News - August 2017

Wednesday 30 August - Travel advice for Saturday's FA Cup tie

We would like to advise supporters who would usually travel via Staples Corner that it is advisable to take an alternative route this weekend. This is because the A406 Staples Corner flyover is closed for repair work and all traffic will be using the roundabouts, and it is likely that surrounding routes will be busier than normal.

If you do need to travel via Staples Corner, please allow additional time for your journey.

Posted at 22:03

Monday 28 August - Brightlingsea and Harrow reports now online

The match reports for this weekend's games against Brightlingsea Regent and Harrow Borough are now online. They can be found on the links below or through the fixtures and results page.

Brightlingsea report

Harrow report

Posted at 22:43

Monday 28 August - Vote for your August player of the month

We are pleased to launch our new vote for the player of the month, starting with the player of the month for August 2017.

You will be able to pick from any player who has appeared on the pitch during the month in a competitive game.

To vote for your August player of the month, please go to https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/QZLVL7Q. The vote will close at 10pm on Sunday evening with the winner announced as soon as we can afterwards.

Posted at 19:48

Monday 28 August - Six goal Greens beat leaders

A superb performance from the first team saw off the challenge of league leaders Harrow Borough at Silver Jubilee Park with a 6-0 thrashing.

The opening goal came inside 30 seconds when Matt Ball found himself in space inside the area and he curled a shot inside the post. In the 6th minute Niko Muir doubled the lead, and he was on target again in the 16th minute, beating his marker with pace.

In the 39th minute Muir completed his second hat-trick in 14 days, once again beating his marker to slot the ball past former Hendon keeper Melvin Minter to make it 4-0 at the break.

Harrow had more possession in the second half, but found the Hendon defence in uncomprising form together with Tom Lovelock in goal. The fifth goal came in the 69th minute courtesy of Zak Joseph's first for the club, and Keagan Cole completed the route four minutes later for his third goal in as many games.

Posted at 18:56

Sunday 27 August - Free entry for U18s tomorrow

A reminder that admission for under-18s will be free for tomorrow's August Bank Holiday game against Harrow Borough. As well as free entry, all under 18s will get a free raffle ticket to win one of 10 under-18 season tickets.

We hope to see a really good turnout of youngsters and their families for the game.

Posted at 13:38

Sunday 27 August - What's in the Harrow programme?

This is what you can expect in our third new-look programme of the season on Bank Holiday Monday.

GARY McCANN welcomes his friend Steve Baker to SJP.

GREENSVIEW: Steve Rogers brings news of the cup draws in his Editorial

GREENS IN ACTION: Derek Beech captures some action against Harlow Town.

MATCH REPORT: David Ballheimer covers the Harlow Town fixture.

HENDON A to Z: Fifty up in David's excellent series about all things Hendon!

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Darren Currie features in Paul Sachdev's series

MEMORY LANE: Remember the Bugle Man, Malcolm Graves? A must read!

FIRST TEAM SQUAD PIC: Great shot taken by Derek Beech

FANS' FLASHBACK: Another in the series, this one about Harrow Town!

SUPPORTERS' NEWS: Both the Trust and Association brighten your day!

OUR VISITORS: We say hello to our friends from Harrow Borough!

PLUS: Sponsorship, Away Travel, Half-time Break, Youth Update and updated League table!

Programmes on sale at SJP on Monday or by subscription for PDF versions to Eddie Edwards on hendonedd@hotmail.com. Postal subscriptions are also available.

Posted at 13:37

Saturday 26 August - Late stunner defeats Greens

A stoppage time volley from Phil Kelly ensured that the Greens left Brightlingsea Regent empty handed as they were beaten 2-1 by the Essex side.

The first half was an even goalless affair, with chances at a premium, Tom Lovelock having to make one smart save. The Greens had a great chance to take the lead midway through the second half, but Niko Muir's penalty flew high and wide.

Brightlingsea took the lead in the 74th minute when a cross was cleared by Arthur Lee, but his clearance hit Billy Hunt and flew into the net. Just a minute later Keagan Cole equalised when he turned home a Zak Joseph cross from close range.

The winner from Phil Kelly was a superb volley from outside the box that gave Lovelock no chance, and ensured all three points stayed in Essex.

Posted at 20:05

Thursday 24 August - Montel Joseph added to squad

We are pleased that Montel Joseph has been added to the squad following some impressive performances during pre-season. The 20 year old goalkeeper was previously with Boreham Wood.

Posted at 19:28

Wednesday 23 August - Under 18s lose opening fixture

The under 18s lost their opening league fixture of the season this evening despite leading twice, eventually losing 4-2 to Bedfont Sports.

The Greens, who included first team squad member Malachy McGovern in their line up, took an early lead through James Raptis, before Bedfont equalised on the stroke of half-time. The lead was restored by Kaci Henry midway through the 2nd half, but the visitors scored three goals in the last fifteen minutes to secure all the points.

Team : Daniel Purdue, William Tadjalli, Joel Nakatani-Brown, Jose Tchuda Costa, Ansa-Effiom Edem, Riccardo Alexander-Greenaway, Nick Constantinou, Malachy McGovern, Kaci Henry, William Murphy, James Raptis. Subs (all used) : Michael Mupata, Alvin Lembikisa, Rory Carlson.

Posted at 23:05

Wednesday 23 August - London Senior Cup date set

Our London Senior Cup tie against Wingate & Finchley will take place on Tuesday 19th September at Silver Jubilee Park, kicking off at 7:45pm.

Posted at 16:55

Wednesday 23 August - Free HFCTV Highlights, now online

Our next HFCTV highlights package has gone live this morning, with around six minutes of footage of Saturday's 1-0 win over Harlow Town. Post match interviews will follow shortly.

Today's highlights package has been made available for free to give supporters on the fence a taste of what HFCTV will provide over the season. For the Harlow match, we have experimented with filming from an elevated position on the opposite side of the ground to reduce the impact of the pillars in the stand, although we have found this does have an impact on sound quality. We will continue to review our filming position for future matches to provide the best quality video we possibly can.

We would again like to thank Planet International UK for kindly sponsoring HFCTV this season and helping to make this possible, as well as those who have already given the Enfield Town highlights a try.

Enfield Town Highlights | HFCTV Details

Posted at 09:53

Tuesday 22 August - HFC Supporters Team looking to relaunch

We are looking to relaunch our Supporters Team, and Nick McMullen is testing the water to see if there is any interest now that we are settled at SJP. If you are interested in playing - it doesn't matter what gender, age or ability you are - please contact Nick on hendonsfc@outlook.com. He has also set up a twitter handle which is @Hendonsfc, and he already has four team interested in playing this season. Nick is also keen to hear from anyone who would be willing to help in the background.

Posted at 18:36

Tuesday 22 August - London Senior Cup draw released

The draw for the London Senior Cup has been released, and in the first round we have been drawn at home to Wingate & Finchley, in a repeat of the FA Cup draw yesterday. The winners have been drawn at home to either Hanwell Town or Redbridge.

A date for the game will be announced in due course.

Posted at 16:56

Monday 21 August - Looking for a midweek football fix?

If you're looking for a midweek football fix, why not come down to SJP on Wednesday evening to see the under 18s start their season. They are at home to Bedfont Sports in their first league fixture of the season, with the game kicking off at 7:30pm. Admission is £4 for adults and £2 for concessions.

Our youngsters go into the game on the back of three pre-season wins, most recently beating Hanwell Town 10-0.

Posted at 22:54

Monday 21 August - Harlow report and photos

The match report and photos from Saturday's win over Harlow Town are now available, and the highlights should be online very soon.

The report can be found by clicking here whilst Derek Beech's photos can be found on Flickr and Facebook.

Posted at 22:52

Monday 21 August - FA Cup draw released

The draw for the first qualifying round of the FA Cup has been released and we have been drawn at home to Wingate & Finchley.

The tie will be played at SJP on Saturday 2nd September, kicking off at 3:00pm.

Posted at 13:10

Sunday 20 August - Programme sponsorship sold out!

Within an hour of the previous news item being posted, we have sold the last two programme sponsorship slots. Thank you to all those of you who have sponsored the programmes for this season - as well as to all those who are sponsoring the club in other ways.

Additional programme sponsorships will be available should we be drawn at home in any of the cup competitions - the FA Trophy tie against Kings Langley has already been sold.

Posted at 22:02

Sunday 20 August - Just two programme sponsorship slots left

We have just two programme sponsorship slots left for league games - the games against Leatherhead and Wingate & Finchley. Additional slots may become available if we are drawn at home in any of the cup competitions.

The two games are Leatherhead on 16th December and Wingate & Finchley on 1st January. If you would like to sponsor the programme for either of these games, please let Simon Lawrence know on simon.hendon@btinternet.com

Sponsorship opportunities remain available for matchball, match and player sponsorship.

Posted at 21:12

Saturday 19 August - HFCTV - Teething problems

We are aware that there have been some teething problems with the imbedded player for the Enfield Town highlights. If you are having problems getting the video to play full screen - many people can only see half of the action - then please use the link below instead.

Thank you to those supporters who have highlighted the issues they have encountered.

Hendon v Enfield Town highlights

Posted at 18:45

Saturday 19 August - Keagan Cole scores the only goal

The first team built on the midweek win with a 1-0 victory over Harlow Town at SJP on a warm but breezy afternoon.

The first half was largely even with chances at a premium, but the Greens stepped up the performance in the second period, and were rewarded in the 64th minute when Keagan Cole received the ball in the box and he scored clinically past the despairing dive of former Hendon keeper Ben McNamara.

The result sees the Greens move up to 5th place in the embryonic league table.

Posted at 18:39

Saturday 19 August - Enfield HFCTV highlights

The first HFCTV highlights package has just gone live tonight, featuring our 3-0 win against Enfield Town on Tuesday night, including both Niko Muir's hat-trick and Tom Lovelock's penalty save.

As previously outlined as we announced HFCTV, since the club is run to a tight budget we do need to cover the costs of filming. We therefore have two options for those wishing to view; either 2 pounds per match or a one off 40 pound season ticket, both payable via PayPal. Meanwhile, for those who want a taste of what HFCTV has to offer before committing to either, highlights from this weekend's visit of Harlow Town will be made available for free early next week. For more details on payment options, please visit our HFCTV page either via the menu at the top of each page, or the link below.

We would also like to thank Planet International UK for kindly sponsoring HFCTV this season and helping to make this possible. As with all our sponsors, we appreciate their assistance and hope that our supporters consider using them should in the event of needing property specialists.

Enfield Town Highlights | HFCTV Details

Posted at 01:39

Friday 18 August - What's in the Harlow programme?

We are pleased to say that we will definitely have programmes at tomorrow's game against Harlow Town - they have been safely delivered this afternoon!

We have plenty of features once again, including photos from the game at Tonbridge, reports from both league games so far, the latest part of David Ballheimer's A-Z series, and features on Northern Awaydays, Martin Duffield, Cardiff 1997, Blyth Spartans 1973 and much more.

Programmes are priced at £2 and will be on sale just inside the ground. The Enfield programme will also be available from the club shop at the reduced price of £1.

It's not too late to subscribe to the programme, either in PDF or hard copy format. Just drop Eddie Edwards an email on hendon.edd@hotmail.com for more details.

Posted at 17:32

Friday 18 August - Ollie's back!

We are pleased to announce that Oliver Sprague has returned to the club on a season long loan from Billericay Town, and will be available to play tomorrow.

Ollie joined Billericay midway through last season but has been unable to break into their side this campaign. He won't be able to play against Billericay.

In his previous two spells with us, Ollie has scored 4 goals in 119 appearances and we look forward to seeing him back in the green shirt this season.

Posted at 11:19

Wednesday 16 August - Luke Tingey has wrist operation

As some supporters will be aware, Luke Tingey broke his wrist during the first half of last night's game against Enfield Town.

Having had an x-ray which confirmed the break, he has undergone surgery today which has been successful.

We all wish Luke a speedy recovery.

Posted at 18:41

Tuesday 15 August - Niko hits a hat-trick to secure win

Niko Muir was the hero this evening as he scored all three goals in a 3-0 victory over Enfield Town - only the second time the Greens have won a league game since our opponents were formed.

The opening goal came in the 7th minute when Muir finished off a fine move and just twelve minutes later he had doubled the lead after more good work by the midfield and forwards.

Enfield were given a lifeline early in the second half when they were awarded a penalty, but Tom Lovelock was able to save the spot-kick from Drew Roberts. Not long afterwards Muir completed his hat-trick, sweeping the ball home past former Hendon keeper Joe Wright.

The Greens had further chances to score, but Wright made a number of good saves, whilst the defence held firm to ensure the clean sheet was secured.

Posted at 23:15

Tuesday 15 August - Greens get bye in League Cup

The League Cup is now known as the Velocity Sports Trophy and the draw was released earlier today. As only 63 of the league's 72 clubs have entered the competition, one club has received a bye to the second round - and we are that lucky club.

Posted at 23:09

Tuesday 15 August - Tonight's Programme

We would like to apologise to all those who attended the game tonight and hoped to buy a copy of our matchday programme. Unfortunately both ourselves and our printers were badly let down by the courier company who were due to deliver the programmes to Silver Jubilee Park. We will be investigating this tomorrow with the printers, and will be taking steps to ensure that this doesn't happen again. We hope that you will understand that this was outside of the control of both Hendon Football Club and our printers.

We do have the PDF version of the programme available, and we would like to make this available to all free of charge. If you would like a copy, please email hendonfcprogramme@gmail.com and we will send the PDF version to you.

We are hoping that the printed programmes will turn up in the next day or two, so that we can sell them on Saturday at a reduced cost. There will be a new programme issued for the Harlow game.

Posted at 23:01

Sunday 13 August - Tonbridge Angels match highlights

Tonbridge Angels have put highlights from yesterday's game on YouTube. You can view the highlights by clicking here

Posted at 20:17

Sunday 13 August - What's in the new look programme?

The first full edition of our new look programme will be on sale at our game against Enfield Town next Tuesday evening and includes a number of features both old and new.

David Ballheimer's A-Z of Hendon continues by looking back at our FA Cup tie against Newcastle, whilst there will be pages from Gary McCann, the Supporters Trust and Supporters Association, as well as photos from the SJP Community Cup taken by Derek Beech.

In the programme we also talk to Uche Egbe and look back on his time at the club, there is a feature on the London Challenge Cup win over Arsenal at Highbury and you can test your knowledge with the Half Time Quiz.

Programmes will cost £2.00 - and it's not too late to subscribe to the electronic edition which will be emailed out a couple of days after the game - the subscription for the season will be £25 and can be secured by emailing Eddie Edwards on hendon.edd@hotmail.com. Postal subscriptions are available as well, with prices confirmed upon application.

Posted at 18:39

Sunday 13 August - Report and photos from Tonbridge

Our own match report is now available on the website, whilst Derek Beech's photos are also now online.

John Rogers was our match reporter in the sunshine yesterday, and you can read his report by clicking here.

Derek's photos are available on both Facebook and Flickr and can be found on the links below.

Link to photos on Facebook

Link to photos on Flickr

Posted at 13:29

Sunday 13 August - Tonbridge game featured on league website

Our game at Tonbridge Angels has been featured by the Bostik League Website, which is under new management with Ian Townsend having taken over during the summer.

Ian was at Longmead yesterday, and as well as reporting on the game, he spoke to supporters from both sides. It is an excellent article and well worth a read - and it can be found by clicking here.

Posted at 13:11

Saturday 12 August - Decent performance ends in defeat

A positive performance from the Greens ended in defeat at Tonbridge Angels, the home side winning 1-0.

The main difference between the two sides was ultimately the quality of the finishing, with Nathan Elder scoring the only goal of the game in the 77th minute.

A few minutes beforehand the Greens had the perfect opportunity to take the lead when Zak Joseph was fouled just inside the box by Liam Smith, but Matt Ball's penalty hit the bar and was cleared to safety.

Jonathan Henly had been the busier keeper in the first half - making two excellent saves, one at the feet of Joseph, and the second getting fingertips to a shot from Reis Stanislaus.

However, despite the positive performance, it's goals that win games, and that's what the Greens were unable to score.

Posted at 22:02

Friday 11 August - Leo Pedro added to the squad

Gary McCann has added one more player to the squad ahead of tomorrow's opening game at Tonbridge Angels in the shape of Leo Pedro. The exciting 22 year old forward joins us from Bedfont & Feltham and has put in some impressive performances during pre-season.

Posted at 17:51

Thursday 10 August - Under 18s win second friendly

The under 18s won their second friendly of the summer last night, beating FFS Academy 2-1 at SJP.

Posted at 20:28

Tuesday 08 August - Hendon get bye in Middlesex Senior Cup

The Middlesex FA have announced that we have been given a bye to the second round in the Middlesex Senior Cup after reaching the semi-finals last season. Other clubs receiving a bye are Hanworth Villa, Wealdstone and Hampton & Richmond Borough (who beat Wealdstone in the delayed final two weeks ago).

Seven other clubs will receive a bye when the draw for the first round is made tomorrow as 12pm on the Middlesex FA Facebook page, with the remaining ten playing in the first round.

The other clubs entering the competition this season are AFC Hayes, Ashford Town (Middx), Barnet, Bedfont Sports, CB Hounslow United, Edgware Town, Enfield 1893, Enfield Town, Hanwell Town, Harrow Borough, Hayes & Yeading United, North Greenford United, Northwood, Spelthorne Sports Club, Staines Town, Uxbridge and Wembley.Gr

Posted at 18:55

Monday 07 August - Coach bookings for Tonbridge Angels

We are running a team coach to Tonbridge Angels on Saturday and have seats available for supporters.

If you would like to travel, the seats cost £12 and can be booked by emailing hendonfcwebsite@gmail.com or texting Steve Rogers on 07748 526594. Please do not call Steve during the working day as he will not be able to take your call.

Upon booking, the departure time will be confirmed. Seats are limited so don't leave it too late to book. Deadline for booking is 12:00pm on Friday.

Posted at 22:52

Monday 07 August - Greens win final friendly

On a wet evening at SJP, the first team won their final friendly of the pre-season campaign against Hertford Town 1-0. The side was largely made up of trialists and coaching staff - the only registered players to take part were Cameron Currie, Ashley Nathaniel-George, Matt Ball, Kezie Ibe, Reis Stanislaus and Keagan Cole - and the only goal came in the 5th minute when Ball fired home a drive from 25 yards into the roof of the net.

Posted at 22:50

Sunday 06 August - Daniel Uchechi added to the squad

Gary McCann has made a further signing today, securing the signature of Chima "Daniel" Uchechi to the squad.

The 27 year old came through the youth set up at Charlton Athletic, and has previously been with West Ham United, Sheffield Wednesday, Aberdeen, AFC Eskilstuna (Sweden), Dalkurd FF (Sweden) and BSV Hurturkel (Germany). He made 19 appearances for Boreham Wood last season, one of which was in the FA Cup tie against us and has also represented Nigeria at U20 and U23 level.

Gary McCann said "I am pleased that a player of Daniel's ability and experience has joined the club."

Posted at 12:09

Sunday 06 August - Jake Eggleton joins the squad

We are pleased to announce that Jake Eggleton has joined the squad following some impressive pre-season performances. The 18 year old defender was released by West Ham United at the end of last season after nine years with the club, and he made 2 substitute appearances for their academy side in the Football League Trophy last season.

Posted at 09:32

Saturday 05 August - VCD beaten in penultimate friendly

The Greens good pre-season form continued this afternoon with a 3-0 win at VCD Athletic.

Zak Joseph opened the scoring in the 30th minute, before Niko Muir had a penalty saved. The second half saw Daniel Uchechi and Keagan Cole find the back of the net before the usual raft of substitutions.

The final friendly is on Monday evening at SJP when our opponents will be Hertford Town. Kick off is at 7.30pm.

Posted at 16:56

Thursday 03 August - Reduced admission for armed forces and emergency services

We are pleased to announce that we will be offering reduced admission to league games for anyone currently serving in the armed forces, or employed by the emergency services. This is in recognition of the fantastic work they do both here in the UK and around the world.

The reduced admission price of £5 will be available on production of appropriate identification.

Posted at 08:54

Thursday 03 August - Half-price admission for professional club season ticket holders

We are pleased to offer half-price admission to adults who hold a season ticket for a club that plays in the Premier League, Championship, League One or League Two.

The reduced admission price of £5 will be available on production of your season ticket.

Posted at 08:53

Thursday 03 August - Under 18s win first friendly

Our under 18 side had their first run out last night, and ran out 5-1 winners over Cockfosters at Silver Jubilee Park. Their league season starts on 23rd August when they are at home to Bedfont Sports - kick off 7.30pm at SJP.

Posted at 08:45

Wednesday 02 August - Hendon FC TV launches soon

For the 2017-2018 season, Hendon FC are delighted to announce a partnership with Film My Match, to film all 23 home games, with a 10mins highlights package and post-match interviews available a few days after each match.

As at our level, unfortunately good things are never free. Therefore, we would like to cover some of our costs of offering you this service with the following fee structure. The highlights will be on a pay-per-view basis, with individual matches at 2 pounds. Alternatively, a season ticket at just 40 pounds will enable you to pay once with a password enabling you to bypass the payment option for each viewing thereafter.

We will make our match v Harlow Town on 19 August free to view, so all supporters will be able to have a taster before you buy. As the season progresses, we will also aim to film a few away matches to see if there is interest. The links to highlights will be available on our website and advertised on our Facebook and Twitter feeds as and when they go live.

HFCTV are also looking for sponsors to support us. Sponsors will have their name and/or logo placed prominently on all HFCTV related content throughout the season.

If you have any further questions about our launch, please contact Cyrus Cooper, either on most home match days or by email: cyrus01@sky.com.

Posted at 23:00

Tuesday 01 August - Potters Bar beaten

Potters Bar Town were beaten 3-1 by the Greens this evening, with Niko Muir scoring all three goals.

The home side took the lead in the 3rd minute, only for Muir to equalise three minutes later. The striker put the Greens ahead in the 35th minute, before completing the scoring midway through the second half.

Next up is a trip to VCD Athletic on Saturday afternoon - kick off 3:00pm

Posted at 21:40