News - February 2012

Tuesday 28 February - Extra time winner earns trip to Wombles

A 116th minute winner from Belal Aite-Ouakrim earnt Hendon a London Senior Cup semi-final trip to AFC Wimbledon as the Greens beat Harrow Borough 2-1 this evening. AFC Wimbledon, who now play in League 2, beat Metropolitan Police 5-0. The date for the semi-final will be announced in due course.

The Greens fielded a much changed side, whilst Harrow were close to full strength. The first half was largely uneventful, other than a fierce drive from Dave Diedhiou that hit the woodwork.

It was a similar story in the second half, until the 70th minute when Aite-Ouakrim scored his first of the evening, turning home a cross from Elliott Godfrey following excellent work from Jerome Federico. However, just seven minutes later, Harrow were level when poor defending at a corner allowed Aaron Tumwa to turn the ball into the net.

The first half of extra-time saw very little goalmouth action, whilst shortly before Aite-Ouakrim scored what turned out to be the winner, Harrow striker Jon-Jo Bates took his turn to hit the woodwork, and after the Aite-Ouakrim's goal, the Greens held out to secure the victory and progression to their second semi-final of the season.

Posted at 23:38

Monday 27 February - Middlesex semi-final date fixed

It has been confirmed by the Middlesex FA that our semi-final at Hampton & Richmond Borough will take place on Tuesday 6th March, kick off at 7:45pm.

Posted at 13:00

Saturday 25 February - Super-sub Rankin strikes again

Former Arsenal striker Isaiah Rankin is fast becoming a super-sub for Hendon as he scored his 3rd goal in 3 league games, all three coming after entering the game as a substitute.

Today's goal came in the 82nd minute when a backpass from a Lowestoft defender was poorly judged, the ball looping over the keeper for Rankin to run on to and nod home.

Ten minutes earlier, Berkley Laurencin was relieved after he took an airshot at the ball, ran back to retrieve the situation, only to blast the ball against a Lowestoft player - the ball fortunately hitting the woodwork and going out for a goalkick.

Apart from that, chances were few and far between, Carl McCluskey and Elliott Godfrey both seeing efforts blocked, whilst the Hendon back four were in fine form once again, limiting the visitors to half-chances.

The result moves the Greens up to 4th place in the table, just two points behind 3rd placed Lowestoft.

Posted at 18:23

Saturday 25 February - Today's game to feature in Non-League Paper

The Non-League Paper have chosen our game against Lowestoft Town to be their feature Ryman League game this weekend. With the game being a big clash on paper, 5th v 3rd, it promises to be a good game this afternoon.

Lowestoft's form has wobbled of late, with just seven points taken in their last six games, whilst the Greens have been in good form, picking up 13 points over the same period, with just the solitary defeat at leaders Billericay Town in recent weeks.

There will be an extended 450-word report in the paper, along with photos from the game and post-match reaction, so make sure you pick up your copy tomorrow morning from your local newsagent or supermarket.

Posted at 10:54

Wednesday 22 February - Semi final opponents now known

Our semi-final opponents in the Middlesex Senior Cup will be Hampton & Richmond Borough, who beat Bedfont Town 3-2 this evening.

The game is pencilled in to take place on Tuesday 6th March at The Beveree, kick off at 7.45pm.

Posted at 22:21

Wednesday 22 February - Nicky Morgan making progress

As supporters will be aware, Billericay Town keeper Nicky Morgan, who spent a month on loan with us last season, was very seriously injured in an assault last October.

He was featured on BBC Look East last night, with an update on the progress he is making in rehabilitation at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

You can watch the report by clicking on the link below.

Report on Nicky Morgan

Posted at 11:36

Tuesday 21 February - McCluskey strike earns semi-final spot

A 35 minute goal from Carl McCluskey was enough to see the Greens reach the semi-finals of the Middlesex Senior Cup tonight as they beat Hanworth Villa 1-0.

The goal came courtesy of a near post header from a corner kick, in a game that saw the visitors reduced to ten men in the 78th minute.

A trip to either Hampton & Richmond Borough or Bedfont Town awaits, and they are due to play their quarter-final tomorrow evening.

Posted at 22:13

Monday 20 February - Hunt departs, Lohourignon signs

The club have announced today that Lewis Hunt has left us to join Sutton United, whilst Leandre Lohourignon has joined us from Lewes.

Hunt, who made just one appearance for the club in the 1-0 win at Metropolitan Police, had joined us as a favour to Junior Lewis, with whom he played at Wycombe Wanderers. He made his debut for Sutton on Saturday and we wish him well for the future.

Meanwhile, 21 year old defender Lohourignon made just one appearance for Lewes, that coming in a league cup tie against Folkestone Invicta. He has previously played for AFC Sevenoaks, Croydon Athletic and Beaconsfield SYCOB.

We welcome Leandre to the club, and hope that he enjoys his time with us.

Posted at 18:29

Monday 20 February - New date for home game against Cray

Our outstanding home game against Cray Wanderers will now be played on Tuesday 27th March, kicking off at 7:45pm.

Posted at 17:40

Saturday 18 February - Greens stay 5th despite win

Hendon remain in 5th place in the league table despite winning 1-0 at Leatherhead this afternoon. In the Greens first trip to Fetcham Grove since 1983, it took an 88th minute goal from Isaiah Rankin to secure the points.

The first half was disappointing from the Greens, whilst they had plenty of possession they did very little with it, and were fortunate not to go in behind at half-time after Leatherhead hit the bar with a fierce drive midway through the half.

The Greens improved in the second period, and Rankin's goal came when he drove the ball home through a small crowd of players into the corner of the net, with the Tanners keeper unsighted.

Posted at 17:13

Monday 13 February - Hendon beaten by league leaders

Hendon were given an idea of the level they need to reach if they wish to challenge for the league title as they were beaten 2-1 at Billericay Town this evening.

The efforts of the home side to clear the snow from the New Lodge pitch paid dividends as goals in the 58th and 80th minutes from Harrison Chatting gave them a two goal lead, before, just like in the reverse fixture at Vale Farm, Isaiah Rankin fired home in stoppage time to score a consolation, having hit the post shortly before hand.

Posted at 21:53

Monday 13 February - Billericay game is on tonight

We are delighted to announce that tonight's game at Billericay Town will go ahead as planned.

Billericay's officials and supporters have put in sterling work over the weekend to clear the New Lodge pitch of snow. Their efforts have been rewarded by the improvement in the weather, and the pitch this morning is playable.

Kick off at New Lodge will be at 7:45pm, and for those who are unable to go, our normal livescores service will be in operation.

Posted at 11:16

Saturday 11 February - Greens beaten by full strength Daggers

Hendon were beaten 5-2 by Dagenham & Redbridge this afternoon, with the Daggers starting the game with a full strength line-up.

The first half of what was a very enjoyable game ended level at 2-2, with Greg Ngoyi and Dave Diedhiou on the scoresheet for the Greens, but the Daggers class showed through in the second half.

Both sides will have gained plenty from the game, and will now go into next week ready for league action should games be able to go ahead.

There was an added boost for Hendon with the return to action of Casey Maclaren, who came on as a substitute in the second half.

Posted at 15:35

Saturday 11 February - Under 15s game postponed

The Under 15s game at Parkfield tomorrow has been postponed due to a frozen & snowbound pitch.

Posted at 10:31

Friday 10 February - Friendly against Dagenham arranged for tomorrow

We have arranged to play Dagenham & Redbridge tomorrow afternoon on one of the 3G pitches at The Hive, kicking off at 1:00pm.

The Hive is Barnet's training ground, and it can be found on Camrose Avenue, Edgware, HA8 6AG. There will be no admission charge for the friendly, and there will be no live updates from the game.

Posted at 13:01

Friday 10 February - Cray game postponed

Following last night's additional snowfall, and the fact the Vale Farm pitch remains frozen, tomorrow's game against Cray Wanderers has been postponed. A new date will be advised once arranged.

Posted at 12:33

Thursday 09 February - Pitch inspection tomorrow for Cray game

There will be a lunchtime inspection tomorrow to see if there is any chance of Saturday's game against Cray going ahead. The pitch remains largely covered with snow, and the pitch itself, unsurprisingly, is still frozen.

As always, we will update the website, postponement hotline, twitter and facebook tomorrow as soon as the result of the inspection is known.

Posted at 16:22

Tuesday 07 February - Hendon FC: Now on Facebook

We are pleased to announce that we have recently added a new Facebook page to our online presence, giving fans another option to get the latest news from the Greens, share their love of the club with their friends and to communicate with the club.

As with our Twitter feed, we aim to share the latest news from the club wherever possible, as well as provide other interesting snippets wherever possible and we promise to do our best to respond to any queries where possible. Some of our postings will be exclusive to Facebook, so even if you already follow us on Twitter, it is well worth joining us on Facebook too!

Hendon FC Facebook Page | Hendon FC on Twitter

Posted at 23:16

Tuesday 07 February - New date for Hanworth cup tie

Our Middlesex Senior Cup tie against Hanworth Villa will now be played on Tuesday 21st February at Vale Farm, kicking off at 7:45pm

Posted at 16:17

Tuesday 07 February - Hanworth Villa game postponed

With the Vale Farm pitch still covered in snow, and the pitch being frozen solid underneath, tonight's Middlesex Senior Cup game against Hanworth Villa has been postponed. A new date will be advised in due course.

Posted at 10:27

Monday 06 February - Slight change to Billericay date

Following a request from Billericay, our rearranged game has been brought forward by 24 hours and will now be played on Monday 13th February, kicking off at 7:45pm

Posted at 15:15

Monday 06 February - Hanworth game extremely doubtful

We are sure that it'll come as no surprise that the prospects of play tomorrow evening are extremely doubtful following the snowfall over the weekend.

At the time of writing, the pitch and stadium are completely covered by snow, and following the frosts we had towards the end of last week, the pitch under the snow is frozen solid. A decision will be made by 2pm tomorrow afternoon, and we will of course update the website and postponement hotline straight away.

Posted at 10:57

Monday 06 February - Billericay game rearranged

Our trip to Billericay that was frozen off on Saturday, will now take place on Tuesday 14th February, kicking off at 7:45pm.

Posted at 10:40

Saturday 04 February - Billericay game frozen off

It'll come as no surprise that following the recent freezing nights, today's game at Billericay has been postponed due to a a frozen pitch. A new date for the game will be advised in due course.

Posted at 10:51

Saturday 04 February - No news from Billericay yet

We are still awaiting a call from Billericay regarding the outcome of the pitch inspection and we will update again as soon as we hear from them.

Posted at 10:37

Friday 03 February - 10am inspection at Billericay

There will be a 10:00am inspection tomorrow morning at Billericay Town to see if our game there will go ahead. As soon as we hear the result of the inspection we will update the website and postponement hotline.

Posted at 18:56

Friday 03 February - London Senior Cup date set

Our London Senior Cup quarter final against Harrow Borough will be played at Vale Farm on Tuesday 28th February, kicking off at 7:45pm.

Posted at 11:53

Wednesday 01 February - Sponsored walk on Easter Monday

The Supporters Trust will be holding their Annual Sponsored Walk on Easter Monday 9th April from Vale Farm to one of two destinations.

If neither ourselves or Wingate and Finchley reach the Middlesex Senior Cup Final then we will walk to the Harry Abrahams Stadium, Summers Lane, Finchley. The walk will be about 8.5 miles and we will depart from Vale Farm at 11.00am.

If we do reach the Cup Final then we will walk to the Honeycroft, home of Uxbridge FC where the final is being held. The distance will be about 9 miles and departure from Vale Farm will be at 3.00pm.

As with last season's walk, proceeds from the walk will be split 50/50 between the Supporters Trust and our nominated charity, Rays of Sunshine.

More details on Rays of Sunshine and their work can be found on their website http://www.raysofsunshine.org.uk/

If you would like to take part in the walk then please see John Rogers at any Saturday home match or alternatively email him on johnrogers070@gmail.com and he will ensure you receive a sponsorship form.

Posted at 10:35