News - March 2010

Wednesday 31 March - Supporters game postponed

The planned supporters game against Barnet on Saturday morning has unfortunately been postponed as we have been unable to find enough available players to field a side.

As there were also doubts over whether the booked pitch would be playable, manager Eddie Edwards felt that the best decision would be to call the game off early to avoid wasting people's time on Saturday.

We'd like to apologise to all those who were looking forward to playing in the game, but we are sure that you understand why the decision has been made.

Posted at 08:35

Tuesday 30 March - Another addition to squad

With the transfer deadline looming, Gary McCann has made one more signing this evening. Florin Pelecaci has joined us on a dual-registration basis from Brimsdown Rovers, and we give him a warm welcome to the club.

Posted at 21:48

Tuesday 30 March - Francis-Adeyinka moves on

We have cancelled the registration of Tashan Francis-Adeyinka, and he is expected to sign for Harlow Town before tomorrow's transfer deadline.

Posted at 15:56

Tuesday 30 March - Dartford game postponed

Following the heavy rain yesterday evening and this morning, the pitch at Vale Farm has been left waterlogged and tonight's game has been postponed. A new date will be announced soon.

Posted at 13:57

Tuesday 30 March - Pitch inspection this afternoon

A pitch inspection has been arranged for 2:00pm this afternoon ahead of our home game against Dartford. The result of the inspection will be posted online as soon as it is known.

Posted at 11:14

Monday 29 March - Under 16s win again

Hendon Under-16s produced one of their best performances of the season to overcome Manor Youth on Sunday morning.

On a difficult pitch and with a howling gale in their faces, Hendon, nonetheless took the lead after just three minutes, Zola Msimanga converting Billy Williams cross. Five minutes later Manor Youth were level, a corner being bundled home from close range. Battling into the wind, Hendon still managed to regain the lead after 21 minutes, Msimanga this time being the provider for Junior Abass. On the stroke of half-time Hendon had an escape when a Manor penalty struck a post and bounced away to safety.

In the second half, balls forward - which slowed perfectly for Hendon players to reach during the opening period - now blew beyond their runs and the game became very cagey. There were few chances at either. Then, with nine minutes to go, Hendon conceded a second goal, once more from a corner which bobbled around the penalty area. The only difference was the shot which beat Charlie Fulton came from the edge of the penalty area. With seconds remaining, Hendon launched one final attack. The ball fell to Abass, some 25 yards from goal. His shot was strong and true and it nestled in the net to give Hendon victory.

"In the end, we thoroughly deserved the victory," said an ecstatic manager Paul McGreal. "We are now three games unbeaten. In many ways this victory is even more satisfying than the 6-0 win over over Harlington last week, although I thought when they equalised that would be it for us and we’d go on to lose the game. It was very hard to pick a man of the match today, but for his winning goal, Junior Abass gets it, just ahead of Shaquille Tyndale-Weekes, who was superb in midweek.

Posted at 15:53

Monday 29 March - Under 21s Broadfields saga continues

Hendon Under-21s' latest attempt to play their Middlesex County League Senior Cup third round tie at Broadfields United was postponed again on Saturday afternoon.

The fixture, originally scheduled for Saturday 26 November 2009, was called off on Friday, following the severe rainstorms which hit north London on Thursday night. As Broadfields are involved in another cup competition this weekend, the game has now been rescheduled for 10 April, almost seven months after Hendon defeated London United Football Academy in round 2 to reach the last 16.

A win for the Greens would give them a home tie against Springfield in the quarter-finals, with that game pencilled in for Saturday 17th April. The winners of that tie would then be at home to Hayes Gate in the semi-finals on Saturday 1st May, with the final taking place at Yeading's old ground on the following Saturday.

Fortunately, the under-21s only have one league game left, a home game against FC Team on a date to be arranged.

Posted at 15:50

Monday 29 March - Two more sign first team forms

Gary McCann has signed two more players ahead of the transfer deadline on Wednesday. Joining on dual-registration terms from Kentish Town is 26 year old striker Lee Scott, whilst also signing first team forms is assistant manager Freddie Hyatt.

Lee has been a prolific scorer for Kentish Town over the past few years, whilst Freddie needs no introduction to Hendon fans, having made 163 appearances between August 1997 and May 2000, scoring 18 goals and has been assistant to Gary for the past four years.

Posted at 11:12

Monday 29 March - Leaders heading to Vale Farm

The first team have another tough test tomorrow evening when they entertain champions-elect Dartford at Vale Farm. The Kent side have led the table since the first Tuesday of the season, and despite a recent wobble in form remain 10 points clear at the top of the pile. The Darts need another 13 points to secure the title, and that is assuming that Wealdstone win the rest of their games.

They started the season with a 15 match unbeaten run, that was ended by AFC Hornchurch at the end of November. They didn't lose their second game until early February, but have lost five further games since then. Their most recent game saw them beat Hastings United 4-3 at Princes Park on Saturday, having suffered a disappointing 1-0 defeat at struggling Margate last Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the Greens will welcome back Dave Diedhiou following his suspension, but otherwise there are no new injury worries. Gary McCann will be looking to get the squad bouncing back from the defeat at Sutton on Saturday afternoon to further cement our place in midtable.

Kick off at Vale Farm tomorrow is at 7.45pm. Should there be any plans for a pitch inspection, we will update the website and messageboard accordingly.

Posted at 09:11

Saturday 27 March - Defensive errors cost Greens

A poor defensive performance in the first 25 minutes of today's game cost Hendon as they lost 3-1 at Sutton United.

The opening goal came after just 5 minuts when Steve Perkins headed home a corner, before Anthony Joseph doubled the lead shortly afterwards when allowed to run clear at goal. The third was scored by Steve Watts when he was first to react to a loose backpass, and the Greens were left with an uphill climb to get back into the game.

Hendon had a goal from Bradley Thomas disallowed late in the first half, but within 4 minutes of the second period starting, Jamie Busby pulled a goal back after the referee ruled that Lee O'Leary had been fouled in the box. The Greens had the better chances in the second half, but were unable to add to their tally.

Posted at 17:24

Friday 26 March - Supporters match against Barnet

Eddie Edwards has arranged a supporters game against Barnet that will take place ahead of our home game against Maidstone United on Saturday 3rd April. The supporters game will take place at Northwick Park and will kick off at 11:30am.

Anyone who is interested in playing should speak to Eddie Edwards as soon as possible, or email him on eddieedd@hendonfc.net. Age, sex or ability is not important, just your willingness to take part and enjoy it.

Posted at 16:16

Friday 26 March - New date for Carshalton

Our game against Carshalton will now take place on Thursday 15th April at Vale Farm, kicking off at 7:45pm.

Posted at 11:59

Thursday 25 March - Downpour causes Carshalton postponement

The match referee, in consultation with his assistants who were at the ground, has just called tonight's game off following a very heavy downpour at Vale Farm that has rendered an area of the pitch unplayable.

We apologise to any supporters who may have had a wasted journey this evening. A new date for the game will be announced in due course.

Posted at 18:08

Thursday 25 March - Carshalton match is on

Following the pitch inspection, it has been confirmed that tonight's game against Carshalton will go ahead as planned.

Posted at 16:46

Thursday 25 March - Pitch inspection later this afternoon

There will be a pitch inspection at 4:15pm ahead of our planned game against Carshalton Athletic following the rain over the past few days. The result of the inspection will be posted to the website and messageboard as soon as it is known.

Posted at 14:35

Wednesday 24 March - Change to Sport Relief raffles

Instead of holding a raffle for the second red ball on Thursday, we have decided to hold it next Tuesday instead when we play Dartford. Tickets will be available outside the turnstiles and in the club shop before the game.

Posted at 12:00

Wednesday 24 March - Cunningham signs first team forms

A third under 21 squad member signed first team forms last night. The player is striker Stephen Cunningham who has scored 17 goals for the under 21s this season. He has previously been with Barnet and Enfield Town.

Posted at 08:00

Tuesday 23 March - Greens pick up important win

Hendon picked up an important three points at a wet Vale Farm this evening to move further away from the relegation zone. The 2-0 win over Bognor Regis Town sees the Greens move up to 13th place.

After an even, goalless first period, both sides had chances cleared off the line early in the second half. Hendon took the lead in the 70th minute when Scott Cousins found the back of the net. The second goal came six minutes later, when Bognor failed to clear their lines from their own free kick, and the ball ended up with James Bent who slammed the ball home to secure the points.

Posted at 23:51

Tuesday 23 March - Busy schedule continues this week

Our busy schedule of fixtures continues this week with home games against Bognor tonight and Carshalton on Thursday. Both sides are well embroiled in the relegation battle, and like ourselves will be very keen to get more points on the board.

Bognor are unbeaten in their last four games, having beaten Harrow and Carshalton before drawing against Aveley and most recently Sutton on Saturday. However, despite that improved run of results, they still lie in 21st place in the table, 6 points from safety.

Meanwhile, Carshalton, who we only played a week or so ago, lie just two places higher, with two more points on the board than Bognor. Since playing us they have lost 2-0 at Tonbridge Angels and drawn 1-1 at Margate.

Gary McCann will be keen to ensure that we put our two recent disappointing defeats against Brimsdown and Waltham Abbey behind us, and pick up some more much needed points to get us closer to safety.

Both games will kick off at 7.45pm at Vale Farm, and we hope to see as many of you as possible there on one or both evenings.

Posted at 09:55

Monday 22 March - Sport Relief ball raffle this week

The Supporters Association will be holding two special raffles for Sport Relief on Tuesday and Thursday. At each of the two games, one of the red balls used at Saturday's game will be raffled, with all monies raised being added to the bucket collection taken on Saturday.

Posted at 13:47

Monday 22 March - Under 16s complete Harlington double

Hendon Under-16s completed a magnificent double over promotion-chasing Harlington with a 6-0 victory at Copthall Playing Fields on Sunday morning. They took the lead after 17 minutes when a shot from Billy Williams was deflected into the net. Two minutes later, Zola Msimanga tried his luck with a shot. It was saved by the goalkeeper, but Msimanga knocked home the rebound. The best goal of the game came eight minutes before half-time when Junior Abass struck a stunning 25-yard drive that beat the goalkeeper all ends up.

Five minutes into the second half, Hendon got their fourth goal. A free-kick from Abass was touched home by Shaquille Tyndale-Weekes. Unfortunately for Harlington, their goalkeeper suffered a head injury colliding with the goal-scorer and had to leave the game.

Midway through the second half, a short corner was played to the edge of the box, Sharif Malik shot towards goal and skipper Bobby Kasabi diverted it into the net. And, with 15 minutes remaining, Abass ran through on goal. His shot was saved by the stand-in goalkeeper, but it was followed up by substitute Liam Hyland, normally the first-choice goalkeeper, but an emergency striker off the bench, and he slid home the rebound.

"It was a fantastic performance and absolutely thoroughly deserved," was the comment of delighted manager Paul McGreal. "Considering that Harlington were second in the league and could have won promotion today, it does show what talent we have in the side. We have completed the double over them and, with today's result and last week's too, I hope it means we will be more consistent towards the end of the season. My man of the match was Junior Abass. He played superbly in midfield."

Posted at 09:20

Monday 22 March - Revenge is sweet for under-21s

Hendon Under-21s gained quickfire revenge over Wilberforce Wanderers at Chase Lodge on Saturday afternoon. Just seven days after conceding two goals in the last few minutes to lose 3-2, they took an early stranglehold on this match and rarely looked like relinquishing it.

Joint manager Eamon Finn rang the changes in the light of the previous week's performance, giving debuts to Freddie Boffu and Nadir Bennacoeur. And it took the latter just three minutes to make his mark, scoring the opening goal. Hendon doubled their advantage 10 minutes before half-time. Awarded a free-kick just outside the penalty area, Stephen Cunningham - playing despite his mother passing away the day before the game - shot the ball goalwards and celebrated as a deflection ended up in the back of the net.

Wilberforce did get a toe-hold back in the game with a goal four minutes after the resumption, but Hendon were determined not to make the same mistakes they had made the previous week. And they achieved this, wearing down Wilberforce and regaining control. With 10 minutes to go, Cunningham grabbed his second goal to restore Hendon's two-goal advantage. Four minutes, Cunningham sealed the victory with a magnificent 30-yard strike to complete his hat-trick.

"This was a much-improved performance," said a happy Mr Finn. "I felt I had to make changes after last week and gave two players their debut, even though with both our goalkeepers out, full-back Jake Manzi had to play in goal again. We played very well today and deserved to win. I can't say enough about my man of the match, Stephen Cunningham. His mother died yesterday but he came to play and he scored a hat-trick."

Posted at 09:18

Monday 22 March - Brave Cunningham shows true heart

Hendon FC youngster Stephen Cunningham has yet to even sign first-team forms for the club, but the star of the under 21 team only failed to do so because his mother was desperately ill. Sadly she lost her fight on 19 March.

The following day, Cunningham turned up for the Hendon A fixture against Wilberforce Wanderers and played in the match. Well, he did much more than that, because he scored a hat-trick in the Green's 4-1 victory. Unsurprisingly, he was the team's man of the match.

Posted at 09:15

Saturday 20 March - Greens fail to fire again

Hendon saw Waltham Abbey complete the double over them this afternoon, losing 2-0 in miserable conditions. The first half saw few chances of note, James Bent forcing a save and Casey Maclaren firing wide while for Waltham Abbey, Marc Sontag fired wide and hit the crossbar.

The second half saw a little more incident, if not quality, with Dave Diedhiou conceding a penalty just seven minutes in. James Elmes made no mistake from the spot, Laurencin being unable to reach the ball. The Greens responded with Bent having a penalty appeal turned down, Peter Dean hitting the crossbar and both Bent and Guentchev missing the target, but a long ball saw the Greens undone as neither Bradley Thomas or Laurencin took charge, leaving Billy Holland to nod the ball over the keeper from the edge of the penalty area.

Posted at 18:22

Friday 19 March - Bucket collection for Sport Relief

The bucket collection after the game tomorrow will be in aid of Sport Relief. This is part of a league wide effort for the bi-annual fundraising event. The initiative also involved the return of the red balls used last season for Comic Relief.

We hope that you will all contribute as much as you can to this very worthwhile cause.

Posted at 15:11

Friday 19 March - Abbey are visiting tomorrow

The first team will be keen to put last night's disappointing performance behind them as they go into a run of three important home games against sides currently in the relegation zone over a period of just six days.

On Saturday afternoon we entertain Waltham Abbey, who are currently bottom of the table in their first season playing at this level, 6 points from safety. They picked up a point against Tooting & Mitcham on Tuesday night, but lost their previous two games against Aveley and Sutton United.

They do have one familiar face in their squad, in the shape of popular striker Ricci Crace, who scored 53 goals in 158 appearances for us, having originally joined us from Ware in the summer of 2001.

Our only previous meeting was in the league back in November, when Abbey won 1-0 in very wet conditions.

Gary McCann will be very keen to see the squad continue their good league form and put further daylight between us and the relegation zone. Picking up points against the sides around and below us is very important, and three points tomorrow will go a long way to helping secure Premier Division safety.

Kick off at Vale Farm is at 3.00pm as normal, and we hope to see plenty of you there tomorrow.

Posted at 10:01

Friday 19 March - Diedhiou makes 50th appearance

Last night's game against Brimsdown Rovers saw Dave Diedhiou make his 50th appearance. Dave joined us in the summer of 2008 from Willesden Hawkeye, but last season was unable to win a regular spot in the side. He spent a few months at Hanwell Town getting regular first team football where he won the player of the year award.

He returned to the Hendon line-up at the beginning of this season and has been a regular member of the side either playing in defence or midfield.

We congratulate Dave on reaching the milestone and hope that there are plenty more to come

Posted at 10:00

Thursday 18 March - Dons relinquish hold on cup

Hendon put in a very disappointing performance as they were beaten 1-0 in extra time by ten man Brimsdown Rovers this evening.

The game passed almost without any incident, other than Brimsdown being reduced to ten men after half an hour, and the goal coming ten minutes into extra time.

The result means that the Greens are now out of all the cups this season and are left to concentrate on ensuring Premier Division safety.

Posted at 22:27

Wednesday 17 March - Two U21s sign first team forms

Two of our U21 squad have signed first team forms to ensure cover during the busy last few weeks of the season. The two players are 21 year old Raphael Augustin and 19 year old Gianni Marotta.

Posted at 18:20

Wednesday 17 March - Back to cup action tomorrow

We return to cup action for the first time in three months tomorrow evening when we travel to Brimsdown Rovers in the quarter-final of the London Senior Cup. A trip to Metropolitan Police awaits the winners.

We have only met Brimsdown competitively once in the past, that game also coming in the same competition. It was a first round tie played in February 1988 when Neil Wolstenholme was the scorer in the 1-0 victory at Claremont Road.

We did also meet Brimsdown in the Middlesex Millenium Cup in August 2004 when we lost 5-0, having fielded a side of reserve team trialists.

Our opponents have reached this stage by winning 3-2 at Barking, and 4-1 at home to both Redbridge and Hanwell Town. In the Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division, they currently lie 16th having picked up 33 points in the 29 games played so far. Their most recent game was last night when they drew 1-1 at Dunstable Town.

Brimsdown Rovers are the landlords for Enfield Town, and tomorrow's game takes place at their Goldsdown Road ground, kicking off at 7.45pm.

Posted at 14:00

Tuesday 16 March - Cousins scores late screamer

A last minute screamer of a goal from Scott Cousins earnt Hendon three points this evening as they beat Canvey Island 2-1.

The Greens shaded the first half, and took the lead in the 8th minute through Lubomir Guentchev. Canvey equalised twenty minutes later when John Edwards found the back of the net, and that ended the scoring in the first period.

Hendon were hanging on a bit in the second half, but kept the Canvey attack at bay, before Cousins scored his screaming winner a minute from time to get the team back to winning ways.

Posted at 22:13

Monday 15 March - Penalty miss denies under 16s victory

Hendon Under-16s spurned the best chance of a very poor encounter on Sunday morning and they and Wealdstone had to settle for a point from their encounter.

Neither team created much in the way of chances in the 80 minutes, but Hendon did waste easily the best of them when Isaac Instance was pulled down by the Wealdstone goalkeeper as the ball was trundling out of play over the goalline away from the goal. It was a clear penalty and Zola Msimanga took responsibility for the spot-kick. Unfortunately, his effort came back off a post and the chance was gone.

"There was very little to describe today," said manager Paul McGreal. "Apart from the penalty there were almost no clear-cut chances in the game. My man of the match was Joey Andrews, who was excellent at centre-back.”

Posted at 15:24

Monday 15 March - Late collapse costs under 21s

Hendon Under-21s were authors of their own misfortune as they slipped to a 3-2 defeat at Wilberforce Wanderers on Saturday afternoon. Admittedly, the Greens were without both their first and second-choice goalkeepers and were forced to play defender Jake Manzi between the posts, but they had more than enough chances to have won the game handsomely.

The only first-half shot on target mustered by Wilberforce also was the only goal of the period, while Hendon spurned numerous opportunities. A stiff half-time talking to brought results as Carl Ciagoro netted an equaliser before the hour mark. And just before the midway point in the half, Ciagoro was on target again to give Hendon the lead.

It seemed as if it would be enough to gain the points, but three turned into one when a 90th-minute Wilberforce raid brought them an equaliser. And it got even worse for Hendon in stoppage time as Wilberforce scored again to snatch an unlikely victory.

"We were caught on the break," bemoaned joint manager Eamon Finn. "But I was very annoyed with our lack of organisation and application. Our finishing was very poor today, though our approach play was good, but we gave them a very early Christmas present. My man of the match was Gianni Maratta, who played very well in defence and got an assist for one of Carl Ciagoro's goals."

Posted at 15:22

Monday 15 March - Games come thick and fast

Our busy schedule of games continues tomorrow evening as we entertain Canvey Island at Vale Farm.

This is our first game against the Essex side this season, the return fixture comes on the penultimate weekend of the season. The Islanders have been on the fringes of the play-off chase for much of the season, although they stumbled on Saturday when they lost 3-1 at Tonbridge Angels. They currently lie in 10th place, 5 points off the play-offs, and 5 points ahead of us.

Last season, we had the upper hand over Canvey, Firstly we drew 1-1 at Park Lane, James Bent scoring the goal. The home fixture was played at Staines Town where we won 2-0, the goals coming from Harry Hunt and a Ryan Oliva own goal.

Gary McCann will be hoping that the Greens can continue their excellent defensive displays of recent games, but also that the Canvey keeper is tested during the game at the other end.

Tomorrow evening's game will kick off at 7.45pm as normal.

Posted at 08:55

Sunday 14 March - Anthony returns to Farnborough

Anthony Thomas's loan spell from Farnborough came to an end following yesterday's game against Carshalton. We thank Anthony for his efforts over the past month.

Posted at 10:00

Saturday 13 March - Shot shy Dons goalless again

Once again, Hendon failed to really test the opposition goalkeeper this afternoon as they played out a goalless draw at Carshalton Athletic. The only time the home keeper was really tested came in second half stoppage time when Anthony Thomas forced him into a decent save.

The Robins had to play out the second half with ten men following the dismissal of Karl Murray for denying a goalscoring opportunity towards the end of the opening period.

Posted at 17:13

Friday 12 March - Under 16 managerial change

There has been change in the management team for our under 16s as Nick McMullen has had to step down due to other commitments. As a result Liam Coogan-Jobes has been promoted to be joint-manager with Paul McGreal. Liam has been doing a fantastic job running the team largely on his own over the past month whilst Paul was in New Zealand getting married to Jacqui Cox.

We congratulate Paul & Jacqui on their marriage, they are both now back in the UK and will be around at games again over the next few weeks. We also thank Nick for his efforts with the youth teams over the past few years, and congratulate Liam on his promotion.

Posted at 14:59

Friday 12 March - Off to the Robins' nest

The first team are heading south of the river again tomorrow as they visit Carshalton Athletic for the first meeting between the two clubs this season.

The Robins, who were amongst the pre-season favourites, have had a poor season, and are on their third manager of the campaign. Hayden Bird left the club early in the season and was replaced by Francis Vines, who in turn departed a few weeks ago. The man in charge is now Ian Hazel, who has brought in a few new signings, although strangely most of his signings are players who were released in the first few weeks of the season!

Like ourselves, Carshalton have been involved in and around the relegation zone for much of the season, and did themselves no favours by losing 1-0 to Bognor Regis on Tuesday evening.

Gary McCann will be hoping that the Greens can continue to build on the recent encouraging performances. Three points would help put ourselves a decent distance clear of the bottom four as we look to avoid relegation.

Kick off at Colston Avenue tomorrow is at 3.00pm and for those unable to attend, our livescores service should be operational as normal on the messageboard.

Posted at 12:40

Wednesday 10 March - More archives online!

As promised last week, we have just put our player archives live on Greensnet, with 1231 current and former players and staff from 1946 onwards listed, each with their own individual profile as on the existing Squad pages.

We are currently working to add photos and penpics where we have them available and welcome any assistance that anyone is able to provide in filling out missing information - we're aware that our own records are less than complete! We know that in some cases the appearance and goal information is incorrect, but this is down to missing information in our lineups - without that information we cannot correct this unfortunately.

If you encounter any bugs or can help us out with anything we may not have, please don't hesitate to get in touch via the details on our Contact page.

Posted at 12:35

Tuesday 09 March - "It's so frustrating"

Those were the words of assistant manager Freddie Hyatt after Hendon lost 1-0 at Billericay Town tonight, the goal coming deep into stoppage time.

In a game of few chances, both teams had a man sent off, both for two cautions. In the 68th minute Michael Shinn was sent off for the home side, before Dave Diedhiou followed him down the tunnel a quarter of an hour later.

The decisive goal came when Casey Maclaren fouled an attacker out wide. The ball was swung into the box where Chris Wild and Berkley Laurencin both challenged for the ball, the former winning the challenge and nodding the ball into the net.

Posted at 23:41

Tuesday 09 March - Hendon back on the road this evening

The first team are back on the road this evening as they travel to Billericay Town as they continue to work through the fixture backlog and build on the recent improvement in results.

Billericay had a superb 4-1 win at leaders Dartford on Saturday afternoon, despite Dartford taking the lead through Billy Burgess. Billericay's goals came courtesy of a Dave Wareham brace and strikes from Billy Bricknell and Danny Charge. The result moved them out of the bottom four on goal difference from Carshalton.

We last met Billericay in the first week of the season at Vale Farm, when we won 1-0 courtesy of a late Wayne O'Sullivan goal. Last season at New Lodge we lost 4-2, with Brian Haule and Sam Byfield on the scoresheet for us.

Kick off at New Lodge is at 7.45pm, and we look forward to seeing those supporters who are able to make the journey this evening.

Posted at 09:37

Monday 08 March - More disappointment for under 16s

Hendon Under-16s disappointingly failed to hold onto a half-time lead and slipped to a 2-1 defeat against Hanwell Town in the Harrow Youth League yesterday morning.

Although they had the better of the first half, it took until the final seconds of the half for them to make the superiority tell. A long throw was flicked on at the near post, and Sharif Malik hooked the ball back over his head, over the keeper and into the top corner.

Unfortunately the Greens were unable to go on from this position and conceded a goal after 50 minutes, no defender quick enough to clear a rebound when the initial effort was saved. And things got even worse 15 minutes later when Hanwell scored what proved to be the winning goal.

"It was a very disappointing second half display," said assistant manager Liam Coogan-Jobes. "We did well in the first half and deserved to lead, but we let it slip. My man of the match was Ignacio Ezquerro, who was very solid at left-back, an alien position for him - he's normally a midfielder."

Posted at 15:04

Monday 08 March - Quiz Night is a success

The Supporters Trust Quiz Night was successfully held on Saturday evening with more than 50 tickets sold. The teams pitted their wits against each other answering questions on topics such as Geography, Entertainment and Christmas.

Congratulations go to the winners 'The Young Ones' who won a close contest in the end by just 3 points. Our thanks go to everyone who supported the event.

The next fundraising event will take place following the last game of the season on Saturday 24th April, and will include the end of season presentations . Further details will be available in the next week or two.

Posted at 10:59

Monday 08 March - Players win Snowball Draw

The February snowball draw was made at half-time on Saturday afternoon, and the first prize was won by the players pool. The prize this month was £251.50. The second prize of £125.75 was won by ball number 61, and the winner will be contacted over the next few days.

The supporters trust are delighted that all of the first team enter the snowball draw by entering every month, and would like to thank them for supporting the trust and the club in this way.

If you would like to have a chance of winning the monthly prizes, or indeed the annual December jackpot, which is anticipated to be over £1000 this year, each ball in the draw costs just £5.

If you would like more information about the draw, please click the snowball draw logo on the front page of the website, or speak to Simon Lawrence on a matchday.

Posted at 09:36

Saturday 06 March - Goalless draw at Vale Farm

Hendon and Tonbridge Angels played out a goalless draw at Vale Farm this afternoon, with goal chances at a premium throughout the game.

The result leaves the Greens in 15th place, ahead of their trip to Billericay on Tuesday, who picked up a surprise 4-1 win at Dartford this afternoon.

Posted at 17:07

Friday 05 March - Angels are our next visitors

11 of our last 15 league games are at home, and the first of these comes against Tonbridge Angels tomorrow afternoon.

Like ourselves, Tonbridge have seen an upturn in fortunes of late and have won their last three games. Their most recent victory was at Margate on Tuesday evening when they won 3-0, with Paul Booth scoring twice. The experienced striker is in a good run of form at the moment, having scored in each of their last four games.

Our opponents are just one point ahead of us, having played two more games, so it promises to be a tightly fought game tomorrow.

Gary McCann will be very keen to build on the two excellent wins against Tooting and Wealdstone over the past week, and continue to move the club away from the relegation zone.

We hope to see as many of you as possible tomorrow, both at the game, and also at the quiz night that follows at 5.30pm.

Posted at 10:25

Thursday 04 March - Can you help fill the gaps?

We have now put every result, line up and scorer that we are aware of on the website dating back to the beginning of the 1946-47 season. This now means that there are over 3700 matches and over 1200 players on the database.

However, we have over 550 matches where we don't have the line ups, which in turn means that the line up and scorer data is incomplete. Steve Rogers now has a document listing those matches with missing data. If you would like a copy, please contact him on the email address below.

The player archive will be going live very shortly - a link will appear in the archive section of the menu in the next week or two.

If you have any data that you think will be of use to help us fill in the gaps, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please either speak to Steve Rogers on a matchday, or email him on steve_rogers2506@btinternet.com.

We are very grateful to those supporters, in particular Michael Cox, Jack Jones and Chris Rogers, who have provided data over the past few months. It would be wonderful if we could get to a point where we have a complete record of all results, appearances and scorers

Posted at 11:07

Wednesday 03 March - Quiz Night tickets still available

Tickets for Saturday's quiz night are selling well, but there are still plenty available for what promises to be a thoroughly entertaining event.

Tickets will be available on the day, but if you are planning to attend, and haven't yet let us know, please email Steve Rogers on steve_rogers2506@btinternet.com. Everyone is welcome, so please bring along your family and friends.

The quiz will still go ahead even if the first team game is postponed.

Posted at 13:53

Tuesday 02 March - Greens end Wealdstone bogey

Hendon picked up their first league win over Wealdstone since August 2005 as they ran out 2-0 winners at The Vale this evening.

Following a goalless first half, in which Wealdstone had the better of the game, the Greens came out battling after the break. Within ten minutes they had taken the lead courtesy of a fine strike by Lee O'Leary. The lead was doubled in the 79th minute when Jamie Busby converted a penalty after Peter Dean was fouled in the box.

Berkley Laurencin had a comfortable evening in goal and was rarely tested by the home team, and the Greens held on for the three points, moving up to 15th place in the process.

Posted at 23:29

Monday 01 March - Wealdstone confident of play tomorrow

Wealdstone have been in contact with us this afternoon, and they are confident that tomorrow evening's game will go ahead as planned.

All the surface water from the weekend's rainfall has gone, and with tomorrow's weather forecast set to be similar to today, they have no plans for a pitch inspection. Therefore the game will go head as planned at 7.45pm. Should the situation change, we will update the website and messageboard as normal.

The Stones currently lie 11th in the table, and have only played twice since we last met them a couple of weeks ago, losing 3-2 to AFC Hornchurch and drawing 3-3 at Kingstonian. Their home game against Margate on Saturday was postponed.

They have made one new signing in the shape of 27 year old midfielder Dean Smith from Weymouth, whilst leaving the club is loanee David King who has gone back to Milton Keynes Dons.

If the game a fortnight ago is anything to go by, it promises to be a really hard fought local derby, and Gary McCann will be hoping that his charges can pick up their first league win against Wealdstone since August 2005.

Posted at 16:32