News - March 2006

Wednesday 29 March - Strong reserve line up beat Harrow

A strong reserve line up managed for the night by Freddie Hyatt and Iain Duncan and featuring ten first team regulars, ran out 3-1 winners at Harrow Borough this evening. Following a goalless first half, Ross Pickett opened the scoring in the 64th minute when he headed home a cross from Blaise O'Brien. Four minutes later, Danny Edwards was fouled in the box, and O'Brien stepped up to convert his second spot kick in a week. The third goal came in the 74th minute when Pickett fired a screaming shot into the corner of the net. Harrow pulled a goal back with ten minutes to go, but the Greens held on for a comfortable win

Team : King, Murphy (Griffiths 59), Busby, Parker, Cooper, Leach (Pattenden 76), Hunt, Mapes, Watson (Edwards 64), O'Brien, Pickett. Unused sub : J.Burgess.

Posted at 23:45

Tuesday 28 March - Trust minutes now online

Full minutes from the Trust's Special General Meeting last Saturday are now available on their website, detailing discussions held before the game against Windsor.

In addition, the Working Group are happy to announce that they have invited some additional members into their committee in order to consolidate their skills base. In addition to Chris Rogers (as Acting Secretary) and Dave Garner, both on the front table at the meeting on Saturday, Robert Fraser, John Rice, John Rock and Steve Rogers have all agreed to join the Working Group and assist them in their ongoing efforts.

Posted at 18:30

Monday 27 March - It's Fisher in the cup final

In tonights London Senior Cup semi final, Fisher Athletic ran out 3-1 winners over Staines Town at Champion Hill. This means that we will meet Fisher for a fifth time this season when we play them in the final. The final will take place at Tooting & Mitcham's Imperial Fields stadium on Tuesday 25th April 2006. Kick off time and admission details will be announced in due course.

Posted at 23:00

Monday 27 March - Trust web shop now open

The trust has recently signed up to a wide ranging affiliates program which covers over 100 different companies online. By shopping with any of these affiliates the Trust will recieve a fee which will go towards the maintaining of our football club in the future.

The affiliates network covers a wide range of products, from phones and electrical goods to credit cards. In particular, a Consumer Products Survey earns us 70p for each one filled out: if each member of the trust filled one out we would earn around �150 for nothing but a little of everyone's time. By using the webshop and by getting family and friends to participate in the scheme too, we could potentially raise a significant proportion of next season's budget.

To start earning money for the trust, simply go to http://buy.at/hendonfc and start shopping.

Posted at 22:45

Monday 27 March - Wresting night update

Steve Lytton has confirmed that an eighth fight has been added to the programme for the forthcoming Wrestling Night. The bout will be between Mark Hendry and Sexy Fat Chick Q.T.McFluff. Tickets for the night are selling well, and supporters are advised to buy them as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. To book your ticket call the club on 020 8201 9494.

Posted at 22:30

Monday 27 March - Youth team update

It was mixed news for the youth teams this weekend. The under 15s opened their supplementary cup campaign with a 3-0 win over St Josephs A who play in a higher division. The goals came courtesy of Matt Hornblow, Will Mabbutt and Emmanuel Ofusu. However, the under 13s put in an extremely disappointing second half performance to lose 3-2 at LNER St Georges B, who are in the division below. The first goal was an own goal, with the second being scored by Damilola Thomas. The under 18s game at Harefield Ex-Servicemens was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Posted at 10:00

Saturday 25 March - Supporters Trust update

Full details of this afternoons meeting will be available sometime next week. In the meantime the trust would like to remind all those who haven't done so yet, to send in their membership money and standing order forms for the monthly pledges as it is very important to get money in as soon as possible.

Posted at 19:00

Saturday 25 March - Disappointment for Hendon again

Hendon slipped to a disappointing 2-1 defeat to Windsor & Eton this afternoon despite being the better side for the first hour of the game. The Greens took the lead in the 25th minute when Blaise O'Brien converted a spot kick only for Soloman Taiwo to equalise with a fine shot shortly before half time. The winning goal came in the 72nd minute when Gavin Tomlin scored with a headed rebound after Rikki Banks had made a good save from his penalty.

Posted at 18:45

Wednesday 22 March - Wrestling line up confirmed

The line up has been announced for the wrestling spectacular on April 8th. It is a seven match card featuring two tag contests incluing the ladies, 30 stone giant Hugh Mungus, World of Sport legend the notorious Mr Jon Ritchie, an international lightheavyweight grudge match and much much more!! Tickets are now on sale at £9.00 for adults and £7.00 for concessions, and will be available at the game on Saturday afternoon or by calling the club office on 020 8201 9494.

The full line up is as follows :

Mike Mendosa v Korrupt

Ladies Tag : Lucy Clayden & Diamonte v Jezebelle & Violet

International grudge match : From Kyrenia Northern Cyprus Omer Ibrahim v From Athens The IWC Light Heavyweight Champion Yorghus Christopolus

Transatlantic Challenge Tag : Seek & Destroy, Dave & Tony McMillan v Team Beautiful, Barbell Batemen and Beautiful Dan Beckwith

Mr Jon Ritchie v JP Monroe

4 Nations Super Heavyweight Champion Hugh Mungus v Anglo French Challenger Pierre l'e Strange

Rocker Richards v NWA Junior Heavyweight Champion Zack Sabre Junior

Posted at 18:00

Wednesday 22 March - Supporters Trust rules

The working group have recieved the official sealed rules this week detailing the working procedures for the trust and making up the initial constitution by which we will abide. An electronic copy has been provided online for download and/or viewing by members.

Posted at 17:45

Monday 20 March - Who goes down?

The complexities of the league this season mean that although Hendon currently occupy 19th position, relegation will only become a relaity if we cannot finish better than the 19th placed teams in the Unibond and Southern Leagues. For those who like to be kept up to date, the 19th placed side in the Unibond League after the weekends games is Lincoln United, who have 35 points from 34 games, an average of 1.03 points per game. In the Southern League, our friends at Northwood are 19th with 35 points from 35 games, an average of a point per game, whilst we have 34 points from 35 games, an average of 0.97 points per game. Therefore, if the season were to have ended, we would be relegated to the next level.

Posted at 19:00

Sunday 19 March - Reserve and youth update

The reserves were unusually in action yesterday afternoon as they travelled to Salisbury City for a Capital League game and it turned out to be a disappointment as they lost 2-1 despite Bradley Bubb giving them the lead in the 38th minute. Meanwhile, the under 18s ran out 5-1 winners over Puma 2000 in a league game, Marcel Byfield firing a hat-trick whilst Laurian Mandanes and Brandon Hintz scored a goal each. This morning the under 15s lost 4-2 to Pinner Albion A, a result that meant Pinner won the league title, despite going two goals ahead through Will Mabbutt and Charlie Benson. Full details of the three games will appear on the relevant sections tomorrow.

Posted at 10:00

Saturday 18 March - It's another draw for Hendon

Hendon made it four draws in five games this afternoon as they drew 1-1 with Worthing at a windy Woodside Road this afternoon. With the benefit of the wind in the first half, the Greens made their pressure pay when a long free kick was diverted into the goal by Worthing defender Marc Cable after 22 minutes. However, Rikki Banks was made to pay for a poor goalkick early in the second half when Danny Davis was able to score. Blaise O'Brien had the best chance to win the game for the Greens but he fired wide, but that said, a draw was probably the right result.

Posted at 22:00

Thursday 16 March - Lopes double earns Reserves a point

After another lengthy gap between fixtures, a young reserve side returned to action at Claremont Road last night with a 2-2 draw against Berkhamsted Town. After going 2-0 down in the first half, the Greens pulled a goal back through Adilson Lopes early in the second half. The same player scored the equaliser, following which Danny Edwards hit the bar in the best chance to earn all three points. The reserves are in action again on Saturday afternoon when they travel to Salisbury City.

Posted at 23:00

Tuesday 14 March - Mapes loan extended

Following his recent impressive displays, Charlie Mapes has had his loan spell from Yeading extended for a second month. So far Charlie has made eight appearances, scoring one goal.

Posted at 22:00

Tuesday 14 March - Youth team round up

The under 15s returned to action on Sunday morning after a three week break and ran out 3-2 winners over St Josephs B. Matt Hornblow, Carl Ciagoro and Frankie Henao were the goalscorers. However, the under 13s, despite having won their championship a fortnight ago, contrived to throw away a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 at Parkfield. Nassir Elmi and Damilola Thomas were the goalscorers.

Posted at 21:45

Tuesday 14 March - Julienne to return to Northwood

The club have announced this afternoon that they recently received a 7 day approach from Northwood for the registration of Danny Julienne. Danny has now spoken to Northwood and will be moving back to Chestnut Avenue later this week. Danny made 67 appearances for the club scoring 3 goals since he signed during the summer of 2004. We are very grateful to Danny for his efforts over the past 18 months and wish him all the best as he moves on in his career.

Posted at 21:30

Saturday 11 March - Under 18s reach cup final

The under 18s, playing as Hendon A, have reached the final of their divisional cup for the second year in a row. This afternoon they won 4-1 at London Tigers Reserves, and will face either Spelthorne Sports Reserves or Bedfont Sports Reserves in the final. The final is due to be played at Yeading on Wednesday 5th April.

Posted at 18:45

Saturday 11 March - Charlie makes a point

Hendon put in a superb second half performance this afternoon at Harrow Borough but despite having numerous chances on goal they found keeper Keita Karamoko in outstanding form. After Wayne Walters had given Harrow the lead in the 12th minute, it was Hendon who had the better chances in the first half. The Greens worked extremely hard in the second half and were rewarded in the 79th minute when Charlie Mapes fired home a sweet drive from 20 yards through a crowd of players. There were chances for Hendon to win the game, the best of which fell to Darren Watson, but his header flew into the ground and just over the bar.

Posted at 18:30

Saturday 11 March - Banks and Mead fill the gap

Due to the unavailability of Dave King this afternoon, Gary McCann moved quickly yesterday to secure the services of 17 year old keeper Rikki Banks on work experience terms from Crystal Palace where he has been learning his trade under the guidance of former Hendon favourites Iain and Bob Dowie, manager and director of football respectively at Selhurst Park. Rikki recently spent a short spell at Crawley Town, making a handful of reserve team appearances for the Conference National side.

Also making his debut today was 21 year old defender Daniel Mead, who joins on a dual-registration from Hemel Hempstead Town. Daniel previously spent two years at Aylesbury United after being released by Watford.

Posted at 18:15

Friday 10 March - Leach signs permanently

The club are pleased to announce this afternoon that central defender Marc Leach has signed for the club on a permanent basis from Yeading following the expiration of his loan spell after Wednesday's game at Chelmsford. Marc has made 17 appearances during his two loan spells for which we are very grateful, and we look forward to seeing plenty more appearances from him in the future.

Posted at 13:00

Thursday 09 March - Sponsored walk reminder

Those supporters intending to take part in the sponsored walk are asked to ensure that they have registered for the walk by clicking on the link below. The route of the walk can also be found through the same link, and walkers are reminded to arrive in time for an 11.00am departure from Claremont Road. Please get as many sponsors as you can as every penny we raise will help both the supporters trust and St Lukes Hospice.

Posted at 13:00

Wednesday 08 March - Defensive errors cost dearly

Errors at the back cost Hendon dearly this evening as they lost 3-0 at Chelmsford City. The opening goal came in the 8th minute through Richard Halle before Jamie Richards doubled the lead in the 27th minute. The third goal came in the final minute, but in between the Greens did have chances but shots from Ross Pickett, Andy Cook, Dave Hunt and Charlie Mapes either went wide or straight at the keeper.

Posted at 23:00

Wednesday 08 March - Takumi joins the Greens

Japanese attacking midfielder Takumi Ake signed for the club in time to make his debut this evening at Chelmsford City. Takumi was previously with Haringey Borough and we give him a very warm welcome to the club.

Posted at 22:45

Wednesday 08 March - Chelmsford game goes ahead

Chelmsford City have confirmed that they expect tonights game to go ahead as planned despite the recent wet weather. Their groundsman has visited the stadium and said there was very little chance of any problems being expected even if the rain lasts all day. The pitch at Melbourne Stadium is sand based and therefore has excellent drainage.

Posted at 14:00

Wednesday 08 March - Reserve game postponed

Tonight's reserve home fixture against Farnborough Town has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. No new date has yet been fixed.

Posted at 13:00

Wednesday 08 March - Directions to Chelmsford tonight

Supporters intending to travel to Chelmsford this evening are reminded that the Clarets have returned to their home town and now play at the Melbourne Stadium in Chelmsford.

Posted at 12:45

Wednesday 08 March - Wrestling tickets and posters now available

Tickets and posters for the forthcoming Wrestling night are now available. Tickets cost £9.00 for adults and £7.00 for concessions and can be purchased on matchdays or by calling the club on 020 8201 9494 and all proceeds go to the Supporters Trust. Steve Lytton has A3 sized posters available, and he will have these with him at Harrow on Saturday. Please take some from him and ask your local shops and pubs if you can display them there. Please do not put up the posters anywhere without permission. A smaller version of the poster can be downloaded on the link below. This promises to be a great evening of entertainment, and it takes place at 6.00pm on Saturday 8th April in the Banqueting Suite at the club.

Posted at 12:30

Monday 06 March - Gary's injury update

In Saturday's programme, Gary Anderson gave an update on the injury situation at the club. For those who were unable to be at the game, we reproduce it here.

Ricci Crace originally suffered a thigh strain. He had been recovering well and had returned to full training but suffered a reoccurrence. He has also had issues with the knee on the same leg. He is now awaiting the results of his scan to see the extent of the damage.

René Street suffered a rather traumatic injury to his knee that has involved numerous appointments with consultants to have fluid drained from his joint. Each time the fluid returns making the management of the injury problematical. This has been frustrating for him as in himself he felt fit and strong and is eager to return.

Danny Murphy spent a very concerning few hours last Saturday evening at two hospitals after being stretchered off against Folkestone. Concerns were that he had suffered some bone damage but x-rays revelated that he has severe bruising to his lower leg and ankle ligament damage. Danny is young and fit so hopefully it won't be too long before he returns to full fitness.

Posted at 15:00

Monday 06 March - New face in the treatment room

Supporters will have noticed that a new face has been tending to on field injuries in recent weeks. Duncan Holmes has been appointed as first team sports therapist to replace Helen Redwood who left the club recently. Duncan is a track and field athlete of some standing, competing regularly at 100m and 200m, coached by Gary Anderson. We would like to welcome Duncan to the club, and he has already shown he will be a real asset to the club.

Posted at 13:45

Monday 06 March - Jeffrey Fox

It is with great sadness that the club learnt today of the death of long time supporter and life member Jeffrey Fox last week. Jeffrey had supported the club for well over 40 years and was a regular attendee at Claremont Road until he moved to Essex to be with his daughter a few years ago. Everyone associated with the club sends their condolences to all his family, many of whom have also been long term supporters.

Posted at 13:30

Monday 06 March - Under 18s fail to take chances

The under 18s failed to take their chances and thus missed the opportunity of inflicting a rare defeat on Cherry Red Books Middlesex League Senior Reserve Division leaders CB Hounslow United Reserves at Copthall on Saturday afternoon. Apacha Iyala should have scored a first-half hat-trick, but failed to beat the Hounslow goalkeeper with three attempts. Then, after 56 minutes, Ronnie Adjekwei hit a post. In the 72nd minutes, Chad Griffiths was ajudged to tripped an opponent in the penalty area and Hounslow converted the penalty. Eleven minutes later, the visitors doubled their advantage and, for all of Hendon's neat approach play, there was no end-product and they slipped to a 2-0 defeat. "We didn't take our chances today," admitted manager Mark Crawford. "We didn't play brilliantly, but I still think we should have won today. My man of the match was Francois Gabbidon."

Posted at 10:00

Saturday 04 March - Hunt earns deserved point for Greens

A goal two minutes from the final whistle by Dave Hunt earnt Hendon a deserved point for a hard working, spirited performance against Slough Town this afternoon. Following a goalless first half, Slough drew first blood when Gareth McCleary fired home a superb strike that Dave King could do nothing about. After masses of hard work throughout the game, the endeavour of the Greens was rewarded when Dave Hunt headed home from six yards after excellent work from Blaise O'Brien and Andy Cook to set up the chance.

Posted at 18:45