News - October 2017

Sunday 15 October - Tonbridge report and photos now online

The match report and photos from yesterday's win over Tonbridge Angels are now online. They can be found by clicking the links below.

Tonbridge match report

Photos on Flickr

Photos on Facebook

Posted at 20:29

Saturday 14 October - Corcoran and Muir secure the points

The first team continued their good home form with a 2-1 victory over Tonbridge Angels this afternoon despite going a goal behind, and missing a fourth consecutive penalty this season.

The penalty miss came late in the first half when Ashley Nathaniel-George's effort was easily saved by Jonathan Henly after he had been fouled just inside the box. The visitors had the best of the first half exchanges, but the Greens defence held firm as has so often been the case so far this season.

However the defence was beaten in the 52nd minute when Chris Kinnear fired a scorching effort into the corner of the net, but within three minutes the Greens were back on level terms as Michael Corcoran headed home a cross from Sam Murphy to open his account for the club.

Both sides worked hard to try and find a winner, but it was as the game moved into stoppage time that it came. Daniel Uchechi was fouled by Sonny Miles, and the penalty was awarded by the referee. Many home fans were unable to watch, but Niko Muir converted the spot kick with confidence, sending Henly the wrong way to secure all three points.

Posted at 20:00

Thursday 12 October - What's in the Tonbridge programme?

This is what you can expect in our match programme on Saturday!

GARY McCANN: Gary talks about the recent away games at Enfield Town and Billericay Town

HENDON A to Z: David Ballheimer continues his series with Hendon's exploits in the short-lived Premier Inter-League Cup

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Paul Sachdev's latest offering features Lubomir Guentchev

MATCH REPORTS: Three reports covering the Tooting & Mitcham, Enfield Town and Billericay Town games

MEMORY LANE: Images of Eden Place, which is the present-day residential estate where Claremont Road used to be

FANS' FLASHBACK: The latest in the series covers a match against Harrow Borough in 1985 watched by David Coote

OUR VISITORS: Two pages of info about Tonbridge Angels, including their player profiles

PLUS: Supporters' News from both the Trust and Association, Sponsorship tables, Away Travel, Youth Update, Half-time Break, and the informative 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 21:59

Thursday 12 October - London Senior Cup news

We now know who our opponents will be if we beat Wingate & Finchley a week on Monday in the first round of the London Senior Cup. The winners will be at home to Hanwell Town in the second round, after they beat Redbridge 4-2 on penalties after the scores were level at 2-2 after 90 minutes.

Posted at 21:36

Thursday 12 October - Boxing Day kick off now earlier

It has been announced today that our Boxing Day game against Harrow Borough at Earlsmead will now kick off at 1:00pm.

Posted at 14:47

Wednesday 11 October - Under 18s beaten by Staines

The under 18s were beaten 1-0 at home to Staines Town this evening in league fixture.

Posted at 22:40

Tuesday 10 October - Worthing game will be at Worthing

As many supporters will be aware, Worthing have had some issues with their pitch and have been playing home games at Bognor Regis so far this season. The good news is that they have been given permission to return to Worthing following remedial works on the surface and a successful test earlier today.

Therefore we will be travelling to Woodside Road a week on Saturday for our away league fixture against them.

Posted at 17:04

Monday 09 October - All the goals from Billericay

Billericay Town's media team have made goalcam footage of all six goals from Saturday's game available on YouTube. The quality of the footage is excellent and gives a great view of the goals.

To see the video, just go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CvPybCtT5E

Posted at 16:14

Sunday 08 October - Latest snowball draw results

The results of the delayed Snowball draws for April to September are now available and are listed below. Simon Lawrence apologises for the delay to these draws and thanks everyone for their continued support

April : 1st prize - £271.50 - ball 155, 2nd prize - £135.75 - ball 191, Contribution to Trust - £407.25

May : 1st prize - £250.50 - ball 124, 2nd prize - £125.25 - ball 200, Contribution to Trust - £375.75

June : 1st prize - £253.50 - ball 140, 2nd prize - £126.75 - ball 207, Contribution to Trust - £380.25

July : 1st prize - £253.50 - ball 194, 2nd prize - £126.75 - ball 47, Contribution to Trust - £380.25

August : 1st prize - £253.50 - ball 61, 2nd prize - £126.75 - ball 119, Contribution to Trust - £380.25

September : 1st prize - £295.50 - ball 190, 2nd prize - £147.75 - ball 56, Contribution to Trust - £443.25

Posted at 12:56

Saturday 07 October - Greens impress despite defeat

Despite going down to a 4-3 defeat at Billericay Town, the first team put in another impressive performance, with many present feeling that they deserved at least a point out of the game.

The game started in great style as the Greens took the game to their hosts and took the lead in the 3rd minute when Ashley Nathaniel-George curled the ball into the top corner. However, the lead was short-lived as Ricky Modeste equalised nine minutes later.

Just five minutes after that, the Greens were back in front courtesy of an outstanding strike from Keagan Cole from the edge of the area which dipped just under the bar with Alan Julian grasping at fresh air. Unfortunately, the lead was even more short-lived, just three minutes elapsed before Adam Cunnington found the back of the net.

The Greens had a penalty shout turned down, but at the other end Billericay were awarded a spot kick in the 35th minute which was converted by Billy Bricknell, and Adam Cunnington made it 4-2 just before the break.

The second half saw Billericay enjoy the ascendency for the first quarter of an hour, but the Greens grew back into the game, especially after the introduction of Josh Walker and Daniel Uchechi and deservedly reduced the deficit when Nathaniel-George scored his second of the afternoon. Unfortunately the Greens were unable to fashion an equaliser despite having the bulk of possession in stoppage time.

Despite the defeat, Hendon fans left the ground feeling that the team deserved at least a point from the game and were very proud of the effort and performance that the team put in.

Posted at 20:40

Friday 06 October - September Player of the Month result

The winner of the September Player of the Month is Tom Lovelock, who gained just one vote more than Niko Muir, with Dave Diedhiou in third place.

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

Posted at 22:56

Thursday 05 October - Under 18s knocked out of FA Youth Cup

The under 18s run in the FA Youth Cup came to an end this evening as they were beaten 2-1 at Boreham Wood. However, the youngsters can be very proud of their performance, particularly as they conceded two goals in a five minute spell in the first half, the goals coming in the 14th and 19th minutes.

However, they refused to give up and gradually grew into the game, and were rewarded in the 77th minute when Riccardo Alexander-Greenaway bundled the ball home. There were chances to take the game into extra-time, but in the last minute the home side were awarded a penalty, but Dan Purdue stood firm and made a good save.

Team : Dan Purdue, Michael Mupata, Joe Nakajani-Brown, Dusan Panic, Ansa-Effiorm Edem, Riccardo Alexander-Greenaway, Malachy McGovern, Matthew Forkin, Kaci Henry, William Murphy, James Raptis. Subs : Montell Asare-Bediako, Nick Constantinou, Jose Tchuda Costa, James Harpin, Dorian Jevdjic.

Posted at 23:11

Tuesday 03 October - Greens fail to break down Enfield Town

The first team found Enfield Town very tough to break down this evening as they went down to a 1-0 defeat at the Queen Elizabeth II Stadium.

The home side took the lead in the 11th minute through Sam Youngs following a rare defensive slip, and then did a great job of ensuring the Greens found it very difficult to create chances with an outstanding defensive performance led by the experienced pairing of Mario Noto and Darren Purse.

There were chances at both ends, but efforts either flew high, wide or found either Tom Lovelock or Joe Wright easily.

Results elsewhere mean that the Greens remain in second place in the league as they now prepare for the trip to Billericay Town on Saturday.

Posted at 22:52

Tuesday 03 October - Tooting highlights now available

The highlights from Saturday's win over Tooting & Mitcham United are now available. Our friends from Film My Match have reviewed it and as they had some technical difficulties on the day, they have offered to film our FA Trophy tie against Kings Langley on 28th October for free.

The highlights can be found by clicking here

Posted at 22:38

Monday 02 October - Elliott Brathwaite announces retirement

We are sad to report that popular defender Elliott Brathwaite has decided to hang up his boots and retired from playing football with immediate effect. As many supporters will be aware, Elliott, who is 27 years old, underwent surgery again a few weeks ago, and following a meeting with his surgeon he was advised not to take part in contact sports so as to avoid any further damage to his knee.

Gary McCann is hopeful of keeping Elliott involved at the club in some capacity, either in a coaching capacity while helping him to study for his coaching badges, or by going and watching future opponents for us.

Elliott joined the club in the summer of 2011 from Hampton & Richmond Borough, having started his career in the youth academy at Wycombe Wanderers. He made 97 appearances for the club, scoring 4 goals and was a lynchpin of the defence during our cup-double winning season in 2014-15. Unfortunately injuries have taken their toll - he had three long periods out injured during his six years at the club - which means that whilst we are disappointed he has had to retire, it is undoubtedly the right decision.

Speaking about Elliott's retirement, Gary McCann said, "I was a similar age to big Els when I suffered my injuries so I know how difficult his heartfelt decision will have been. He was a huge part of my most successful squad so far, and will be hugely missed on the playing front. But we have left the door open for Els to stay connected with the club. It's not the end in non league football unless he wants it to be. I hope he stays involved. All the best big Els."

Everyone involved at the club would like to thank Elliott for his services over the past six years, and we all hope that he is able to remain part of the club should he wish to do so in the future.

Posted at 20:08

Monday 02 October - September Player of the Month voting still open

The player of the month voting is now open for September 2017 to see who will follow Niko Muir who won the August award. Voting is open until 10pm on Friday, and the winner will be announced on Saturday morning. To vote for your player of the month, please go to https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/VXZ8X86

Posted at 20:07

Sunday 01 October - Travel & admission advice for Billericay

If you are planning to travel to Billericay on Saturday, please read on for details regarding travel, parking, and how you can purchase your admission ticket in advance.

If you are driving to the ground, please be aware that secure parking is available at the ground, priced at £5. Side street parking is available on Tye Common Road and surrounding side streets, but you are asked to park courteously and not block any entrances. Alternatively you might prefer to park in Billericay Town Centre and walk to the ground.

If you are travelling by train, please be aware that trains are only running as far as Shenfield, with a rail replacement service running onwards to Billericay, so please allow more time for your journey. Cabs are available to the ground from Billericay station for around £5.

Once you are at the ground, you will find that Billericay are trialling a system of cashless turnstiles, which means spectators have to buy a ticket at the ticket office rather than paying at the turnstile. Alternatively you can buy your ticket online. Billericay have done this as a security measure due to the volume of cash they are now taking following their substantial increase in attendances over the past nine months. This means that any queue is at the ticket office instead of the turnstile.

I have just tested the online ticket purchase, and it worked absolutely fine. It sends you a PDF file which you can either display on your phone when you get to the turnstile, or print out and bring on the day, and I would recommend using the online option to help avoid the queues on Saturday.

Finally, as Saturday is Non-League Day, Billericay are offering half-price admission to anyone who turns up in fancy dress. Prizes are being offered for individual and group costumes. The half-price admission is only available at the ticket office.

We are grateful to Ian Ansell, who is the club secretary at Billericay, for contacting us with the details of how to purchase tickets for the game.

Posted at 16:58

Sunday 01 October - Tooting photos now online

Derek Beech's photos from yesterday's win over Tooting & Mitcham United are now online on Facebook and Flickr. You can find them via the links below.

Facebook

Flickr

Posted at 16:26

Sunday 01 October - Date set for Velocity Trophy tie

Our Velocity Trophy second round tie at home to Grays Athletic will be played on Tuesday 31st October, kick off 7:45pm. Should the scores be level after 90 minutes the game will go straight to a penalty shoot-out.

Posted at 16:17

Sunday 01 October - Gary ecstatic following Tooting victory

Speaking after yesterday's 4-0 win Gary McCann was a very happy manager. He said, "I am ecstatic with the result. I thought we panicked a bit when they went down to 10 men.

"I don't think we were very good in the first half, but I told the players to be patient because I knew we could score against them. We did that and we played much better in the second half.

"But once we got our first goal I felt we were in complete control. In fact, we could and should have score more than we did - it could have been as many as we wanted."

The full report of yesterday's game can be found on the link below.

Tooting report

Posted at 13:40