News - December 2017

Sunday 31 December - Harlow Town highlights now online

The highlights from our game at Harlow Town are now online, as part of episode 29 of the Bostik League Show.

The highlights, together with those from four other games, can be viewed on YouTube by clicking here.

Posted at 13:51

Sunday 31 December - Top goalscorers at the end of December

Those of you who have seen the Bath City matchday programme will have seen a Stat Attack article on the quickest players to 20 goals since we joined the Isthmian League - Niko Muir being the fourth quickest behind David Hyde, Iain Dowie and Gerry O'Rourke.

However, Niko Muir is now our second highest goalscorer at the end of the December, since we joined the Isthmian League in 1963, after his hat-trick at Harlow yesterday afternoon. His 29 goals is beaten only by David Hyde, who was on 38 goals by the end of December 1964 (he went on to score 59). Iain Dowie had left the club by the end of December 1988 having scored 25 goals, whilst Gerry O'Rourke was on 24 goals at the end of December 1963, the same total as Paul Whitmarsh in 1998 and Jefferson Louis in 2013. Niko also became the eighth player to hit 40 goals under Gary McCann.

On a slightly different subject, yesterday was the first time in 8 league games that the player wearing number 4 failed to score!

Posted at 09:41

Saturday 30 December - December Gattas Denfield Player of the Month voting open

The voting for the Gattas Denfield Player of the Month for December is now open until 10:00pm on Friday evening. The winner will be announced as soon as we can after voting has closed.

You can place your vote by clicking here

Posted at 21:17

Saturday 30 December - Red card to be appealed

Following the red card received by Casey Maclaren this afternoon at Harlow, directors and management of the club have been able to view video footage of the incident, and as a result of that footage the club will be appealing his sending off to the FA.

As soon as we know the result of the appeal, we will let you know.

Posted at 20:30

Saturday 30 December - Micky Janes

It is with sadness that we have learnt this evening of the passing of former Hendon manager Micky Janes.

Micky first joined the club in the 1985/86 season as assistant manager to Ted Hardy, before being promoted to manager in the September 1987 following Hardy's departure.

Micky's spell as manager included the Middlesex Charity Cup win at Wembley Stadium, and a run to the second round of the FA Trophy which included a 2-0 win at Fareham Town which led to a trip to Barrow where the Greens lost 2-1. Iain Dowie was top scorer with 27 goals in Micky's first season as manager. Another legend in Micky's squad was the recently departed Dermot Drummy. The highlight of the 1988-89 season was an FA Cup first round tie at Reading, where the home side ran out 4-2 winners, and Micky left the club after the 1989-90 season.

Our deepest sympathies go to Micky's family at this sad time.

Posted at 20:18

Saturday 30 December - Niko is the hat-trick hero again

Niko Muir scored his third hat-trick of the season as the first team ran out 3-0 winners at Harlow Town to take his personal tally to 29 goals for the campaign.

With Folkestone, who also won, the only other team in the top six in action this afternoon due to postponements, the victory made the spot in the play-offs more secure for the time being as the Greens remained in third place, nine points behind the leading pair, and five points clear of sixth placed Leiston, safe in the knowledge that if teams win their games in hand they can't be overtaken.

The first half was a goalless affair, with Kezie Ibe being kept quiet by the ever strong Hendon back line, whilst at the other end, chances were created but not taken.

However, the opening goal came in the 51st minute after Ashley Nathaniel-George was fouled in the box, and Muir stepped up to score the spot kick. Just three minutes later Muir doubled the lead with a fine shot on the turn. The final goal came in the 89th minute when a defensive mix-up allowed Muir to slide the ball into the net to complete his hat-trick.

The win was soured slightly by the late sending-off of Casey Maclaren, but all the focus will be on Muir's exploits in front of goal as we move into 2018.

Posted at 19:39

Friday 29 December - Christmas match reports and photos online

The match reports and photos from our Christmas wins over Brightlingsea Regent and Harrow Borough are now online.

David Ballheimer's report on the Brightlingsea game can be found here and the Harrow report can be found here.

Derek Beech's Brightlingsea photos can me found on Facebook and Flickr.

You can also find Derek's Harrow photos on Facebook and Flickr.

Posted at 18:04

Friday 29 December - Rian McLean moves on

Rian McLean, who joined us on work experience terms from Leyton Orient a couple of months ago, has left the club and is expected to sign on a similar deal at Margate. He made just two appearances for the club and we wish him well for the future.

Posted at 17:51

Tuesday 26 December - First team complete Harrow double

The first team completed the seasonal league double over Harrow Borough with a 4-0 win at Earlsmead this afternoon, meaning they have scored 10 goals without reply against the Boro in the league this season.

The first half was largely uneventful until the 38 minute when Josh Walker fired the ball at goal. The ball took a deflection and was touched into his own net by Chinua Cole, but the decision has been made to award Walker with the goal.

The Greens took the game by the scruff of the net in the second half, and doubled the lead in the 48th minute when Dave Diedhiou found the back of the net, and Josh Walker scored his second of the afternoon in the 62nd minute.

The final goal came in the 83rd minute when Josh Walker went on a mazy run into the box, which left Cole chasing shadows and ultimately bringing Walker down. Niko Muir stepped up to confidently convert the spot kick and score his 20th league goal of the season, and his 26th in total.

The result moves the Greens up to 3rd place in the table as they head into the two New Year games against Harlow Town and Wingate & Finchley.

Posted at 20:32

Monday 25 December - Merry Christmas

The officials, management and players of Hendon FC would like to wish all our supporters a very Merry Christmas and hope to see you all at Harrow Borough tomorrow for our Boxing Day fixture.

Posted at 09:49

Sunday 24 December - FA Trophy admission prices

We have now agreed admission prices with Sutton United for our FA Trophy tie on Saturday 13th January at Gander Green Lane. The prices are £12 adults, £6 concessions and £2 under 16s. There is an additional £2 if you wish to sit. These prices are lower than Sutton's normal matchday admission charge.

Should the tie go to a replay, our normal admission prices will apply.

Posted at 16:11

Saturday 23 December - Greens give supporters early Christmas present

The first team gave the supporters an early Christmas present as they beat Brightlingsea Regent 4-2, in a game that contained a number of excellent goals.

The scoring was opened in the 10th minute when Keagan Cole finished clinically, but shortly before the half hour mark Brightlingsea equalised with a superb strike from their leading scorer Billy Hunt that gave Tom Lovelock no chance.

The visitors had the better of the exchanges in the second half, but they fell behind when Dave Diedhiou latched on to a pass behind the defence and he carried the ball forward to slip it past the oncoming Harry Palmer. Just two minutes later the Greens were further ahead with what was probably the best goal of the game.

Niko Muir had the ball with opposition players around him, but he left them standing to break into the box and fire a stunning strike into the roof of the net from an acute angle.

As the game moved into stoppage time, Josh Walker extended the lead further, only for Billy Hunt to score a second for the visitors with the final kick of the game.

The win means that the Greens go into Christmas in 5th place with 41 points from 22 games, having scored 50 league goals.

Next up is the short trip to Harrow Borough on Boxing Day - kick off at 1:00pm

Posted at 20:46

Thursday 21 December - Kezie Ibe moves on

Gary McCann has been in touch with the website team in the past few minutes to confirm that Kezie Ibe has left the club this evening, and is expected to sign for Harlow Town in time to play this weekend.

Kezie has been a key member of the squad since he signed from Basingstoke Town in the summer of 2014, since when he has made 172 appearances, scoring 47 goals. However, this season he has been kept out of the starting line-up due to the form of the likes of Niko Muir and Zak Joseph, and having turned 35 last week, needs to be playing regular football.

Gary said "I am saddened that the time has come for Kezie to move on, but it is the right time from a footballing perspective. Kezie needs to be playing regularly and we are unable to offer him that at the current time.

"He is one of the nicest people you could hope to meet, and he has served both myself and Hendon Football Club fantastically over the past three and a half years.

"Kezie goes with our good wishes, and with huge thanks for all his efforts during his time with us."

Posted at 23:15

Thursday 21 December - Urgent help required on Saturday

We are very short of volunteers this weekend for the game against Brightlingsea Regent due to many regulars suffering from illness or being away.

As things stand we have a programme seller, a bucket collector, and myself confirmed as able to help before, during and after the game.

If anyone can spare some time to help man any of the following, please can you let John Rogers know as soon as possible by email on johnrogers070@gmail.com

Car Park

Main Gate

Turnstile

Tannoy

Clearing Changing Rooms

The more people that are able to help, the lighter the burden on each of us.

Posted at 19:52

Thursday 21 December - Gattas Denfield sponsor Player of the Month award

We are delighted to welcome Gattas Denfield Solicitors into the Hendon FC family. They will be sponsoring the Player of the Month Award in December and for the remainder of the season.

Gattas Denfield is a law firm, located on the corner of Kingsbury Road and Slough Lane, less than a mile from Silver Jubilee Park. They provide a range of services to private (including residential conveyancing and lease extension, financial planning for the elderly, wills and probate) and business clients (including commercial conveyancing and leases, dispute resolution, commercial law, licencing and franchising). For more see their website - https:www.gattas.co.uk or give them a call.

We very much appreciate their support for the club and we hope that in return you will consider using Gattas Denfield if you require the services of a law firm at some point in the future.

Posted at 18:22

Thursday 21 December - Remember to return your New Year Draw tickets

Supporters wishing to return New Year Grand Draw tickets/money/stubs at the games over the Christmas period can do so by handing them to Mike Harte or Simon Lawrence. Eddie Edwards is away over Christmas but will be at the game on 1st January at SJP. If you are unable get to any game and would prefer to return tickets by post please email Hendon.edd@hotmail.com for further details.

Posted at 18:17

Thursday 21 December - London Senior Cup Final to be staged at Silver Jubilee Park

We are delighted to announce that Silver Jubilee Park will be hosting the London Senior Cup Final this season. This is a great reward for the team at Silver Jubilee Park following the hard work they have put in to bring SJP up to the standard that we now know as our home. Clearly, it would be great if we could be in the final, but if not, please do support SJP if you are able to attend the final. The date will be confirmed in due course.

On the subject of the London Senior Cup, the quarter final line up was finalised last night and is as follows : Metropolitan Police v Tooting & Mitcham United, Cray Valley Paper Mills v Croydon, Dulwich Hamlet v Harrow Borough, Hendon v Balham. We hope to announce the date for our game against Balham in the next few days.

Should we beat Balham, in the semi finals we will travel to Dulwich or Harrow, whilst Met Police or Tooting will entertain Cray Valley or Croydon.

Posted at 18:16

Thursday 21 December - Under 18s defeated by Wealdstone

The under 18s were in action at SJP last night in their final game of 2017, and were beaten 3-2 by Wealdstone. Malachy McGovern scored both goals as the young Greens mounted an ultimately fruitless comeback after the Stones had gone 3-0 ahead.

Posted at 18:11

Wednesday 20 December - Staines games rearranged

Our outstanding away games for the first team and under 18s have been rearranged to take place in the new year.

The under 18s fixture, postponed last week, will now be played on Monday 19th March, whilst the first team game will now be played on Tuesday 20th February - both kicking off at 7:45pm.

Posted at 17:15

Tuesday 19 December - It'll be Corinthian-Casuals in the Velocity Trophy

Our opponents in the Velocity Trophy will be Corinthian-Casuals who won 5-3 on penalties at Thamesmead Town this evening following a 1-1 draw.

Veteran striker Paul Vines gave the home side the lead in the 51st minute before Harry Ottaway equalised for Casuals in the 78th minute.

The tie will be played at SJP on Tuesday 9th January, kick off 7:45pm - replacing our trip to Staines Town which will now be rearranged for a later date.

Posted at 22:06

Tuesday 19 December - Ten man Hendon pick up three points

The first team picked up all three points at Dorking Wanderers this evening, despite being reduced to ten men with nearly half an hour left in the game.

The final score was 3-0, and the Greens scored the first in the 4th minute thanks to Niko Muir, and Michael Corcoran doubled the lead a few minutes later.

The red card, which saw Harly Wise dismissed, came in the 64th minute but just ten minutes later the Greens were further ahead when Isaac Philpott put the ball into his own net.

The result moves the Greens back into the play off zone - with two games in hand on Staines and Leiston who both have four more points. At the top, Billericay replaced Dulwich Hamlet following their 3-0 win over Metropolitan Police.

Posted at 21:51

Monday 18 December - Free to view Bath City highlights now available

The highlights from Saturday's FA Trophy win over Bath City are now available through HFCTV, and are free to view thanks to the sponsorship from Silver Jubilee Park. You can access the highlights by going to HFCTV in the "other" section of the website menu, or by clicking here

Posted at 22:27

Monday 18 December - Velocity Trophy draw released

The quarter final draw of the Velocity Trophy has been released this afternoon and we have been drawn at home to Thamesmead Town or Corinthian-Casuals. Our prospective opponents are due to play tomorrow night at Thamesmead's temporary home at Dartford.

A date for the game will be advised in due course.

Posted at 17:57

Monday 18 December - Leiston game rearranged

Our home game against Leiston will now be played at SJP on Tuesday 13th February, kick off 7:45pm.

Posted at 13:33

Monday 18 December - FA Trophy Draw - Sutton United away

The draw for the second round of the FA Trophy was made on TalkSport 2 a few minutes ago, and we have been drawn away to Sutton United, who currently lie in 2nd place the Vanarama National division. Gander Green Lane is another ground that now has a 3G pitch, so barring severe winter weather, the game will ahead on Saturday 13th January, kick off 3:00pm.

The full draw is as follows

Ebbsfleet United v Warrington or Altrincham

Kidderminster Harriers v Stockport County

East Thurrock United v Chester

Bognor Regis Town v Leyton Orient

Braintree Town or Brackley Town v Barrow

Chesham United or Weston-Super-Mare v Workington

Billericay Town v Stourbridge

FC Halifax Town or Macclesfield Town v Maidenhead United

Maidstone United v Hampton & Richmond Borough or Heybridge Swifts

Dover Athletic v Marine

Gateshead or Guiseley v Dartford or Boreham Wood

Wealdstone v Hereford

Sutton United v Hendon

Blyth Spartans or AFC Telford United v Bromley

Spennymoor United or Gainsborough Trinity v Solihull Borough or Tranmere Rovers

St Albans City v Harrogate Town

Posted at 13:32

Sunday 17 December - Bath City photos now online

The photos for yesterday's FA Trophy win over Bath City are now online. The photos taken by Derek Beech can be found on Facebook and Flickr.

For those awaiting David Ballheimer's match report, we will put this online as soon as we receive it.

Posted at 13:35

Sunday 17 December - Bath City highlights will be free to view

We are pleased to announce, for those who didn't see the programme yesterday, that the Bath City highlights will be free to view thanks to the sponsorship from Silver Jubilee Park for this game.

They will be available early next week, and we will let you know through the usual channels when they have gone online.

Posted at 13:27

Saturday 16 December - FA Trophy draw on TalkSport 2

The draw for the second round of the FA Trophy will be broadcast live on TalkSport 2 on Monday afternoon from 1pm.

Taking place on the Ray Stubbs show, the draw will be made by Adam Virgo - the regular summariser on BT Sport's live National League coverage - and non-league expert Tony Incenzo.

We've reached the stage where the competition is no longer regionalised, so we could face any of the remaining clubs left in the competition.

Our potential opponents are as follows : Barrow, Billericay Town, Blyth Spartans or AFC Telford United, Bognor Regis Town, Braintree Town or Brackley Town, Bromley, Chester, Dartford or Boreham Wood, Dover Athletic, East Thurrock United, Ebbsfleet United, FC Halifax Town or Macclesfield Town, Harrogate Town, Gateshead or Guiseley, Hampton & Richmond Borough or Heybridge Swifts, Kidderminster Harriers, Leyton Orient, Maidenhead United, Maidstone United, Marine, Spennymoor United or Gainsborough Trinity, Stockport County, Stourbridge, Sutton United, Tranmere Rovers, Warrington Town or Altrincham, Wealdstone, Workington.

For those unable to listen to the draw on Monday, we will ensure the draw is made available on the website and through our social media channels as soon as we can.

Posted at 20:35

Saturday 16 December - Hendon see off Roman challenge

The first team progressed to the last 32 of the FA Trophy for the first time in 15 years thanks to a thoroughly professional 2-1 win over Bath City, who sit mid-table in the Vanarama South Division.

The result also means that the Greens maintain their 100% record against the Romans, having beaten them twice in the FA Cup in the late 1990's - the only other two times the clubs have met.

The visitors probably edged most of the first half, but were unable to find the net, and it was the Greens who scored first when Arthur Lee turned the ball into the net following a free kick.

Bath hit back within a couple of minutes of the second half beginning when Tom Smith found the back of the net, but Hendon were in determined mood and gradually caused their opponents more and more problems. In the 73rd minute Keagan Cole was introduced to the action, and within a minute he had scored by firing the loose ball home after a throw-in.

It must be said that the Greens' game management to see the game out was superb and they kept Bath's chances of an equaliser to a premium with Tom Lovelock hardly tested in the closing stages and progression to the last 32 was secured.

Posted at 20:27

Friday 15 December - What's in the FA Trophy programme tomorrow?

This is what you can expect in Hendon's 32-page match programme for tomorrow afternoon's game against Bath.

GARY McCANN: Hendon's manager talks about the recent matches at Margate and at home to Hanwell Town in the LSC

GREENSVIEW: More Editorial chit chat by Steve Rogers

THE GREENS IN ACTION: Images of the Thurrock game

MATCH REPORTS: Covering Thurrock and Hythe Town (Margate and Hanwell in the Brightlingsea issue)

HENDON A to Z: David Ballheimer continues his excellent A to Z series, this time about the FA Trophy appropriately

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Next up in Paul Sachdev's very interesting series is a question and answer session with Andy O'Brien

DERMOT DRUMMY: A fitting obituary by David Ballheimer

STAT ATTACK: Steve Rogers covers Hendon's quickest to 20 goals and also the leading scorers under Gary McCann

FAN'S FLASHBACK: A recollection of another Hendon game, this one a midweek cup tie from 1976

MEMORY LANE: Flying the flag! HFC images of flag-bearing over the years

OUR VISITORS: Four pages of info about opponents Bath City including their full record in the FA Trophy

PLUS: Supporters' Trust News, The Non-League Paper, Away Travel, Youth update, Sponsorship tables and Stats page including the FA Trophy First Round Proper draw

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

Posted at 13:58

Tuesday 12 December - Dan's the penalty hero again

Just a fortnight after his heroics at Slough Town in the FA Trophy, Dan Purdue was the hero again as he saved the crucial penalty in another shootout - this time against Hanwell Town. The first team won 6-5 on penalties after the scores were level at 3-3 in tonight's London Senior Cup tie.

The first half belonged to the Greens as a quickfire double from Zak Joseph, the second a fine free kick, and they went in at the break 2-0 ahead.

However, within 17 minutes of the restart Hanwell Town were ahead as the Greens disappeared from view. First of all Mergin Quarri scored a superb long-distance strike, before Nick Turner headed home a corner and Sam Pekun then put the visitors ahead.

However, the introduction of Dave Diedhiou and Niko Muir spurred the home side back into action and the equaliser came 9 minutes from time when pressure from Kezie Ibe forced Calum Duffy to turn the ball into his own net.

And so it came to penalties. Hendon went first and Harly Wise, Kezie Ibe, Ashley Nathaniel-George, Daniel Uchechi and Niko Muir all scored, whilst Peter Dean, Joe Chandiram, Calum Duffy, Mergin Quarri and Charlie Mitchell were all on target for Hanwell. Dave Diedhiou was then successful and it was left to Dan Purdue to be the hero as he saved Alfie Cain's penalty to ensure progression into the quarter finals where a home tie against Balham awaits.

Posted at 23:41

Tuesday 12 December - Car park frozen in places

We have been warned by Silver Jubilee Park that the car park is frozen in places but is open. Please take extra care if you are coming to the game this evening.

Posted at 16:44

Tuesday 12 December - Hanwell game tonight will go ahead

We are confident that tonight's London Senior Cup tie against Hanwell Town will go ahead as planned. The pitch has been cleared of snow, and temperatures, which are currently above freezing, are expected to begin to rise this afternoon and through this evening with rain forecast after 10pm so further freezing conditions are not expected.

Don't forget that admission is reduced tonight to £5 Adults, £2 Senior Citizens & Students, and free for under 18's. A full colour 12 page programme will be on sale for £1.

We look forward to seeing you this evening if you are able to come along.

Posted at 13:22

Monday 11 December - Under 18s game postponed

Tonight's under 18s game at Staines Town has been postponed due to the weather. A new date will be arranged in due course.

Posted at 10:52

Sunday 10 December - Margate report and photos now online

The match report and photos for yesterday's game at Margate are now online. The report by David Ballheimer can be found at http://www.hendonfc.net/Reports?id=5681. Meanwhile, the photos taken by Derek Beech can be found on Facebook and Flickr.

Posted at 20:05

Sunday 10 December - Correction to Margate match details

Your website team has just been informed - 12 hours after the game - that the scorer of our first goal at Margate yesterday was in fact Ashley Nathaniel-George and not Josh Walker.

Unfortunately none of our club officials who were at the game - all of whom knew that the web team were unable to be at Margate - felt it necessary to ensure that we had fully accurate information to put on the website. Therefore, the only information we had available to us when updating the website late last night was what was on the FootballWebPages livescores service, which, as we are sure most people will be aware, is updated by the home club for each match.

We apologise that last night's update wasn't up to our usual standard in terms of accuracy. Hopefully our club officials will realise that their web team are not psychic and are not able to know when opposition clubs make mistakes in the live updates!

Posted at 05:06

Saturday 09 December - Greens beaten at Margate

The first team suffered their first defeat in ten games as they were beaten 3-2 at Margate this afternoon.

Frannie Collin put the home side ahead in the 15th minute before Josh Walker equalised on the half hour mark. Collin restored the lead midway through the second half, David Martin extended the lead in the 77th minute and although Dave Diedhiou reduced the arrears a minute later the home side were able to hold on to secure all three points.

Posted at 23:52

Friday 08 December - Half-season HFCTV season ticket also available

We are also pleased to offer a half-season highlights subscription for HFCTV, and again this will be valid for the remaining home games of the season.

Priced at £15, they can be purchased via Cyrus Cooper who can be contacted on cyrus01@sky.com

Posted at 20:06

Friday 08 December - Half-season tickets now available

We are pleased to announce that half-season tickets are now available for purchase, and will be valid for all twelve remaining home league games.

The prices are £80 adults, £40 senior citizens, £15 students and £5 for under-18s.

If you are interested in purchasing a season ticket for the rest of the season, please contact Daz Bloor on hendonfc@freenetname.co.uk and he will get back to you as soon as possible.

Posted at 20:05

Thursday 07 December - Hythe Town highlights available

The highlights of Tuesday's Velocity Trophy win at Hythe Town are now online thanks to Hythe's filming partners BKVP Sport. Highlights of can be found by clicking here.

Posted at 19:52

Thursday 07 December - Thurrock highlights now online

The highlights of Saturday's draw against Thurrock are now online. Highlights of home games can now be found on the HFCTV page which can be found under the "Other" tab on the main menu at the top of the page or by going to http://www.hendonfc.net/HFCTV.

Posted at 19:50

Thursday 07 December - Dermot Drummy funeral details

We are now able to share the details of Dermot Drummy's funeral, which will take place on Tuesday 19th December.

The service will take place at St Mary's Church, Church Street, Ware, SG12 9EH and will begin at 1:00pm.

Posted at 11:08

Wednesday 06 December - Under 18s reach semi finals

The under 18s reached the semi finals of the Middlesex County Youth Cup this evening thanks to a 3-0 win over North Greenford United at SJP. The scorers tonight were Dorian Jedjvic, Matt Forkin and Kaci Henry.

A trip to either Wembley or Hampton & Richmond Borough await the young Greens in the new year. Our prospective opponents were due to play tonight but at the time of writing we haven't been able to find the result. The other semi final will see Bedfont Sports entertain Conquest Youth.

Posted at 22:19

Wednesday 06 December - Coach seats available for Margate

We have a limited number of seats available on the players coach to Margate. Priced at £12 each, they can be booked by emailing hendonfcwebsite@gmail.com or texting (please do not phone) 07748526594. Upon receipt of your booking we will confirm the departure time from SJP.

Posted at 11:21

Tuesday 05 December - Bath beat Margate on penalties

Our opponents in the FA Trophy will be Bath City, who beat Margate 5-4 on penalties this evening at Hartsdown Park after the scores were level at 2-2 after normal time and after extra time.

The game will be played at SJP on Saturday 16th December, kicking off at 3:00pm

Posted at 23:03

Tuesday 05 December - Greens progress in Velocity Trophy

The first team continued their run of cup progress with a 2-1 win at Hythe Town this evening to reach the quarter-finals of the Velocity Trophy.

Gary McCann gave Cameron Currie a competitive debut, and named new signing William Murphy on the bench, and he in turn made his debut late in the game.

Hythe took the lead in the 4th minute through Sid Sollis, only for Keagan Cole to equalise in the 14th minute. Kezie Ibe put the Greens ahead in the 43rd minute, and the team were able to see the second half out safely to ensure progression.

Posted at 22:56

Tuesday 05 December - Another under 18 joins the first team

Gary McCann added another member of the under 18 side to the first team squad ahead of tonight's Velocity Trophy game at Hythe Town.

18 year old William Murphy has been a regular with the under 18s after joining in the summer, and was named in the squad at Hythe this evening.

Posted at 22:55

Tuesday 05 December - Purdue wins Performance of the Month Award

We are delighted to announce that Dan Purdue has been awarded with the Bostik League Premier Division Performance of the Month Award for his display at Slough Town last week.

This is the second time we have won the award, following the August award for our 6-0 win over Harrow Borough.

Posted at 22:54

Monday 04 December - Leatherhead home game rearranged

Our home game against Leatherhead will now be played on Tuesday 30th January, kicking off at 7:45pm. The game has been moved as we will be playing either Bath City or Margate on the original date - 16th December - in the FA Tropht.

Posted at 18:42

Monday 04 December - Thurrock report and photos online

The match report and photos the 4-1 win over Thurrock on Saturday afternoon are now online. The report by David Ballheimer can be found at http://www.hendonfc.net/Reports?id=5680. Meanwhile, the photos taken by Derek Beech can be found on Facebook and Flickr.

Posted at 06:02

Saturday 02 December - More milestones as Thurrock beaten

Two goalscoring milestones were reached this afternoon as the first team ran out 4-1 winners over Thurrock at a chilly SJP this afternoon.

The first milestone came in the 18th minute when Casey Maclaren scored his 50th goal for the club, his effort being deflected past Jake Jessup in goal, and just four minutes later the second milestone came as Dave Diedhiou scored his 40th goal for the club, his effort also being deflected past the keeper. In the 25th minute the Greens were 3-0 up as Niko Muir found the back of the net.

The rest of the game saw the Greens in control of proceedings and chances for the visitors were kept to a minimum. However, they did have a lifeline just before half time when they were awarded a penalty which was converted by Ronnie Winn.

The only goal of the second half came on the hour mark when Josh Walker was fouled in the box, and Muir stepped up to score his 23rd goal of the season.

The three points mean that the Greens have moved back into the play off zone, now lying in 5th place.

Posted at 19:26

Friday 01 December - November player of the month result

The winner of the November player of the month is Daniel Purdue, who earnt 48% of the vote following his heroics at Slough on Tuesday night. Zak Joseph was second with 15% and Niko Muir was third with 7%.

Posted at 22:18

Friday 01 December - What's in the programme tomorrow?

This is what you can expect in the match programme tomorrow afternoon.

- GARY McCANN: Hendon's manager talks about the penalty shoot-out victory at Slough and praises young 'keeper Dan Purdue

- GREENSVIEW: More Editorial chit chat by Steve Rogers

- THE GREENS IN ACTION: Images of the first Slough Town game at SJP last Saturday

- MATCH REPORTS: Both FA Trophy ties v Slough covered

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

- DERMOT DRUMMY: A piece in the centre pages (A full obituary to come in another issue)

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

- MEMORY LANE: The one and only Rod Haider: a few images of one of Hendon's most famous players ever

- FAN'S FLASHBACK: John White recalls a memorable 4–3 win at Claremont Road against St Albans City in 1999

- OUR VISITORS: Two pages of info about Thurrock FC

- PLUS: Supporters' News from both the Trust and Association, Sponsorship tables, Away Travel, Youth Mascots, Half-time Break and the usual Stats page. Programmes on sale at SJP on Saturday or by subscription for PDF versions to Eddie Edwards on hendon.edd@hotmail.com

Posted at 19:00

Friday 01 December - Youth team update

Our U18 side have been in action twice this week, playing a league cup tie at Wealdstone and a league game at Northwood.

In the league cup tie at Wealdstone on Monday evening, they slipped to a 1-0 defeat, but redeemed themselves with a 3-1 win at Northwood, with goals coming from Matt Forkin, Malachy McGovern and Dorian Jevdjic.

Posted at 18:40