News - August 2006

Monday 28 August - Disappointing start continues

Hendon's disappointing start to the season continued this afternoon as they lost 2-1 at home to Leyton. Leyton took the lead in the 15th minute through Leli Bejada, and chances for the Greens were at a premium once again. Late in the second half Dean Thomas spurned a good chance and within 30 seconds Leyton had doubled their lead thanks to Emond Protain. Hendon's consolation came in the 90th minute when Craig Vargas bundled the ball home from close range.

Posted at 18:30

Monday 28 August - Stroud comes on board

Supporters at the game today will have realised that there was a new face in the line up. Joining us on a temporary basis from Braintree Town is defender Oliver Stroud. We welcome Oliver to the club and hope he enjoys his time with us.

Posted at 18:15

Monday 28 August - Snowball Lotto results

The August draw of the Snowball Lotto was made at half time today, and the winner of the first prize of £123.50 was number 68, whilst the winner of the second prize of £61.75 was number 43.

Posted at 18:10

Monday 28 August - Final 150 Club draw

The last ever 150 club draw was made this afternoon and the final £600 prize was won by the holder of number 145.

Posted at 18:05

Monday 28 August - Casino Night

Also on Saturday 7th October, the Supporters Trust are holding a Casino Night starting at 7.30pm at the club. You will be able to enjoy all the fun of the casino at a fraction of the cost. You can play roulette, blackjack and spin the wheel. Also there will be an auction of Manchester United memorabilia including a framed Rio Ferdinand signed shirt and a signed Wayne Rooney photo. Tickets are strictly limited to 75 and cost £10.00 including a buffet. Tickets are available from Dave Garner or any member of the trust working group. For more information or to reserve tickets please email Dave on davegarnercarpets@hotmail.com.

Posted at 18:00

Monday 28 August - Trust sponsored walk

The Supporters Trust have organised another sponsored walk. This time it will be to Boreham Wood and will take place on Saturday 7th October, leaving from Claremont Road at 11.00am. Sponsorship forms will be available at this afternoon's game or by emailing the trust on info@hfctrust.co.uk and they will email you a form by return. As last time, 50% of the money raised will be donated to St Luke's Hospice in Kenton. If you would like more information about this, please speak to Steve Rogers or any member of the trust working group.

Posted at 17:55

Sunday 27 August - Youth team county cup draws

The Middlesex FA have released the draws for the various youth county cup competitions. The under 15s and under 13s have both received byes in the first round, but the under 16s open in the first round with a trip to Pinnacle Youth and the under 14s will open with a home game against Kodak B. The first round games are due to be played on Sunday 17th September.

Posted at 15:00

Sunday 27 August - Opening youth fixtures

We now have the opening fixtures for our four Sunday youth teams. All four teams start their seasons on Sunday 10th September, and they are all away from home. The under 16s, who are in Division Three in their age group, will travel to Northolt Rangers for a noon kick off. The new under 15 team, managed by Kris Bhalla, will travel to Wembley B in a morning kick off also in Division Three whilst our under 14s, who continue to be managed by John & Michael Creith, will travel to Hayes Gate for an afternoon kick off which will be their first game in Division One following their championship win last season. Finally, the new under 13 team who are managed by Ben Schiffer-Harte, will travel to Ruislip Town in their opening Division Four fixture. As with previous seasons we will bring you all the reports from the youth games a day or two after the games have been played.

Posted at 14:55

Sunday 27 August - Under 16s off to Cambridgeshire

Our under 16 team, managed by Eamon Finn and Graeme Bourne, are off on their travels next Sunday as they play a pre-season friendly at Great Paxton Colts in Cambridgeshire. Great Paxton are managed by a good friend of Graeme Bourne. The game kicks off at 1pm, and the squad will be travelling up by minibus courtesy of one of our youth team sponsors Goodmans Autos to whom we are very grateful for their support.

Posted at 14:50

Saturday 26 August - The only way is up!

The Greens go into Monday afternoon's home game against Leyton knowing that the only way is up after Worthing's 1-1 draw at Leyton this afternoon dropped the Greens to the foot of the league table. Leyton have started well this season with two wins and a draw leaving them in third place. They opened with a 1-0 win at Slough Town, before beating Walton & Hersham 3-0 on Tuesday evening. Kick off at Claremont Road on Monday afternoon is at 3.00pm and we look forward to seeing you all there.

Posted at 18:00

Friday 25 August - Hard work and effort not rewarded

Once again Hendon didn't get the rewards their hard work and effort deserved as they went down 4-1 at Horsham. Takumi Ake gave the Greens the lead in the 10th minute with a superb strike from 25 yards, but Jamie Taylor equalised just three minutes later before Lewis Taylor gave Horsham the lead on the half time whistle.

The Greens started very brightly in the second half, and indeed controlled the game for 20 minutes but were unable to find the finishes the build up play deserved leaving goalkeeper Gareth Williams untested. Jamie Taylor extended the lead in the 66th minute as he completed a fine counter attacking move and the final goal was also his hat-trick goal when he converted a penalty.

Posted at 23:30

Wednesday 23 August - Friday night football

In something of a rarity, the Greens will be playing on Friday night this weekend as they travel to Horsham in a game that kicks off at 8.00pm. Horsham will be a new ground for many Hendon supporters, and directions can be found on the link below. Horsham have had a steady start to the season with two draws, 0-0 at Staines Town on Saturday and then 1-1 at home to relegated Carshalton Athletic on Tuesday evening. Admission at the AtSpeed Stadium is £8.00 for adults and £4.00 for concessions. We look forward to seeing those supporters who are able to make the game at the ground.

Posted at 22:00

Tuesday 22 August - Game of penalties as Hendon lose

Hendon lost their second game of the season at Hampton & Richmond Borough this evening 3-1. Ian Hodges gave the Beavers the lead in the 4th minute after which Hendon only stayed in the game thanks to two fine saves by Richard Wilmot. Hampton were awarded a penalty in the 42nd minute that was taken by Hodges but saved by Wilmot, only for another penalty to be awarded for another offence. Hodges stepped up again, and Wilmot was once again the hero.

Two minutes into the second half Hodges doubled the lead, despite being suspiciously offside. The Greens then gradually came into the game and were rewarded for their efforts when Takumi Ake scored from the penalty spot after Wayne O'Sullivan was fouled. Both Danny Edwards and Ross Pickett were unfortunate not to add to the tally before Jon-Henry Hayden completed the win for Hampton in stoppage time.

Posted at 23:45

Monday 21 August - We're off to Hampton tomorrow

Tomorrow evening brings our first away league trip of the season as we travel across West London to play Hampton & Richmond Borough. Kick off at The Beveree tomorrow is at 7.45pm. Hampton opened their campaign with a 2-0 win at East Thurrock United on Saturday, with new signing Ian Hodges scoring both goals. The Beavers have challenged for the play offs over the past couple of seasons, and lost out in the play off final last season to Fisher Athletic. Admission at The Beveree tomorrow will be £8.00 for adults and £4.00 for concessions.

Posted at 10:00

Saturday 19 August - Live Updates: What went wrong?

As the supporters who were looking out for our live updates service, or signed up for texts will be aware, things went slightly awry this afternoon. The messageboard became inaccessable and text messages arrived late bearing news of a 12-0 defeat by Tonbridge.

The system was used successfully by Kingstonian all last season, and by ourselves on Tuesday night, but today saw the system being used by multiple clubs for the first time. Clearly something went awry this afternoon and having been in contact with livescores they are confident that they've tracked down the problem and solved it for Tuesday night. They also added that they apologise for any inconvenience to supporters (or distress caused by the thought that we were 12-0 down at half time!) and have promised to refund credits to all supporters who were sent the erroneous messages.

The service will continue for Tuesday night's tie at Hampton, and we are confident the result will be somewhat more successful after this afternoon's teething problems.

Posted at 22:00

Saturday 19 August - Battling Greens lose to Angels

Hendon's season started disappointingly this afternoon with a 1-0 defeat to Tonbridge Angels. However, whilst the result was disappointing, the performance from the Greens was encouraging as they battled throughout the game creating more chances than their opponents. However, it could have been a different story as the Angels were well in control during the first 20 minutes, and were rewarded in the 11th minute when Andy Martin scored. However, as the game went on Hendon came more into the game and fired a number of shots at goal, the best of which was a shot on the turn late on by Jermaine Hunter which went narrowly wide of the post.

Posted at 18:00

Saturday 19 August - Jermaine return a boost

The club was given a boost yesterday evening with the news that striker Jermaine Hunter had agreed to return to the club in time to play this afternoon against Tonbridge Angels. Jermaine played twice for the Greens back in January before moving on to Braintree Town. We welcome Jermaine back to the club and hope that he enjoys being back with us.

Posted at 10:00

Friday 18 August - The new season is upon us

As everyone will be aware, the new season starts tomorrow afternoon when we entertain Tonbridge Angels at Claremont Road in a 3.00pm kick off. Tonbridge Angels were promoted via the play offs from Ryman League Division One last season which is an immediate return to the Premier Division for the Kent club following their relegation in 2004/05. Two seasons ago we travelled to Tonbridge early in the season losing 4-1 with both John Frendo and Mark Nicholls being sent off. Dave Hunt scored our goal. The return fixture was played late on in the campaign and resulted in a 0-0 draw at Claremont Road. Supporters are reminded that admission charges are unchanged once again and are £8.00 for adults and £3.00 for concessions. We look forward to seeing as many supporters at the game as possible to hopefully cheer the team on to a winning start.

Posted at 10:00

Friday 18 August - Have you signed up yet?

Have you signed up to the Supporters Trust or the Snowball Lotto yet? If not, then you will be able to do so on Saturday afternoon at the first game of the season. If you sign up to the Snowball Lotto and pay £5 on the day, then you will be entered for the August draw which will be drawn at the Leyton game on 28th August for which the first prize currently stands at over £100. For more information on the Snowball Lotto please see Dave Garner who will be outside the club shop. If you want to sign up to the trust, or make a regular monthly donation, forms will be available inside the club shop.

Also on Saturday afternoon the trust will be launching a new Birthday draw. A large chart has been drawn up with all the days of the year. For just £1 per square you can pick any date(s) you want. Once the board has been filled, one date will be drawn and the person who has chosen that date will win £100. To take part, please see Mike Harte who will be outside the club shop on Saturday afternoon.

Posted at 09:45

Wednesday 16 August - Greensnet launches live match updates

Greensnet are launching a new live updates service for the coming season in association with livescores.co.uk. Each match this season will see team news, goals and cards relayed as they happen to the messageboard and a dedicated webpage to allow supporters unable to attend or exiled from North London to keep up to date with the action. To see an example of the information provided, please see our trial page from last nights friendly with Hemel Hempstead.

In addition, supporters away from home will be able to receive live updates direct to their mobile phone for a small charge paid to livescores. Further details on how to signup for our text service can be found on livescores website, along with information about the cost of the service.

Posted at 19:45

Wednesday 16 August - Player photos now online

The player photos taken on Monday evening are now online. There are a handful of photos still to take which will be done as soon as possible.

Posted at 19:30

Wednesday 16 August - Reminder from Supporters Trust

The supporters trust would like to remind all those people who have pledged money to the trust but have not yet sent in their standing order forms or membership money that the sooner the money is in, the more idea the trust will have of funds they have to work with. Most of the trust working group will be at the Tonbridge game on Saturday and will be delighted to receive your forms.

Posted at 19:15

Tuesday 15 August - Hendon lose last friendly

Hendon lost their final friendly of the summer 2-0 at Hemel Hempstead Town tonight. The first half was goalless, but the game fell away after half time when several substitutions were made. The goals came in the 49th and 65th minutes scored by Paul Edgeworth and Mark Skinner respectively.

Posted at 22:30

Tuesday 15 August - New wallpaper now available

We have released a new wallpaper that can be used as a background to your desktop on your computer. The wallpaper has the club badge along with the fixtures for the new season. To download the wallpaper, click on the wallpaper link on the left hand menu and follow the instructions.

Posted at 10:00

Monday 14 August - First team squad announced

Gary McCann this evening announced the squad that will start the season. As expected there have been plenty of changes from the squad that ended last season, with Takumi Ake, James Burgess, Danny Edwards, Adilson Lopes, Lee O'Leary, James Parker, René Street, Jamie Busby, Ross Pickett and Jimmy Froud beng the only first team players left. Also still with us are under 18/reserve teamers Ricky Pattenden, Francois Gabbidon and Franklyn Morris.

As previously reported goalkeeper Richard Wilmot has returned to the club from Hitchin Town, whilst fellow stopper Anthony O'Connor has joined having previously played in the Irish League. Three new defenders have signed in Craig Vargas from Brook House, Ryan Wharton from Hillingdon Borough and Hussain Karas who has previously been with Brentford. New faces in midfield are Dwane Williams from Harefield United, Greg Deacon who has previously been with Stevenage Borough and St Albans City, Josh Hunte and Rakki Hudson whose previous clubs are not yet known. Wing back Wayne O'Sullivan was previously with Newport County, striker Dean Thomas was another from Harefield United as is forward Nas Richardson, whilst front man Leon Maloney has recently been in local football.

We'd like to welcome all the new players to the club, and hope that they enjoy their time with us

Posted at 20:30

Monday 14 August - Kit photo

The squad had a get together this evening so that the website and the local press could take the annual team photo and player headshots. Also, we have taken a photo of the new kit which arrived from Adidas late last week.

Posted at 20:25

Saturday 12 August - Greens lose at Northwood

Hendon went down to a 3-0 defeat at Northwood this afternoon as the pre-season preparations draw to a close, just one friendly remaining on Tuesday at Hemel Hempstead. The home side took the lead in the 42nd minute through Gavin Hart, the only goal of the opening period. Goals in the last ten minutes from Ross Hanley and Peter Dean completed the win for Northwood. Hendon's best chance came in the 72nd minute when Nas Richardson saw his shot tipped over the bar after good work from Jamie Busby and Wayne O'Sullivan.

Posted at 18:30

Thursday 10 August - Admission details for Northwood

Northwood have confirmed that they will be charging £5.00 for adults and £2.00 for OAP's on Saturday for our friendly at Chestnut Avenue. Accompanied under 16s will be allowed in free. Directions to the ground can be found on the link below.

Posted at 23:00

Thursday 10 August - It's goalless at Chalfont

Hendon played out a goalless draw on a very bumpy pitch at Chalfont St Peter this evening, the pitch making it difficult for the Greens to play the football they had been playing in recent games. Both sides had chances to score but either good saves from the keepers or more shooting meant that the game remained goalless.

Posted at 22:55

Wednesday 09 August - Squad side win at Hadley

A team of squad players and trialists came away from Hertfordshire County League side Hadley with a 4-0 win this evening in a game played 40 minutes each way. Leon Maloney opened the scoring in the 18th minute which was the only goal in the first half. Fifteen minutes into the second half Dwayne Beckford doubled the lead, before the returning Darren Watson scored a brace in the 61st and 68th minutes. A more detailed report can be found on the link below.

Posted at 21:45

Wednesday 09 August - Hemel friendly rearranged

Our previously postponed friendly at Hemel Hempstead Town has been rearranged and will now take place on Tuesday 15th August at the Vauxhall Ground in Hemel Hempstead. Kick off will be at 7.45pm and this game will complete our pre-season preparations ahead of the league game against Tonbridge Angels.

Posted at 14:00

Wednesday 09 August - Kit colours announced

The club have confirmed today that the first team home kit will consist of green shirts, white shorts and white socks, whilst the away kit will consist of white shirts, green shorts and green socks. The kit has once again been supplied by Adidas. Details of the availability of replica kit will follow in the next few weeks and we hope to have photos of the new kit on the website next week.

Posted at 13:45

Wednesday 09 August - Capital League Cup draw

Despite the fact we are not running a reserve team this season, so that we can keep up our membership of the Capital League we have agreed to enter their league cup. The draw has been received and in the first round we will travel to Northwood on a date to be announced, probably during September. This fixture is likely to be fulfilled by a squad side.

Posted at 13:00

Tuesday 08 August - It's a six at Rayners Lane

The Greens had another good workout this evening as they ran out 6-0 winners at Rayners Lane. Danny Edwards opened the scoring in the 29th minute, shortly after which Wayne O'Sullivan doubled the lead. O'Sullivan scored again in the 35th minute before Dean Thomas turned in a rebound shortly before half time. Goals from Greg Deacon and Jamie Busby completed the scoring in the 72nd and 79th minutes respectively.

Posted at 22:30

Tuesday 08 August - A big thank you

The Supporters Association and the club would like to thank all the volunteers who kindly turned up on Sunday to help with the tidy up of the ground for the new season. It was by far the best turnout for many years and all the assistance was gratefully received.

Posted at 10:00

Saturday 05 August - Greens put in excellent performance

Hendon put in an excellent performance this afternoon to beat Ryman League champions Braintree Town 3-0 at Cressing Road. Following a goalless first half, Takumi Ake opened the scoring with a fine individual effort in the 52nd minute, before Wayne O'Sullivan doubled the lead on the hour mark with a fine 30 yard free kick. The third goal came in the 70th minute courtesy of Dean Thomas. A full report can be found on the link below.

Posted at 19:30

Friday 04 August - Dave Garner skydive

Supporters Trust member Dave Garner is planning to do a skydive on September 19th at The North London Parachute Centre, Chatteris Airfield in Cambridgeshire to raise funds for the trust. As part of his preparation he is having to lose nearly 2 stone in weight, and he is also scored of heights! If you would like to sponsor Dave, please email the trust on info@hfctrust.co.uk

Posted at 13:00

Friday 04 August - League Cup date

The Ryman League have confirmed that the second round of the Westview (Isthmian League) Cup is due to take place in the second week of September. Therefore our tie at Flackwell Heath is likely to take place on Tuesday 12th September 2006.

Posted at 12:00

Friday 04 August - Promotion & relegation this season

It has been confirmed that promotion from the Isthmian League, Southern League and Northern Premier League will be the same as last season. The champions will be promoted automatically, whilst the clubs finishing 2nd to 5th will go into play offs, the winners of which will also be promoted.

At the other end of the table the bottom three from each of the three leagues will be automatically relegated. As per last season, the club that finishes 19th with the worst record between the three leagues will also be relegated making a total of 10 relegated clubs.

Posted at 11:00

Thursday 03 August - League Cup draw

The Westview (Isthmian) League Cup draw has been announced, and in the second round we will travel to Flackwell Heath, who are in Division One North. The date for this game will be confirmed in due course.

Posted at 17:30

Thursday 03 August - Additional friendly arranged

Gary McCann has arranged an additional friendly. On Wednesday 9th August, we will travel to Hertfordshire County League side Hadley, who are now managed by the former popular Hendon player Uche Egbe who played for the club in the early 1990s. Gary will be taking a squad side to the game, consisting mainly of the younger players in the squad. The game will kick off at 7.00pm.

Posted at 13:00

Wednesday 02 August - London Senior Cup draw

The draw for the London Senior Cup has been made. The format of the competition has been changed and there has been no seeding as in recent years. The draw for the first two rounds has been regionalised on a north/south basis with a total of 32 clubs taking part in the competition. In the first round we have been drawn away to Wealdstone. Should we win that tie, we would then travel to the winners of the game between Wingate & Finchley and Barkingside. The date for the Wealdstone tie will be announced in due course.

Posted at 10:00

Tuesday 01 August - Groundwork day reminder

The Supporters Association would like to remind all supporters that this Sunday (6th August) is the annual groundwork day. There is a lot of work to do in light of the vandalism the ground has suffered during the summer. Therefore it is important that we have as many volunteers as possible to help make the ground look reasonable for the start of the season. The ground will be open from 10.00am on Sunday morning.

Posted at 17:30

Tuesday 01 August - Admission details for Braintree

Braintree Town chairman Lee Harding has confirmed that admission for Saturday's friendly at Cressing Road will be £5.00 for adults and £3.00 for concessions. Everyone paying will receive a free programme. Lee is looking forward to welcoming all those supporters who are able to make the trip.

Posted at 12:00