News - August 2010

Tuesday 31 August - FA Cup opponents now known

Our opponents in the first qualifying round of the FA Cup will be Cheshunt, following their 2-1 win over Cockfosters this evening.

Cockfosters took the lead after 8 minutes, before Cheshunt equalised on the stroke of half-time. The winner came midway through the second half.

The date for the game will be confirmed in the next couple of days, as Wembley have a home league game on the Saturday.

Posted at 22:11

Tuesday 31 August - Win and draw for under 21s

Our under 21s have had a win and a draw over the past few days. On Friday evening, they played Manor FC and came away with a superb 13-2 victory. Daryl Atkins led the way with 6 goals whilst Luke Cook scored 3. Also on the scoresheet were Stephen Cunningham, Dean Roper and Christian Hall-Ramsay, with the other goal being an own goal.

Then, this evening, they played Potters Bar Town Reserves again, and lost 4-1, Cunningham scoring the consolation from the penalty spot. They have one more friendly left, against Hillingdon Borough, on Saturday, before starting competitive fixtures the following week.

Posted at 21:46

Monday 30 August - Hendon win local derby

Hendon won their first local derby of the season as they beat Harrow Borough 3-2 in an eventful game this afternoon. The performance from Hendon was excellent, and this is a game that they would probably have lost a year ago.

The Greens took the lead in the 4th minute when Aaron Morgan fired home a cross from Lubomir Guentchev. Before Harrow equalised on the stroke of half-time, Troy Hewitt finding the back of the net, Hendon had a number of chances to extend their lead.

Harrow took the lead in the 72nd minute when Dean Marney headed home, but seven minutes later the Greens were back on level terms. James Parker was brought down in the box by the Harrow keeper, and Guentchev stepped up and converted the spot kick.

Ten minutes later, Hendon were awarded another spot kick after Mariusz Serwin was fouled, and for the second time Guentchev sent the keeper the wrong way. The Greens were then able to hold on for the three points despite five minutes of stoppage time.

Posted at 17:49

Sunday 29 August - Harrow preview and travel advice

The first team play the first of this season's local derbies as they make the short trip to Earlsmead to face Harrow Borough. Our opponents have had a good start to the season, picking up 2 wins in their 3 games so far, one of which came at Tonbridge Angels yesterday afternoon.

Their 2-1 victory came courtesy of goals from Daniel McGonigle and Rocky Baptiste, and despite the dismissal of Danny Leech towards the end of the game, they were able to hold on for the three points.

Last season, the Greens completed a quick fire double over Harrow, winning 3-0 at Earlsmead on Boxing Day, James Parker, Casey Maclaren and James Bent finding the back of the net, and then winning 3-1 a week later at Vale Farm thanks a further goal from Maclaren, and a brace from Scott Cousins.

Supporters are advised that Field End Road/Eastcote Lane is closed under the railway bridge near Rabournmead Drive to facilitate bridge repairs. This may mean that traffic on alternative routes will be heavier than you might normally expect when driving to Earlsmead.

In terms of tube travel, supporters are advised that the whole of the Jubilee Line is closed, whilst the Metropolitan Line is closed between Chesham, Amersham, Watford and Northwood.

Posted at 14:27

Sunday 29 August - Gary happy with draw

Hendon manager Gary McCann said, on the back of the draw with Hastings, "On the balance of play, we're happy with a draw. It was a game of very few chances at either end. We limited them to virtually nothing, even in the last 15-20 minutes when we were down to 10 men.

"I am really pleased with the way we played defensively. The middle two - Michael Peacock and James Parker - were excellent and they were well supported by Eddie Munnelly and Craig Vargas outside them.

"Kevin McClaren's second yellow card was a little harsh, but I told him and the rest of the dressing room that having just been booked, he had to manage himself better and not get himself in a position where the referee could take action against him."

Posted at 14:27

Saturday 28 August - Greens hold leaders to draw

Hendon and overnight leaders Hastings United drew 0-0 at Vale Farm this afternoon in a tightly fought game. The visitors had the better of the exchanges in the first half, with Anthony Storey forcing Berkley Laurencin into an excellent save from a long range strike.

The second half saw the Greens reduced to ten men after Kevin Maclaren was cautioned twice in three minutes, the second of which appearing to be very harsh. However, the ten men nearly won the game but Michael Peacock saw his header well saved by Clark Masters.

Posted at 17:12

Saturday 28 August - FA Cup opponents not yet known

We are no closer to finding out our FA Cup opponents as Cheshunt and Cockfosters drew 2-2 this afternoon at Theobalds Lane. They replay at Cockfosters on Tuesday evening, with the winners travelling to visit us in the First Qualifying Round.

Posted at 17:10

Friday 27 August - Hastings preview & travel advice

The first team will be looking to build on Tuesday night's win as they entertain early pacesetters Hastings United at Vale Farm tomorrow afternoon. The Sussex side have hit the top of the table as the only side to win their opening two games, beating Wealdstone 2-0 last weekend, before winning 4-2 at Maidstone United on Tuesday.

The goalscorers for Hastings on Saturday were Sean Ray and Kenny Pogue, whilst a brace from Ade Olorunda, and goals from Sam Adams and Pogue gave them the goals on Tuesday.

Last season, Hastings completed the double over the Greens, winning 2-1 at Pilot Field in October, Olorunda and Lee Carey on target for Hastings, and Yacine Hamada for Hendon, whilst a brace from Ross Treleaven and a strike from Tyrone Sterling earnt them a 3-1 win at Vale Farm in April, with Casey Maclaren scoring the consolation.

Supporters from both teams that are travelling by car are advised to allow additional travelling time due to the Rugby League Challenge Cup Final that is taking place at Wembley Stadium tomorrow afternoon. The good news is that all train and tube lines are operating a normal service, and there are no line closures that are likely to affect your journey to Vale Farm.

Posted at 11:37

Thursday 26 August - Supporters team join IFA

Our supporters team have taken the plunge and joined the IFA, a structure that supports Supporters Team football. This will bring us opportunities to play teams from other leagues. One of the first teams to welcome us as new members were West Ham who have already offered to play us, possibly on 27th November when we are due to visit Aveley. Another club who have approached us are Olympiakos!

In an effort to gauge the current strength of feeling for supporters games, Eddie Edwards is canvassing for people’s opinions, whether or not you have played for our supporters team in the past.

Eddie believes that this is an ideal way to promote the name of Hendon FC, so that we get good recognition by the other teams in the IFA. If we are able to play some home games, we can get the bonus of additional spectators turning up for the main game. When we played Maidstone in April 2009, they brought along 20 players & supporters who all came to our game for food, drink and stayed for the match.

This has the potential for bringing new support to the club, which is an added reason to be involved. It could be a good selling point for future regulars.

If you have played for the supporters team in the past, or are interested in playing for the team in the future, please email Eddie Edwards on eddieedd@hendonfc.net with answers to the following questions.

Do you see yourself playing Supporters Team football this season?

Can you commit to playing once a month on a Saturday morning?

Are you interested in playing 60 minute son a midweek evening, 8-a-side?

Are you happy to pay £5 + per game to play (to cover pitch hire and kit washing)?

Would you bring a friend who might be interested in playing and potentially supporting Hendon FC?

Are you happy that we broaden the teams we play outside of the Ryman Premier?

Eddie would also be interested in any other thoughts you may have with regard to supporters football.

When it comes to the annual first team v supporters game, it is likely that priority will be given to those supporters who have made regular appearances for the supporters team during the season.

Posted at 15:44

Wednesday 25 August - Weather affects league fixtures already

The heavy rain that has fallen since lunchtime has put pay to both Premier Division fixtures this evening with waterlogged pitches. The game between Croydon Athletic and Margate was postponed shortly after 4pm, whilst the match between Cray Wanderers and Carshalton Athletic was abandoned after 53 minutes with Cray leading 2-0.

Posted at 21:10

Tuesday 24 August - Belal shoots down Concord

Belal Aite-Ouakrim was Hendon's hero this evening as he scored all four goals in a 4-1 victory over Premier Division newboys Concord Rangers.

In all fairness to the Essex side, the scoreline was not a fair reflection of the game, and indeed Concord were by far and away the better side in the opening period. It was totally against the run of play when Aite-Ouakrim opened the scoring with a fine drive across the keeper into the corner of the net. Concord equalised just before half-time courtesy of Harry Elmes.

Aite-Ouakrim restored the lead following a goalkeeping error from Dale Brightly in the 65th minute, and just seven minutes later he had completed his hat-trick with another excellent strike. His final goal came with 8 minutes to go when he buried the ball from close range.

Concord had their chances during the second period, but found Berkley Laurencin in fine form, and the Hendon defence held together much stronger than they had at Tooting on Saturday.

Posted at 22:39

Tuesday 24 August - Inter club quiz night cancelled

Regretfully, due to a lack of interest and support, the supporters trust have had to take the decision to cancel the planned Inter Club Quiz Night.

This event was set up following suggestions that we needed to try and have events that attracted interest from outside of the club. Disappointingly, out of all the clubs that we contacted with the details of the quiz night, only 3 responded, and only 1 actually entered a team. We would like to thank Staines Town for their support of the event.

No decision has yet been taken whether to rearrange the event for a new date later in the season, this will be discussed by the trust board at their next meeting.

Posted at 09:53

Monday 23 August - Concord to fly in tomorrow

Tomorrow evening sees our first ever fixture against Concord Rangers, following their promotion from Division One North last season.

Concord, who were promoted via the play-offs, opened their Premier Division campaign with a creditable 0-0 draw against one of the title favourites, Sutton United on Saturday afternoon.

Our opponents squad includes Brad Thomas, who has joined them on loan from Braintree Town, and Kayan Kalipha, who spent a month on loan with us a couple of years ago. The biggest name in the Concord squad is Bertie Brayley, a striker who has been at a number of clubs in recent years, including Chelmsford City.

Meanwhile, Gary McCann will be keen to ensure that our squad tighten up defensively following the defeat at Tooting on Saturday, whilst continuing the positive attacking play that contributed to the three goals we scored.

Tomorrow's game at Vale Farm kicks off at the usual time of 7.45pm, the clubhouse will be open from 6pm and the turnstiles will open around 7pm.

Posted at 15:05

Sunday 22 August - Hendon support Non League Day

Hendon FC will be supporting "Non-League Day" on Saturday 4th September, by offering reduced entry of £5.00 to season ticket holders from any club with the exception of that day's opponents, Carshalton Athletic.

Due to there being no Premier League or Championship fixtures as a result of the England v Bulgaria friendly the night before, QPR supporter James Doe has set up an an initiative to persuade football supporters who normally only watch top flight football to go and watch their local non-league side instead.

We are all well aware about the importance of getting more supporters through the turnstiles, so this is an ideal opportunity to invite your friends and family along to get a taste of watching Hendon.

They may be season ticket holders elsewhere, or they may be among the many who spend their Saturday afternoons sat in the pub or on the sofa watching Soccer Saturday, Final Score and the various live games being shown on TV. The only televised game on 4th September is a League Two encounter between MK Dons and Hartlepool.

Please encourage your friends and family to come along, and hopefully they will like what they see, and will be keen to come back in the future.

Posted at 09:15

Sunday 22 August - Under-21s win friendly

Hendon Under-21s enjoyed a victory in a friendly against Borehamwood 2000 on Friday night. They trailed to a goal after nine minutes, but were level through Stephen Cunningham midway through the first half. The winner came from Freddie Boffa six minutes into the second half.

Posted at 09:08

Saturday 21 August - Second half comeback not enough

Hendon were beaten 4-3 at Tooting & Mitcham United this afternoon despite a second half comeback.

The home side took the lead midway through the first half when ? Mason -Hughes headed home a free kick, and just five minutes later Phil Williams doubled the lead. Lee O'Leary immediately pulled a goal back, firing home from the corner of the six yard box, but Mason-Hughes restored the two goal advantage just before half-time

Mason-Hughes completed his hat-trick within three minutes of the restart, but in the 54th minute Aaron Morgan opened his account for the Greens on his debut. Tooting's Mark Waters was forced to clear off the line twice in quick succession, before Morgan scored his second of the afternoon with 8 minutes to go. Unfortunately Hendon were unable to find an equaliser and Tooting were able to pick up all three points.

Posted at 17:04

Friday 20 August - Ryman Statistical Review 2009-10

The thirteenth edition of "The Statistical Review of the Ryman Football League" - 2009-2010 season is now available.

The book includes players league appearances, results of league and cup matches, goalscorers and attendances of the 66 clubs.

Also included is an index of players in alphabetical format of each player used in the Ryman League and their regular playing position.

It is available from the author, Mike Wilson, at the cost of £5.50 plus postage (96p first class, 81p second class, and £1.57 Europe).

Chris Rogers will ordering a copy, and is happy to order copies for anyone else who would like one. If you order via Chris, it will cost you just £5.00 including postage, if necessary.

If you would like a copy, please let Chris Rogers know by Monday 30th August at the latest. You can let him know either in person at any of the first four league games, or by emailing via the website on admin@hendonfc.net. Please make payment cheques payable to Chris Rogers.

Posted at 09:24

Thursday 19 August - Tooting preview and travel advice

Hendon open their league campaign on Saturday afternoon with a trip to Tooting & Mitcham United. Gary McCann will be keen to ensure that the squad build on their pre-season form by starting the season on a good note. Kick off at Imperial Fields is 3.00pm.

Unlike the Greens, Tooting's squad has seen a complete overhaul during the summer under new manager Mark Beard. Only two or three of last season's squad remain at the club, although a number of players with Ryman League experience have been brought into the club including one former Hendon favourite in the form of Rob Haworth, who will be captaining our opponents.

Last season saw the Greens take four points from the Terrors, with the two clubs drawing 0-0 at Vale Farm, and Hendon winning 2-0 at Imperial Farm, Anthony Thomas and Belal Aite-Ouakrim scoring the goals.

On the travel front, supporters are advised that the Tramlink will not be operating between Reeves Corner and East Croydon. We suggest that supporters either use the Northern Line and then catch a bus, or travel to Wimbledon and use the tramlink from there to Mitcham Junction. Further details can be found on our Tooting directions page (click the relevant link on the right hand side of the front page of the website).

Please be aware that First Capital Connect Thameslink line trains are not operating through Central London this weekend. There are also various closures on the Circle (whole line), District (Embankment to Barking), Hammersmith & City (Moorgate to Barking), Jubilee (Wembley Park to Waterloo) and Metropolitan Lines (Baker Street to Aldgate).

Posted at 13:58

Tuesday 17 August - Livescores for the coming season

Regulars to Greensnet will be aware that we have run a live scores service provided by LiveScores in recent years, with regular updates posted to our messageboard from the vast majority of our games. Unfortunately over the summer we have learnt that this service will not be available for at least the beginning of the new season and quite possibly for good, so unfortunately we will not be able to provide the same service as we did last season.

However, with the advent of the club's twitter account, we will instead be providing updates on the @HendonFC account when possible. Unfortunately as with livescores, we can't gurantee updates from every game, but where we are able to provide a live service we will now be able to provide a little more detail with each 'tweet'.

To access the club's Twitter account, simply click the link below, or the Twitter link on the front page of the website.

Alternatively, we expect the Non-League Vidiprinter from NLN24 to continue to provide a service throughout the forthcoming season, from all games around the Ryman League. Again, the vidiprinter can be found via the link below.

@HendonFC Twitter account | Non-League Vidiprinter

Posted at 21:48

Monday 16 August - London Senior Cup draw

We have been drawn at home to Metropolitan Police in the third round of the London Senior Cup. The date for the game will be announced in due course, but is likely to take place in December.

This is our first home game in the competition since the 2005/06 season when we beat Dagenham & Redbridge, Redbridge and Tooting & Mitcham United at Claremont Road before losing to Fisher Athletic in the final.

Posted at 12:57

Saturday 14 August - Morgan signs up

Gary McCann has made one more addition to the squad today, with 20 year old striker Aaron Morgan signing up having impressed during pre-season. Aaron joins us from Hillingdon Borough, for whom he has made two competitive appearances already this season, and has previously been with Bedfont. We welcome him to the club, and hope that he has a successful time with us.

Posted at 19:20

Saturday 14 August - FA Cup update

We are now one step closer to knowing our FA Cup opponents in four weeks time, as Cockfosters beat Hullbridge Sports 2-1 this afternoon in the extra preliminary round.

Cockfosters now travel to Cheshunt in two weeks time, with the winners playing against us on 11th September.

Posted at 17:50

Saturday 14 August - Greens end preparations with win

The first team ended their pre-season preparations with a 4-1 victory at Potters Bar Town. After a goalless first half, the Greens took the lead two minutes into the second period courtesy of Dave Diedhiou.

Jamie Busby doubled the lead shortly before the hour mark, with Potters Bar pulling a goal back a few minutes later. The final two goals came in the last five minutes, both being scored by Mariusz Serwin.

Posted at 17:03

Saturday 14 August - Under 21s defeated

In the first game of today's double header, the under 21s were beaten 4-2 by Potters Bar Town's second string. Despite the result, it was a decent performance from the squad, with Daryl Atkins and Stephen Cunningham scoring the goals.

Posted at 17:01

Friday 13 August - Youth team set-up for new season

With the new season looming, we are pleased to announce that we will have at least three youth teams playing under the Hendon name.

The under 21s will continue to play in the Middlesex County League Division One Central & East and will be looking to improve on their 3rd place finish last season. They will continue under the management of Eamon Finn and Graeme Bourne, and have already begun their pre-season programme with wins over Green Dragon and Sport London e Benfica.

We are sad to lose the services of Paul McGreal and Liam Coogan-Jobes who are standing down as joint-managers of the under 16s. Paul has had a change of job which has resulted in him needing to relocate and have a new work pattern, whilst Liam is due to commence studies at university next month. We would like to thank them both for their excellent work over the past couple of years, and we know that we will continue to see them at first team games as and when they are able to attend.

However, we are delighted that Alan Rolnick has agreed to return to the club and take over as manager of the under 16s, who will continue to play in the Harrow Youth League. Alan was involved in our youth set-up a number of years ago, and he saw a number of his players make first team appearances. The most notable of these was Dale Binns, who went on to make over 200 first team appearances before moving on to play for the likes of Hayes & Yeading United, Cambridge City and Maidenhead United. We are thrilled to have Alan back at the club and we hope that he enjoys his time with us once again.

We are also pleased to announce details of a link-up with an academy based at Hackney College. As a result of this link-up, the college will be fielding an under 18 side under the Hendon name in the Cheshunt Youth League. There is also a possiblity that they will be fielding an under 15 side, but this is yet to be confirmed. More details of this link-up will be available soon.

Finally, we are pleased that the youth team pages on the website are now up and running. You will always be able to see the latest news from each of the teams, along with their fixtures, results and league tables, by clicking the relevant links on the menu.

Posted at 14:22

Thursday 12 August - Supporters Trust takes control of club

After many months of hard work, and one or two false starts, Hendon Football Club Supporters Trust is delighted to announce that it has taken control of Hendon Football Club from its previous owners.

The club has commenced trading through the Trust;s subsidiary company, Hendon Football Club (2008) Limited. The club's initial Board of Directors comprises three long-term Hendon fans, Simon Lawrence (who becomes Chairman), David Bedford and Michael Harte.

Hendon Football Club, which enjoyed its centenary in 2008 and has one of the proudest histories in non-league football, becomes one of a handful of football clubs that is entirely owned by its supporters.

The club is now playing its home matches at Vale Farm, the home of Wembley Football Club and will once again compete in the Ryman League Premier Division (the third level of non-league football) this season.

Simon Lawrence said: "Taking ownership of the club has been the aim ever since the Supporters Trust was formed back in March 2006. It has taken us quite a while to get there but now the destiny of our club is in our hands. We face a huge challenge to bounce back from the loss of Claremont Road and to ensure our survival and we appeal to all Hendon fans - past and present - to support us now and help ensure that Hendon fans of the future are able to celebrate our bicentenary.

"We are starting from scratch in terms of corporate sponsorship and advertising so if there are any companies out there that would like to form a relationship with us, we would be only too pleased to meet you.

"Hendon Football Club Supporters Trust would like to thank The Football Association, Middlesex County Football Association, London Football Association and the Ryman League for their support over the past four years and we look forward to maintaining our close ties with them for many years to come."

Posted at 08:00

Wednesday 11 August - Potters Bar details and travel advice

The first team complete their pre-season friendlies with a trip to Potters Bar Town on Saturday afternoon, a game that is part of a double-header.

The first game, which will involve our under 21 side against our opponents reserve side, will kick off at 1.00pm, and that will be followed by a game between the respective first teams at 3.00pm.

Supporters are advised that whilst trains to Potters Bar will be operating as normal when you are travelling to the game (there are 4 trains per hour from Kings Cross, departing at 06, 11, 36 and 41 minutes past the hour), there are replacement bus services operating between Potters Bar and New Barnet after the game. The replacement buses will depart from Potters Bar Station at 29 and 59 minutes past the hour.

Posted at 12:00

Tuesday 10 August - Another good performance

Hendon put in another good performance this evening at Northwood, and came away with a 2-0 victory.

The Greens controlled much of the first half and took the lead in the 17th minute through Glenn Garner, and the lead was doubled shortly afterwards courtesy of an own goal.

Berkley Laurencin made an excellent penalty save in the second half to keep Northwood out, and the Greens held on for a comfortable win.

Posted at 22:31

Monday 09 August - Earlier kick off at Northwood

We would like to advise supporters that tomorrow's friendly at Northwood will kick off at the earlier time of 7:30pm.

Admission price tomorrow are £5 adults, £3 concessions and free for under 16s.

Posted at 12:58

Saturday 07 August - Pre-season trophy win for Greens

Hendon won their third pre-season trophy in three years this afternoon as they won 1-0 at Chesham United in the David Stanley Memorial Shield.

The game was played in memory of David Stanley, a former secretary at both Chesham and Hendon, who died during the summer, and a minute's silence was held before the start of the game.

The first half saw an evenly balanced game, with the only chances really coming Hendon's way, and indeed the Chesham keeper made an excellent double save from Glenn Garner midway through the half.

Sadly, the game was marred on the hour mark by a brawl involving most players, and after both managers had calmed their squads down, Chesham were reduced to ten men and Hendon were reduced to nine. All three players deserved their dismissals, and both sides were a fortunate that no other players were either cautioned or dismissed.

The winning goal came in the 73rd minute when some excellent work by Eddie Munnelly saw him end his run with a ball into the feet of Lubomir Guentchev, who beat his marker and slotted the ball under the keeper with a fine finish.

Despite their man advantage, Chesham were unable to create much in the way of chances, and James Reading was able to keep a clean sheet without being unduly tested.

Posted at 18:52

Friday 06 August - Another good win for under 21s

The under 21s continued their preparations for the new season with a convincing 7-3 win over Green Dragon.

The under 21s open their league season on September 11th when they travel to FC Romania, before entertaining Regents Park the following week. On September 25th they have a second round league cup tie at home to Vallance.

Posted at 21:20

Friday 06 August - Update from last week's AGMs

The Supporters Association and Trust AGMs were held last week with a disappointingly low turnout of around 25 members attending. The Supporters Association first outlined their efforts over the previous season. Although hit with a bigger bill than expected for the new club shop at Vale Farm, they had been able to support the football club in several areas, not least covering the loss made on coach travel. With the shop due to be refitted in the near future, the Association hope to be able to restock on merchandise and make full use of the new building for the new season. As always, the board are looking for new blood and would welcome anyone who wishes to join them.

The Trust then followed and outlined what progress had been made off the field over the previous 12 months. Last season saw the club make a significant loss, hence as announced in May, Gary McCann is working to a reduced budget and later over the summer, the attempted price cut for admission was reversed. The Trust's board have more recently begun to focus their efforts on engaging with both local businesses and the local community to raise awareness of the football club and build links that they believe are starting to bear fruit.

However, it was also outlined that the Trust board doesn't have the manpower to proactively engage with every potential sponsor and the whole surrounding area without help as it's simply too large. It was suggested that some supporters already have good links with businesses that might be willing to sponsor or advertise with the club or know local people who might be encouraged into watching Hendon and that the board do need as much help as possible in ensuring that the club's financial base is broadened as far as possible.

Supporters were asked to again look and see if they were likely to be able to encourage friends, colleagues or family into the monthly Snowball Draw, which is now giving away nearly £400 a month and if they could offer assistance to the Trust's board, financial or in terms of manpower. The Supporters Trust outlined their board changes for the previous 12 months, detailed on Greensnet earlier today, and gave thanks to all those who had served on it during that period. Thanks was finally given to everyone else who has given up their time over the past 12 months for the club, both on matchdays or for other events and particularly those from Wembley FC who have continued to make us welcome at Vale Farm.

Posted at 14:00

Friday 06 August - Important Supporters Trust message

Yesterday evening, the supporters trust emailed a very important message to all current trust members. If any supporters have not received the message, but would like to do so, please contact the club at admin@hendonfc.net and we will arrange for the message to be sent to you.

Alternatively, as with all supporters trust matters, you can speak to any member of the supporters trust board on a matchday - the membership of which is detailed in the news item below.

Posted at 08:16

Friday 06 August - New Supporters Trust secretary appointed

The supporters trust board are pleased to announce that they have appointed long time supporter Michael Cox as their new secretary. Michael has a lot of experience as a company secretary, and is also a former secretary of the football club, and his experience will be invaluable to the supporters trust board.

The board would like to thank Chris Rogers for his hard work as secretary over the past few years, and we are delighted that he has agreed to remain on the board.

The supporters trust board currently consists of Phil Rogers & Bryan Roberts (co-chairmen), Michael Cox (secretary), Mike Harte (treasurer), Eddie Edwards, Paul McGreal, Nick McMullen, Tony Rice, John Rock, Chris Rogers, John Rogers, Steve Rogers and Keith Taylor.

If you need to contact the trust, please send an email to admin@hendonfc.net and your message will be forwarded to the relevant person.

Posted at 08:15

Friday 06 August - Middlesex Inter Club Quiz Night

The supporters trust are hosting a Middlesex Inter-Club Quiz Night on Friday 3rd September in the clubhouse at Vale Farm. We have invited all senior clubs in Middlesex, along with one or two others, to what we hope will be a thoroughly enjoyable evening. Doors will open at 7.00pm and the evening will commence at 7.30pm

The evening will consist of ten rounds of questions on various subjects, plus two table rounds, and the winning team at the end of the evening will go home with a trophy.

We are looking for teams of no more than 6 to represent the various clubs we have invited. Clubs may enter more than one team. All ages are welcome to attend and take part.

Most importantly, we are of course also looking for supporters to put a team or two together to represent Hendon.

Tickets for the evening cost just £3 per head, and will include some light snacks on each table. The clubhouse bar will be open for liquid refreshment.

A raffle will also be held on the night, with prizes to be announced. All proceeds from the night will go directly to the supporters trust.

To enter a team, or for more information, please contact Steve Rogers by emailing him on steve_rogers2506@btinternet.com. The deadline for entering a team is Friday 27th August.

Posted at 08:05

Thursday 05 August - Hendon cruise to comfortable win

Hendon cruised to a comfortable 4-1 win at AFC Hayes this evening in the latest pre-season friendly. The scoring was opened as early as the 3rd minute when Danny Dyer netted a curling free kick, and Lee Scott doubled the lead midway through the half.

Richmond Agyeman made it 3-0 in the 66th minute, before the Greens conceded a penalty four minutes later. Glenn Garner completed the scoring shortly before full time.

Posted at 23:06

Wednesday 04 August - Chesham admission and travel info

We have been advised by Chesham United that admission to Saturday's David Stanley Memorial Shield match will be free. They are holding a community day, and the gates will be open from 1pm.

We would also like to advise supporters that there is some planned travel disruption.

The Metropolitan Line will be closed between Central London and Harrow-on-the-Hill on Saturday, but trains will be operating as normal between Harrow and Chesham.

Trains depart from Harrow-on-the-Hill at 17 and 47 minutes past the hour, and you will need to change at Chalfont & Latimer station to catch the Chesham shuttle. The journey time from Harrow to Chesham is 35 minutes.

Return journeys depart from Chesham at 01 and 31 minutes past the hour, and again you will need to change at Chalfont & Latimer station to travel back to Harrow.

The good news is that Chiltern Railways will be operating a normal service between London Marylebone and Amersham (and beyond to Aylesbury), with one additional train per hour operating between London and Harrow-on-the-Hill. You will need to change on to the Metropolitan Line at either Harrow-on-the-Hill or Chalfont & Latimer.

Posted at 16:33

Tuesday 03 August - Eddie flies in from USA

Gary McCann has made a further signing ahead of the new season in the form of 23 year old defender Eddie Munnelly. Eddie has just returned from the USA, and earlier today we received the necessary international clearance that enables us to register him for the club. We welcome Eddie to Hendon and hope that he enjoys his time with us.

Posted at 23:35

Tuesday 03 August - Hendon win entertaining game

Hendon ran out 4-2 winners this evening against a youthful QPR XI at Vale Farm.

The Greens opened their account in the 19th minute when Glenn Garner scored, and just five minutes later the same player doubled the lead with a fiercesome drive into the net. Michael Doughty pulled a goal back in the 33rd minute, and Mo Sharif equalised two minutes later.

Hendon continued their good play in the second half and were rewarded in the 56th minute when Garner completed his hat-trick with a fine header from a superb Jamie Busby cross. Just four minutes later Casey Maclaren bundled the ball home, and whilst the Greens had the better of the rest of the game, they were unable to add to their tally.

Posted at 23:14

Tuesday 03 August - Matchday help appeal

As we approach the new season, the club is looking to increase our small pool of dedicated matchday helpers further. As many of you will have noticed last season, some new faces have stepped in to help with matchday duties, giving us the opportunity to allow some of our long-time volunteers the opportunity to take a break every now and then.

However, we are still on occasion being caught short and either struggling to put on a matchday, or relying on the few who still do put in the work every week for the club to stage a game. Understandably, when the same people have to do the same things every week, enthusiasm drains and the last thing we can afford is to lose their valuable efforts through relying too heavily on them.

The majority of matchday jobs mean missing very little, if any, of the game - indeed for some, watching the football is a pre-requisite - and you will get free entry whenever you do help as a thank you.

If you are able to help out, even just once or twice a season to give a regular volunteer a break, please get in touch with John Rogers via his email address (johnrogers070@gmail.com) or at matchdays, or if he's not available, please speak to any other Trust board member to let us know what you can do.

Posted at 21:53

Tuesday 03 August - Supporters Association membership online

The Supporters Association have kindly supplied us with copies of their membership forms which are now available for download from Greensnet on the new Supporters Association page. Membership costs just £3 for adults, while Under 16s can join as Junior Lambs for just £2 for the season.

Also available from the Association's page are Goal Sponsorship forms. These allow for a committment to be made to pay a given amount for each goal scored by the Greens throughout the season - so you only pay a lot if we're successful on the pitch!

Postal details are given on the forms for long distance supporters, while matchday attendees can take them into the club shop at any home game.

Posted at 21:24

Tuesday 03 August - QPR are our visitors tonight

We have our final home friendly this evening as we entertain a Queens Park Rangers XI at Vale Farm. The game will kick off at 7.45pm. QPR have advertised that they expect to field an under 18 side for the game.

Admission tonight is £5 adults, £2 concessions and £1 under 16s. Turnstiles will open at 7pm, and programmes will be on sale priced at £2, and these cover both tonight's game and the Brentford game last week.

We hope to see as many of you as possible there.

Posted at 07:52

Monday 02 August - Richmond comes on board

The club are pleased to announce a further new signing in the form of Richmond Agyeman. The 19 year old was with Harefield United last season and we warmly welcome him to the club.

Posted at 17:03