News - July 2007

Monday 30 July - Clarification on Edgware game

There have been messages posted on various messageboards that the friendly against Edgware Town has been cancelled. We are pleased to announce that this is not the case. Gary McCann had a message this morning from the assistant manager at Edgware, Del Deanus, who confirmed that we will definitely go to the White Lion Ground on Monday 13th August for a pre-season friendly. Kick off will be at 7.45pm. Should there be any further changes to our pre-season programme they will of course be posted on the website as soon as all details have been confirmed.

Posted at 18:00

Monday 30 July - Change of venue for Bedfont game

There has now been a change of venue for the Bedfont Sports game. This friendly will now take place at The Warren in Yeading. Hendon supporters will know this ground as the home of Yeading, who this summer merged with Hayes to form Hayes and Yeading United. Kick off will be at 7.45pm and the date remains as Tuesday 7th August.

Posted at 17:45

Saturday 28 July - Belal and Green on target

Hendon continued their pre-season preparations this afternoon with a 2-1 win at Barton Rovers. Belal Aiteouakrim and Dean Green were on target for the Greens before Dean Buss pulled a goal back for the home side.

Posted at 17:15

Saturday 28 July - Edgware date changed

The date for our pre-season friendly at Edgware Town has been changed and will now take place on Monday 13th August at the White Lion Ground. Kick off will be at 7.45pm.

Posted at 10:00

Friday 27 July - London Senior Cup draw

The draw for the London Senior Cup has been made and the Greens have been seeded to start in the 4th Round which is likely to take place sometime in December. We will be playing away from home against either Civil Service, Colliers Wood United, Clapton, London Tigers or Corinthian-Casuals. Civil Service play in the Southern Amateur League Colliers Wood United are in the Combined Counties League, Clapton are in the Essex Senior League, London Tigers (formerly Kingsbury London Tigers) are in the Spartan South Midlands League and Corinthian-Casuals are in Ryman League Division One South.

Posted at 15:15

Tuesday 24 July - Greens lose by odd goal

Hendon slipped to their first pre-season defeat of the campaign as they lost 3-2 at a well-organised Ware side. Both sides played good football throughout the game, with Ware going 3-0 ahead with goals from Chris Ellerbeck, Sam Berry and John Frendo. Hendon came back late on to make the scoreline more reflective of the balance of play with goals from Dean Green and Jazz Rose.

Posted at 23:00

Saturday 21 July - Hendon win at Wembley

Hendon ran out 3-0 winners at Wembley in the latest pre-season friendly. After a goalless first half, Brian Haule, Davis Haule and Dean Green scored for the Greens.

Posted at 17:30

Tuesday 17 July - Hitchin beaten in friendly

Hendon continued their pre-season preparations this evening with a 3-2 win at Southern League side Hitchin Town. All the goals came in the second half, with Brian Haule, Wayne O'Sullivan and Belal Aiteouakrim on target for the Greens.

Posted at 22:30

Saturday 14 July - Youth team awards

Our four youth teams had their awards presented last night by their managers. Four awards were given to each age group and the full list of winners is below.

U16 Players Player of the Year - Will Mabbutt

U16 Managers Player of the Year - Carl Ciagoro

U16 Clubman of the Year - David Paice

U16 Special Merit Award - Matthew Hornblow

U15 Players Player of the Year - Charlie Brew

U15 Managers Player of the Year - Conrad Lewis

U15 Clubman of the Year - Jordan Copeland

U15 Special Merit Award - Kyran McCarthy

U14 Players Player of the Year - Abdi Osman

U14 Managers Player of the Year - Ryan Brennan

U14 Clubman of the Year - Jahrel Best

U14 Special Merit Award - Nestor Bokuli

U13 Players Player of the Year - Kazim Eiwazali

U13 Managers Player of the Year - Luke Azumah

U13 Clubman of the Year - Eileen Langan

U13 Special Merit Award - Nahid Choudhury

Posted at 19:00

Saturday 14 July - Greens win in first friendly

Hendon began their pre-season preparations on a warm lunchtime at Merchant Taylors School in Northwood today with a 2-1 win over Northwood FC. In what was very much a training game, which consisted of 4 periods of 30 minutes, all three goals came in the third period. Northwood took the lead with a 30 yard free kick, but the Greens equalised when a Danny Edwards cross was poked past the Northwood keeper by one of his defenders. The winner was scored by Daragh Duffy from close range.

There were five new faces in the line up in Casey Maclaren, who was with AFC Wimbledon last season, Junior Adeoye, who was with Harrow Borough, Allan Crosby, a tall striker who has previously been with Braintree Town, Harrow Borough and Hillingdon Borough, Lubo Guentchev, brother of Iavor and son of Bontcho, and Kenda (we don't know his surname yet!) who is a friend of Takumi Ake.

Posted at 15:30

Thursday 12 July - Middlesex Senior Cup draw

The Middlesex Senior Cup draw has also been released today and once again we have a bye in the first round. In the second round, we have been drawn away to Spartan South Midlands League side Harefield United. The game is due to take place on Tuesday 11th December. Should we progress we then travel to Staines Town, North Greenford United, AFC Hayes (formerly Brook House) or Harrow Borough in the quarter finals.

Posted at 18:00

Thursday 12 July - League fixtures released

The Ryman League have released the fixtures this morning for the new season. We will start with a trip to Heybridge Swifts on Saturday 18th August, followed by home games against Leyton and Tonbridge Angels on Tuesday 21st and Saturday 25th August respectively. Our Boxing Day and Easter Monday games will be against Boreham Wood. The full fixture list can be found through the usual link.

Posted at 10:00

Wednesday 11 July - Venue for Northwood friendly changed

The friendly against Northwood will now take place on Saturday lunchtime, kicking off at 12.00pm. The venue is now Merchant Taylors School, Sandy Lodge Lane, Northwood, Middx, HA6 2HT. The nearest stations are Moor Park (Met Line) or Bushey (Silverlink). However supporters are warned that there is no Metropolitan Line service on Saturday beyond Harrow-on-the-Hill. The school is approximately a mile from Moor Park or 2 miles from Bushey station. The game is being treated by both sides as a training game, and a squad containing existing players and trialists is expected to take part.

Posted at 18:00

Wednesday 11 July - Supporters Trust AGM news

The Supporters Trust AGM also took place last night. Everyone was thanked for their support of the trust so far as the trust board work towards the possibility of taking over the club if and when we have to leave Claremont Road. The Trust board for the 2007/08 season will consist of Simon Lawrence (chairman), Mike Harte (treasurer), Chris Rogers (secretary), Phil Rogers, Steve Rogers, John Rock, John Rice, Tony Rice, Jacqui Cox, Paul McGreal, Ian Craig, Dan Roberts, Eddie Edwards and Bryan Roberts. The main point made throughout the meeting was the need for supporters to support the various fundraising events as much as they can.

Posted at 10:00

Wednesday 11 July - Supporters Association AGM news

The Supporters Association AGM took place last night and proved to be a straightforward meeting with around 50 people in attendance. The Association thanked all supporters who had helped out in any way. The Association committee was voted back in unanimously and will consist of Mike Hogan (chairman), Tony Wood (vice-chairman), Sandra Wood (Secretary), Geraldine Clarke (Treasurer), Chris Rogers, Les Vincent and Bernie Lawrence.

Posted at 09:50

Wednesday 11 July - July snowball draw results

The July snowball draw was made at last nights Supporters Trust AGM, and the winner of the £213.00 first prize was number 77, and the winner of the £106.50 second prize was number 89. Both prizewinners will be contacted by the trust over the next few days.

Posted at 09:30

Saturday 07 July - First team back in training

The first team returned to training on Tuesday evening, and Gary McCann was today delighted to confirm that the squad that finished the season with us in April have returned to training with just one exception, details of which are below. Also currently training with us are Lee O'Leary, Ryan Wharton and a number of trialists, one of whom was with AFC Wimbledon last season.

The one player who is definitely moving on is Ross Pickett who has moved away to the West Country. Ross made 189 appearances during two spells with the club, scoring 39 goals, and has been a favourite with the fans due to his excellent workrate. The club would like to thank Ross for all his efforts during his time with us, and wish him every success for the future.

Posted at 14:00

Saturday 07 July - Possible venue change for Northwood

The friendly next Saturday against Northwood, currently due to be played at Met Police (Bushey) may see the venue changed. Nothing has been confirmed as yet, but as soon as it is we will update the website accordingly with full details of how to get there.

Posted at 13:00

Monday 02 July - FA Cup and Trophy draws

The FA released the draws for the opening rounds of the FA Cup and FA Trophy at 10.00am this morning. In the FA Cup we have been given a home draw against Aveley or Berkhamsted Town with the game to be played on Saturday 15th September. In the FA Trophy we have a trip to AFC Wimbledon on Saturday 20th October.

Posted at 10:15

Sunday 01 July - Reminder about the AGMs

The Supporters Association and Supporters Trust are holding their respective AGMs on Tuesday 10th July in the Claremont Suite in the clubhouse. The Supporters Association AGM will commence at the slightly earlier time of 7.45pm, and will be followed immediately by the Supporters Trust AGM. It is hoped that Gary McCann will be able to attend after the AGMs to talk about his plans for the forthcoming season. Only members of the two organisations are eligible to attend the evening.

Posted at 18:00

Sunday 01 July - Youth team trials on Saturday

The club are holding open trials for prospective youth team players on Saturday morning (7th July) in Clitterhouse Playing Fields, Claremont Road, London, NW2 1AE. Players for the under 13 and under 14 teams should attend at 10am, and players for the under 15, under 16 and under 18 teams should attend at 11am. The trials are likely to last for two hours and parents are welcome to stay and watch. Youngsters should bring appropriate footwear and shinpads, and wear appropriate clothes (t-shirt and shorts is best). Youngsters should also bring something to drink.

Posted at 14:00

Sunday 01 July - FA competition draws tomorrow

The FA Cup and FA Trophy draws are due to be released tomorrow morning by the FA at approximately 10.00am. As soon as news of the draw reaches us we will update the website. League fixtures are due to be released during the week commencing 9th July.

Posted at 12:00