Hendon made their annual early exit from the FA Trophy this afternoon as Kingstonian ran out 4-2 winners at Kingsmeadow. However, had Hendon not defended as poorly as they did, they would have had a good chance of winning the game.
Kingstonian opened the scoring through Bobby Traynor in the 9th minute with was the only goal of the opening period. The home side then scored twice in the first 11 minutes of the second half, the goals coming from Matt Gray and Carl Wilson-Denis, before Hendon made a double substitution, which sparked them into life.
Lubomir Guentchev pulled a goal back with ten minutes to go, before both sides scored goals in stoppage time. First of all Christian Jolley scored for the Ks, before James Bent capped a good performance with a second consolation for the Greens.
Posted at 15:28
Two of our outstanding league fixtures have now gained new dates in December. Our home game against Canvey Island will now take place at Vale Farm on Tuesday 15th December, kicking off at 7.45pm, while we will host Horsham a fortnight earlier, on Tuesday 1st December, again at Vale Farm with kick off at 7.45pm.
We will update with further new dates for our postponed fixtures as they become available.
Posted at 11:26
Gary McCann has announced this afternoon that Mark Kirby has left the club and signed for Enfield Town, becoming the fifth departure since the start of the season.
Supporters will remember that back in August Gary said that he and Freddie felt that we had the most talented squad in their time at the club. Speaking to Greensnet today, he admitted that since the start of the season, they have discovered that whilst there was no doubt about the ability of the squad, not everyone had the right mentality to be part of a competitive squad.
Posted at 16:12
Hendon FC, who play in the Ryman League Premier Division, are offering reduced admission to their home game against Tooting & Mitcham United on Saturday 14th November. The offer is open to anyone attending the England U21 game against Portugal being played at Wembley Stadium at 12.30pm that day.
Ticket holders for the England U21 fixture will be able to watch Hendon's game for just Â£5 (adults) or Â£1 (OAP's, Students, Unemployed, Under 16s) upon production of their England match ticket and any relevant identification for the concessionary rate.
Hendon's current home at Vale Farm is just a 10-15 minute bus ride from Wembley Stadium, and buses run every 7-8 minutes.
Posted at 16:26
It is likely that for the duration of this week, the website will be unavailable from time to time due to our hosting company are migrating the server - we are aware that we have already experienced some downtime today.
We have found this evening that this also appears to be causing problems for us updating the website, despite advice from our hosts previously suggesting that this wouldn't be the case.
We would advise that all supporters bookmark the messageboard as we will post any important news items on there if the website is unavailable and expect that entirely normal service will resume by the coming weekend (31st October/1st November).
Posted at 21:38
Our club secretary Graham Etchell would like to thank all those supporters who volunteered to help with matchday duties and stewarding for the game against Woking yesterday. As a result of all your help, the day went very smoothly off the pitch and couldn't have been a success without your help.
Posted at 21:35
Hendon were given a masterclass by Woking this afternoon as the Blue Square South side won 5-0 in the FA Cup, a result that was largely down to Woking's superiority in midfield and in the final third.
Woking took the lead as early as the 2nd minute courtesy of Giuseppe Sole, and the same player doubled the lead midway through the half. On the stroke of half-time Harry Arter found the back of the net, and just after the break he scored his second of the afternoon, before completing his hat-trick in the 85th minute.
Hendon were reduced to ten men during the second half when James Parker received his second caution of the game, whilst both sides missed penalties.
We wish Woking all the best for the next round.
Posted at 19:03
Saturday afternoon sees our biggest game in the FA Cup since our trip to Stevenage Borough five years ago when we welcome Woking to Vale Farm in the fourth qualifying round.
Woking have made a decent start to the season in the Blue Square South, currently lying in 5th place with 24 points from their 13 games so far. They entered the competition a round later than us, and needed a replay to see off the challenge of Hythe Town, before beating Maidstone United 2-0 in the last round.
Our two clubs haven't met in competitive action since the 1991-92 season when Woking won the Isthmian League Championship, when we lost the game at Claremont Road 5-0, but drew 1-1 at Kingfield towards the end of the season, Gary Keen scoring our goal.
There are no major special arrangements at Vale Farm for the game, entry will be via the turnstiles in the club car park as normal and all supporters will be able access all parts of the ground. We would like to advise supporters to enter the ground as soon as possible to avoid queues in the run up to kick-off.
The bar will be open from around 12pm, but as is normally the case, there will be no direct access from the bar to the ground. Also, in accordance with FA regulations, no alcohol can be consumed in the ground.
Supporters are also reminded that admission prices are different to normal, and have been agreed by the two clubs, again in accordance with FA regulations. Admission for adults is Â£10.00, for concessions is Â£4.00 and for under 16s is Â£2.00.
The draw for the first round proper is being made on Sunday afternoon and will be televised live on ITV1 at 1.00pm. Should we win or draw on Saturday, we will be ball number 64.
Posted at 12:04
In the under-21s game against Sandgate on Saturday afternoon, our skipper, Jared Edy suffered a broken leg. In an incident similar to that involving Lee O'Leary at Horsham last season, Jared landed awkwardly having challenged for an aerial ball.
Speaking to Greensnet this afternoon, under-21 joint-manager Eamon Finn said "I've spoke to Jared this afternoon, and he has had his leg put in plaster. It is hoped that he won't require surgery, but it is unlikely that he will play for us again this season. He will be a big loss to us on the field, but it is far more important that he makes a full recovery."
Everyone at the club wishes Jared all the best for a speedy and safe return to action sooner rather than later.
Posted at 19:55
Hendon Under021s went out of the Division One Cup at Chase Lodge on Saturday, losing a penalty shoot-out, having seen their captain Jared EDY taken to hospital with a fracture to his lower leg.
The injury happened after just ten minutes, when the game was still goalless, but it had a major effect on the Greens who were forced not only to play without their inspirational leader, but also to reshuffle their resources to cover his departure. Things went well in the first half and their reward for a dominating performance was a goal from Rory Lincoln after 22 minutes. Sandgate did some reorganising of their own after the interval and stifled Hendon during the second 45 minutes. Their equaliser came midway through the second half and it proved to be the final goal of the match. After 30 minutes of extra time, the game went to a penalty shoot-out. Although Carl Ciagoro converted his effort, it was the only success. After two misses, Sandgate's fourth successful attempt was enough for them to advance.
"It was a vast improvement on recent performances," said joint manager Eamon Finn. "We really missed Jared's workrate and commitment. My man of the match was Rory Lincoln."
Posted at 19:52
Hendon Under-16s dropped more league points courtesy of a late equaliser at Copthall Playing Fields on Sunday morning, Manor Youth snatching an equaliser in the final minute.
Manor took the lead after just seven minutes when a deflected shot beat Liam Hyland. Two minutes later, Hendon were level when Sharif Malik was pulled back in the penalty area and Tung Nguyen converted the spot kick. Hendon fell behind for a second time ten minutes into the second half, conceding a penalty for handball and it was converted.
With 11 minutes to go Zola Msimanga restored parity and, four minutes later, a cross from Junior Abass was knocked into the net by Msimanga to give Hendon the lead. Just when it looked as if Hendon were going to record their first League victory for this age-group in 20 months (when they were Under-14s), a corner was not cleared and the loose ball was driven into the net to make it 3-3.
"It was slightly disappointing to drop points again so late in the match," said manager Paul McGreal. "The only time we lost concentration was in those dying seconds and they scored their equaliser. But on the positive side, we had a number of players who made major contributions and I am convinced we are going to give someone a right royal hammering very soon. My joint men of the match were Junior Abass, who was excellent in an attacking left midfield role, and Zola Msimanga, who was equally good as a central striker.â
Posted at 19:50
The FA Trophy draw for the second qualifying round was released by the FA a few minutes ago, and we have been given an away tie at Kingstonian. The tie will be played on Saturday 31st October at Kingsmeadow, with the usual kick off time of 3.00pm.
Posted at 12:02
Since the start of the 2000/01 season, over 3400 different players are known to have appeared against Hendon in competitive fixtures. 51 of them have appeared against us 10 or more times.
If you'd like to have a go at naming them, just click the messageboard link on the menu and you'll see the thread where you can join in.
Posted at 09:19
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Supporters Trust had to reluctantly postponed tonight's race night. The fundraiser will be rearranged for a later date, and we will bring news of this as soon as it is available.
Posted at 19:48
Hendon progressed to the 2nd Qualifying Round of the FA Trophy this afternoon as they beat a talented Lowestoft Town side 2-0. It was a very good cup tie, with both sides getting the ball down and playing some good football.
The deadlock was broken in the 77th minute, when Lubomir Guentchev found space and fired home a fierce shot into the net. The second goal came shortly afterwards when Dave Diedhiou bundled the ball home from close range.
The draw for the next round takes place at the FA on Monday, and games will be played on Saturday 31st October. We will bring news of the draw on the website as soon as we get it.
Posted at 19:47
There has been a slight change to the date of our Isthmian League Cup tie against Wingate & Finchley. It will now take place on Wednesday 11th November at 7.45pm at Vale Farm.
We can also confirm that the Tooting league match will not be moved, and will stay on its original date of Saturday 14th November.
Posted at 19:45
Gary McCann has announced that the club has reluctantly released Harry Hunt. Writing in today's programme Gary said "I only want players who are fully focused on the team ethic. We wish him well and thank him for his efforts."
Posted at 19:43
The club are pleased to announce that popular player Scott Cousins has returned to the club, along with midfielder Wes Daly. Both players are eligible to play in the FA Trophy tomorrow afternoon.
Scott first joined us in the summer of 2003 following his release from Chelsea, and he spent a season with us in which he made 51 appearances, scoring 7 goals. He then left to join St Albans City, where he spent 5 seasons, before joining Carshalton Athletic at the start of this season.
Wes also joins from Carshalton, and has previously played for a number of clubs including AFC Wimbledon, Boreham Wood and Maidenhead United.
We welcome both players to the club and hope that they have an enjoyable and successful time with us.
Posted at 20:06
Following the excitement on Tuesday night, we now turn our attention to the FA Trophy game on Saturday afternoon against Lowestoft Town.
Like ourselves, Lowestoft won an FA Cup replay during the week, winning 2-1 at Sutton Coldfield Town. Their reward is a trip to Gloucester City next weekend. They reached this stage of the FA Trophy courtesy of a comfortable 4-1 victory over Redbridge a fortnight ago.
The last meeting between our two clubs was just over 20 years ago in the second qualifying round of the FA Cup, a game that we won 7-0. Our scorers that day were Colin Tate (3), Gary Keen (2), Greg Zacharia and Uche Egbe.
Kick off on Saturday is at 3.00pm, and our normal admission prices apply. Should a replay be required, this would take place on Tuesday evening, kicking off at 7.45pm. We intend to run a coach to the replay, details of which will be available immediately after the game on Saturday if required.
Posted at 19:41
A well known amateur football photographer, Andy Nunn, was present at our FA Cup replay on Tuesday night, and he has put over 300 photos of the game on his website. The photos can be viewed by going to http://andy578.fotopic.net/c1768275.html where you will be able to see how much the win meant to players and supporters alike.
Posted at 09:01
Admission prices for the forthcoming FA Cup tie against Woking have been agreed by the two clubs in accordance with FA recommendations.
The prices for the game at Vale Farm on 24th October will be Â£10 for adults, Â£4 for concessions and Â£2 for under 16s. There will not be any advance ticket sales, and admission will be via the turnstiles on the day as normal.
Should a replay be required, it will take place at Woking's Kingfield ground on Tuesday 27th October, kicking off at 7.45pm. Admission for the replay will be Â£12 for adults, Â£8 for concessions and Â£2 for under 16s.
Posted at 21:16
Hendon Under-16s showed how much they have advanced since last season by being desperately disappointed to have lost to Headstone Manor's squad at Copthall Playing Fields in the Harrow Youth League Division Three on Sunday morning. Last season, at Under-15s level, the same opposition inflicted 12-1 and 5-0 defeats on Hendon, but this time they were delighted to hear the final whistle and claim all three points.
Hendon took the lead after 18 minutes when Michael Adeyemi set up Tang Nguyen. However, Manor hit back very quickly and were level two minutes later. The winning goal came with just eight minutes to go, but Hendon launched a furious rally in the dying moments forcing a succession of corners. From the last of these, a brilliant save by the visiting goalkeeper saw him tip the ball wide of the post to deny the Greens a deserved equaliser.
"On the one hand, I am very disappointed to have lost the game today," said manager Paul McGreal, "but, on the other hand, I am delighted that we gave a team that hammered us twice last season such a good game. I knew this would be a far sterner and more realistic test than the match last week. My man of the match was Michael Adeyemi, who displayed fantastic work=rate and commitment for the full 80 minutes."
Posted at 19:21
Hendon Under-21s suffered a disappointing home defeat against the team they knocked out of the League Cup three weeks earlier, going down 3-2 at home to London United Football Academy at Chase Lodge on Saturday.
Hendon took the lead after seven minutes through James Iyala. Hendon were pegged back just past the half hour and the Academy took the lead after 38 minutes, both goals coming from a loss of concentration in the Hendon defence. But the lead didnât last long, Luke Cooke netting an equaliser five minutes before half time. The only goal of the second half came after 58 minutes and it was the visitors who scored it.
Joint manager Eamon Finn said, "I am very disappointed with the way we lost the game today. Our concentration wasn't very good and we will be working on that at training this week. My man of the match was goalkeeper Jamie Roberts, who made four outstanding saves and generally played very well."
Posted at 19:21
Hendon won last night's thrilling FA Cup replay, overcoming Ashford Town (Middlesex) 9-8 in a penalty shoot-out following a 2-2 draw in which they played the last 45 minutes with 10 men.
The Greens opened the scoring in the 24th minute through Lewis Ochoa, before Paul Johnson equalised in the 67th minute. Wayne O'Sullivan was sent off with 13 minutes to go for an elbow, leaving his teammates with a tough job to win the game.
It became even tougher when Byron Harrison gave Ashford the lead early in extra time, but Glenn Garner scored a screaming free kick as the game entered stoppage time.
The first 16 players all scored their penalty kicks, before Ashford's Vinnie O'Sullivan saw his kick well saved by James Reading. It was left to Pat O'Donnell to fire home the winning penalty, which was the cue for scenes of celebration by Hendon players and fans alike.
Posted at 00:37
We'd like to apologise for the problem with the livescores service that occured during last night's penalty shoot-out. We have contacted the service providers to let them know about the issue, and hopefully it'll be resolved for future shoot-outs.
Posted at 00:27
Club secretary Graham Etchell has announced this morning that we have released Marc Cumberbatch from his Ryman League registration, and he is expected to sign for Tonbridge Angels later today. We would like to thank Marc for his efforts in his two appearances earlier this season.
Posted at 09:40
The draw for the second round of the Isthmian League Cup has also been made this morning, and we have been drawn at home to Wingate & Finchley. The game is due to be played on Tuesday 10th November, but we will confirm this for sure in due course.
Posted at 11:55
The draw for the 4th qualifying round of the FA Cup was made earlier this morning by the FA, and the winners of our replay on Tuesday evening have been rewarded with a home tie against Woking.
Woking reached this stage by beating Maidstone United 2-0 on Saturday afternoon, and currently lie 4th in the Blue Square South.
Should we progress, the game will be played on Saturday 24th October at Vale Farm, with the usual 3pm kick off, and would result in our league game against Canvey Island being postponed.
However, before all that, we have a job to do, and that is to win the replay at Ashford tomorrow evening. It would be wonderful to see as many of our supporters there as possible cheering on the team.
Posted at 11:44
On the messageboard in recent weeks, we've set a few challenges based on the data we're collecting as we build up the results archive on the website, and the fourth challenge has just been set.
Since the beginning of the 1970/71 season we have played 206 different clubs in competitive matches. This includes matches such as the George Ruffell Memorial Trophy, Will Mather Cup, Barassi Cup etc, but not pre-season tournaments such as those we've recently played at Amersham and Hillingdon.
Of those 206 clubs, we've played 39 twenty or more times. Can you guess them?
For clarity, clubs that merge are counted as separate clubs. Clubs that simply change their name are counted as one club.
To take part, just click the messageboard link on the left hand side.
Posted at 09:28
A new batch of items have been listed on eBay to raise further funds for the Supporters Trust, including a range of OO Gauge Model Railway rolling stock that has been kindly donated by one of our supporters.
Also listed today are some CDs from various genres, some of which are brand new and still in their original wrapping, as well as a batch of old 2000AD comics.
Later in the week, there will be a very large batch of programmes being listed, including some from the current season.
To see the latest list of items up for auction, please click the eBay shop link on the website menu.
Posted at 15:36
We are delighted that all of the tickets we were allocated for tomorrow's St Etienne gig have sold. We hope that all those attending tomorrow evening have a great evening and we thank St Etienne for their kind gesture in allowing all proceeds from the gig to go to the Supporters Trust.
Posted at 08:40
Hendon and Ashford Town (Middlesex) will meet again on Tuesday evening following their goalless draw in the FA Cup at Vale Farm this afternoon.
Hendon's best chances came in the second half, but Wayne O'Sullivans lob was cleared off the line superbly by Russell Canderton, whilst Danny Dyer's fierce drive was well saved by Craig Ross.
The game on Tuesday will kick off at 7.45pm at Short Lane. As a consequence, our planned league game at Wealdstone has been postponed.
Posted at 18:30
The first team will be looking to extend their FA Cup run into the 4th qualifying round for the first time in 5 years as they entertain Ashford Town (Middlesex) at Vale Farm tomorrow afternoon.
The Greens reached this stage last season, but were knocked out by AFC Telford United, whilst the Ash Trees did manage to reach the 4th qualifying round, but were beaten 4-0 by Forest Green Rovers in a replay.
To reach this stage, Ashford demolished Badshot Lea 10-0 a fortnight ago, with Byron Harrison netting four goals, and our former favourite Brian Haule scoring twice. In the first qualifying round, they won 3-2 at Crawley Down, with another former Hendon player, Paul Johnson, getting onto the scoresheet.
There is a third former Hendon player in the Ashford squad, in the form of Davis Haule, who recently joined them from Hemel Hempstead Town, having left Wealdstone in the summer.
The match kicks off at the usual time of 3.00pm at Vale Farm tomorrow afternoon. If a replay is required, it would take place at Ashford's Short Lane ground on Tuesday evening, kicking off at 7.45pm.
The draw for the 4th qualifying round will be made on Monday, and we will update the website with the draw as soon as it is available.
Posted at 13:45
Gary McCann has announced this evening that he has added three new faces to the squad ahead of this Saturday's FA Cup tie against Ashford Town (Middlesex).
Joining on a dual-registration basis from Maidenhead United is exciting youngster Lewis Ochoa. The midfielder joined the Magpies in the summer having previously been with Brentford.
Another former Football League youngster has also joined us in the form of striker Tashan Francis-Adeyinka, who was in the Southend United Under-18 squad last season. He also spent some time on loan at Harlow Town last term.
The third signing will be slightly familiar to any supporters who saw some of our pre-season games. Andreas Pilides, who was on trial with us, has now signed for us, having previously been with Wembley and Hanwell Town.
We welcome all three players to the club, and we hope that they have a fruitful and successful time with us.
Posted at 22:14
Over the past few weeks, we have had five of our players reach the 50 appearance mark, two of them marking the milestone with a goal.
Firstly, in our FA Cup tie at Marlow, James Bent made his 50th appearance, and was one of the two players to mark it with a goal. Then a fortnight later in the following round against Kingstonian, the second player to score on his 50th appearance was Harry Hunt. Kevin Maclaren also reached the milestone in the same game.
Saturday's defeat at Hastings United saw two more players make their 50th appearance, in the shape of Glenn Garner and Casey Maclaren. We would like to congratulate all five players on reaching the landmark, and we hope to see many more appearances in the green shirt from them all.
Posted at 12:40
Hendon Under-16s won their first competitive match since the current management team led by Paul McGreal took over at the beginning of last season with a 1â0 victory over Ruislip Rangers in the League Cup earlier this morning. Their previous win came in February 2008 when they beat Ruislip Town 6-4 in a league match.
The only goal came in the first half, after 28 minutes, courtesy of Anthony Tang. It came from a free-kick wide on the right wing, which was floated in by Tung Nguen and Tang beat goalkeeper to the ball from the edge of the six-yard box. Hendon had a couple of half-chances to extend their lead, but nothing clear cut. Stand-in goalkeeper, Michael Adeyemi, had very little to and he barely had a save to make in the 80 minutes.
"It's so nice to get that monkey off my back," said ecstatic manager Paul McGreal. "We played very well and we were extremely comfortable and I can't remember our defence under pressure in the game. It was a great team effort. My man of the match was Billy Williams, who was in perpetual motion in the centre of midfield for the whole game."
Posted at 13:43
Hendon Under-21s produced an excellent battling display, twice coming from behind to earn a 2-2 draw at St John's Arsenal Deaf.
The picturesque Southgate Cricket Club ground, the Walker Ground, hosted this contest and it was the home team who took the lead after 32 minutes. The score stayed that way until the second half and Hendon equalised after 53 minutes when Gerard Edy headed home from a corner.
Nine minutes later St John's Arsenal Deaf - who had six member of various International Deaf teams - regained the lead. But Hendon again fought back and, with 18 minutes to go Carl Ciagoro made it 2-2. There was even a late chance for Hendon to win it, but they had to settle for a share of the spoils.
Joint manager Eamon Finn, who also had to referee the match, said, "This shows how much we have improved because last season, this team beat us 4-1. It was a very solid performance and we played extremely well against an experienced team. My man of the match was Carl Ciagoro who not only scored our equaliser but played superbly throughout the 90 minutes."
Posted at 13:35
Hastings United ran our deserved winners at a windy Pilot Field this afternoon, sending the Greens home defeated 2-1. After a goalless first half that was controlled by the home side, Hastings took the lead in the 64th minute through Ade Olorunda. Lee Carey made it 2-0 in the 88th minute, before Yacine Hamada scored a barely deserved consolation deep into stoppage time with Hendon's first shot on target.
Posted at 17:08
Our visitors in the FA Trophy in a fortnight's time will be Lowestoft Town, who beat Redbridge 4-1 this afternoon.
Posted at 17:07
We're back in Ryman League action this weekend as we make one of our longer trips of the season down to the coast to play Hastings United.
The Sussex side have had a decent start to the season, and currently lie in 7th place, just a point ahead of us. They have drawn both of their previous two fixtures 1-1, at home against Billericay and then away at Canvey Island.
Last season both sides won their respective home games. Firstly in March, we ran out 4-0 winners at Vale Farm. Our goalscorers that evening were Jamie Busby, Glenn Garner, Sam Collins and Brian Haule. Then, on the penultimate Saturday of the campaign, Hastings were 2-1 victors thanks to goals from Rhys Whyborne and Matt Maclean. Our goal came courtesy of Glenn Garner.
Seats are still available on the coach at a price of Â£10.00, and the coach will depart from Claremont Road at 10.15am sharp. It will not wait for latecomers. If you would like to book a seat on the coach, please email Steve Rogers on firstname.lastname@example.org before 10pm this evening.
Posted at 09:20
The first major fundraising event of the season has been arranged by the Supporters Trust. They are holding a Race Night following our FA Trophy game on 17th October in the function room at Vale Farm. Entry will be Â£2.50 per person to include light snacks. Tickets will be available at the FA Cup match next weekend, or on the day.
Doors will open at 5.30pm, and the intention is for the evening to start by 6.00pm, so that families are able to attend, and also to avoid people having to hang around too long after the game.
On the evening, you will also have the opportunity to sponsor horses and/or races, there will be raffle, and there will also be an auction.
If you would like more information on the evening, please contact any member of the Supporters Trust board.
Posted at 09:11