News - May 2002

Friday 31 May - McCann moves to Ducks

Gary McCann has left the club, signing for Buckinghamshire side Aylesbury United. Although McCann had agreed terms to stay with the Dons last week, Aylesbury came in which a far better offer, which he felt he could not turn down. Dave Anderson understood Gary's decision to leave the club, saying that allowing McCann to go was "one of the toughest decisions I've ever made. I'd like to thank Gary for all he's done for Hendon in the past 5 yrs, and wish him all the best at Aylesbury."

Posted at 18:00

Sunday 26 May - Greens to visit Team Bath

Hendon will visit Team Bath (not to be confused with Bath City) in one of their early friendlies, on Saturday 27th July. The Greens' opponents are the premier university football team in the country, and should prove to be good opposition for the Dons

Posted at 10:00

Monday 20 May - Under 15s lose cup final

The club's last fixture of the season - the Under 15s supplementary cup final with Pinner United - saw our youth side go down 1-0 to a well taken goal by Scott Devonshire, son of Maidenhead United manager Alan. Hendon's best chance came as the Greens' managed to hit the post from a penalty, but ultimately they failed to take their chances in a tough and entertaining encounter.

Posted at 14:00

Sunday 19 May - Your views required

The club are about to start preparing the matchday programme for next season and would like some input from the supporters in terms of what you would like to see in the programme. Although there is no scope for more colour, regular photos or additional pages of text, the content can be changed. We would like to know if there are any features which you think should be in the programme that aren't already, which parts you think should be left out, if there is anything that you think is a waste of time putting in the programme and of course, which parts you feel we should keep.

In short, we would like to know what you would like to see in the programme, as it is you, the supporters, that buy it each week. Please let us have your comments by Thursday evening, so that they can be passed onto the club. Click here to leave your comments (link removed).

Posted at 10:00

Wednesday 15 May - Three more dates

Three more friendlies have been arranged for the summer, whilst the Enfield Town cup match has been confimed by the Middlesex FA. Hendon will travel to Tring Town on Tuesday 16th July for a 7.45 kick off, then to Chertsey Town on the 20th July for a 3.00 start. On the 30th July, the Greens will make the short journey to Yeading for a 7.30 kick off

Posted at 10:00

Tuesday 14 May - Enfield Town match settled

The George Ruffell Memorial Trophy tie against Enfield Town - Middlesex Charity Cup winners - has been arranged for Tuesday 6th August at The LOOT Stadium, subject to county confirmation. The Greens' last game in this cup saw a squad side lose at Hampton & Richmond Borough, whilst the Town have never competed in the competition.

Posted at 10:00

Tuesday 14 May - HFCSA need help for new club shop

Hendon FC's Supporters' Association are appealing for help on Saturday 25th May for people to help demolish the old club shop so that work on a new building can go ahead. Volunteers are requested to arrive for around 10.00am when work will commence.

Posted at 09:45

Tuesday 14 May - Pitch work going well

Work on the pitch has now started after the end of all six teams seasons. The majority of the new drains across the pitch have been laid in the hope that the problems that have dogged the Claremont Road pitch will finally be alleviated.

Posted at 09:30

Wednesday 08 May - First pre-season games announced

Hendon have announced their first friendly for the first team. Taking place on Saturday 10th August at 3.00pm, the team will travel to Doc. Martens side Hinckley United. One other pre-season match is definite - the George Ruffell Memorial Trophy tie (Middlesex Super Cup) which will be played against Enfield Town on a date still to be agreed.

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Wednesday 08 May - Final fixtures confirmed

The Under 15's have had their final fixtures confirmed for the rest of the season. On Friday evening they entertain Pinner Albion at the LOOT Stadium, kick off 7.00pm, while on Sunday evening they entertain New Brunswick at 10.30am in the stadium. Lou Llewellyn and his squad would be delighted to see you at the game, there is no charge for entry. Then on Monday, 20th May at 7.00pm, they will play Pinner United at Ruislip Manor FC in the Supplementary Cup Final. If they win both league matches the Under 15's will finish just one point behind league champions Pinner United in what has been a very successful season. Why not pop along and see the youngsters in action, and its also a chance to see England U16 squad members Daniel Llewellyn and Daniel Blanchette in action

Posted at 10:30

Wednesday 08 May - Charity match tomorrow

Some of the regulars in the bar at the club have organised a charity match which will take place in the stadium tomorrow evening, kick off 7.30pm. The entrance charge is £2 and all proceeds go to charity. Members of the first team squad are expected to take part, and so far confirmed are Mark Burgess, James Burgess, Simon Clarke, Jon-Barrie Bates, Byron Bubb and Leon Woodruffe. All supporters are welcome to attend the game.

Posted at 10:00

Tuesday 07 May - Pitch work begins next week

Following the Under 15's final home game this coming Sunday, the goals will be removed from the pitch, and work will begin on laying new drains under the pitch. Drains will be laid across the pitch from the stand to the covered terracing at intervals along the pitch, while in the opposite direction the pitch will be sand slitted which should aid drainage. The work is being done by the same contractors that worked on Gravesend's pitch last summer, and those supporters who have been to Stonebridge Road this past season will know what a vast improvement the Ryman League champions pitch was compared with the previous year.

Posted at 10:00

Monday 06 May - Ngoyi goal enough for Hendon youngsters

The Under 15's continued their successful season by winning the Harrow Youth League Cup Final courtesy of a second minute goal from Gregory Ngoyi, who was set up by a first class ball from midfielder and England squad member Daniel Llewellyn. The goal turned out to be enough, especially as it looked like goalkeeper Todd Allison was just not going to be beaten despite Belmont United having perhaps some of the better chances. Ngoyi had a shot fly just over the bar, and another hit the woodwork and bounced down onto the line and was scrambled away to safety. Manager Lou Llewellyn was ecstatic at the end of the game as were the players and supporters. First team manager Dave Anderson was also present at the game, and was impressed with the quality of the goal that turned out to be the winner. The Under 15's now go back into league action this week as they still have an outside chance of winning the championship, as well as the forthcoming supplementary cup final.

Team : Todd Allison, Cruz Mentore, Carl Blackwood, Edward Border (Stacey Dover 75), Daniel Blanchette, Daniel Johnson, Mohamad Kemukai, Daniel Llewellyn, Jimmy Manito, Junior Jimbah (Simon Johnson 58 [Albert Suleyman 80>), Gregory Ngoyi. Unused subs : Aaron Nash-Barker, Patrick De-Barr.

Posted at 14:00

Saturday 04 May - End of season dinner & awards

The club held the annual End of Season Dinner & Awards evening last night, which included an excellent cabaret by an Elvis Presley look-a-like. All the various awards were given out, the winners can be seen below.

As well as winning the Supporters Player of the Year, Simon Clarke also won the Chairmans award, and was rightly given a standing ovation by all those present. Clarke has been a wonderful servant to the club over the past 7 years, and 350 appearances for the club is something we don't see very often.

The most important award perhaps is the Player's Player of the Year, which went to goalkeeper David Hook. Being recognised by your own teammates as Player of the Year is something that is important to all players. Congratulations go out to Simon Clarke, David Hook, Dale Binns, who won the Greensnet Player of the Year award for the second season running, and every other award winner this season.

Posted at 10:00

Friday 03 May - Youth team cup final on Monday

Don't forget that the Under 15's are playing in their League Cup Final on Monday lunchtime, kicking off at 12.00pm at North Greenford United. The ground can be found in Berkeley Avenue. Why not pop along and support our youngsters, particuarly as two of them have made it into the England U16 squad for next season.

Posted at 10:00