News - December 2011

Saturday 31 December - New Year draw gives away nearly £1000

The New Year draw was also made after the game today, with £950 worth of prizes being given away.

The winner of the £250 first prize was ticket number 2231, whilst the £100 second prize was won by ticket number 2270.

There were twelve further prizes of £50, and they were won by ticket numbers (in the order they were drawn) 1379, 1578, 1018, 978, 463, 292, 2201, 1956, 1765, 1976, 177 and 1501.

All winners who weren't present at the draw will be contacted by the Supporters Trust over the next few days.

The Supporters Trust would like to thank every one who supported this, and all other fundraising efforts throughout 2011, and they look forward to your continued support as we move into the new year.

Posted at 19:04

Saturday 31 December - Snowball Jackpot draw result

The annual Snowball Jackpot winning ball was drawn today by Joe-Oli McCann, and the winner of the £1070 prize was ball number 21.

Molly Barnham-Hyatt drew the December 1st prize winner, and ball number 61 won £283.50, whils the 2nd prize winner, drawn by Tommy Barnham-Hyatt, was number 1, winning £141.75. The winner of the second prize has kindly donated his winnings back to the Supporters Trust.

Posted at 19:00

Saturday 31 December - Greens beaten by last gasp goal

Hendon were beaten by a last gasp goal this afternoon in a pulsating game at Vale Farm, the final score being a 4-3 win to Bury Town.

The visitors took the lead on the half hour mark when Danny Cunningham converted a spot kick following a foul in the box by James Parker, and eight minutes later they doubled their lead when Roscoe Hipperson took advantage of a handling error by Berkley Laurencin to knock the ball into the net.

Neither of the visitors goalscorers made it to half time as they picked up injuries, and the Greens took advantage of Bury having to rearrange themselves. Greg Ngoyi scored his 10th goal of the season as the game moved into stoppage time, and before the half-time whistle blew he equalised with a fine run and finish having broken clear of the last defender.

The second half saw both sides continue to play some excellent football, and Bury regained the lead in the 52nd minute through Kieran Leabon. The Greens piled on the pressure, but, as has so often been the case recently, were unable to convert their chances. That said, credit must go to Bury keeper Marcus Garnham who made at least two superb saves to keep his side ahead.

However, Hendon refused to give up, and appeared to have earnt the point their performance deserved when a ball from Michael Lewis was turned into the net by Elliott Charles. That goal came two minutes into a minimum of four minutes of stoppage time. Sadly, a failure to keep possession of the ball saw Bury slide the ball out to Billy Clark, who slid the ball under Laurencin in the final minute of stoppage time to earn all three points.

Despite the disappointing result for the Greens, it was an excellent game of football, with both teams playing the game the right way - as has been the case in previous meetings against Bury Town.

Posted at 18:44

Saturday 31 December - Bury game on following inspection

This afternoon's game against Bury Town is confirmed as going ahead following an early morning pitch inspection. We look forward to seeing you all at Vale Farm in a few hours.

Posted at 09:32

Friday 30 December - Young forward joins from Dagenham

Young forward Tom Davie has joined the club from Dagenham & Redbridge this afternoon. The 17 year old has joined on dual-registration terms, and will be available to play against Bury Town tomorrow.

Posted at 16:58

Friday 30 December - Website archive updated

The ever growing website archive has continued to be updated over the past few months, with a large chunk of data for the 1920s and 1930s now having been entered.

There are still a lot of gaps to fill, particularly through the 2nd World War, the years prior to 1926, and also in the late 70s and early 80s.

Hopefully during 2012 you will finally see the league table archive begin to grow - we've started pulling the required data together, so that it can be entered into the database, and the league tables calculated.

Also, match reports from the pre-First World War period have been entered, and we have reports to hand for various parts of our history which will be entered in to the months to come.

The reserve and youth archive has also been created with data that we have immediately to hand. We do have some reserve team data from the early years that will be entered in due course.

We are very grateful to those supporters who continue to do research and provide the data for us to enter on to the website. If you do have any information or match reports you think may be of use to us, please either speak to one of the Rogers family on a matchday, or email us on admin@hendonfc.net.

Posted at 11:00

Friday 30 December - New year double header

The Greens have two fixtures over the New Year weekend, with Bury Town coming to Vale Farm tomorrow afternoon, followed by the short trip to Harrow Borough on Monday.

Both our opponents lost their Boxing Day games - Bury losing 2-1 at Lowestoft Town despite taking the lead, although they had two men sent off in the second half, whilst Harrow lost 4-0 at local rivals Wealdstone.

The two games this weekend are reverse fixtures of those played at the beginning of the season. On the first Tuesday of the campaign we made the trip to Bury and came away with a 1-0 victory, Jamie Busby scoring the goal, and six days later we beat Harrow 3-2 at Vale Farm, with Dave Diedhiou, Carl McCluskey and Isaiah Rankin on the scoresheet.

The other events on Saturday will be the annual Snowball Jackpot draw, the jackpot is expected to be around the £1000 figure, as well as the New Year Draw. Please ensure that your ticket stubs are given into the club shop or to Eddie Edwards before the game against Bury kicks off.

We hope to see as many of you as possible at the games this weekend, as Gary and the squad will be keen to both end 2011, and begin 2012 on a high note.

Posted at 10:25

Monday 26 December - Greens draw with Wingate

Today's Boxing Day fixture against Wingate & Finchley, the first ever League meeting against them, ended in a 1-1 draw at a windy Vale Farm.

The visitors had the best of the opening exchanges and deservedly took the lead in the 8th minute through Matt Mitchell. The Greens gradually gained more possession, but their first real chance didn't come until the 68th minute when Greg Ngoyi found the back of the net. Belal Aite-Ouakrim had a chance to win the game in stoppage time, but his effort flew over the bar.

Posted at 17:16

Sunday 25 December - Happy Christmas

The directors, management and players of Hendon Football Club would like to wish all our supporters a very Happy Christmas.

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at tomorrow's home game against Wingate & Finchley. Please remember that the game will kick off at 3.00pm.

Posted at 00:56

Thursday 22 December - Don't forget to return your draw ticket stubs

We would like to remind everyone to return their New Year Draw ticket stubs, money and unsold tickets to Eddie Edwards as soon as possible, and no later than 3pm on 31st December.

Eddie will be at both forthcoming home games, or if you are unable to get to the games, please email him on eddieedd@hendonfc.net and he will let you know where to send them.

Posted at 17:20

Thursday 22 December - Goalkeeper joins the squad

Gary McCann has announced that goalkeeper Lee Pearce has joined the squad as backup to Berkley Laurencin. The experienced stopper joins from Godalming Town and has played for numerous clubs including Walton Casuals and Chertsey Town.

Posted at 17:19

Sunday 18 December - Under 15s game postponed

Today's under 15 fixture at Parkfield has been postponed due to a frozen pitch. Their next game is on Sunday 8th January when they entertain Heathrow Club.

Posted at 08:35

Saturday 17 December - Goalless draw at East Thurrock

Hendon played out a goalless draw at East Thurrock United this afternoon, the second time we have drawn against the Essex side this season.

The result means that the Greens reach the halfway point of the league campaign with a very respectable 36 points, the second best points tally at this point of the season under Gary McCann.

Posted at 17:03

Thursday 15 December - New date for Wealdstone game

Our home league game against Wealdstone will now take place on Tuesday 24th January at Vale Farm, kicking off at 7:45pm. The change of date is due to Wealdstone's continued involvement in the FA Trophy, and we wish them the very best of luck in their second round tie against Barrow in a few weeks time.

Posted at 16:38

Thursday 15 December - MyTravelMoney.co.uk welcomed as new sponsors

Hendon Football Club would like to offer a warm welcome to MyTravelMoney who have taken a programme and website advert for the rest of the 2011-12 season.

MyTravelMoney.co.uk is the UK’s leading travel money comparison website and can help you get the best deal on your holiday or business trip. Customers on the site can typically save up to 10% over using an airport bureau or the high street banks.

Simply enter the amount of euros, dollars, shekels (or up to 100 currencies) you want to buy and based on your requirements, the site will dynamically help you find the best travel money deals on the market. You can pick up your currency at the airport or even have currency delivered to your door, via Royal Mail next day special delivery! Why settle for the first deal you stumble across, shop around for the best deal on MyTravelMoney.co.uk.

They also run a sister money transfer comparison site www.mycurrencytransfer.com which helps individuals and businesses transferring money overseas.

As with all of our sponsors, please consider using www.mytravelmoney.co.uk or www.mycurrencytransfer.com, both of whom can be found through the links below.

www.mytravelmoney.co.uk

www.mycurrencytransfer.com

Posted at 13:53

Thursday 15 December - It's Hanworth in the Middlesex Senior Cup

Our opponents in the quarter finals of the Middlesex Senior Cup will be Hanworth Villa, following their 5-3 win over Hillingdon Borough last night in a game that went to extra time.

The game is due to be played on Tuesday 7th February at Vale Farm, kick off at 7.45pm.

Posted at 13:03

Wednesday 14 December - Charles Geary

It is with great sadness that we have learnt today of the passing of our former chairman Charles Geary. The news came to us from the Middlesex FA this afternoon.

His funeral is taking place tomorrow at 10.00am at the New Life Bible Church, Graham Road, Wealdstone, HA3 5RP.

Our deepest sympathies go out to his family at this very sad time.

Posted at 15:01

Monday 12 December - Ideal present for the supporter who has everything

If you looking for a present for the supporter who has everything, then why not consider one of the sponsorship packages that the club offer. There are plenty of sponsorship opportunities available, either as a matchball sponsor, match sponsor or player sponsor.

Full details of the packages, along with application forms and details of how to pay, can be found through the sponsorship link on the menu, and if you would like to reserve a package, please email the club on admin@hendonfc.net and we will be delighted to reserve it for you.

Posted at 12:30

Monday 12 December - Wealdstone game postponed

Our game against Wealdstone that was due to be played on Saturday 14th January has been postponed due to their continued involvement in the FA Trophy.

Having beaten Uxbridge 5-0 on Saturday afternoon, the Stones now host Blue Square Premier side Barrow in the second round that day.

Posted at 12:29

Monday 12 December - Under 15s back to winning ways

The under 15s returned to winning ways yesterday afternoon with a 3-2 win over Eagles United. Markal Luke-Harris scored twice, with James Johnson scoring the third.

Posted at 10:18

Saturday 10 December - Professional performance earns victory

A thoroughly professional performance from Hendon earnt all three points as they came away from Tooting & Mitcham United with a 3-0 victory.

The opening goal came in the 37th minute through Elliott Charles, before substitute Greg Ngoyi doubled the lead in the 72nd minute. An own goal a few minutes later secured all three points for the Greens, a result that moved them back into the play-off zone.

Posted at 21:46

Wednesday 07 December - Peacock makes 50th appearance

Last night saw Michael Peacock make his 50th appearance for the club since joining us in the summer of 2010. Michael, who is known as Schmeichel in the squad, made his debut as a substitute against Concord Rangers at the beginning of last season, and when fit, has been a regular starter in the side. Unfortunately injuries limited his appearances last season, but he has been a regular this season, being a very important part of the club's defensive improvement.

Posted at 09:15

Tuesday 06 December - Hendon progress on penalties

Hendon progressed to the quarter-finals of the Middlesex Senior Cup this evening after beating Uxbridge 4-2 in a penalty shoot-out.

After a goalless 90 minutes, Uxbridge broke the deadlock in the 101st minute when Tom Willment scored. However, the Greens fought back and equalised after 109 minutes when Junior Lewis scored his first goal for the club since his return. His last goal was on 27th April 1999 - 4606 days ago. With no further goals, the tie went to a penalty shoot-out.

Jamie Busby, Michael Lewis, Mustafa Mirzai and Jerome Federico all converted their spot kick, and as James Duncan and Howard Hall both hit the woodwork with their efforts (Max Howell and Hussein Warsame scoring theirs), it was Hendon who progressed.

Our opponents for the quarter-finals will be either Hanworth Villa or Hillingdon Borough. They are due to play next week as their game tonight was postponed as Hanworth have an FA Vase replay tomorrow evening at Herne Bay.

Posted at 22:41

Tuesday 06 December - Middlesex cup campaign starts tonight

Tonight sees our first venture of the season into the County Cups and it is likely that a few more injured players will make their return. Our visitors are Uxbridge in the 2nd round of the Middlesex Senior Cup and kick off at Vale Farm is at 7.45pm.

Gary McCann is very hopeful that James Archer, James Fisher and Jamie Busby will all be able to return to action following their recent injuries, whilst James Parker will be back after being unavailable on Tuesday, and both Greg Ngoyi and Elliott Charles came through their substitute appearances on Saturday unscathed.

Uxbridge are managed by former Hendon boss, Tony Choules, and his backroom staff includes former Greens physio, Stuart Everley. Two familiar faces are in the Uxbridge squad in Wayne Carter and Danny Julienne, although the later will not be taking part tonight as he is suspended.

We hope to see as many of you as possible at Vale Farm tonight, in what is the last home game before Christmas.

Posted at 09:17

Monday 05 December - November Snowball Draw results

The November Snowball draw was made at half-time on Saturday, and the winner of the £286:50 first prize was ball number 58. The second prize of £143:25 was won by ball number 43. Both winners will be contacted by the trust in the next few days.

The December draw, as well as the Annual Snowball Jackport draw will be made on New Years Eve.

Posted at 09:51

Sunday 04 December - Encouraging performance for under 15s

The under 15s put in an encouraging performance today, despite going down to a 4-2 defeat to league favourites Magix. The goalscorers for the Greens were Edson Gomes and Danny Ready.

Posted at 17:45

Saturday 03 December - 4594 days since last appearance

When Junior Lewis came on as a stoppage time substitute against Aveley this afternoon, it ended a run of 4594 days since he last made a competitive appearance for the Greens.

His last appearance came wearing his familiar number 11 shirt in the Full Members Cup final victory against Worthing, a game that took place at Sutton United's Gander Green Lane ground on Thursday 6th May 1999, after which he left the club to join Peter Taylor at Gillingham. Gary McCann and Freddie Hyatt also played in that game.

Posted at 20:53

Saturday 03 December - Christmas and New Year kick off times

We can confirm that our two home games over the forthcoming holiday period will kick off at 3:00pm. Our two home games are against Wingate & Finchley on Monday 26th December, and Bury Town on Saturday 31st December.

Unless we are advised to the contrary, the game at Harrow Borough on Monday 2nd January 2012 will also kick off at 3:00pm.

Posted at 20:52

Saturday 03 December - Late Charles goal earns a point

An 84th minute goal from the returning Elliott Charles earnt a point for the Greens today as they drew 1-1 with Aveley.

After goalless first half, Aveley took the lead through Sean Bonnett-Johnson in the 67th minute. However, the Greens, boosted by the return of Charles and Greg Ngoyi from the bench, equalised when Carl McCluskey won the ball and fed it to Darren Currie, who in turn delivered a lovely cross that Charles was able to head home from close range.

Posted at 17:06

Saturday 03 December - Last day to order your shirts

Today is the last day to place your orders for your replica shirts - either by calling into the club shop, or by ordering online before midnight.

Both home and away shirts are available, and are available in both children and adult sizes.

For full details, please check the online shop page.

Posted at 13:10