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Friday 22 November - Eshun checks in

As one forward departs, another arrives in the form of 20-year old Kingsley Eshun who joins from Berkhamsted.

Kingsley was in the youth systems at QPR and Brentford and had loan spells with St Albans City and Dulwich Hamlet earlier in his career.

We welcome Kingsley to Silver Jubilee Park and hope he enjoys his time at the club.

Posted at 17:03

Friday 22 November - What's on tomorrow

Quite apart from the game with Tiverton Town tomorrow there is a whole raft of other events taking place throughout the afternoon.

The bucket collection that was postponed from the Beaconsfield Town game a fortnight ago will take place tomorrow for A Smile For A Child, a local charity that provides equipment and help to assist disabled children to take part in sport. Please give as generously as you are able to support their fantastic work in our local community.

Remaining on the community theme, we will still be receiving donations for the Sufra NW London food bank. All non-perishable items and toiletries will be gratefully received, please add them to the tables in the bar at any point during the afternoon.

Tickets for the End of Year draw will also be available tomorrow, with cash prizes available and all profits going to the football club, this is a really easy way to support us and raise funds through friends, family and work colleagues. Tickets will be available from the club shop and from Dai Cooper.

Finally, as mentioned here earlier in the week David Ballheimer and former striker Colin Tate will be signing copies of David's new book Hendon Football Club: An A-Z, for which Colin provided the foreword, in the bar after the game. Copies will be available tomorrow.

Posted at 16:50

Friday 22 November - Calcutt is a goner

The club has announced that they have reached a mutual agreement to terminate the contract of Connor Calcutt and that he is now free to find another club.

Connor signed from Farnborough in October last year and went on to score 14 goals in 51 appearances for the club, including 6 goals this term.

We'd like to thank Connor for all of his efforts with the club over the past 13 months and wish him well for the future.

Posted at 16:36

Friday 22 November - Byron moves on

The second departure of the day has been confirmed with young full-back Toby Byron joining Harvie Gardiner in joining Hertford Town.

Toby signed from Sutton United last month where he had come through the ranks and quickly became a favourite amongst the supporters with his all-action performances at left-back in his 5 appearances for the club.

We thank Toby for his efforts in the past couple of months and wish him well for the future.

Posted at 13:08

Friday 22 November - Gardiner goes, goalkeeper joins

What promises to be another fairly busy day of player movements begins with the news that defender Harvie Gardiner has moved on and a new goalkeeper has joined.

Harvie signed from Hanwell Town at the end of August and made his debut in the London Senior Cup tie with Cockfosters before going onto make a total of 5 appearances. He has signed for Hertford Town.

Meanwhile Swedish goalkeeper Patrick Ohman has signed terms with the club. He joins from Chelmsford City and spent much of last season with Carshalton Athletic, making 26 appearances in all competitions.

We'd like to thank Harvie for his efforts in his time at the club and wish him well for the future whist extending a warm welcome Patrick to Silver Jubilee Park

Posted at 09:14

Thursday 21 November - Green Saturday - 7th December

The Supporters Association have designated our home match with Merthyr on Saturday 7th December as 'Green Saturday'.

A rather more colourful take on 'Black Friday' they will be offering 15% off all merchandise from the club shop. This gives Greens fans a wonderful opportunity to get their stocking fillers ahead of Christmas and, of course, help the club at the same time.

Posted at 11:38

Wednesday 20 November - Felix arrives

Joseph Felix is the latest player to join the club, arriving from Hampton & Richmond Borough on a dual registration basis, similar to that which has seen Wadah Ahmidi join the club.

20-year old Joseph is a right-back who was a youngster with Fulham and QPR and spent some time at Burgess Hill last term on loan. After joining Woking in the summer he went on loan to Farnborough before joining Hampton in October.

We welcome Joseph to the club and wish him well for his time at SJP.

Posted at 15:33

Wednesday 20 November - Tate and Ballheimer to sign copies of Hendon A-Z

Former Hendon star Colin Tate and David Ballheimer will be signing copies of David's new book, The Hendon Football Club A to Z, in the bar at Silver Jubilee Park after the match against Tiverton Town on Saturday 23 November. All welcome.

The book is also available from the Hendon FC club shop, the London League Publications Ltd website www.llpshop.co.uk and online at Amazon and Abe Books.

Posted at 12:31

Wednesday 20 November - Early Boxing Day kick-off

Following agreement from the League and Harrow Borough we can confirm that our Boxing Day derby fixture at Silver Jubilee Park will kick off at the earlier time of 1:00pm.

Posted at 08:31

Wednesday 20 November - Post-match interview online

The post-match interview with Lee Allinson following last night's penalty shoot-out win over Hayes & Yeading United has been posted on the HFCTV YouTube channel.

Lee talks about what he said to the players at halt-time to inspire the comeback, the need for hard work and looking ahead to Tiverton on Saturday.

Lee Allinson Post-Match Interviewl

Posted at 08:29

Tuesday 19 November - Dante's inferno on the spot

17-year old goalkeeper Dante Baptiste was the Hendon hero this evening saving four penalties in a penalty shoot-out to seal Hendon's progression in the CSS Southern League Cup against Hayes & Yeading United.

Ogo Obi scored his third goal of the season against Hendon with a superb curled effort, a strike that was added to shortly afterwards by Toby Little when he turned an Obi cross beyond Baptiste.

The Greens came out with renewed vigour after the break, but found the Hayes defence and goalkeeper Andrew McCorkell in fine form. Luke Tingey headed home a Shaun Lucien corner to reduce the arrears and Corey Panter fired home a magnificent low 30-yard strike to take the game to penalties.

Both goalkeepers showed their prowess to force sudden death, McCorkell saving two and Howard Hall hitting the bar. After Tom Hamblin scored Hendon's 10th penalty to make it 7-6 Baptiste plunged to his right to save his fourth and take the Greens into the next round.

Posted at 22:10

Tuesday 19 November - New Year Draw Tickets Available This Evening

Tickets are now available for the highly popular end of year draw which has cash prizes available.

The 2018 draw rasied approximately £1500 for the club and paid out £800 in prize money, with your help we are looking to make this year's draw even bigger and better.

Tickets are £1 each and will be available from the club shop this evening (against Hayes & Yeading), and at every home game between now and the New Year, or books of five can be picked up for you to sell to friends, family and colleagues.

If you're unable to get to a game, Dai Cooper will be able to post books out to you - simply email him on daihendonfc@aol.co.uk with the number of books you'd like and your postal address and he'll do the rest.

Whether you live in Cricklewood or Cambodia, Hendon or Hawaii, this is an easy and cheap way of raising funds for Hendon Football Club.

All profits go back into the running of the club and will go towards providing Lee Allinson with as competitive a budget as possible for the 2020/1 season.

Posted at 14:11

Saturday 16 November - Williams sinks Greens

A duo of goals from Harry Williams gave in-form Swindon Supermarine the points this afternoon as Hendon's wait for a first away league win of the season continues.

Williams struck in the 27th and 34th minutes for the hosts to secure a 2-0 win, a result that strengthens their play-off hosts and leaves the Greens firmly in the mire for now.

Posted at 16:52

Saturday 16 November - New date for Hartley Wintney

Our Southern League fixture with Hartley Wintney has been rescheduled once again.

Instead of taking place on the 3rd December as currently planned, due to the host's Hampshire Senior Cup tie with Bashley now taking place on that date we will visit them on Tuesday 14th January, kick off at 7:45pm.

Posted at 11:25

Saturday 16 November - Game on today

We have heard from Swindon Supermarine this morning that their pitch has passed the inspection and the game this afternoon will go ahead.

Posted at 10:35

Saturday 16 November - Pitch inspection this morning

We received notification last night that Swindon Supermarine will be holding a pitch inspection this morning at 10am. We will update with the result of it as soon as we have it.

Posted at 04:49

Friday 15 November - New player re-cap

It's been a whirlwind 24-hours at the club with players pitching up on a regular basis so here is a quick re-cap as to who has come in.

Before last weekend's game Isaac Galliford signed on a month's loan from Hemel Hempstead Town, he has already impressed in his two appearances so far and will be with us until the first weekend in December.

In addition a club legend returned in the shape of popular midfielder and terrace cult hero, Dave Diedhiou. Dave signed from St Albans City on a dual registration basis and very much remains part of Ian Allinson's plans. The agreement is that the Saints have first choice with regards to his selection, however there may be occasions where Dave will be able to play for Hendon in the future.

This week saw the addition of attacking midfielder Andronicos Georgiou yesterday on a month's loan from Stevenage, following the expiry of a similar agreement with St Albans City.

Next through the door this morning was young goalkeeper Dante Baptiste, who has signed a youth loan agreement from Watford, and shortly afterwards was the return of winger Shaun Lucien on a permanent basis from Biggleswade Town.

Finally, Wadah Ahmidi has signed on dual registration from Hampton & Richmond Borough. Similar to the agreement that saw Ed Cook arrive at Silver Jubilee Park last month, this move allows Wadah to gain minutes following more than a year out of the game and will prove beneficial to Wadah as he proves his fitness, to Hampton and Gary McCann and, not least, to ourselves, having a proven step 2 player available to us.

Isaac, Andronicos, Dante, Shaun and Wadah will all be available for selection for tomorrow's game at Swindon.

Posted at 13:38

Friday 15 November - Ahmidi joins on dual registration

The third new signing of the day comes in the shape of combative midfielder Wadah Ahmidi, who has joined the club on dual registration from Hampton & Richmond Borough.

Wadah signed for the Beavers last week, making his debut in their Middlesex Senior Cup tie with Harrow Borough in midweek, having taken a year or so out of the game for personal reasons after beginning last season in excellent form for Wealdstone. Prior to that he was a key component of the Staines Town side that went close to the play-offs in 2017/18.

He has also spent time at Maidenhead United and will be available for selection tomorrow.

We welcome Wadah to Silver Jubilee Park and wish him every success during his stay here.

Posted at 13:22

Friday 15 November - Lucien returns

The second signing of the day sees the return of winger Shaun Lucien from Lee Allinson's old side Biggleswade Town.

Shaun originally joined the club following his release from Kingstonian in October last year and went on to make 15 appearances. He was released in January and signed for the Waders where he made an immediate impact both last season and this term before making the decision to re-unite with Allinson.

We welcome Shaun back to the club and hope he has a successful stay at Silver Jubilee Park.

Posted at 11:03

Friday 15 November - New goalkeeper signs

Watford goalkeeper Dante Baptiste has joined the club on a youth loan from the Premier League Club.

Released by Norwich in the summer of 2018, Dante signed for the Vicarage Road outfit shortly afterwards where he has impressed in their age-group teams under the tutelage of former Arsenal and Barnet goalkeeper Graham Stack.

We welcome Dante to the club and wish him well for his time at SJP.

Posted at 10:17

Thursday 14 November - Georgiou joins for a month

Lee Allinson has added to his squad ahead of Saturday's trip to Swindon in the shape of attacking midfielder Andronicos Georgiou who signs on-loan from Stevenage.

Andronicos, who turned 20 at the end of October, has just completed a similar arrangement at St Albans City. He has made 3 league appearances for Stevenage's first team and had a successful spell on-loan at Kings Langley as well in the second half of last season.

He signed a contract extension at the beginning of this year at the Lamex Stadium taking him through to this coming summer and had a trial at Middlesbrough during pre-season.

We welcome Andronicos to the club and wish him well for his month here.

Posted at 14:16

Thursday 14 November - Final Buildbase push

We are nearing the end of the vote for the Buildbase poll to put forward six clubs to present their plans for what they would do with £25,000 worth of building materials and currently sit in third place.

As part of Buildbase's sponsorship of the FA Trophy they are offering £100,000 worth of building materials to grass roots clubs to go towards a project.

The clubs that receive the six highest number of votes will be invited to Wembley Stadium to pitch their plans the from those six, four suceesful clubs will receive £25,000 worth of supplies to go towards their project.

If successful, the grant would go towards the full refurbishment of the clubhouse which would include a new roof, moving the bar and installing a new kitchen. Additionally there would be new doors and windows with the aim of improving the rooms and facility as a whole not only for Hendon and Edgware Town, but all the community groups that use the clubhouse and ground.

If you haven't already, to cast your vote please visit the below link, add your details and select Hendon Football Club and help us get over the line.

Our thanks to everyone that has so far lent their support to our efforts.

Buildbase 100k Transfer Deal

Posted at 08:19

Wednesday 13 November - Post-match interview

The post-match interview with Lee Allinson following our 1-0 win over Leyton Orient last night has been posted on the HFCTV YouTube channel.

Lee talks about the performance last night, how hard he is working to get new players aboard, the importance of building confidence and looks ahead to Saturday's trip to Swindon Supermarine.

Our thanks as always to Steve Lytton and Cyrus Cooper at HFCTV.

Lee Allinson post-match interview

Posted at 09:01

Tuesday 12 November - Connor cuts O's to pieces

A Connor Calcutt strike in the first half gave Hendon a 1-0 win over Leyton Orient in the London Senior Cup.

A largely youthful Orient side gave as good as they got in a tight game that was decided by a piece of impudent skill and finishing by Calcutt when he received the ball inside the penalty area, cut onto his left foot and finished into the far corner.

The second half saw both sides create half-chances without really threatening either goalkeeper as the Greens held on to progress.

Posted at 21:46

Tuesday 12 November - Food bank collection for Sufra London

Once again we are delighted to be supporting the Sufra NW London Food Bank and Kitchen this year.

With the festive period just around the corner the bank has particular problems meeting demand at this time of year. The collection begins today and the following items are particularly welcome (ideally in small packets):

Milk (long life)

Juice / Squash

Sugar / Sweeteners

Tea / Coffee

Jam / Honey / Marmalade

Cereal / Oats / Porridge

Biscuits / Crackers

Cereal Bars

Instant Noodles

Cooking Oil (1 litre)

Rice / Pasta / Spaghetti

Pasta Sauce / Curry Sauce

Lentils (yellow / red)

All non-perishable items will be gratefully received and can be left on the table in the bar this evening and over the coming days and weeks.

Our thanks in advance to everyone who is able to support this excellent cause that provides such a vital service in our local community.

Posted at 13:16

Monday 11 November - New Hendon FC Book released: Hendon A-Z by David Ballheimer

London League Publications Ltd are pleased to announce the publication of The Hendon Football Club A to Z by David Ballheimer.

Hendon Football Club, founded as Christ Church Hampstead in 1908, is one of the best-known clubs in non-league football. In 1914, then playing as Hampstead Town, it joined the Athenian League, but that season was cancelled because of the outbreak of World War One. In 1963, having become Hendon in 1946, it was elected to the Isthmian League, where it played until moving to the Southern League in 2018.

Over the years the club played in five Amateur Cup Finals at Wembley, held Newcastle United to a draw in the FA Cup, and won the Athenian and Isthmian League titles. Many Hendon players competed at the top level in international amateur football, playing for the Great Britain team in the Olympics and for the England amateur side.

This book looks at the club’s history through different topics - cup and league competitions, battles with different opponents such as Enfield, Wealdstone, Harrow Borough and Wingate & Finchley and appearances in key cup and league matches. It also includes information about Hendon’s links with the London Premier League and English Football League clubs, including victories against Arsenal, Millwall, West Ham United and Leyton Orient.

The club’s players are mainly covered in the “Dream Teams” section of the book - selections based on the different letters of the alphabet.

Every Hendon fan, and people with an interest in non-league football and the sport’s history, will enjoy this book. The author, David Ballheimer, is a life-long Hendon supporter, the club’s press officer and a vastly-experienced sports journalist.

Published in November 2019 @ £14.95.

Book details: 336 page paperback illustrated with over 30 photos.

ISBN: 9781909885233

It is available to order from the publisher at www.llpshop.co.uk, on Amazon and Abe Books, from the Hendon FC Supporters Association Club Shop from tomorrow evening and can be ordered from any bookshop. An E-Book for Kindle users is also available on Amazon.

The book can be ordered from the London League Publications Ltd website, www.llpshop.co.uk for £14.50 post free in the UK.

Posted at 20:04

Monday 11 November - Beaconsfield highlights online

The highlights of our 2-1 weekend success over Beaconsfield Town have been uploaded to HFCTV's YouTube channel and are now available to view at the below link.

Hendon 2-1 Beaconsfield Town

Posted at 19:50

Sunday 10 November - Post-Match managerial interview - Part 2

A second part to the post-match managerial interview with Lee Allinson has been posted on HFCTV's YouTube page following yesterday's match.

In it he talks about the return of Dave Diedhiou and the part his family has played in supporting him throughout his managerial career so far.

Lee Allinson interview - Part 2

Posted at 09:53

Sunday 10 November - Grace departs

Yesterday saw Chris Grace play his last match as a Hendon player having made the decision to move on.

Based in Bracknell and with a young family, Chris has taken the decision to leave the club and find football closer to home, enabling him to spend more time with his kids.

Chris joined the club originally on dual registration in April and kept three clean sheets in six matches to help us stay up before going on to secure the number 1 shirt this term with a string of fine performances, including yesterday.

Our thanks go to Chris for all his efforts over the past 7 months and we wish him, his Mum Liz and his Grandad Don all the very best for the future.

Posted at 09:50

Saturday 09 November - Interviews with Chairman and Manager online

The guys at HFCTV were working overtime this afternoon not only providing the usual post-match managerial interview with new incumbent Lee Allinson, but also an interview prior to the game with chairman Simon Lawrence.

Simon provides some context around the departure of James Gray and the appointment of Lee Allinson whilst Lee talks about his appointment from his perspective and his pride in his player's performance this afternoon.

Simon Lawrence interview

Lee Allinson interview

Posted at 22:03

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