Gary McCann and the squad have a very busy week ahead, but will be wanting to continue the good run of performances and results as Bury Town visit tomorrow afternoon.
In contrast, Bury have failed to win any of their last five games, drawing just one of them, that coming last Saturday at home to Margate, a game which saw Jefferson Louis made his debut for the Kent side. Despite the poor run of results, our opponents lie just a place below us in the table on goal difference, having played a game more.
When we travelled to Suffolk back in October, we ran out 4-0 winners, with goals from Louis, Carl McCluskey, Casey Maclaren and Anthony Thomas, and Bury will be keen to gain revenge.
Kick off at Earlsmead tomorrow is at 3.00pm, with normal admission prices of £10 adults, £5 concessions and free for under 16s.
At the time of writing, no inspection has been arranged. We will put an update on the website tomorrow morning, hopefully before 10.00am, with news on the prospects of play.
Posted at 18:40
We are delighted to announce that next season Hendon Youth FC will be playing once again in the Harrow Youth League.
At least twelve teams will be wearing green and white with the home games being played at Silver Jubilee Park.
Our primary objective for our youth teams is to give all young people a safe and fun environment to play football with an aspiration to one day be a first team regular.
There will be more information on this exciting development in due course.
Posted at 10:20
Gary McCann could hardly have been happier with the result against Bognor Regis on Monday evening.
He said, "There are a quite a few players who were playing their fourth game in 9 days. It was a difficult game for both teams and I am so proud of the effort put in by my team; they are putting their bodies on the line.
"It shows where the dressing room is at. The whole squad is really together at the moment
"I felt it was a one-goal game - both teams try to do things the right way, but neither had a Plan B. It was a very interesting game and although it was end to end, there weren't a huge number of chances
"Both back-fours defended did well and I thought our middle two in both defence and midfield were outstanding.
"We weren't as good in the second half as we had been in the first, but that was probably a bit of tiredness creeping in."
Posted at 09:19
Our Supporters team are playing their first game in about three years tomorrow evening when they face a team of supporters from Edgware Town.
Edgware, who have been dormant for the past few years, are in the process of getting themselves going again, and will be playing at Silver Jubilee Park (Kingsbury Town's ground) next season.
The Supporters game will be at Silver Jubilee Park and kicks off at 7.00pm and supporters who aren't playing are welcome to attend. There will be a nominal admission charge with the money raised being split between the two clubs.
The bar will be open for drinks and refreshments.
Posted at 09:05
An 87th minute goal from Leon Smith was enough to earn Hendon all three points against Bognor Regis Town.
The game was similar to Saturday's match at Wealdstone in that the first half was evenly fought with neither keeper really being tested.
The Greens stepped things up in the second half, but the breakthrough didn't come until late on when Leon Smith headed home from close range to secure all three points.
Posted at 00:45
Our Middlesex Senior Cup semi final against Hampton & Richmond Borough will be played on Thursday 6th March at Earlsmead, kicking off at 7:45pm.
By playing the game on a Thursday, it avoids having to move league fixtures around, which would just cause further chaos in an already crowded fixture schedule.
The final, should we beat Hampton, is due to be played on Easter Monday, 21st April at Wealdstone.
Posted at 14:19
With the weather set to be sunny and mild today, there should be no problems regarding tonight's game against Bognor Regis Town going ahead.
Both sides come into the game on the back of 1-1 draws over the weekend. Whilst we were putting in that excellent performance at Wealdstone, Bognor needed a second half equaliser from Ollie Pearce to draw at home against AFC Hornchurch.
The Rocks lie just outside the play-off zone with 55 points from 29 games, and like ourselves have been scoring plenty of goals. In fact in the 58 league games involving the two clubs this season, 220 goals have been scored, nearly 4 per game.
Gary McCann and the squad will be determined to continue the recent run of performances again tonight, and have no new injury concerns in the squad.
Please make every effort to be there tonight if you can, it is important that we all show our appreciation to Gary and the squad for the commitment they have shown to the club and get behind them for the full 90 minutes, just as we did on Saturday afternoon.
Please note that tonight's programme will be the one issued for the original date, but it will include an update supplement with the updated fixture list and league table.
Kick off at Earlsmead is at 7.45pm, and our usual admission prices of £10 adults, £5 concessions and free for under 16s will apply.
Finally a reminder that on Monday evenings we share Earlsmead with our good friends the Tanglewood Club, which means there are some parking restrictions in the club car park.
In order to operate they need to have vehicle access to the front of the building, so we ask everyone attending games on Monday evenings to respect the car parking restrictions that are in place.
Please do not park within the coned off areas and please do not remove any cones that are in place. There is plenty of parking behind the far end goal or in the local roads around the ground.
Posted at 09:25
Hendon manager Gary McCann was both delighted and disappointed with the draw against Wealdstone.
"Delighted and disappointed is a good way to describe it. I am delighted with one the point earned by the performance, but very disappointed that it wasn't the three the team thoroughly deserved.
"Anyone at the game will tell you we were the better, more purposeful and cohesive team. The fact that their goalkeeper Jonathan North was man of the match shows how much we were on top.
"I have watched a lot of Wealdstone games this season and I haven't seen anyone open up their defence the way we did.
"Although we were the better team in the first half, we didn't really create that much and we struggled to keep their key players quite. But we kept the ball better in the second half, nullified their dangermen and actually worked North more.
"It was another performance that I can be proud of and the team is all pulling in the same direction. We need to take this into our next game against Bognor.
"After the game, we had a number of despondent players in the dressing room because we had taken only a point from the favourites for the League on their ground."
Posted at 21:26
Highlights of yesterday's draw are now online on YouTube courtesy of Wealdstone's cameraman.
The video can be found on the link below.
Posted at 21:12
Hendon came away from Wealdstone disappointed that they only had a single point to show for their efforts in a 1-1 draw.
The first half was an even affair, with neither keeper having a save to make despite both sides carving out some half chances.
The Greens took the game to a strangely lethargic Wealdstone side in the second half, and it was no surprise when they took the lead through Tony Taggart after an impressive string of passing which had stretched the home defence to breaking point.
The Stones had man of the match Jonathan North to thank for keeping them in the game as he made two very impressive saves. The equaliser, which many Wealdstone supporters felt was barely deserved, came seven minutes from time when a shot from Jonatham Wright that has variously been described as mishit or as taking a deflection found its way into the net.
Posted at 21:09
19 year old goalkeeper Joe McDonnell has signed on a one month loan from Basingstoke Town. He signed in time to make his debut this afternoon, and has made 8 first team appearances for his home club, the first of which was as an outfield player during an injury crisis in the Hampshire Senior Cup.
Posted at 21:06
We are off to Wealdstone tomorrow as we look to continue our recent good form against a side who are considered by many to be the favourites for the league championship.
The Stones currently lie just 2 points behind joint leaders Maidstone United and Dulwich Hamlet, but have 4 and 3 games in hand respectively, putting them in pole position at the current time.
They are in fine form themselves, having lost just two league games out of their last sixteen, and have won three of their last four. On Monday night they beat fellow play off & title hopefuls AFC Hornchurch 2-0 at The Vale with goals from Scott McGleish and Tom Pett, and then on Wednesday they beat AFC Hayes 2-1 in the Middlesex Senior Cup, with goals from Michael Maclom and Jonny Wright.
Gary McCann and the squad will be full of confidence, despite last night's departure of Jefferson Louis. His departure will give the likes of Anthony Thomas, Leon Smith and Adam Wallace more chances to shine in front of goal, all three of whom are experienced goalscorers at this level.
Supporters are advised to be in the ground at least 10 minutes before kick off to help avoid congestion at the turnstiles. Admission prices are £10 adults, £5 concessions and £2 for under 16's.
With no rain forecast for today or tomorrow, the game is expected to go ahead with no problems. Kick off at The Vale is 3.00pm.
Remember, your support of the team is very important, and is hugely appreciated by all the squad, so please make every effort to be there tomorrow and get behind them.
Posted at 08:52
The club have announced this evening that Jefferson Louis has left the club, and is expected to sign for Margate. This is the latest of a long line of offers that he has received during the season, and we are pleased that he stayed with us for as long as he did.
He joined the club in the summer, and has played an important part in the squad this season, scoring 26 goals in 33 games. We thank him for all his efforts over the past six months, and wish him well for the future.
Posted at 22:05
We will be playing Hampton & Richmond Borough in the semi finals of the Middlesex Senior Cup following their 6-1 win over Northwood this evening.
Whilst the game was planned to be played on the same pitch as our quarter final, Hampton took the gamble on Tuesday to move it back to the Beveree, a gamble that backfired when they were hit by an afternoon downpour.
However, the game was rearranged for tonight, and they had a comfortable win over Northwood, with former Green Belal Aite-Ouakrim scoring four times.
The date for the semi final will be announced in due course once it has been agreed with both the Beavers and the Middlesex FA.
Posted at 21:52
Supporters are advised that there are engineering works that will affect your journey to Wealdstone this coming weekend.
As has been the case in recent weeks, there is no Metropolitan Line service between Wembley Park and Uxbridge and no Piccadilly Line service between South Harrow and Uxbridge.
Whilst rail replacement buses will be running, we would advise using the Central Line to Ruislip Gardens, from where it is about a half mile walk to the ground.
Posted at 02:14
"I feel humbled by what the players did tonight," said a very proud manager Gary McCann. "They gave me everything I could have wished for in difficult circumstances.
"For most of the first 35 minutes we had been on top. To go in 2-0 down at half-time was very harsh. But I said to the players that the difference between the two divisions is that, in the higher level, they are clinical when offered a chance to score. After the way the first half ended, it would have been understandable if the players heads' had dropped and the second half performance had been rather flat.
"Instead, they, once again, showed that they are made of much sterner stuff. They showed their character, togetherness and resilience in coming back and they got what they deserved. The three goals we scored were all excellent and showed what great quality we have in our strike-force."
Posted at 03:32
Ross Fitzsimons has returned to Crystal Palace following the end of his loan spell. During his time with us Ross made nine appearances, and has played an important part in recent performances.
We wish Ross every success for the future, and also thank his friends and family for their support over the past couple of months.
Posted at 15:23
Hendon moved into the semi finals of the Middlesex Senior Cup with a 3-2 win over Conference South side Staines Town, having been two goals down at half-time.
Staines took control of the game in the latter stages of the first half with goals from Max Worsfold and Louis Beadle. However, they failed to test the Greens in the second half, particularly after Michael Murray and Jefferson Louis had levelled things up before the hour mark.
The winner came five minutes from time when Anthony Thomas scored his 15th goal of the campaign, and whilst Staines did hit the bar in the dying moments, the Greens held on to progress.
The semi-final will see Hendon face either Hampton & Richmond Borough or Northwood at home - they play their tie tomorrow evening. The date for the semi-final will be advised in due course.
Posted at 22:03
Our home game against Harrow Borough will now be played on Monday 14th April, kicking off at 7:45pm at Earlsmead.
Posted at 13:55
Gary McCann was delighted with both the result and the players reaction following the win at Kingstonian on Saturday afternoon.
I was delighted with the reaction from the players after a very difficult week. There was a desire and a passion that made me very proud. We were very good in every position, but I thought Kevin Maclaren and Lee O'Leary were exceptional in midfield.
"There are ten weeks left of the season and while the playoffs are still remote, but it is not impossible. If we can put together a good run, then we can make it. We have two very tough games this week against Wealdstone and Bognor Regis Town, but I believe we can get something from both of those games.
"Our football has been much better since October and and we have improved the consistency of our performances. I have said to the players if the consistency continues, the results will eventually look after themselves.
"Actually I dont think we have put in a really bad performance since the autumn. If you look at the defeats against both Wingate & Finchley and Enfield Town, if we had enjoyed a bit more luck we could have won both games."
Posted at 13:48
We would like to remind everyone that tonight's Middlesex Senior Cup tie against Staines Town will be played at Hayes & Yeading United. Directions to the ground are on the website - but the club are based where Yeading used to play.
The game is being played on their 4G (not 3G as previously advised) facility and will kick off at the slightly earlier than normal time of 7.30pm.
It is a caged pitch, and spectators are not allowed to watch from inside the cage as this is a competitive fixture. Please also be aware that there are no spectator facilities around the pitch, it is all uncovered, and there are no seats. We are also not expecting there to be any refreshment facilities.
Admission to the game is £5, and Staines are hoping to produce a small programme or teamsheet. The game will be played to a conclusion tonight, with extra-time and penalties if necessary.
Please also be aware that as this is a county cup tie, the livescores service will not be operating. A full update on the game will appear on the website as normal late this evening.
The winners of tonight's tie will face a home semi-final tie against Hampton & Richmond Borough or Northwood, who are due to play on the same pitch tomorrow evening.
The other two quarter-finals are AFC Hayes v Wealdstone, who are also playing on the same pitch, but on Wednesday evening, and Ashford Town (Middlesex) v Harefield United, who are due to play at Short Lane on Tuesday.
Posted at 08:50
Junior Lewis was interviewed on the BBC Non League Show this weekend following the news about the budget that broke last week.
The interview only appears on the podcast version of the show, which can be listened to or downloaded by going to the link below. Junior's interview appears towards the end of the show. It is Series 7, Episode 28 that you need to choose.
Also in the show is an interview with Ryman League chairman Alan Turvey, who talks about why the season currently won't be extended, and explains that it is the FA, and not the league that set the end date of the campaign. You'll also hear the thoughts of our former manager Dave Anderson.
On the topic of interviews, Gary McCann is the subject of the Big Interview in the latest edition of the Non League Paper, which is available from many newsagents and supermarkets.
Posted at 08:41
The squad bounced back from the defeat against Enfield Town, and put aside the news from Thursday night, by convincingly beating Kingstonian.
They took a two goal lead in the first half through Jack Bennett and Leon Smith, and four minutes into the second half Anthony Thomas had effectively consigned the home side, who have aspirations for the title, to defeat.
Tommy Kavanagh did pull a goal back for the Ks, but Thomas made absolutely sure of the points by converting a penalty shortly before the end.
Posted at 18:21
Today's game saw Lee O'Leary make his 200th appearance for the club since originally joining in February 2006.
Despite having a couple of spells away from the club, and being out of action through two serious injuries, Lee has played a very important part in the squad over the past 8 years. He has been a regular in the side when fit and has scored 23 goals so far in his time with us.
Our congratulations go to Lee on his latest milestone, and he joins Casey Maclaren, Kevin Maclaren and Scott Cousins as current members of the squad with 200 or more appearances under their belts.
Posted at 18:18
There will be an inspection at around 9:30am at Kingsmeadow to see if our game against Kingstonian can go ahead or not.
Please note that once again this weekend we are very unlikely to be able to update the website, twitter feed or messageboard tomorrow morning. Therefore we would advise you to either check the Kingstonian website or the Ryman League website for updates.
Posted at 15:55
Gary McCann spoke to Greensnet this morning, with an important message for the supporters.
"Following a meeting on Monday evening I have been advised by the board of directors that the playing budget has been substantially cut for the remainder of the season. This is down to the fact it is felt that we only have a remote chance of reaching the play-offs.
"However, I am pleased to say that I have committed to the club for the rest of the season, together with Freddie Junior and Mark. The management team and directors will then re-evaluate in the summer to look at the way forward.
"We had a tough meeting with the players after training last night to explain the budget situation. We have now set them the challenge of finishing in the top half of the table, something that is well within our grasp.
"I was very pleased that virtually all of the squad have accepted the cut to their wages, particularly bearing in mind that one or two of them rely on their football money, and they have committed to me for the next ten weeks. This goes to show what a terrific group of players I have at my disposal.
"The next ten weeks are clearly going to be very busy and very tough for all of us. We have 20 games left to play, hopefully starting tomorrow at Kingstonian, and more if we beat Staines on Monday evening.
"Please do show your appreciation to the players who have committed their immediate future to the club, and your support will be vital over the next 10 weeks, so please get behind them.
"Remember, we are all in this together!"
Posted at 11:04
The Staines Town game will now be played on Monday 17th February on the 3G pitch at Hayes & Yeading United. Kick off will be at 7.30pm. Admission will be £5 to hopefully include a programme. Please note that the 3G pitch is caged, and as this is a competitive fixture, spectators must remain outside of the cage at all times.
The change of date and venue ensures that we can get this cup tie played and out of the way without causing further disruption to the fixture list. As mentioned earlier today, the Middlesex FA have given clubs permission to find alternative venues to get the ties played to help keep the competition on schedule.
Hayes & Yeading United's base is at Beaconsfield Road where many supporters will have seen us play Yeading FC in years gone by. Whilst the main stadium is still being built, they have had an active 3G facility there for the past couple of years and both ourselves and Staines are very grateful to them for allowing us to use it.
Posted at 17:02
Due to the continued poor weather, there is a possibility that the date and venue of the Staines game will change.
With the quarter finals of the Middlesex Senior Cup being completely wiped out this week, the Middlesex FA have given clubs permission to find alternative venues to get the games played as soon as possible.
However, until we make an official announcement to the contrary, assume that we are travelling to Wheatsheaf Lane on Tuesday evening. We will update via the usual channels as soon as anything new is confirmed.
Posted at 08:50
Our Middlesex Senior Cup tie at Staines Town will now be played, weather & flooding permitting, next Tuesday, 18th February, at Wheatsheaf Lane.
As a result our home game against Harrow Borough has been postponed and will be rearranged for later in the season.
Posted at 10:52
Tomorrow's county cup tie at Staines Town has been postponed due to the continuing rain and flooding.
The Wheatsheaf Lane ground and car park was flooded over the weekend, and this remains the case this afternoon.
A new date will be advised as soon as it has been agreed with Staines and the Middlesex FA.
Posted at 15:27
Our home game against Hampton & Richmond Borough will now be played on Monday 7th April, kicking off at 7.45pm
Posted at 14:30
Today's game against Hampton & Richmond Borough has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. Unfortunately the rainfall over the past few days has rendered the pitch unplayable again, after it was heavy but playable on Monday night.
A new date for the game will be advised in due course.
Posted at 09:44
The pitch inspection for tomorrow's game against Hampton & Richmond Borough will take place at 9:30am.
We may not be able to immediately update the website, but we will ensure a message is sent out on twitter as soon as the result of the inspection is known.
Posted at 17:46
We are currently in the process of arranging a pitch inspection ahead of tomorrows game against Hampton & Richmond Borough.
The time of the inspection will be announced as soon as it is confirmed.
Posted at 16:06
There have been a couple of player movements this week, with one joining and one departing.
Joining from Leverstock Green is midfielder Jose Figura. The 20 year old has also played for Barking Reserves this season.
Leaving the club is goalkeeper Tomer Sherman, who has returned to Israel and expected to resume is career in his home country.
Posted at 14:03
At half time on Monday we brought the Snowball draws up to date, with over £2,800 being given away in prizes, including the annual jackpot which was £1,132.
The prize winners will be contacted in the next few days, and the winning numbers are listed below.
September : First Prize (£297.00) - Ball 41. Second Prize (£148.50) - Ball 214.
October : First Prize (£292.50) - Ball 11. Second Prize (£146.25) - Ball 158.
November : First Prize (£288.00) - Ball 60. Second Prize (£144.00) - Ball 215.
December : First Prize (£285.00) - Ball 212. Second Prize (£142.50) - Ball 1.
Super Snowball Jackpot 2013 (£1,132.00) - Ball 123.
It's never too late to join the draw, full details can be found by clicking the advert on the front page of the website, or by visiting the club shop on a match day. Each ball costs just £5 per month.
Posted at 10:49
Gary McCann was a very frustrated and unhappy man when he spoke after the defeat against Enfield Town. "There havent been too many nights like that in recent times,"he said.
"Yesterday was certainly one of those. It was a huge disappointment and it may signal the end of our playoff hopes. Of course, we will keep going, but we have made it much harder for ourselves.
"I think both teams showed a lack of competitive activity for the first 10 or so minutes, and that isnt surprising. But, for the next 25 minutes, we dominated the game.
"We had two or three good chances to score and if we had taken them, I am sure we would have won the game. In the second half, we weren't as good, but still had more than enough chances to get back into the game. Our quality was lacking in key areas.
"But all three goals were the result of shocking defending on our part, and not just by one player on each occasion but two or three. The defence as a whole was very poor, with the possible exception of Casey Maclaren."
Posted at 23:12
The much delayed New Year Draw took place last night after the game, with a total of £900 paid out in prizes, and a similar amount being raised for the Supporters Trust.
The winning ticket numbers are as follows.
1st Prize (£300) - 2212
2nd Prize (£100) - 3034
10 x 3rd Prize (£50) - 2951, 2882, 1163, 0776, 1130, 1792, 1840, 2541, 1412, 1594.
The Trust would like to thank all those who bought tickets, and helped in selling tickets to friends and family. Contact will be made with all the winners over the next few days.
We will have an update on Snowball draw winners coming soon as well.
Posted at 11:07
Hendon discovered that taking your chances really count as they failed to do so, but Enfield Town did as they ran out 3-0 winners.
The Greens had the best of the opening half, but were unable to make the most of their possession, a number of chances failing to find the target, and they were punished when poor defending from a corner allowed Liam Hope to open the scoring.
The second half saw the visitors take control of the game, and twice lax defending allowed them to score, with Tyler Campbell and Jamie Richards finding the target.
The result means that Enfield Town have won all four league meetings between the two clubs and are now fast becoming a bogey side for the Greens.
Posted at 00:26
Gary McCann celebrated his ninth anniversary as manager on Sunday. The longest-serving boss in Greens' history, he took over from Gary Farrell after a calamitous January 2005 had seen Hendon concede 32 goals in nine matches and exit from four cup competitions. His first task was to avoid relegation, something he achieved with ease.
Although the following season was a huge disappointment, McCann never wavered from his policy of trying to play neat, attacking football. After a year of retrenchment following the reprieve from relegation in 2006, in 2007-08, the Greens finished just outside of the playoffs and recorded their biggest ever win in the Isthmian League, an 11-1 drubbing of Leyton, a win that took them to the top of the division.
Since then, the club has enjoyed great success, especially in cup competitions with two London Senior Cup triumphs and two FA Cup first-round proper appearances, including a very unfortunate defeat away to League 2 club Aldershot Town in 2012.
"I have really enjoyed my time here," said McCann, who joined the club as a player in 1997 and made almost 200 first-team appearances. "It has been hard work and a challenge as the Club has been through a lot of changes."
"But I love the Club."
Posted at 14:54
We are delighted to say that tonight's game against Enfield Town is on and that no pitch inspection is required.
Kick off at Earlsmead is at 7.45pm. We look forward to seeing as many as possible of you there.
Posted at 12:17
We entertain Enfield Town tomorrow in what will hopefully be our first home game of 2014. With the last couple of days having been dry, and the forecast for tomorrow also being positive, everything hinges on how well the Earlsmead pitch has drained and dried out.
We are hopeful that we will play, but won't know for sure until the groundsman has assessed the conditions tomorrow morning.
We will aim to update the site again around lunchtime tomorrow with news on whether an inspection is required or not.
Kick off tomorrow is at 7.45pm and our normal admission prices apply.
We will be using the original programme printed for New Years Day, but an single sheet update supplement will be included. If you already have the programme (it was a double edition with the Leiston game) spare supplements will be available for you.
Posted at 20:52
A virtually full strength side ran out 5-2 winners in this afternoon's friendly against Leverstock Green at Parmiters School.
Casey Maclaren, Tony Taggart and Dave Diedhiou gave the Greens a 3-1 lead at half time, whilst Leon Smith and Michael Murray completed the scoring in the second period.
Line up : Fitzsimons, Seeby, Bennett, Wharton, C.Maclaren, K.Maclaren, Diedhiou, Jose Figura, Smith, Wallace, Taggart. Subs : Fisher, Bryan, O'Leary, McCann, Lewis, A.Thomas, Murray.
Posted at 17:03
Gary McCann has arranged for us to play in a friendly against Leverstock Green at 3pm this afternoon following the postponement at Lewes.
The game will be played on the 3G pitch at Parmiters School, High Elms Lane, Garston, Herts, WD25 0UU.
Posted at 09:41
Following the heavy rainfall yesterday evening and overnight, the game at Lewes this afternoon has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
The game has already been rearranged and will now be played on Tuesday 1st April, kicking off at 7.45pm.
Posted at 09:22