News - September 2017

Monday 25 September - Middlesex Senior Cup Draw

The Middlesex FA have released the draws for the remainder of this year's competition, and we have been drawn at home to Bedfont Sports or Harrow Borough in the second round. A date will be set once we know who our opponents are.

Should we progress further, we are set to meet Edgware Town in the quarter finals should be both be successful in reaching that far.

Posted at 13:00

Sunday 24 September - What's in the Staines programme?

In Tuesday night's programme for our game against Staines Town, the main feature is on Gary McCann's 700 games (and counting) as manager.

Also in the programme you can find the following :

Derek Beech's photos from the game at Metropolitan Police

Reports from the wins at Met Police and Dulwich Hamlet

Part 52 of the Hendon A-Z, this time featuring Oxford

An interview with Dermot Drummy as part of our Where are they now? series.

A flashback to the 1972 Middlesex Senior Cup Semi-Final against Enfield

Updates from the Supporters Trust and Supporters Association and much more.

Programmes cost just £2 and will be on sale inside the ground.

Posted at 22:24

Sunday 24 September - Folkestone report and photos now online

The match report and photos from yesterday's disappointment at Folkestone are now available. The match report is written by John Rogers, and the photos were taken by Derek Beech and can be found on the links below.

Photos on Flickr

Folkestone match report

Posted at 20:14

Sunday 24 September - Live commentary on Tuesday night

Following the trial of the live commentary at Folkestone on Saturday, we will be trying again on Tuesday night for the league match against Staines Town.

We would like to apologise to any supporters listening in that might have been affected by some teething problems on Saturday afternoon, we hope that you can appreciate that when supplying a new service (particularly without the right kit) then things may not always turn out as hoped.

However, a new microphone has now arrived from Pundit Sports and will be in use on Tuesday night where we hope to be able to supply live and uninterrupted commentary for the full ninety minutes.

Posted at 18:00

Sunday 24 September - Quiz night tickets available

Tickets are now available for the quiz night that the supporters trust are organising on Saturday 28th October - priced at £10.

Tickets will be available from the club shop at SJP on Tuesday evening, or from any member of the trust board. If you are unable to get to a game in the next couple of weeks, but would like to secure your ticket(s), please email the website on hendonfcwebsite@gmail.com and we'll pass your email on to the appropriate people.

Posted at 14:24

Saturday 23 September - Greens let two goal lead slip

It was ultimately a day of disappointment for the first team this afternoon as they lost 3-2 at Folkestone Invicta. Yet, just four minutes into the second half, they were in control of the game after Niko Muir had scored twice in quick succession after the break to take his tally for the season to 10.

The first half was a goalless affair with both sides having chances but not having the cutting edge to find the back of the net.

After Muir had scored his quickfire brace, Invicta were awarded a penalty which was duly converted by Adam Yusuff. Both sides continued to create chances, with Josh Walker hitting the post, but it was the home side who scored next when Josh Vincent equalised in the 70th minute. As both sides searched for the winner, it was the home side who found it as Joe Taylor scored six minutes from time.

Posted at 21:11

Friday 22 September - Under 18s face trip to Boreham Wood

The under 18s reward for progressing in the FA Youth Cup is a trip to Boreham Wood in the second qualifying round. The game is scheduled to be played in the week commencing 2nd October, and we'll confirm the actual date as soon as we are able.

Posted at 17:19

Friday 22 September - Live commentary from Folkestone tomorrow

If you can’t get to the match at Folkestone tomorrow, we are offering free live commentary via the Pundit Sports App, from 3pm. To listen to the gentle unbiased tones of John Rogers' commentary, you will need to download the App – see Pundit Sports - You Are The Commentator - Download the app now!

You will need to create an account and at the moment this can only be done via Facebook – there will be an update very soon to give other log-in options (You can create a Facebook account just for the match if you wish). The app is completely free to download and there is no charge for commentary

At 3pm, or later if you can’t make kick-off, find our match in the Bostik League section, click on it and then click ‘listen’.

This is a trial run at the moment with a view to launching at other matches, so please allow for internet issues etc. We are always looking for ways to bring the club out to the supporters and this is the latest offering after the launch of HFCTV. Your feedback afterwards would be appreciated – please direct it to Cyrus Cooper – cyrus01@sky.com.

Posted at 09:37

Wednesday 20 September - U18s beat Aylesbury in FA Youth Cup

The under 18s progressed in the FA Youth Cup this evening thanks to an extra time win over Aylesbury FC. The game was won in extra time, 4-2, after the scores were level at 2-2 after 90 minutes, meaning the young Greens have progressed to the second qualifying round. As soon as the draw is made, we will let you know who their next opponents are.

Posted at 22:17

Wednesday 20 September - Rosh Hashanah

We would like to wish all of our Jewish supporters a Happy New Year. This year Rosh Hashanah celebrations begin at sunset today and ends on Friday. We hope that all who are celebrating have a wonderful time with friends and family.

Posted at 17:38

Tuesday 19 September - FA Youth Cup action at SJP

Wednesday evening sees the under 18s back in FA Youth Cup action as they entertain Aylesbury FC at SJP, kick off 7:30pm in a first qualifying round tie.

Admission is £4 adults and £2 concessions, and all are welcome to attend.

Posted at 22:57

Tuesday 19 September - Friendly ends all square

Tonight's friendly against Barking ended all square, the scoreline being 1-1. On the scoresheet for the Greens was Leo Pedro who scored in the 84th minute after Barking had taken the lead shortly after half-time. Gary McCann took the opportunity to give some players some match time, as well as running the rule over a few trialists.

Posted at 22:57

Monday 18 September - New date for London Senior Cup tie

Our London Senior Cup tie against Wingate & Finchley will now be played on Monday 23rd October at SJP, kicking off at 7:45pm.

Posted at 19:06

Sunday 17 September - Friendly arranged for Tuesday night

We have arranged a friendly against Barking on Tuesday evening to replace the postponed London Senior Cup tie against Wingate & Finchley. The game will kick off at 7.45pm and admission is free.

Posted at 17:31

Sunday 17 September - Coach seats still available for Folkestone

We still have some seats available on the coach to Folkestone on Saturday. If you would like to travel on the coach, seats cost £12 and can be booked by emailing hendonfcwebsite@gmail.com. The departure time from SJP will be confirmed upon receipt of your booking.

Posted at 11:49

Saturday 16 September - Wingate & Finchley game is off

Tuesday night's London Senior Cup tie against Wingate & Finchley has been postponed as our opponents drew 0-0 at Hemel Hempstead Town in the FA Cup today. This means that they will be replaying the tie at Summers Lane on Tuesday instead of the London Senior Cup game. A new date will be arranged in due course.

Posted at 16:49

Thursday 14 September - Under 18s pick up three points

The under 18s picked up their first three points of the season with a 2-1 win at Hampton & Richmond Borough. Malachy McGovern and Kaci Henry were on target for the young Greens.

Next up is an FA Youth Cup First Qualifying Round tie on Wednesday 20th September against Aylesbury at SJP. Kick off is at 7.30pm and admission is £4 adults and £2 concessions.

Posted at 20:01

Wednesday 13 September - Gary reflects on Dulwich victory

Gary McCann was, obviously, delighted with the result at Dulwich Hamlet. He said, "Defensively from front to back, it was a display of the highest order. Our goalkeeper was magnificent and I think he is among the best in the League.

"I would have been delighted with a point, so I am ecstatic to get all three points. Our goal came from the best passage of play from the game: Ball's sublime pass, Josh’s shimmy and jink and then his shot.

"We needed to make the change at half-time because I wasn't happy with the way that we were keeping the ball. I didn't think that James could play the full 90, but I was delighted with the 45 minutes he gave me.

"I told the players at half-time, we had to stick to our game plan because the longer the game went on there was always the chance that we could nick it. We had two players on the bench who could turn a game in Walker and Ash Nathaniel-George, and Josh showed that."

The match report on the game can be found at http://www.hendonfc.net/Reports?id=5665

Posted at 22:38

Tuesday 12 September - Walker scores late late debut goal

Josh Walker, who joined earlier today, became an instant hero as he scored the only goal at Dulwich Hamlet this evening with virtually the last kick of the game.

However, he wasn't the only hero as there were thirteen others as the squad put in an outstanding team performance to frustrate the home side who were unable to find a way past the Hendon backline, and particularly Tom Lovelock. The Greens keeper put in a superb performance, making a string of saves throughout the game.

The winner came in the fourth minute of stoppage time when the ball was cleared forward. Walker picked up possession and found enough space to curl the ball beyond the despairing dive of Preston Edwards to move the Greens up to second in the table.

Posted at 23:51

Tuesday 12 September - Josh Walker signs

Gary McCann added former Fulham forward Josh Walker to the squad ahead of tonight's game at Dulwich Hamlet. Josh, who is 19 years old, was released by Fulham in the summer, and had a spell on loan at Wealdstone last season

Posted at 23:45

Monday 11 September - Tom wins safe hands award

We are delighted to announce that Tom Lovelock has won the Safe Hands of the Month award sponsored by Sells GK Products for August. Tom conceded just three goals in the league during the month, and he is joined by fellow winners Zaki Oualah (Leatherhead) and Lenny Pidgeley (Margate).

This shows how important our defensive strength has been to our positive start to the league campaign, and our congratulations go to Tom on winning the award.

Posted at 13:30

Monday 11 September - Supporters Trust Quiz Night

The Supporters Trust will be holding a Quiz Night at Silver Jubilee Park on the evening of Saturday 28th October following our FA Trophy tie with Kings Langley. The first question will be asked at 7:30pm, and prices are £12 per head with teams of up to 8 members allowed. The bar will be open serving drinks and burgers / other hot snacks, and attendees are welcome to bring their own table nibbles as well. There will be a raffle held on the evening and the End of Year draw will also be launched on the night as well.

The Trust are also looking for individuals or companies to sponsor an individual round for £20.

If you are interested in attending or sponsoring, please speak to Mike Harte or any member of the Supporters Trust board on a matchday.

Posted at 13:28

Sunday 10 September - Or go by coach to Folkestone

If you don't fancy the train, or driving, then there are a limited amount of spaces available on the team coach to Folkestone. Seats are priced at £12 and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis by sending an email to hendonfcwebsite@gmail.com.

Posted at 15:16

Sunday 10 September - Metropolitan Police match photos

Derek Beech has published his photos from yesterday's victory at Metropolitan Police to both Facebook and Flickr. They can be found via the links below.

Facebook

Flickr

Posted at 15:07

Sunday 10 September - Are you going to Folkestone by train

Are you planning to travel by train to Folkestone Invicta in a couple of weeks time? If so, then don't forget to book via EasyFundraising using the trainline.com website to raise funds for the club.

Travelling to Folkestone by train is one of the easiest trips of the season, with Folkestone West station just a short walk from the ground, with direct High Speed services from St Pancras International.

EasyFundraising

Posted at 15:07

Saturday 09 September - 700 games as manager

Today's win at Metropolitan Police was Gary McCann's 700th as manager of the club since he took over in February 2005.

We are planning to run an article on Gary's latest milestone in the next full edition of the matchday programme against Staines Town, but those 700 games have resulted in 294 wins, 146 draws and 260 defeats, with 1121 goals scored and 1045 goals conceded. (The draws include games that have gone to penalties).

Posted at 22:24

Saturday 09 September - Greens pick up first away win

The first team picked up their first away win of the season this afternoon thanks to a Keagan Cole goal deep in stoppage time.

Earlier, the Greens had taken an 8th minute lead through Zak Jospeh, the only goal of the first period. Jay Gasson equalised in the 66th minute, but it was the Greens young midfielder who scored the winner when he slammed home the rebound after Luke Williams had saved his penalty. The result moves the Greens into 4th place in the league ahead of Tuesday's trip to Dulwich Hamlet.

Posted at 22:23

Saturday 09 September - Green Roots

David Bauckham, who is a non-league photographer and also an Eastbourne Borough supporter, visited SJP for the Harlow Town game and has written an excellent photo blog.

This can be found at https://dbauckham.exposure.co/green-roots and is well worth a read.

Posted at 11:32

Friday 08 September - Opportunity to sponsor HFCTV now available

Hendon FC are pleased to be able to offer match sponsorship packages to sponsor HFCTV for all remaining games for the forthcoming season. Sponsors will receive 5 tickets and 5 matchday programmes.

HFCTV HOME Match Sponsorship is available for all home games in the 2017/18 season for just £110. This can also include home Cup matches. All remaining home fixtures are available from September 19th onwards. Sponsors receive a range of benefits including:

5 Complimentary Tickets, 5 Complimentary Programmes, Credit in matchday programme for the game in question, and we hope to put in place for their to be a dedicated sponsorship page on the website for HFCTV.

There is also the opportunity to sponsor the filming of AWAY matches. As these are not part of the current HFCTV package for this season, it can give fans the opportunity to see the team away from SJP. This is also priced at £110, but please bear in mind that permission needs to be acquired from the opposition in advance, and it may not always be forthcoming. The benefits are:

5 Complimentary Tickets to a future home match, 5 Complimentary Programmes for that match, Credit in future matchday programme, and again hopefully mentions on the website.

If you are interested in this new sponsorship package, please contact Cyrus Cooper on cyrus01@sky.com or Simon Lawrence on simon_hendon@btinternet.com.

Posted at 22:09

Friday 08 September - Reis Stanislaus departs

Gary McCann has announced that Reis Stanislaus has left the club, and is expected to sign for Harrow Borough.

The departure has come about after Gary and Reis agreed to disagree over where they felt his best postition was. Gary said that competition for places offensively was as high as its ever been during his time as manager, and it was felt that it was best for Reis to move on.

We would like to thank Reis for his efforts over the past nine months, during which time he scored 5 goals in 30 appearances.

Posted at 22:05

Thursday 07 September - FA Youth Cup opponents now known

The under 18s will be playing Aylesbury FC in the first qualifying round of the FA Youth Cup following the Buckinghamshire side's 4-0 win at Leverstock Green this evening.

The game will be played at SJP on Wednesday 20th September, kicking off at 7.30pm

Posted at 22:26

Thursday 07 September - Greens win performance of the month

We are pleased to announce that the first team have won the first Betting.net Performance of the Month award for the Bostick Premier Division. The award goes to either club or individual player's performance, and there is one award in each division each month.

We have won the award for the 6-0 victory over Harrow Borough on Bank Holiday Monday which brought an end to their 100% start to the season. The award will be presented at a forthcoming game.

August Performance of the Month awards

Posted at 22:25

Thursday 07 September - Wingate & Finchley highlights online

The highlights and post-match interviews from the first FA Cup game against Wingate & Finchley are now online. We apologise for the delay in posting the link to the website.

Wingate & Finchley FA Cup highlights

Posted at 22:21

Thursday 07 September - Replay report now online

The match report from Tuesday night's replay at Wingate & Finchley is now online.

It can be found by clicking here

Posted at 22:19

Wednesday 06 September - Under 18s big winners in FA Youth Cup

Our under 18 side were big winners in the FA Youth Cup Preliminary Round this evening as they beat North Greenford United 7-0 at SJP. At the current tiime we don't have any further details.

They will be at home to either Leverstock Green or Aylesbury in the first qualifying round on Wednesday 20th September. Leverstock and Aylesbury are due to play their tie tomorrow evening.

Posted at 22:07

Tuesday 05 September - Replay ends in extra time defeat

The first team's interest in the FA Cup came to an early end tonight as they were beaten 4-2 after extra time at Wingate & Finchley.

The first half belonged to the home side, and just like Saturday, they took the lead courtesy of a Spencer McCall free-kick following a foul just outside the area. Rob Laney then made it 2-0 shortly before half-time.

The Greens showed determination to get back into the game in the second period and were rewarded in the 51st minute when Niko Muir scored. They continued to put pressure on the home side, and the equaliser came courtesy of Muir in the 87th minute to take the game into extra time.

Ahmet Rifat restored the home side's advantage five minutes into the first period of extra time, and whilst the Greens tried to find a way back into the game, the defeat was confirmed on the stroke of full time when McCall scored his second of the evening.

Posted at 23:29

Monday 04 September - Hemel away the reward for replay winners

The winners of tomorrow night's replay at Wingate & Finchley have been rewarded with a trip to Hemel Hempstead Town in the second qualifying round of the FA Cup.

Hemel, who took part in our pre-season competition at SJP in July, currently lie in 11th place in Vanarama National South with 10 points from 8 games.

The tie will be played on Saturday 16th September.

Posted at 13:07

Monday 04 September - New date for Needham Market game

Our home game against Needham Market will now be played on Tuesday 17th October, kicking off at 7:45pm. The game had been postponed due to Needham Market's progression in the FA Cup on Saturday.

Posted at 09:46

Sunday 03 September - Wingate report now online

The report on yesterday's FA Cup draw against Wingate & Finchley is now online.

It can be found at http://www.hendonfc.net/Reports?id=5657

Posted at 22:08

Sunday 03 September - August Player of the Month result

The winner of the August Player of the Month is Niko Muir, following his two hat-tricks during the month.

The next vote will be launched after our final game in September.

Posted at 22:03

Sunday 03 September - Photo's from FA Cup draw yesterday

Derek Beech has published his photos from yesterday's game against Wingate & Finchley. They are available on both Facebook and Flickr through the links below.

Facebook

Flickr

Posted at 16:13

Sunday 03 September - Last chance to vote for player of the month

This evening is your last chance to vote for your August player of the month, with the vote closing at 10pm this evening.

If you would like to vote and haven't done so yet you can do so by going to https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/QZLVL7Q.

Posted at 16:07

Saturday 02 September - Bray equaliser secures Tuesday replay

The first team face a replay at Wingate & Finchley on Tuesday evening following a 1-1 draw at SJP this afternoon.

Rian Bray was the hero for the Greens as he scored an equaliser - rising high to head home a cross from Niko Muir - in the 87th minute.

It had been a frustrating afternoon for the Greens, everything that worked on Monday against Harrow didn't work against a very well organised and strong Wingate side.

Following a goalless first half, a free kick was conceded a few yards outside the Hendon box and former Green Spencer McCall curled home an excellent free kick that gave Tom Lovelock no chance.

Despite finding it touch to get back in the game, the Greens showed real character to keep battling, and were rewarded by Bray's goal shortly before full time.

The replay takes place at Wingate's Summers Lane ground on Tuesday evening, kicking off at 7.45pm. The admission prices are £12 adults, £6 concessions.

Posted at 20:35

Saturday 02 September - Needham Market game postponed

Our home game against Needham Market on 16th September has been postponed following their 3-0 win at Clapton in the FA Cup this afternoon. A new date for the game will be announced in due course.

Posted at 20:25

Friday 01 September - What's in the Wingate FA Cup programme

This is what you can expect in Hendon's fourth match programme tomorrow afternoon.

– GARY McCANN: Gary enthuses about a fantastic performance against Harrow Borough

– GREENSVIEW: Steve Rogers brings his latest Editorial

– HENDON A to Z: David Ballheimer continues his series with Hendon’s FA Cup tie against Leyton Orient

– WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Paul Sachdev's latest offering features Scott Cousins

– MATCH REPORTS: Two reports covering the Brightlingsea and Harrow Borough games

– FA CUP NEWS: First Qualifying Round draw in full

– FANS' FLASHBACK: The latest in the series covers a superb 2–0 victory in the FA Cup at Bath City

– OUR VISITORS: Two pages of info about Wingate & Finchley, including their player profiles

– HEAD TO HEAD: Hendon's full league and cup record against Wingate & Finchley.

– CUP TIES AGAINST FINCHLEY AND WINGATE: David Ballheimer takes a look at cup ties against the Finchley and Wingate clubs before the amalgamation

– PLUS: Supporters' News from both the Trust and Association, Sponsorship tables, Away Travel, Youth Update, Half-time Break, and a NEW STATS feature on page 27!

Programmes on sale at SJP on Saturday or by subscription for PDF versions to Eddie Edwards on hendon.edd@hotmail.com

Posted at 21:58

Friday 01 September - Harrow Borough highlights

Highlights of Monday's 6-0 win over Harrow Borough are now available from HFCTV. Just go to the link below to view them. The highlights are pay to view, but the interviews with Gary McCann and hat-trick hero Niko Muir are available free of charge.

Hendon v Harrow Borough Highlights

Posted at 05:49

Friday 01 September - Special offer from Edgware

Our co-tenants at SJP, Edgware Town, are offering half price admission to home games for all Hendon season ticket holders. Their fixture list can be found at http://edgwaretownfc.co.uk/index.php/2015-09-08-01-01-06/fixtures-results-2017-18

Posted at 05:35

Friday 01 September - Player Q&A in programme

We are planning to launch a new question and answer feature in the matchday programme, beginning with our two longest serving players, Casey Maclaren and Dave Diedhiou.

If you have any questions you would like us to ask Casey or Dave, please email them to hendonfcprogramme@gmail.com or speak to Steve Rogers on a matchday. Questions need to be submitted by Wednesday evening.

Posted at 05:32

Friday 01 September - Under 18s beaten at Hayes & Yeading

Our U18 side were beaten 5-1 on Wednesday evening at Hayes & Yeading United, leaving them pointless after 2 games. The scorer was James Raptis.

Meanwhile, the draw for the Youth League Cup has been made, and we will travel to Hampton & Richmond Borough on 1st November.

Next up for the youngsters is an FA Youth Cup tie against North Greenford United on Wednesday evening, kicking off at 7:30pm at SJP. Admission is £4 for adults and £2 for concessions.

Posted at 05:21