News - November 2017

Thursday 30 November - A minute of silence for Dermot

There will be a one minute silence before Saturday's game so that supporters can pay their respects to Dermot Drummy who passed away earlier this week.

Posted at 19:54

Thursday 30 November - Reduced admission for Hanwell Town cup tie

We are pleased to announce that there will be reduced admission for the London Senior Cup tie against Hanwell Town on Tuesday 12th December.

Prices will be £5 adults, £2 concessions and free for under 18s.

Posted at 19:53

Thursday 30 November - Slough Town highlights & photos

Highlights and photos from Tuesday night's FA Trophy win are now available online.

The highlights from Slough's filming partner can be found at https://youtu.be/4pu4-M2vGYE whilst the photos from our own Derek Beech can be found on Facebook and Flickr

Posted at 19:50

Wednesday 29 November - November player of the month vote open

The voting for the November player of the month is now open and runs until 10pm on Friday evening.

To vote for your player of the month, please go to https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/2PJ5K6L

Posted at 07:10

Tuesday 28 November - Dan Purdue is Hendon's penalty hero

U18 keeper Dan Purdue was Hendon's hero tonight as he saved two penalties in a penalty shoot out that the Greens ultimately won 3-0. The 17 year old keeper was signed this afternoon after Tom Lovelock was confined to bed with flu.

The Greens took the lead in the 32nd minute when Daniel Uchechi scored after being set up by Niko Muir. They had a number of chances to extend the lead but saw efforts either cleared off the line or go wide, and were made to pay when Manny Williams equalised as the game moved into stoppage time.

There was no addition to the scoreline in extra time, and so the game was decided by the penalty shoot-out. Hendon's successful penalty takers were Michael Corcoran, Casey Maclaren and Daniel Uchechi.

We are no closer to knowing our opponents in the next round as Bath City and Margate drew 0-0 at Twerton Park this evening, and will replay next week at Hartsdown Park.

Posted at 23:48

Monday 27 November - Dermot Drummy

It is with great sadness that we have learnt that former Hendon favourite, Dermot Drummy, passed away earlier today aged 56.

Dermot made his competitive Hendon debut in a Middlesex Charity Cup tie at Southall on 5th August 1980 - a game that we won 5-0 - and went on to make 348 appearances, scoring 62 goals in the process. Prior to joining the club he began his career at Arsenal, and made five appearances on loan at Blackpool. He also played for Wealdstone, Enfield, Ware and St Albans City. One of the highlights of his time with the Greens was scoring in the 1988 Middlesex Charity Cup Final at Wembley Stadium.

Much of his managerial career was spent with various youth set-ups, although he started out as player-manager at Ware during the 1996-97 season before spending a number of years back at Arsenal coaching their youth teams. He became manager of the Chelsea Academy in 2009 leading them to FA Youth Cup success in 2010, and then became reserve team manager in July 2011.

When the reserves league was replaced by an under 21 league, Dermot took control of that side, and they won the under 21 Premier League in 2014. He later became head coach of Crawley Town in April 2016, leaving the post at the end of last season.

Our thoughts of everyone connected with Hendon FC are with Dermot's family at this very sad time.

Posted at 22:50

Monday 27 November - Useful information for parking tomorrow

Slough Town have provided some useful information for those supporters planning to travel to their new Arbour Park ground for tomorrow's game.

These details can be found at http://www.sloughtownfc.net/article/1335/Hendon:-Getting-to-Arbour-Park

Posted at 13:22

Monday 27 November - McGovern and Raptis represent county again

Malachy McGovern and James Raptis were both once against selected to play for the Middesex FA Under 18 representative side in the FA County Youth Cup at the weekend. They had a long trip to the Isle of Man and unfortunately came out losers in a seven goal thriller, with the home side winning 4-3 to progress to the quarter-finals.

Posted at 13:18

Monday 27 November - FA Trophy throws up a home draw

The first round draw of the FA Trophy has been made, and once again we are at home if we beat Slough Town tomorrow evening in our replay.

Our opponents will be either Bath City or Margate, who play their third qualifying round tie tomorrow evening after Margate won their delayed second qualifying round game on Saturday afternoon.

Bath are currently midtable in the Vanarama South Division whilst Margate lie just a place behind us in the Bostik League Premier Division.

The first round of the FA Trophy is due to be played on Saturday 16th December.

Posted at 13:14

Monday 27 November - Slough Town report and photos now online

The match report and photos from the FA Trophy draw against Slough Town on Saturday afternoon are now online. The report by David Ballheimer can be found at http://www.hendonfc.net/Reports?id=5714. Meanwhile, the photos taken by Derek Beech can be found on Facebook and Flickr.

Posted at 13:10

Saturday 25 November - Late equaliser earns replay

A 90th minute equaliser from Kezie Ibe means that the first team face a replay at Slough on Tuesday evening.

A full update will follow on Monday evening as our web editor is away this weekend.

Posted at 17:13

Friday 24 November - Dorking game reverts to previous date

The Bostik League have advised that our game at Dorking Wanderers will go ahead on Tuesday 19th December as previously planned and not be moved to the end of January.

Posted at 09:24

Thursday 23 November - U18s beat Aldershot

The under 18s beat previously unbeaten Aldershot Town 3-1 at SJP last night. Malachy McGovern scored twice and Montel Asare-Bediako scored the other.

Next up for the youngsters is a trip to Wealdstone on Monday evening in the League Cup.

Posted at 22:47

Thursday 23 November - Bostik League Show : Hendon v Dulwich Hamlet

As supporters may well be aware Back of the Net were at the game on Tuesday evening recording the game and putting together the 23rd edition of the Bostik League Show.

Our game was the feature game, and the show includes interviews with Gary McCann and Daniel Uchechi.

The programme is free to view and can be found by clicking here

Posted at 22:35

Thursday 23 November - Dorking game rearranged

Our game at Dorking Wanderers due to be played on 19th December has been postponed due to our opponents having cup commitments instead.

The game will now be played on Tuesday 30th January, kick off 7:45pm.

Posted at 13:20

Wednesday 22 November - London Senior Cup news

We now know who our quarter final opponents will be if we beat Hanwell Town on Tuesday 12th December in the second round. Should we be successful will be at home to Balham, who beat AFC Wimbledon 1-0 this evening. Balham are a new club, formed in 2011, who currently play in the Combined Counties League Premier Division.

Posted at 23:03

Tuesday 21 November - Greens drop two points in last ten minutes

It was ultimately a disappointing night for the first team as they conceded two goals in the last ten minutes to draw 3-3 against leaders Dulwich Hamlet. However, at half time it all looked so different with the Greens 3-1 ahead after an outstanding 45 minutes.

Niko Muir had put the Greens ahead in the 6th minute, before Ashley Carew equalised for the visitors. However within a couple of minutes the Greens were back in front when Dave Diedhiou fired a diving bullet header past Preston Edwards following a perfect cross from Zak Joseph. Shortly before half-time Edwards committed a foul in the box and Muir stepped up to convert the spot kick with his 21st goal of the season.

The second half saw the Greens create a number of half chances, but in the 81st minute Dulwich were given a lifeline when Carew converted a penalty after a handball in the box. The Greens were then made to pay for not keeping possession of the ball when Rickie Hayles lashed the ball home in a crowded penalty area with the last kick of the game.

After the final whistle, the Dulwich fans showed their appreciation to the Greens for the support following their recent news.

Posted at 23:26

Tuesday 21 November - Staines game rearranged

The trip to Staines has been rearranged for Tuesday 9th January, kick off 7:45pm.

Posted at 18:35

Monday 20 November - Burgess Hill highlights now online

The highlights Saturday's draw against Burgess Hill Town are now online. They can be found by clicking here

Posted at 21:57

Sunday 19 November - Burgess Hill report and photos now online

The match report and photos from the draw against Burgess Hill Town yesterday afternoon are now online. The report by David Ballheimer can be found at http://www.hendonfc.net/Reports?id=5677. Meanwhile, the photos taken by Derek Beech can be found on Facebook and Flickr.

Posted at 15:55

Saturday 18 November - Greens almost throw it away

The first team were indebted to a late late equaliser from Zak Joseph to ensure something was taken from today's game against Burgess Hill Town, the final score being 2-2.

The performance was far less dominating than last week, and it took until just before half time for the Greens to take the lead when Dave Diedhiou bundled the ball home.

Burgess Hill were much improved on last week and equalised in the 89th minute when Aaron Smith-Joseph found the back of the net. Within a couple of minutes they had taken the lead through Pat Harding and it looked as though all three points were going back to Sussex.

However, a Burgess Hill defender committed a foul a couple of yards outside the box, and Joseph stepped up to fire home a fine free kick much to the relief of his teammates and the Greens supporters.

Posted at 20:35

Saturday 18 November - 350 up for Dave Diedhiou

This afternoon saw Dave Diedhiou make his 350th appearance, and mark it with his 38th goal for the club. Dave is just the 16th player (based on existing records) to reach this appearance milestone and we hope that there are many more to come.

There will be a feature on Dave and his milestone in a future matchday programme.

Posted at 20:32

Thursday 16 November - Are you planning to go to Hythe?

Any supporters planning to travel by train to Hythe for our Velocity Trophy tie are warned that the nearest station, Sandling, is around 30 minutes walk from the ground (uphill back to the station). Also the last train back towards London is at 22:16, and requires a change at Ashford International to catch a HS1 service to St Pancras.

It is quicker to travel to Sandling from St Pancras, changing at Ashford International, although trains do run direct from Charing Cross at 16:50 and Cannon Street at 17:24, taking approximately 100 minutes.

Hythe advise booking a taxi for the trip between the station and the ground and recommend Folkestone Taxi's on 01303 252000.

Posted at 23:13

Thursday 16 November - What's in Saturday's programme?

Here's what is in Saturday's matchday programme for our game against Burgess Hill Town.

- Gary McCann: Our manager talks about last week's FA Trophy tie and Tuesday's Velocity Trophy game

- GreensView: The match programme editorial by Steve Rogers

- The Greens In Action: FA Trophy Special - two pages covering the Burgess Hill Town match

- Hendon A to Z: St Albans City FC are the subject of David Ballheimer's latest article

- Where Are They Now? Another ex-player answers a few questions by Paul Sachdev

- Memory Lane: Continuing the Claremont Road theme - two images showing the old ground looking good

- Fixtures & Results: Our usual centre spread includes results, fixtures and team line-ups

- Match Report: A full page devoted to last week's FA Trophy win

- Fans' Flashback: Hendon v Blyth Spartans from many years ago

- Supporters News: The Trust and Association give us their latest chit chat

- Our Visitors: Part 2 of our pages about Burgess Hill Town - this time player profiles, recent results and league games played against Hendon

- PLUS: Sponsorship, Youth Update, Hendon FC Mascots, Half-time Break, Seat Sponsorship and the informative Stats 2017/18 page

Want to contribute? If you have memories of a Hendon match you'd like to share with us, or images/press cuttings of Hendon-related material, please us on hendonfcprogramme@gmail.com and it could well appear in a future programme. Want to subscribe? If you want a PDF sent of each match programme, please email Eddie on hendon.edd@hotmail.com

Posted at 20:14

Thursday 16 November - Hythe Town cup tie arranged

Our Velocity Trophy third round tie at Hythe Town will take place on Tuesday 5th December, kick off 7:45pm. As a result the game at Staines Town has been postponed again and we await a new date to be arranged.

Posted at 12:51

Thursday 16 November - U18s draw against Hampton

The U18s drew 2-2 against Hampton & Richmond Borough last night in their latest league fixture. Matt Forkin scored in the 6th and 63rd minutes but Hampton came back courtesy of a 78th minute goal and a late penalty.

They are at home again next Wednesday when they entertain Aldershot Town, kick off 7:30pm.

Posted at 12:50

Wednesday 15 November - Burgess Hill FA Trophy highlights now online

The highlights of the FA Trophy win over Burgess Hill Town are now online. They can be found by clicking here

Posted at 18:18

Tuesday 14 November - Zak Joseph hat-trick secures cup progression

A sixteen minute second half hat-trick from Zak Joseph ensured that the first team progressed into the third round of the Velocity (Isthmian League) Cup courtesy of a 5-1 win over Grays Athletic.

However, it was the visitors who drew first blood in a repeat of the 2015 final when Jamie Slabber netted from close range, but just five minutes later the Greens were level when Keagan Cole headed home a fine cross from Joseph.

Joseph's first goal came in the 56th minute, and he soon followed up with further strikes in the 69th and 72nd minutes before Matt Ball completed the scoring with three minutes to go.

A trip to Division One South side Hythe Town awaits in the next round, the date for the game is to be confirmed.

Posted at 23:02

Tuesday 14 November - New date for Lowestoft trip

Our trip to Lowestoft Town will now take place on Tuesday 23rd January, kicking off at 7:45pm.

Posted at 22:50

Monday 13 November - Guess what? We're at home again!

In one of the most unsurprising bits of news this season, we have another home draw in the FA Trophy, this time against our old friends Slough Town. This means that all of our games in November will be played at SJP (subject to any replay against Slough or another fixture being slotted in the final midweek of the month).

Slough, who were long time fellow members of the Isthmian League now ply their trade in the Evo-Stik South Premier Division, where they currently lie in third place with 34 points from 14 games.

The game will be played on Saturday 25th November at SJP, replacing our trip to Lowestoft Town.

Posted at 12:54

Sunday 12 November - Hendon make offer to Dulwich

As many supporters will be aware of the news surrounding Dulwich Hamlet and their ownership and potentially their future being in doubt, a situation we at Hendon are familiar with.

Simon Lawrence, our Chairman, has made the following offer to Dulwich's chairman Liam Hickey, and we reproduce that offer below.

"Hi Liam. I hope you're well despite today's result. We've been watching developments at your club very closely and wanted to offer you our support over the next few months.

"We're due to play you at SJP on Tuesday week (21st) and would like to take this opportunity to offer some more tangible support.

"In the corresponding game last season, a total of 151 adults paid £10 each to attend. We would like to donate £5 for every paying adult on Tuesday week in excess of 151 to your 12th man fund.

"So if, for example, we have 201 paying adults, we would donate £250.

"In addition, we would like to split our normal bucket collection with you for that game 50/50.

"I know it's unlikely to be a huge amount of money in total but we wanted to do something for a club who we hold in very high regard.

"Please feel free to promote the game and our offer of help in whatever way you choose. The better you promote it, the more money there is in for you (and us)!

"I look forward to seeing you on the 21st.

"I hope developments are positive in the meantime.

"Simon"

In addition to this, the SJP management have pledged to donate £1 per pint sold to be split evenly between both clubs.

Posted at 20:55

Sunday 12 November - Burgess Hill report and photos now online

The match report and photos from the FA Trophy win over Burgess Hill Town yesterday afternoon are now online. The report by David Ballheimer can be found at http://www.hendonfc.net/Reports?id=5712. Meanwhile, the photos taken by Derek Beech can be found on Facebook and Flickr.

Posted at 20:39

Saturday 11 November - Superb Greens secure FA Trophy victory

A superb performance from the first team ensured progression into the third qualifying round of the FA Trophy thanks to a 3-0 win over Burgess Hill Town.

Niko Muir opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 15th minute, and a few minutes later Zak Joseph doubled the lead. The final goal came in the second half, when Muir scored his 19th goal of the season - and his 30th for the club to ensure the win was secured.

The draw for the next round is due to be made on Monday lunchtime, and ties will take place on the weekend of 25th November.

Posted at 23:35

Friday 10 November - What's in tomorrow's programme?

This is what you can expect in Hendon's match programme for tomorrow afternoon's FA Trophy tie against Burgess Hill Town.

- GARY McCANN: Hendon's manager talks about the defeat against Kingstonian and the win against Harrow Borough in the MSC

- GREENSVIEW: More Editorial chit chat by Steve Rogers

- THE GREENS IN ACTION: Images of the Kingstonian game

- MATCH REPORT: The Kingstonian fixture covered in detail

- HENDON A to Z: David Ballheimer continues his excellent series, this time on the subject of Reserve Teams

- WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Warren Kelly is the ex-player being interviewed this time around by Paul Sachdev

- MEMORY LANE: About Happy Bartlett, the popular Hendon supporter in his smart suit and green and white top hat

- FAN'S FLASHBACK: Memories of Stanley Marshall and his Cambridge City team in the FA Cup at Claremont Road in 1969

- OUR VISITORS: Two pages of info about Burgess Hill Town, including their full FA Trophy record

- PLUS: Supporters' News from both the Trust and Association, Sponsorship tables, Non-League Paper article, Away Travel, Youth Update, Half-time Break and the usual informative Stats feature

Programmes on sale at SJP on Saturday or by subscription for PDF versions to Eddie Edwards on hendon.edd@hotmail.com

Posted at 18:22

Thursday 09 November - New Year Draw tickets available

The New Year Grand Draw will be drawn on the 1st January at Silver Jubilee Park shortly after our game against Wingate and Finchley that day. Tickets are £1 with a first prize of £300, second £200, third £100 and 4 fourth prizes of £50. All proceeds from the raffle go directly into club funds. You can buy your tickets at the club shop on matchdays.

The New Year Grand Draw is a great way to bring Hendon to the attention of a wider audience. As usual we ask supporters to help by taking tickets to sell to family, friends and unsuspecting strangers, so if you can help in this way please let Eddie Edwards know and he will happily hand over tickets to you. If you need tickets by post, please e-mail Hendon.edd@hotmail.com with your details and he will send books of tickets out to you direct.

Posted at 22:05

Thursday 09 November - Kingstonian highlights now online

The highlights of Saturday's defeat to Kingstonian are now online. They can be found by clicking here

Posted at 21:49

Wednesday 08 November - Under 18s progress in Middlesex Senior Youth Cup

The under 18s emulated the first team tonight by reaching the quarter finals of the Middlesex Senior Youth Cup at SJP, thanks to a 6-0 win over Hanwell Town. Matthew Forkin scored twice, whilst the other goals came from Malachy McGovern, Montell Asare-Bediako, Shammar Swaby and Sotelo-Ceres (whose first name hasn't reached the website team at the time of writing).

Their reward is a home tie against North Greenford United on a date to be announced.

Posted at 23:10

Wednesday 08 November - Middlesex Senior Cup quarter final confirmation

We are pleased to confirm that we will be playing Spelthorne Sports in the quarter finals of the Middlesex Senior Cup, our first ever match against the Combined Counties League Premier Division side. The game will be played at SJP on Tuesday 16th January, kicking off at 7:45pm

Posted at 23:05

Tuesday 07 November - Harrow beaten as Greens reach quarter finals

The first team reached the quarter finals of the Middlesex Senior Cup this evening courtesy of a 2-1 win over Harrow Borough on a very wet evening at SJP.

The first half was goalless, with the only moments of note coming when Harrow defender Arinse Uade headed the ball past his own keeper, but was relieved to see the ball rebound off the post to safety, whilst at the other end Sam Murphy and Tom Lovelock combined to make three excellent clearances/saves in the space of a few seconds

The second half opened with the Greens taking the lead in the 51th minute when Ashley Nathaniel-George fired the ball home after Sam Murphy had a penalty well saved by Melvin Minter. Twenty minutes later Kurtis Cumberbatch equalised, but substitute Niko Muir secured the win when he was sent clear by Kezie Ibe to score his 17th goal of the season.

Contrary to previous understanding, the Middlesex FA website shows that we will be at home to Spelthorne Sports in the quarter finals, which are due to be played in the week commencing 15th January. The other ties are Wealdstone v Hampton & Richmond Borough, Staines Town v Uxbridge and Enfield 1893 v Barnet. Should we beat Spelthorne Sports, we will be at home to Enfield 1893 or Barnet in the semi-finals.

Posted at 23:27

Tuesday 07 November - Don''t forget its reduced admission tonight

A quick reminder that admission prices are reduced for tonight's Middlesex Senior Cup tie against Harrow Borough. Prices are £5 adults, £2 concessions and free for under 18's. We look forward to seeing you there.

Posted at 07:05

Tuesday 07 November - October player of the month

The October player of the month vote has been won by Sam Murphy, who narrowly received more votes than Jake Eggelton and Dave Diedhiou who were joint second.

Posted at 07:04

Sunday 05 November - Kingstonian match report and photos

The match report and photos from the defeat to Kingstonian yesterday afternoon are now online.

The report by David Ballheimer can be found at http://www.hendonfc.net/Reports?id=5674.

Meanwhile, the photos taken by Derek Beech can be found on Facebook and Flickr.

Posted at 19:08

Saturday 04 November - Unbeaten home record ends

The first team's unbeaten home record this season, and 100% home record in the league came to an end as Kingstonian ran out 3-1 winners. It was a win that the visitors thoroughly deserved with the Greens second best for much of the game. However, it must be said there was no lack of effort from Hendon, but it was a day when things just didn't work out.

Kingstonian took an early lead when Reece Grant scored in the 4th minute and it took a while for the Greens to work their way back into the game, but they were rewarded when Niko Muir fired the ball home in the 28th minute.

Taylor Miles restored the lead in the 54th minute, and the result was secured by Tom Derry who scored the third with twelve minutes to go.

Posted at 19:29

Saturday 04 November - McGovern nets twice as Middx FA win

There was good news from Uxbridge this afternoon as the Middlesex FA U18 squad beat Wiltshire 4-2. Both James Raptis and Malachy McGovern were in the starting eleven, and McGovern opened the scoring and also scored the third to help the youngsters to progress into the next round of the FA County Youth Cup as they defend the trophy they won last season.

Posted at 19:27

Friday 03 November - New date for trip to Staines

Our league game at Staines Town has been rearranged for Tuesday 5th December, kicking off at 7:45pm.

Posted at 21:08

Friday 03 November - What's in the programme tomorrow?

This is what you can expect in Hendon's match programme on Saturday.

- GREENSVIEW: Steve Rogers opens the programme with his editorial notes

- THE GREENS IN ACTION: Images of the Kings Langley win

- MATCH REPORTS: The last three Hendon fixtures covered

- HENDON A to Z: David Ballheimer continues his excellent series on the subject of Representative Games

- MEMORY LANE: Another picture of Claremont Road – but not how we would like to remember the place - tissues at the ready!

- WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Paul Sachdev's latest article features the tenacious former Hendon midfielder Kevin MacLaren

- FAN'S FLASHBACK: A tremendous recollection of the 1960 FA Amateur Cup Final by Michael Cox, appropriately v Kingstonian

- OUR VISITORS: Two pages of info about Kingstonian FC, including their player profiles

- PLUS: Supporters' News from both the Trust and Association, Sponsorship tables, Youth Update, Youth Team Mascots (the Hendon Under 12s), the Halloween front cover programme design you won’t get to see printed(!), Half-time Break, and the usual informative Stats feature on page 27!

Programmes on sale at SJP on Saturday or by subscription for PDF versions to Eddie Edwards on hendon.edd@hotmail.com

Posted at 18:11

Friday 03 November - Reduced admission on Tuesday evening

We are pleased to advise that we will be charging reduced admission prices for our Middlesex Senior Cup tie against Harrow Borough on Tuesday evening.

The prices will be £5 adults, £2 concessions and free for under 18's.

Posted at 12:45

Friday 03 November - Two selected for county U18 squad

We are delighted that two of our under 18 squad have been selected to represent Middlesex FA in the FA County Youth Cup tomorrow afternoon.

James Raptis and Malachy McGovern are both in the squad to play Wiltshire FA at Uxbridge FC in the 2nd round.

Posted at 12:44

Thursday 02 November - League Cup win for U18s

The under 18s progressed to the second round of the League Cup with a 3-1 win over Hampton & Richmond Borough yesterday evening at the Beveree. Shammar Swaby opened the scoring in the 13th minute, Ansa Effom in the 22nd and Malachy McGovern scored from the spot just after half-time.

Posted at 07:03

Wednesday 01 November - Kings Langley highlights now online

The highlights of Saturday's victory over Kings Langley are now online. They can be found by clicking here

Posted at 18:21

Wednesday 01 November - Vote for your October player of the month

The player of the month voting is now open for October 2017 to see who will follow Niko Muir & Tom Lovelock who have won the awards so far this season. Voting is open until 9pm on Sunday, and the winner will be announced late on Sunday evening. To vote for your player of the month, please go to https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MM69T7G

Posted at 18:09