News - December 2017

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