 at the break.

Hendon equalised in the 75th minute through Casey Maclaren, but any hopes of getting something from the game were dashed when Danny Hockton scored the winner for Maidstone in the 83rd minute.

Posted at 16:59

Saturday 12 February - Liam injured as supporters well beaten

The supporters team put in a good performance despite being well beaten 10-2 by West Ham United's supporters team this morning.

However, during the game Liam Coogan-Jobes, who had come back from university in Newcastle to play in the match, suffered a broken collar bone. We wish Liam all the best for a speedy recovery.

Posted at 16:50

Saturday 12 February - Yildirim hits hat-trick as under 21s win

The Under 21s returned to winning ways with a comprehensive 5-0 win over North London Football Academy with Ercan Yildirim leading the way with a hat-trick. The other goals were scored by Dylan Agyako and Christian Ramsay

Posted at 16:06

Friday 11 February - Maidstone visit Vale Farm tomorrow

The first team return to league action tomorrow afternoon as they entertain Maidstone United at Vale Farm in a 3:00pm kick off.

Maidstone are currently on a poor run of form, having won only one game in all competitions since the end of October, that coming against fellow strugglers Hastings United five weeks ago. Most recently they lost 1-0 at Billericay on Tuesday night, a result that leaves them languishing in 21st place in the table, with 18 points from 27 games.

Earlier in the season we drew 2-2 at the Homelands, when Casey Maclaren and Jamie Busby scored for the Greens, and Danny Hockton and the now departed Joe Vines scored for the Stones.

Last season, the Greens ran out 3-0 winners in both games. Maclaren, Busby and James Bent scoring at The Homelands, and Busby, Peter Dean and James Burgess scoring in the home game towards the end of the season.

Gary McCann will be keen to see the squad build on the two excellent county cup results over the past few days, and pick up three points to move back up towards the top half.

Supporters travelling by public transport are warned that there are various closures on the London Underground, including no trains to Wembley Park on the Jubilee and Metropolitan Lines. However, the Bakerloo & London Overground (to North Wembley) and Piccadilly (to Sudbury Town) should all be operating a normal service.

Before the first team game, a supporters match between Hendon and West Ham United will be taking place on the playing fields at Sudbury Court on East Lane, close to North Wembley Station. All supporters are welcome to pop along and watch.

Posted at 12:57

Friday 11 February - Staines date not yet confirmed

The date for the semi final of the Middlesex Senior Cup at Staines Town has not yet been confirmed, but will take place sometime during the week commencing 7th March. As a result, we have not yet called off our home game against Canvey Island.

We will confirm what is happening early next week following further discussions with Staines.

Posted at 12:56

Thursday 10 February - More county cup progression

The first team made it two wins in 48 hours as a much changed line up won 3-1 at Metropolitan Police, the second time we have beaten them in cup competition this season.

The Greens had a perfect start as Jamie Busby opened the scoring in the 4th minute, and then Glenn Garner doubled the lead just three minutes later.

The home side pulled a goal back in the 67th minute, before the game ended in controversial fashion. Metropolitan Police had a good penalty shout turned out, and immediately the Greens broke away. As the attack entered the box at the other end, another good penalty shout was awarded, in favour of Hendon.

Aaron Morgan stepped up and scored clinically, only to see the referee order a retake for encroachment, but fortunately Morgan held his nerve to score again to secure the win, with the final whistle being blown moments later.

The quarter finals will see us travel to the winners of the game between Thamesmead Town and Welling United due to be played on 22nd February.

Posted at 22:04

Tuesday 08 February - Hendon to play Staines in semis

The first team will travel to Staines Town in the semi finals of the Middlesex Senior Cup following a 1-0 win at Hampton & Richmond Borough.

Both sides made changes to their line ups, and one of the Greens' incoming players, Dave Diedhiou scored what turned out to be the winning goal just before half time.

Two players, Jason Mason and Bradley Ambrose, made their first team debuts as subsitutes during the game.

The game at Staines will be played on Tuesday 8th March at Wheatsheaf Lane, kicking off at 7:45pm.

Posted at 21:50

Tuesday 08 February - Under 18s go second

The under 18s moved into second place in the league table on Sunday as they beat Bush Hill Rangers 3-2. Ayodeji Akinyemi, Barkley Miguel Panzo and Ivan Tihati were the scores, whilst Sean Bazell made some very important saves to keep the young Greens in the game.

Posted at 14:33

Monday 07 February - Coach bookings for Lowestoft being taken

Bookings for seats on the coach for the trip to Lowestoft Town on Saturday 19th February are now being taken. The coach will depart from Vale Farm, and the departure time will be confirmed nearer the time.

As this is a much longer journey than most of our away trips, the price for seats will be £15 per person. However, this is still considerably cheaper than using the train, where standard return tickets cost over £40.

You can either book in the club shop on Saturday afternoon, or by emailing the club on admin@hendonfc.net.

Posted at 17:00

Monday 07 February - County cup double header this week

The first team have a county cup double coming up this week, with trips to Hampton & Richmond Borough and Metropolitan Police on the schedule.

Gary McCann has confirmed this morning that he is taking both competitions seriously, and strong sides will be fielded in both games, taking into account that we are playing four games in eight days. New signing Jason Mason is expected to be involved, whilst Dave Diedhiou is also due to make a return to action following his recent absence.

The trip to Hampton tomorrow evening is a Middlesex Senior Cup quarter final, with a trip to the winner of tonight's game between Wealdstone and Staines Town awaiting the winner.

We last met Hampton in the final of the same competition in 2008, when the Beavers ran out 3-0 winners at Uxbridge. Hampton currently lie in 19th place in the Blue Square South table, having drawn 0-0 with bottom club St Albans City on Saturday afternoon.

Admission tomorrow is reduced to £6 adults, £3 concessions and £1 for under 12s and kick off is at 7.45pm.

Then, on Thursday evening, we travel to Metropolitan Police in the third round of the London Senior Cup. The winners face a trip to either Thamesmead Town or Welling United, who are due to meet on 22nd February.

The Police are continuing to compete at the top of Division One South. Undoubtedly, they will be keen to gain revenge for their FA Cup defeat back in October, when we won the replay 2-0 at Imber Court to earn a trip to Chelmsford City.

They were well beaten on Saturday, losing 3-0 at home to Worthing.

Kick off at Imber Court on Thursday evening is also at 7.45pm. Admission prices have yet to be confirmed.

Posted at 10:19

Saturday 05 February - Three off as Hendon lose

Eight man Hendon lost 4-1 at Canvey Island this afternoon, with three players being sent off in separate incidents.

The game started brightly with the Greens taking the lead in the 15th minute when Jamie Busby converted a spot kick after Greg Ngoyi had been fouled in the area by John Easterford.

Canvey were back in the game in the 33rd minute, when Daniel Sintim appeared to trip over his own feet, colliding with a Canvey player in the box. The referee ruled that it denied a goalscoring opportunity, Sintim saw red, and Rob King stepped up to convert the spot kick.

Canvey took the lead shortly before the hour mark through Jay Curran, and just moments later the Greens were down to nine men when Kevin Maclaren was sent off for a second yellow card.

Things got even worse in the 75th minute when Michael Peacock was dismissed for a dangerous challenge, and the free kick was fired home by Danny Heale. Despite being up against 8 men, Canvey failed to create any chances of note until stoppage time when Leon Gordon found the back of the net.

Very much an afternoon to forget for the Greens as they now turn their attention to the two county cup matches coming up this week.

Posted at 17:19

Saturday 05 February - St Johns gain revenge on under 21s

St Johns Arsenal Deaf gained immediate revenge over the under 21s for last weeks defeat, with a 5-3 victory over our youngsters. Scorers for the Greens were Rory Lincoln, Dylan Agyako and Daryl Atkins.

Posted at 16:10

Saturday 05 February - Gary strengthens the squad

Gary McCann has strengthened the squad with the addition of two more new faces, both of whom are available for this afternoon's game at Canvey Island.

Joining us from Aveley is 26 year old midfielder Jason Mason, who has also played for Bishop's Stortford and Harlow Town.

Moving up from our under 18 squad is Bradley Ambrose. The 17 year old has scored regularly this season, scoring 14 goals so far this season.

We welcome both players into the first team squad, and hope they enjoy their time with the club.

Posted at 10:50

Friday 04 February - Another trip to Canvey tomorrow

The first team make their second trip to Canvey Island of 2011, this time to play the club named after the island in a league match, Concord Rangers having been the destination a few weeks ago.

The Seagulls come into the game on the back of a good run of results, having beaten Margate, Maidstone United and Hastings United in their last three games, keeping clean sheets in the process. However prior to that, they lost 3-1 to Sutton United and 6-1 to Harrow Borough, so are clearly capable of conceding goals.

Canvey are currently 3 points and 3 places better off in the league table than the Greens, but have played 2 goals more.

Hendon completed a league double over the Seagulls last season, Lubo Guentchev and Scott Cousins scoring in a 2-1 win at Vale Farm, whilst Guentchev brace and a goal from Brad Thomas earnt a 3-2 win at Park Lane.

Supporters travelling by public transport are advised to check their journeys as there are various engineering works on the London Underground. There are still seats available on the coach for £10 which can be booked by emailing the club on admin@hendonfc.net.

The game will kick off at 3.00pm at Park Lane where admission is £10 for adults, £5 for concessions, and £1 for accompanied under 12s.

Posted at 12:10

Wednesday 02 February - Trust membership subscriptions due

Annual subscriptions for the Supporters Trust are now due and existing members should either receive a renewal form either by email or post over the next few days. The trust would be very grateful if you would complete and return the form, together with your annual subscriptions, as soon as possible. Forms can either be sent by post to the address on the form, or handed in to any member of the trust board on a matchday.

If you do not receive a renewal form, or indeed are not a current member but would like to join up, please email the club on admin@hendonfc.net and we'll send a form to you by return.

The financial year of the Hendon Football Club Supporters Trust ended on 31st January 2011. It has been running the club for more than two seasons now and it continues to be an uphill struggle, despite good form on the pitch and a great FA Cup run. The cup run has, in particular, boosted our finances but we cannot afford to be complacent. A poor cup run next season would be disastrous.

And so, once again, we are asking you to do what you can to support the Trust and the club. Remember, it’s as much your club as it is any other trust member's and without your support you might just wake up one day to find that you don't have a club to support.

There are all sorts of ways you can help, including:

Volunteering for one of the match day tasks. You wouldn’t need to miss any of the game and you wouldn’t need to do it very often. A few times a season would be a great help,

Get your friends and family to become members of the Trust – it’s only £10 a year. The more members we have, the easier it is for us to attract sponsors and advertisers,

Buy a ball in the monthly Snowball Lottery. Each ball costs just £5 per month and 55% of the money that the Trust receives is paid back as prizes. In 2010, nearly £6,000 was paid out in Snowball prizes.

There’s loads of other ways that you could help. Please speak to Trust co-chairmen Phil Rogers, Bryan Roberts, football club chairman Simon Lawrence or any of the Trust Board if you would like to talk about ways in which you can make a difference to Hendon Football Club.

The trust board would like to thank you all for supporting the Trust and Hendon Football Club, and they look forward to your continuing support through the rest of this season and beyond.

Posted at 15:31

Tuesday 01 February - McCann celebrates six years in charge

Hendon manager Gary McCann celebrates his sixth anniversary in charge of the team this week. The former goalkeeper, forced into premature retirement because of injury, took over from Gary Farrell on 2nd February 2005 following the exit from the London Senior Cup and their plummet down the Ryman League Premier Division table looking unstoppable.

McCann turned things around immediately, with a 2–1 home victory over Cheshunt at Claremont Road in his first game in charge. Over the last 16 games of the 2004–05 season, Hendon lost just three times and the team rose to mid-table security. Overall, McCann’s teams have won 92 of 248 Ryman League Premier Division matches (amassing 330 points) and 40 out of 71 cup ties. In 2010, he guided the Greens to the FA Cup first round proper since 1999.

"Is it really six years?" McCann asked. "The club has been through a lot in those years and it has been a real challenge, but I have enjoyed every minute of my time (well almost every minute) as Hendon manager."

Posted at 15:42