News - March 2007

Saturday 31 March - Ten man Hendon defeated

Hendon lost 2-0 at Ashford Town (Middlesex), with their task being made all the more difficult when Dean Green was sent off in the first minute for alleged violent conduct. In fact, all Green had done was to push an Ashford player off his foot after the Ashford man had inadvertently stepped on Greens' foot. Ashford were in control throughout the game, and made their extra man count taking the lead in the 7th minute through Ricky Wellard. Former Hendon midfielder Paul Johnson doubled the lead shortly before half-time. It must be said that the ten men of Hendon worked really hard to try and get back into the game but it wasn't to be. A day to forget.

Posted at 18:00

Friday 30 March - Triathlon Tony

Tony Rice will be taking part in a triathlon on Saturday 4th August. The event takes the form of a 800m swim, 20km bike ride and a 5km run. Tony will be looking for sponsors, with all monies raised going to the supporters trust. If you would like to sponsor Tony, please speak to him or John Rice on a matchday, or email John on johnerice@hotmail.com

Posted at 19:00

Tuesday 27 March - Fine win at Staines

Hendon put in one of the best performances of the season this evening as they won 3-1 at Staines Town. Despite going down to a 7th minute goal scored by Ali Chaaban, the Greens caused the Staines defence plenty of problems all evening and created numerous chances. Hendon equalised in the 19th minute when Darragh Duffy scred and then took the lead in the 34th minute when captain James Parker rose high above the Staines defence to fire the ball into the net, his first goal for the club. The lead was extended further on the stroke of half-time courtesy of Belal Aiteouakrim.

The Greens continued to create chances in the second half with Staines keeper forced to make fine saves on at least three occasions, whilst Richard Wilmot was only called into serious action on two occasions. The result moves the Greens up to a season high of 15th in the league table, whilst Slough Town were relegated this evening.

Posted at 23:00

Monday 26 March - Under 15s awarded three points

The under 15s have been awarded three more points towards their title bid. This is because their recent game against Acton Ealing Whistlers was postponed as Acton were unable to field a side. As a result, the game has been awarded to our under 15s. This now means that they only require 9 points to secure their championship. They travel to Sandgate, the only team that can catch them, on Sunday afternoon.

Posted at 15:00

Monday 26 March - Supporters game and coach at Worthing

It is proposed to hold a Supporters game prior to our league game at Worthing on Saturday 21st April. Anyone interested in playing should email Eddie Edwards on eddieedd@hendonfc.net as soon as possible.

It is also proposed to run a coach to Worthing if there are enough takers. The coach would leave Claremont Road at 9.00am arriving in time for the supporters game at 11.30am. Any supporters, whether playing or not, are welcome to take the coach. The coach would leave Worthing immediately after the game at 5.00pm. Costs will be in the region of £14.00 for adults and £7.00 for juniors. Again, if anyone is interested in going by coach, please email Eddie Edwards on eddieedd@hendonfc.net as soon as possible.

Posted at 14:30

Monday 26 March - Wimbledon points deduction reduced

AFC Wimbledon's appeal against their 18 point deduction was held by the FA this afternoon. The result of the appeal is that the points deduction has been reduced to just 3, with the fine remaining at £400 as per the original punishment.

Posted at 14:00

Monday 26 March - Youth team round up

Just one of our youth teams was in league action yesterday, and it was bad news for the under 13s as they lost ground at the top of the table by going down 3-0 at Actual Soccer. The under 16s were knocked out of the league cup by Brunswick, who are three divisions higher, losing 8-2. Charlie Benson and Michael Roache were on target. To add to their misery, they were knocked off the top of the table by Princes Park, who now lead by two points with both sides having two games left to play.

It was better news for the under 14s who won 5-1 at Pitshanger B in the league cup. Damilola Thomas and Nassir Elmi both scored twice, whilst man of the match Patrick Crinnigan scored the fifth. However, they were also knocked off the top of the table, this time by Greenford Celtic. The West London side have yet to drop a point in the league this season. The two clubs meet next Sunday at Copthall Playing Fields in a double header that may well turn out to be a title decider.

Posted at 13:30

Sunday 25 March - March snowball draw

The draw for the March Snowball draw was made at half-time yesterday. The winner of the £202.50 first prize was number 32, whilst number 104 won the £101.25 second prize.

Posted at 15:00

Sunday 25 March - Badawi home from hospital

We reported last week in the youth round up that under 15 defender Adam Badawi was rushed to hospital after last weeks game after he collapsed and was rendered unconscious. Adam has since een discharged from hospital and under our own instructions will not train or play for at least two weeks, and only then when he has been given permission to do so by his GP. We look forward to seeing Adam back in action later this season.

Posted at 14:45

Sunday 25 March - Under 16 manager to undergo surgery

A couple of weeks ago Graeme Bourne, one of our highly respected Under 16 co-managers, was involved in a freak accident and was rushed to hospital. The accident left him paralysed. Thankfully the paralysis was temporary and over the past few weeks Graeme has got virtually all feeling back and is now able to walk unaided. However, the medical people were not able to operate as originally planned but we are told that such is his improvement he will now undergo surgery at the Royal Neurology Hospital tomorrow. Everyone at the club sends their best wishes to Graeme for a speedy recovery.

Posted at 14:30

Saturday 24 March - Lacklustre performance costs Hendon

Despite going a goal ahead in the 15th minute courtesy of a fine Dean Green strike, a lacklustre performance from Hendon meant that they went down to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Boreham Wood. The scorer of both Wood goals was Byron Harrison, both headers, in the 30th and 45th minutes. Hendon's best chance of an equaliser fell to Takumi Ake late on but his shot from a tight angle could only find the post.

Posted at 18:00

Tuesday 20 March - O'Leary decides to move on

After much deliberation Lee O'Leary has decided to join AFC Wimbledon following their approach last week. Speaking to Greensnet this evening prior to training Gary McCann said that the move was one that Lee felt he couldn't really turn down and that he'd regret it if he did. It also shows what a good job he has done in midfield for us this season that the opportunity has arisen. Whilst there is no doubt that the loss of Lee's services is a blow to the club, Gary is confident that the squad will regroup and continue the run of good performances as we head into the last few weeks of the season. Lee made 51 appearances for the club, scoring 7 goals, and he goes with the good wishes from everyone at Hendon. Also, everyone would like to thank Lee for all the hard work and quality performances he has put in over the past year.

Posted at 20:00

Monday 19 March - Unbeaten run ends

Hendon's four league match unbeaten run came to an end this evening as they lost 2-0 to Hampton & Richmond Borough despite putting in a spirited performance. Lawrence Yaku gave Hampton the lead in the 33rd minute, with Francis Quarm scoring the second in the 86th minute.

Posted at 23:00

Monday 19 March - Youth team round up

The under 16's championship hopes were dealt a blow yesterday as they lost 4-3 to nearest challengers Princes Park B. Two goals from Will Mabbutt and one from Carl Ciagoro didn't prove to be enough as Princes Park scored a late winner.

The under 15's kept up their excellent season with a 7-1 victory over Lancaster Diamonds. Jordan Copeland and Geoffrey Lloyd both scored hat-tricks while Kyran McCarthy scored the other goal. However, the game was marred when defender Adam Badawi collapsed after the final whistle following a knock to the head. Paramedics were called and he was taken away to hospital. Everyone at the club wish Adam a speedy recovery and hope he's back in the green shirt soon. Also, the club would like to thank Dan and Chris from Lancaster Diamonds whose assistance when Adam collapsed was invaluable.

The other team in action were the under 14's who maintained their hold on top spot with a hard fought 2-1 win over Heathrow Club. Regular scorers Nassir Elmi and Nestor Bokuli were on target, but the team had keeper Parker Gilbert to thank for a number of excellent saves in the dying minutes of the game.

Posted at 15:00

Sunday 18 March - Old programmes on eBay

The Supporters Trust have had some more old programmes donated which have been listed for auction this evening. The oldest programme dates from the 1947/48 season, a home game against Leytonstone in the 4th round of the FA Amateur Cup. There are also a number of programmes from the 50's, 60's and 70's available both for auction and immediate purchase. All proceeds from these auctions and sales go directly to the Supporters Trust.

Posted at 14:30

Saturday 17 March - Duffy earns point for Hendon

An 84th minute equaliser from Darragh Duffy, his first goal for the club, earnt Hendon a point as they drew 1-1 at high flying Bromley this afternoon. After a goalless first half, Bromley had taken first blood when Nic McDonnell scored in the 49th minute before Duffy struck with the equaliser.

Posted at 19:00

Thursday 15 March - Supporters Trust Sponsored Walk

The supporters trust will be running their annual sponsored walk on Easter Monday, 9th April ahead of our league game at Harrow Borough. Like last year, all proceeds raised will be split equally between the trust and St Lukes Hospice in Kenton. All supporters are welcome to take part, and the walk will leave Claremont Road at 11.00am. If you intend to walk, please could you ensure you give your name to either Tony Rice, John Rice, Simon Lawrence or Mike Harte, or email info@hfctrust.co.uk expressing your intent to walk. Sponsor forms will be available at Monday evening's home game against Hampton.

Posted at 15:00

Thursday 15 March - Over 18's variety night

The next supporters trust fundraising evening is an over 18's variety night which will take place on Saturday 28th April at 7.30pm in the Banqueting Suite. The line up for the night has been confirmed and the headline act is singing duet Just Fate. Also taking part are comedians Colin Martin, Grant Sharkey and Edward Hands, drag act Miss Dot Com and variety act Freddies Variety Gang. It promises to be a thoroughly entertaining night.

Tickets are now available and include a buffet. Drinks will be sold separately. The evening will also include a raffle and an auction. Tickets are priced at £15.00 if purchased in advance, or £20.00 if purchased on the night. Tickets can be bought from the club shop on matchdays, by speaking to John Rice, by post (please make cheques payable to Hendon FC Supporters Trust) from 5 Hill Road, Pinner, Middx, HA5, or by emailing John on johnerice@hotmail.com or the trust on info@hfctrust.co.uk.

Posted at 14:00

Wednesday 14 March - Cup hopes ended

Hendon's cup hopes for this season came to an end tonight as they lost 2-1 to Hayes in the semi final of the Middlesex Senior Cup. Hayes took the lead in the 36th minute through Josh Scott, and the lead was doubled on the hour mark when James Parker unfortunately put the ball into his own net having been thrown by Scott missing the ball. Hendon's consolation came in the 80th minute when veteran Bontcho Guentchev scored his first goal of the season.

Posted at 22:00

Tuesday 13 March - Brian out for a few weeks

Following the injury to Brian Haule on Saturday, Gary McCann was pleased to confirm today that the striker has not suffered a break to his ankle as had been originally feared. However, there is some serious ligament damage, and Brian is expected to be out of action for three to four weeks so should be available again for the last two or three weeks of the season.

Posted at 16:00

Tuesday 13 March - Unable to go to Bromley?

Are you unable to go to Bromley? If so, then there will be a game at Claremont Road on Saturday afternoon. Kicking off at 3.00pm, the London FA Junior Cup Final will take place between Tornados and Battersea. Admission prices are unknown at the time of writing.

Posted at 15:00

Tuesday 13 March - Approach received for O'Leary

The club have confirmed today that they have received a seven day notice of approach from AFC Wimbledon for Lee O'Leary. Gary McCann has made Lee aware of the approach. Speaking to Greensnet this afternoon Gary said "I'm disappointed with the timing of the approach and so is Lee. I spoke to him last night and will be speaking to him again later this week and I am very hopeful that Lee will be a Hendon player for the rest of this season. We can then speak to him again in the summer regarding the future."

Posted at 13:30

Monday 12 March - Busby goal secures points

A goal in the 50th minute from Jamie Busby was enough to secure the points for Hendon tonight as they beat Folkestone Invicta 1-0 at Claremont Road. The result moves the Greens up to 17th place in the table.

Posted at 23:00

Monday 12 March - A vote of thanks

The club would like to express their thanks to all those supporters who helped to make everything run smoothly on Saturday afternoon.

Posted at 10:00

Monday 12 March - Youth team round up

Three of our youth teams were in action yesterday, and all three won their respective games. A Conrad Lewis hat-trick helped the under 15s to a 7-1 win over Bessingby Park Rangers B, four goals from Nassir Elmi were important as the under 14s won 5-0 against Alpha & Omega whilst the under 13s won 4-2 at Acton Ealing Whistlers B, Mike Acheampong scoring twice. More details and updated tables can be found on the relevant team pages.

Posted at 09:45

Saturday 10 March - Wombles beaten by Greens

Hendon ran out 3-1 winners against AFC Wimbledon this afternoon despite going a goal behind. Roscoe Dsane gave the Wombles the lead in the 20th minute but the Greens hit back in the 33rd minute when Belal Aiteouakrim scored a fine effort. Two minutes later Brian Haule put Hendon in front with the final goal coming in the 67th minute courtesy of Lee O'Leary.

Posted at 17:30

Friday 09 March - Pitch OK for AFC Wimbledon game

It's all systems go for tomorrow afternoon's game against AFC Wimbledon. The pitch is fit for play and with no rain forecast between now and tomorrow afternoon the game should go ahead as planned. The club would like to remind all supporters that it is advisable to arrive as early as possible to avoid unnecessary queues at the turnstiles. The turnstiles will open at 1.30pm and will close shortly before half-time. Normal admission prices of £8 for adults and £3 for concessions (under 16s, students, unemployed and senior citizens). We look forward to seeing as many Hendon and AFC Wimbledon supporters there as possible.

Posted at 15:00

Tuesday 06 March - Northwood await in final

The winners of our Middlesex Senior Cup Semi-Final against Hayes next week will face Northwood in the final. Northwood won 2-1 at Wingate & Finchley this evening thanks to goals from Elliott Buchanan and Peter Dean in the 76th and 80th minutes. Wingate scored a last minute consolation. The final is due to take place on Easter Monday at Hayes' Church Road ground, kicking off at 7.30pm.

Posted at 22:30

Tuesday 06 March - Livescores service suspended

Due to unavoidable circumstances, the Livescores service has been suspended for the next couple of weeks as neither of the people who are able to operate it are able to attend games. It is hoped that the service will resume on Saturday 24th March.

Posted at 21:45

Tuesday 06 March - Youth washed out again

Once again all our youth team games were washed out on Sunday much to the frustration of the managers and players.

Posted at 21:30

Tuesday 06 March - February Snowball draw

The draw for the February Snowball draw was made at half-time last night. The winner of the £195 first prize was number 58, whilst number 96 won the £97.50 second prize.

Posted at 21:00

Monday 05 March - Important win for Greens

Hendon returned to winning ways this evening with an important 2-0 win over Slough Town. The result moves the Greens up to 18th place in the table. The scoring was opened by Belal Aiteouakrim in the 16th minute, and Davis Haule scored the second in the 36th minute.

Posted at 23:00

Sunday 04 March - Mothers Day is coming

...and there's loads of gift options available through the Trust webshop. Go to our online shop to see more via the link below. Gifts are available at Amazon too but you'll need to click first on www.hendonfc.net and then on to the Amazon link (bottom left of the home page) if the Trust is to get commission on these purchases. Nearly £500 has been raised for Trust funds to date via the webshop.

Posted at 15:00

Saturday 03 March - Hardworking Hendon defeated

Hendon gave everything they had this afternoon and were unfortunate to go down to a 2-1 defeat at Billericay Town. The Greens had the best of the first half hour but were dealt a blow when Billy Holland struck to give the home side the lead. Chris Whelpdale doubled the lead early in the second half before Hendon were rewarded for their efforts with a fine free kick from Belal Aiteouakrim that flew into the net in the 70th minute.

Posted at 18:00

Saturday 03 March - Duffy signs on

Gary McCann added to the squad ahead of today's game at Billericay Town by securing the signature of Darragh Duffy. The Irish striker joins the club from Belgrave Wanderers who play in Guernsey.

Posted at 14:30

Thursday 01 March - Race Night total confirmed

The supporters trust have confirmed that £1380 was raised at the Race Night on Saturday evening. The trust would like to thank once again all those who either attended, helped or contributed to the success of the evening.

Posted at 15:00

Thursday 01 March - Business Referral Scheme

The supporters trust have set up a Business Referral Scheme with Image Group Holdings who kindly sponsored the recent Race Night. Image Group Holdings own two Financial Services Authority authorised companies, Image Finance Ltd (Mortgage and Protection) and Finance 2000 (Financial Services) and have kindly agreed to pay the supporters trust a commission for every completed piece of business introduced via the Trust. It does not cost you, your friend, family member or associate any more than it would do if they had gone direct. The trust will earn 20% commission on every completed transaction. This will be a very lucrative earner if we all play our part.

Posted at 10:00

Thursday 01 March - Hayes game rearranged

The Middlesex Senior Cup Semi Final against Hayes has been rearranged and will now take place on Wednesday 14th March at Claremont Road, kicking off at 7.45pm. This does not affect the home game against Folkestone Invicta which will still go ahead on Monday 12th March as previously advertised.

Posted at 10:00