News - April 2000

Saturday 29 April -

Hendon drew 2-2 at the LOOT stadium, Walton and Hersham's two goals in the second half canceling out Daly and Haule's first half efforts

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Saturday 22 April -

Hendon won a further match at the LOOT stadium, beating Farnborough Town 5-3, making relegation mathematicaly impossible for the Dons. A first minute goal from Farnbrough opened the scoring, but a long period of Hendon pressure took it's toll, with Haule scoring his first goal for the club across the 'keeper, and Whitmarsh poking the ball in from Daly's header. Fitzgerald scored later in the half for Hendon before Farnbrough pegged one back. In the second, Whitmarsh scored, sliding the ball under MacKenzie, before Farnborough scored again from a header with 25 minutes to go. Scott made the game safe late on with an excellent goal after good build up play from Guentchev.

Two Hendon players have reached appearance milestones in the past week. On 15 April, at Basingstoke, defender and captain Gary Fitzgerald became the 9th member of the squad to reach 100 appearances. On Easter Saturday, wing-back Simon Clarke achieved 250-appearance mark. Clarke's 250th appearance was at least one to celebrate - a 5-3 victory over Farnborough Town; his 200th came in a 6-0 defeat at Dagenham & Redbridge last April. Earlier in 2000, Jon Daly, Gary McCann and Freddie Hyatt all recorded their 150th appearance for Hendon.

Gary McCann would like to thank all the people who called Hendon on Wednesday, after his injury at Harrow, and inquired after him. This also included Harrow Borough themselves, who wished him a speedy recovery.

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Wednesday 19 April -

Hendon lost 2-1 to Harrow Borough having played an hour with left back Clarke in goal after an injury to McCann following a clash. Marvyn Watson's 25 yard chip equalised for Hendon before Harrow scored a late winner. The game howerver saw the return of both Paul Whitmarsh and Warren Kelly to the side after lengthy injuries

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Monday 17 April -

Hendon managed to gain a point in treacherous conditions at Basingstoke on Saturday to make it 7 points in 7 days, Matt Bartholomew's first goal for the club in the second half cancelling out a 35th minute goal from Basingtoke's Sills.

Hendon's four Sunday youth teams are guaranteed to have the club's best ever season following a fantastic run of results.

Hendon Under-13s are Harrow Youth League Division 3 champions after amassing 40 points out of 42 in their completed schedule. The Under-15s have clinched the double of Harrow Youth League Division 1 (with 3 matches to play, their record is a perfect 15 wins from 15 games) and Middlesex Youth Cup. At Under-14s level, the team needs just a point from their final game or chasing teams to drop one point to win Division 2 of the Harrow Youth League. The closest race is at the Under-16s age group; they are in a dogfight for the Harrow Youth League Premier Division title and three more wins will guarantee them at least a playoff for the League title.

Between the four teams, in around 60 league matches, they have lost just 3 times and scored over 280 goals while allowing less than 50.

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Wednesday 12 April -

Hendon rose to eigth place in the league on Monday following a 1-0 defeat of Carshalton Athletic, a late penalty sealing the game for Hendon.

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Monday 10 April -

Hendon said goodbye to physio Caroline Brouwer following Saturday's victory over Aylesbury. The only lady to sit on the bench at Wembley when with Wimbledon in 1988, joined Hendon in the summer of 1997 following a spell working with manager Frank Murphy at Dulwich Hamlet. She has had to resign because her business commitments will take her to Algeria for almost half the year. She hopes to be back in England for the Farnborough game on Easter Saturday, but has to fly out a few days later, returning only once the season is over.

In her place for the rest of the season will be Louise Bartlett, who works as a physiotherapist at Barnet General Hospital with former Hendon physio Jude Monteath, who recommended Louise. An Australian from Melbourne, she has experience of dealing with sports injuries, having acted as a physio for an amateur Aussie rules team.

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Sunday 09 April -

Hendon earned another valuble three points at home to Aylesbury, Gentle scoring past player-manager Gary Phillips in the first half sealing the 1-0 victory. The game was only soured for the Dons by Dale Binns' red card.

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Tuesday 04 April -

Hendon's league fixture aginst Carshalton on Monday was postponed, due to waterlogging at Colston Avenue.

Warren Kelly, out nursing an injury on Saturday, had good news on the morning of Saturday's match. His wife Tracy presented him with a baby boy, Jack.

Hendon's Under 15 side won their Middlesex Senior Youth Cup final on Sunday, beating Enfield's Under 15's 2-1

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Saturday 01 April -

On Saturday, the Dons lost a home game to Purfleet, two early goals from the 'fleet putting the game beyond Hendon. Daly scored for Hendon, but a third goal sealed the game for the Essex side. Hendon have however been boosted by Towler's first appearance since the Canvey Island game, the defender now being fit to play again as well as McCann's first appearance since his operation.

Andy Iga has signed for Sutton now, but as the Greens still hold his Ryman League registration, he is still elegible to play for the Dons if necessary.

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