News - August 2012

Thursday 30 August - More details for FA Cup tie

As we mentioned yesterday, our FA Cup tie against Potters Bar Town will take place on Saturday 8th September at Vale Farm.

The game will kick off at 3.00pm and our normal matchday admission prices of £10 adults, £5 concessions and free for under 16s will apply. However, please note that the offer to season ticket holders for Premier League and Football League clubs is not available for cup ties.

Should a replay be required, this will take place on Tuesday 11th September at Potters Bar, kicking off at 7.45pm. Admission prices will be £8 adults, £5 concessions and £1 for under 16s.

Posted at 19:17

Thursday 30 August - Tomkins signs up

We are pleased to announce that 24 year old midfielder Craige Tomkins has joined the squad this week.

Craige, who does spell his name with an e at the end, has previously been with Uxbridge and AFC Hayes, and has also played in Malta.

We warmly welcome Craige to the club as he adds to the options available to Gary McCann, and hope that he enjoys his time with us.

Posted at 13:50

Wednesday 29 August - Potters Bar cup tie date confirmed

It has been confirmed this evening that our FA Cup tie against Potters Bar Town will take place on Saturday 8th September, kick off at 3:00pm.

We've been able to confirm this following Wembley's 5-0 defeat at home to Uxbridge this evening in their replay.

Posted at 21:51

Wednesday 29 August - Under 15s ready for new season

Our under 15 side have been busy preparing for the new season, and played their final friendly yesterday evening.

They ran out 4-0 winners against Enfield Rangers, with the game being played at the Cheshunt Country Club where our youth team will be playing their home games this coming season. The scorers last night were Luke Yates, Markus Parkins and Josh White, with the other goal being an own goal.

There are 18 players in the squad, all of whom are now registered to play in the Eastern Junior Alliance this season. They are Thomas Berman, Louis Butler, Reiss Chapman, Michael Clark, Runako Connell, Domenico Contino, Stephen Garr, Rico Giovanelli, George Knights, Harry Kruger, Thomas Light (captain), Markus Parkins, Dane Petersen, Hairo Shehaj, Joshua Smith, Jordan Telles, Connor Worrell and Luke Yates.

The team open their league campaign a week on Sunday with a home game against Clapton.

Posted at 18:24

Tuesday 28 August - It'll be Potters Bar in the cup

We will be entertaining Potters Bar Town in the FA Cup first qualifying round after they beat Cheshunt 3-1 this evening in their replay.

The game will be played over the weekend of 8th & 9th of September. The exact date will be confirmed after we know the result of Wembley's replay against Uxbridge tomorrow evening as the winners of that tie will be at home to Berkhamsted on the same weekend.

Posted at 21:46

Tuesday 28 August - Gary makes additions to backroom staff

As supporters may have noticed Gary McCann has made some additions to his backroom staff this season.

Joining the coaching team are Dean Townend and Dean Lenihan. Dean Townend was with the club last season in a coaching role but is now helping with all first team duties, whilst Dean Lenihan has come in to assist and observe Junior Lewis on the coaching side.

Rob Brooker has joined the club to take over the scouting role, and he will be closely taking note of our opposition, whilst in the very busy treatment room, Daniel Nightingale is assisting Mark Findley.

We are delighted to welcome the new faces to the club, and together with Gary, Junior, Mark, Freddie Hyatt and Paul Faulkner we know that we have a very thorough and professional mangement team.

Posted at 19:13

Tuesday 28 August - 5-a-side cup on Non League Day

In celebration of non-league day and to raise money for the Hendon FC Supporters Trust, Hendon Football Club will be running a 5-a-side tournament with a £160 cash prize for the winning team!

All players from every team will also receive a FREE ticket (worth £10) to watch Hendon Vs. Leiston directly after the tournament finishes.

The tournament will be held on the Astroturf pitch at Vale Farm Sports Centre, just a few minutes walk from the Vale Farm stadium where the Greens play their home games. The tournament will kick off at 11am with the aim of finishing at 1pm so players have time to shower, change and have a drink together before the first team game.

The cost will be £80 per team (ie £10 per player for a team of 5 with 3 sub) to be paid before the day of the tournament.

It will be a 5-a-side tournament with rolling subs, and a maxiumum f 8 players per team. Two groups of 5 teams will play each other in their group once, with the top two from each group advancing to the semi-finals. Highly experienced referees will be provided by the Middlesex FA.

To register your team or for more information, please contact Nathan Persaud on Nathan.Persaud@Streetleague.co.uk

Posted at 18:50

Monday 27 August - Strange coincidence at Whitehawk game

There was a strange coincidence at today's game involving both number 10's.

The players concerned - Darren Currie for Hendon and Scott McGleish for Whitehawk - are not only both former Barnet players, but are also both former Hendon youth players from the early 90s. As well as that, both their fathers, Paul Currie and Jock McGleish both played first team football for the Greens, and they grew up together on the terraces at Claremont Road.

Posted at 22:31

Monday 27 August - First clean sheet for Hendon

The Greens kept their first clean sheet of the season as they played out a goalless draw at Whitehawk this afternoon. However, results elsewhere mean that the club have dropped to the bottom of the table.

It was a game where chances were at a premium and much of the game was played out in the middle third of the pitch. Hendon had the better of the first half, with the best chance falling to Jack Mazzone who saw his effort fly over the bar.

Midway through the second half, Scott McGleish fired off a shot which looked destined for the back of the net, but Mo Maan pulled off a superb save to put the ball out for the corner. Shortly afterwards, at the other end Jack Mazzone's headed effort looked equally destined for the bottom corner, but Chris Winterton pulled off probably an even better fingertip save.

That was it for real clear cut chances, and both teams will have to be satisfied with a point.

Posted at 21:48

Sunday 26 August - Burgess follows Peacock to Harrow

It has been announced by the club today that James Burgess has been released from his Ryman League registration and is expected to sign for Harrow Borough.

James has been at the club for over 10 years, and has been an a very loyal and hard working member of the squad throughout that time making 324 first team appearances, scoring 3 goals, along with numerous other appearances in friendlies and for the reserve team. This makes him the highest appearance maker since Simon Clarke left the club in 2002.

James made his debut on 2nd February 2002 in the FA Trophy replay win over Cambridge City and was a regular member of the squad from the following season, appearing in a number of positions, becoming including as a substitute goalkeeper at Margate when Luke Blackmore was injured. He wore every outfield shirt number, completing the set wearing number 9 on his 300th appearance against AFC Hornchurch on the last day of the 2009-10 season.

We would like to thank James for all his hard work over the years, and we will always be delighted to welcome him and his family back at Hendon.

Posted at 22:08

Sunday 26 August - Bank Holiday seaside trip tomorrow

Hendon return to the seaside, this time in Sussex as they travel to Brighton to play Whitehawk in tomorrow's Bank Holiday fixture. Gary McCann and the squad will be keen to build on the point gained yesterday and pick up their first win of the season

This is Whitehawk's first season at this level, and after losing their first game they have picked up two wins, latterly winning 3-1 at Enfield Town yesterday, despite being reduced to ten men early on and falling behind to a penalty. The game was soured during the second half when two Whitehawk players, Mark Knee and Sami El-Abd collided and after a thirty minute stoppage, both had to be substituted. The goalscorers for the hawks were Josh Jones with two and Scott McLeish.

Our two clubs have just met the once before, back in October 2010 in the FA Cup 3rd qualifying round when goals from Belal Aite-Ouakrim and Aaron Morgan earnt the Greens progression.

Kick off at Whitehawk tomorrow is at 3pm, and their admission prices are the same as ours, £10 for adults, £5 for concessions and free for under 16s.

Posted at 12:51

Saturday 25 August - Howard Hall brace earns a point

Howard Hall celebrated his first start for the club with two goals as Hendon drew 2-2 with Bury Town at a stormy Vale Farm this afternoon.

With plenty of black clouds, thunder and lightning around, and a torrential downpour just before the game started, the Greens put on a much better performance, particularly in the second half.

It was Hendon who took the lead in the 21st minute when Hall shot from a narrow angle and saw the ball deflect into the goal off the keeper. It is thought to be his first senior goal for around 4 years.

Bury were back on level terms five minutes later then Allicion Blake beat Mo Maan at his near post, and just before half-time Billy Clark gave the visitors the lead from the penalty spot.

Hendon took the game to Bury in the second period, with Bradley Wadkins unfortunate not to score on two occasions as Marcus Garnham made two fingertip saves. However, Garnham was beaten again in the 77th minute when Hall fired a loose ball home following a Scott Shulton free kick.

Posted at 17:10

Saturday 25 August - Cheshunt and Potters Bar to replay

We are no closer to finding out our opponents in the FA Cup First Qualifying Round as Cheshunt and Potters Bar Town drew 2-2 this afternoon.

Cheshunt were 2-0 up at half-time, but failed to hold on to their lead with Potters Bar taking the game to a replay. The replay will be played on Tuesday evening at Potters Bar.

Posted at 17:09

Friday 24 August - Bury visit tomorrow

The first team will be looking to kick start the season tomorrow afternoon as they entertain Bury Town at Vale Farm.

Previous games against Bury have been entertaining affairs, with both sides winning their respective away games last season, with two draws the previous season. Bury have had a good start to the new season, drawing on the opening day, before winning 3-0 at Thurrock on Tuesday evening.

We hope to see as many as possible of you at Vale Farm tomorrow, and hope that you are able to get behind the team and cheer them on to a win. Kick off is at 3.00pm and admission prices are £10 for adults, £5 for concessions and free for under 16s.

Posted at 14:22

Friday 24 August - Michael Peacock moves on

The club have announced this afternoon that Michael Peacock has been released from his Ryman League registration. He is expected to sign for Harrow Borough later today.

Michael joined us two years ago, and made 59 appearances, scoring 3 goals.

Posted at 14:14

Thursday 23 August - George Daly joins the squad

Gary McCann has made a further addition to the squad this week, securing the signature of 21 year old midfielder/striker George Daly.

George began his career at Wycombe Wanderers, coming through their youth set-up, during which time he had a spell on loan at Hayes & Yeading United.

We are pleased to welcome George to Hendon and hope that he'll enjoy his time with us and hopefully help give the season a kick start.

Posted at 22:46

Wednesday 22 August - Munnelly joins Potters Bar

Eddie Munnelly has joined Potters Bar Town on a temporary basis to get some game time. He has played in their opening two fixtures, but is likely to return to Hendon later this season.

Posted at 22:42

Wednesday 22 August - Beavers comfortably beat Hendon

Hampton & Richmond Borough left Vale Farm complete with 3 points following their 3-0 win over the Greens this evening.

The first half was fairly even, with both sides having half-chances, the best Hendon ones falling to Michael Murray, whose free-kick was deflected wide for a corner, and Isaiah Rankin, whose header went over the bar.

The beginning of the second half saw the Greens start very brightly but they were unable to turn their superiority into goals, and were punished on the hour mark when Malvin Kamara broke clear into the box and lifted the ball over Mo Maan as he went to ground.

Fifteen minutes later Joey Benjamin doubled the lead when Wayne Walters failed to clear the ball, and the final goal came in stoppage time courtesy of Charlie Moone to cap an ultimately disappointing evening for Hendon.

Posted at 00:27

Monday 20 August - First team aiming to bounce back

The first team will be keen to put Saturday's disappointment behind them as they prepare to entertain Hampton & Richmond Borough at Vale Farm tomorrow evening.

Kick off is at 7.45pm, and admission prices for the new season are £10 adults, £5 concessions and free for under 16s.

This is Hampton's first season at this level since 2007 following their relegation from Blue Square Bet South at the end of last season, although we have met three times since then in the Middlesex Senior Cup, the Beavers winning twice, in the 2008 final and last season's semi final, whilst we were victorious in the 2011 quarter final.

Last time we met in the league, in March 2007, Hampton ran out 2-0 winners at Claremont Road, and earlier that season they won 3-1 at the Beveree.

Posted at 18:32

Monday 20 August - Under 15s open at home

Our Under 15 side will open their Eastern Junior Alliance campaign with a home game against Clapton on Sunday 9th September. The following week will see our youngsters travel to Barking, and then the following two weeks see a double header against Cheshunt, at home first before the away fixture.

Meanwhile, in the Middlesex County Cup, the Under 15s have been given a bye to the second round, when they will travel to Headstone Manor.

Posted at 18:17

Monday 20 August - Gary's thoughts on Margate

Gary McCann has spoken of his disappointment after the defeat at Margate on Saturday.

"I am disappointed that we lost the game. I didn't think that there was very much between the two teams, though Margate probably just about deserved to win.

"The conditions were very difficult and I thought that both teams coped with the heat very well. I am pleased that we were able to keep going for the full 90 minutes in that heat. But it wasn't a very good game.

"Defensively I thought we did OK and, after the first 15 or 20 minutes, the midfield was good. Dean Cracknell and Michael Murray gradually took control as the first half progressed. But I was disappointed with our offensive play as a team.

"We had a large number of players with bumps and bruises who were unavailable on Saturday, but they will be back with us very soon."

Posted at 13:54

Sunday 19 August - Youth section update for new season

We are pleased to announce that we will be running an Under 15 side in the Eastern Junior Alliance this season. However, the under 15 side that represented the club last season has been disbanded. The following article explains the background to the decision making.

Getting youth teams set up from scratch is a far cry from how it used to be. The FA directs that even at the grass roots level its required disciplines and protocols, where youth teams are now concerned, have their bars positioned at a high starting point. As a result and taking what I believe to be an increasingly more professional approach, not to mention the high status of Hendon FC, youth development officer Alan Rolnick looked into what was missing last season and subsequently what was needed to move our youth programme forward in a more dynamic way.

Last season's U15s was comprised of a high proportion of players who were coming from many parts of London, and were reliant on public transport to get to training and games. This caused a number of problems during the season, and it was for this reason that it was decided that it wouldn't be practical to advance last season's U15 squad to U16 level.

Tony Payne, who took over as manager mid-season from Andrew Reith who had to return to Scotland for personal reasons, did a tremendous job and we are very grateful to him for taking the bull by the horns and getting on with the job.

It was decided that we would work on the firm establishment of just one age group, and the first step was to bring in players where a squad could be created and would progress through the age groups season by season. That being the case, Alan Rolnick has chosen to run another U15 squad and the new crop of players are all coming from one main catchment area. This means that prompt attendance for matches and training will be achieved, and also there is lots of support from the parents, something that was lacking last season, and is extremely important for a successful youth side. Running a youth squad and providing it with proper and appropriate facilities which such a scheme demands does not come cheaply.

Ever since the club launched the youth teams in 1995, the vast majority of teams have been affiliated to the Harrow Youth League, an association that has always been a rewarding one. However, we have been attracted to the Eastern Junior Alliance (EJA) as they insist that every member club has to be linked to a senior non-league club playing at least at Step 6 in the non-league pyramid (Hendon play at Step 3). The standards that the EJA lay down, even though it is for youth football, have to be as much as is reasonably possible in line with which a senior club team has to confirm. Home venues are inspected for quality, and pitches must be roped off, with spectators remaining behind the rope. Pre-match, half-time and post-match facilities have to be laid on for the officials of opponents and the referee. A parents' committee is already firmly in place to arrange the many things which will surround each and every match day outside the actual game.

The manager of the new U15 side is Mark Chapman and his assistant is Daniel Berman. Terry Light, who is a fully qualified paramedic, will officiate at matches to take care of any injured players, and the team coach is John Thurlock who has worked with a number of major professional clubs.

For the coming season the squad will have a new playing strip, the cost of which has been donated by Salvatore Contino of Sapori D'Italia. Home games will be played at the Cheshunt Country Club very close to Junction 25 of the M25. It is a privately run concern offering excellent facilities in its surroundings both on and off the pitch. Midweek training sessions, once the dark evenings draw in, will take place at London Maccabi's G3 surfaced and modern floodlit facility in Rowley Lane, Arkley (near Barnet).

The team will be playing in the EJA's London Division, and their opponents will be Barking, Cheshunt, Chelmsford City, Clapton. London APSA, Manford Way, Ryan, Redbridge and Snaresbrook & Interwood.

The team are well into their pre-season training programme, and Alan Rolnick believes that we have a very promising team on our hands. All the players are extremely committed and looking forward to their opening fixture in September. In keeping with our knowledge of playing level of our opponents we are expecting stiff competition for this season.

The club are very grateful to Alan for all the hard work that he puts in for our youth team, and we are hoping that this will be the beginning of Hendon being a force to be reckoned with in youth football again in the years to come.

Posted at 09:09

Saturday 18 August - Opening day disappointment for Greens

Hendon had a disappointing opening to the season as they were beaten 2-0 by Margate on a very hot afternoon by the sea.

The Greens preparations were hindered by a number of players being unavailable through injury and holiday, as well as a 4 hour coach journey to the ground caused by a serious accident on the M2.

The long journey meant that the kick off was delayed by 15 minutes, and it was the home side who had the best of the opening exchanges, including hitting the bar. However, the Greens came into the game as the half progressed creating one or two chances of their own.

The second half was an even affair, until Margate took the lead in the 68th minute when a shot from Richard Avery took a wicked deflection off a Hendon defender and rolled into the net with Mo Maan left stranded.

The lead was doubled 10 minutes later courtesy of a Carl Rook strike, and whilst the Greens did put the home side under some pressure for the last few minutes, they were unable to find the back of the net.

Posted at 22:22

Friday 17 August - Mo Maan joins the squad

Gary McCann has further strengthened the squad ahead of tomorrow's opening game at Margate by securing the signature of goalkeeper Mo Maan.

Mo will be a familiar face to Hendon supporters, not just because of his pre-season appearances, but also from the times that he has played against the Greens for his former club Metropolitan Police.

Also now registered with the Ryman League is player/coach Junior Lewis, who will be looking to potentially add to his 149 appearances and 69 goals as the season progresses.

Posted at 18:26

Friday 17 August - Mazzone returns to Hendon

We are delighted to announce that 19 year old striker Jack Mazzone has returned to the club on loan from Woking in time to be part of the squad for tomorrow's game at Margate.

Jack was with us on a dual-registration for the last few games of last season, making a great impression with 3 goals from just 7 appearances. He signed a contract with Woking during the summer, but we have reached an agreement that means that Jack will be part of our squad through to the beginning of January on a long-term loan.

We hope that Jack enjoys the next few months with us as he looks to progress in his career.

Posted at 14:01

Friday 17 August - We're all off to Margate tomorrow

We open our 50th consecutive season tomorrow in the top flight of the Isthmian League with a seaside trip to Margate. So why not make a day of it, have a day by the coast and hopefully see the Greens start the season on a positive note.

Margate's manager Chris Kinnear has made a number of new signings during the summer as they look to improve on their 15th place finish last season. They have a new face in goal in the form of Craig Holloway, who was a teammate of Dean Cracknell at Welling United last season. Defender Phil Starkey has signed during the summer from Dover Athletic, midfielder Sam Long has joined from Cray Wanderers, winger Alex Rhodes was with Canvey Island last season, experienced striker Carl Rook ended last season with AFC Hornchurch and fellow prolific striker Tommy Whitnell was another who was at Cray Wanderers last term. All these signings have added some much needed depth to the Margate squad, and many are tipping them to be challenging at the top of the table this season.

Gary McCann and his backroom team have been working very hard with the squad over the past few weeks to make sure that they are fit and raring to go and ready to build on the 7th place finish last season.

Last season, the away team came out on top in both games, the Greens winning 2-0 at Hartsdown Park in September with goals from Jamie Busby and Kevin Maclaren, whilst at Vale Farm, two goals from Tom Murphy and one from Tom Bradbrook earnt Margate a 3-0 win over an injury & illness ravaged Hendon. In fact, there has been no win for the home side in fixtures against Margate since we won 1-0 at Claremont Road in April 2007. Another strange statistic from games against Margate is that Hendon have been awarded a penalty in each of the last seven league meetings!

The game at Hartsdown Park kicks off at 3.00pm, admission for adults is £10, for concessions is £7 and for under 16s is £3. Under 10s accompanied by an adult will not be charged. Matchday programmes will be £2.

We all saw how much the support at the Olympics spurred Team GB on to numerous excellent performances, so lets all concentrate on getting behind the team throughout the season, and hopefully cheer them on to many victories during the campaign.

Posted at 08:31

Wednesday 15 August - Gary looking forward to new season

Gary McCann is looking forward to the new season, the Greens' 50th consecutive in the top flight of the Isthmian League.

Last season, Hendon finished in seventh place, three points and two places away from the playoffs. The 72 points won by the Greens would have been enough for the playoffs in most seasons, but a crippling injury list, which started from the opening game, affected the club throughout the campaign and poor results against struggling teams cost them dearly.

But Gary was more interested in looking forward than back as he spoke to press officer David Ballheimer following Sunday's 1-0 win at Hitchin Town in the final preseason friendly.

"It has been a pretty positive preseason, though there were one or two indifferent results. It has been more important to control the players' minutes during preseason than the overall results.

"As for yesterday, I thought we were good value for the win and we probably should have scored more. That said, we had to thank goalkeeper Berkley Laurencin (who saved a penalty when the match was still goalless) for some good saves.

"We are going to have a couple of good training sessions before the opening game on Saturday. There are a few things we will be working on and making sure that everyone is ready.

"My hope for this season is to go one step further than last year. I do think it will be a tougher ask than last season, because we won't be creeping up on anyone this time around. Everyone who saw last season knows that we are a good team.

"I believe there are going to be a large number of clubs challenging for the title - the teams relegated from Conference South in April, Whitehawk, who have spent a lot of money, Lowestoft, Wealdstone, Bury and Margate.

"When I spoke with my management team before preseason started, I said that I wanted to have a tough start to the season. I think all of our first four League opponents are all likely to be top 7-8 candidates.

"But I think we have a good enough squad. We have added very good players including Dean Cracknell (from Welling United) and Bradley Wadkins (Chesham United), and we have not lost too many of last year's squad – the main departures being Jamie Busby (taking a year out) and Elliott Godfrey (to Staines).

"We will also be getting back Elliott Brathwaite, Carl McCluskey and Lee O'Leary from long-term injury list in the first few weeks of the season and we'll have Scott Shulton for the full season."

Posted at 13:39

Wednesday 15 August - Wayne Walters added to the squad

We are pleased to announce the signing of experienced defender Wayne Walters ahead of the start of the new season.

The 37 year old will be well known to Hendon supporters as he has been at Harrow Borough since 2001, making 549 appearances for the club. Prior to that he played for our landlords, Wembley.

We warmly welcome Wayne to the club, and as with all of the squad, we hope he enjoys his time with us.

Posted at 11:06

Tuesday 14 August - Coach bookings for Margate & Whitehawk

We are now taking bookings for the coaches going to Margate & Whitehawk, with seats costing £12 for each trip.

If you would like to book, please either email the website on admin@hendonfc.net or call Steve Rogers on 07748 526594. You will be given the departure time when you make your booking.

Bookings for Whitehawk will also be taken in the club shop at our first two home games.

The deadline for booking for the Margate trip is 9pm on Friday evening, and the deadline for booking for the Whitehawk trip is 9pm on Sunday 26th August.

Posted at 13:23

Monday 13 August - Burgess looks to add to appearance tally

We are pleased to confirm that James Burgess has signed Ryman League forms for the forthcoming season - his 12th in the first team squad.

As most supporters will be aware, James made his debut in February 2002 against Cambridge City in the FA Trophy, and has gone on to make 324 appearances since then, scoring 3 goals.

Posted at 20:44

Monday 13 August - Hendon win final friendly

Hendon won their final friendly of the summer, coming away from Hitchin Town with a 1-0 win yesterday afternoon.

The Greens line up included Wayne Walters having a trial game in defence following his recent departure from Harrow Borough, and Jack Mazzone, who made a great impression on loan from Woking at the end of last season, looking for a possible further return on loan.

The only goal of the game came late on in the second half when good work from Jerome Federico saw the ball crossed into the area for a delighted Michael Murray to fire home.

Earlier in the second period, former Green Marc Leach saw his penalty well saved by Berkley Laurencin.

It was a very enjoyable game despite the very warm conditions, with both teams playing some good football but chances were at a premium.

Posted at 20:30

Monday 13 August - Apologies for the downtime

We apologise to everyone for the website being unavailable for the past couple of days. We are confident that the problem has now been fixed, and it should be business as usual as we go into the new season.

Posted at 20:26

Friday 10 August - Two young keepers sign up

Gary McCann has strengthened the squad ahead of the new season with the arrival of two new young keepers, as well as the registration of one more of last season's squad members.

Joining us from Woking is 18 year old keeper Jordan Kennedy, who has also been with Chertsey Town this summer, whilst the second keeper is Ben Goode, who joins from Harefield United, after impressing in the past few friendlies. They will add to the competition for the number 1 shirt alongside Berkley Laurencin and Sean Thomas.

The player from last season who has also registered this week is central defender Elliott Brathwaite, who is continuing his rehabilitation from the injury suffered in the first game last season. We are hopeful that Elliott will be be back in action in a few weeks time.

The squad list on the website has now been fully updated, and only shows those who have signed Ryman League registration forms for the forthcoming season.

Posted at 23:02

Tuesday 07 August - Hendon beaten at Chalfont St Peter

Hendon were beaten 4-3 this evening at Chalfont St Peter in their penultimate friendly.

The home side took a 4th minute lead, but by half-time the Greens were in front courtesy of goals from Scott Cousins and Isaiah Rankin.

Bradley Wadkins further extended the lead in the 59th minute, but Chalfont hit back with three goals in the final 16 minutes to win the game.

The final friendly is on Sunday afternoon at Hitchin Town, kicking off at 1.00pm.

Posted at 21:24

Monday 06 August - London Senior Cup draw

The draw for the London Senior Cup was made last week and as in previous years we will enter at the last 16 stage, which this season is the fourth round.

We have been drawn away to either Redbridge, Croydon or Clapton. The latter two teams play in in the second round, with the winners travelling to Redbridge in the third round.

If we progress we are then away to either Wingate & Finchley, Fisher, Haringey & Waltham Development, Haringey Borough, Lewisham Borough (Community) or Kent Football United in the quarter finals.

A date for our fourth round tie will be announced once our opponents are known, but is likely to be sometime in December.

Posted at 18:27

Saturday 04 August - Kick off time at Chalfont St Peter changed

Our friendly at Chalfont St Peter on Tuesday evening will now kick off at the earlier time of 7:15pm.

Posted at 21:18

Saturday 04 August - Magpies win at Bisham Abbey

Hendon lost 3-0 to Maidenhead United this afternoon at Bisham Abbey, and will have an idea of the difference in level to Blue Square South following the game.

Maidenhead were two goals up at half-time through David Pratt and Alex Wall, with the latter scoring again early in the second half.

A major positive from the game however was that Elliott Brathwaite played the last ten minutes or so as he continues his recovery from the injury suffered at the beginning of last season.

Posted at 14:39

Thursday 02 August - Just three friendlies to go

There are just three more friendlies to go before the competitive season starts in just over two weeks time.

However, we would like to advise supporters that Saturday's game against Maidenhead United is being played behind closed doors at Bisham Abbey for security reasons. We apologise to anyone who was hoping to go along. Updates will appear on the website as normal after the game.

On Tuesday evening we travel into Buckinghamshire to play Chalfont St Peter, before travelling to Hitchin Town a week on Sunday.

We don't have any admission prices for Chalfont St Peter, but prices at Hitchin will be £5 adults, £3 concessions, £1 children aged 11-16, under 11s are free.

Posted at 08:58