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Tuesday 22 January - First team match off

With apologies to those who travelled, snow that has arrived in the last hour has been heavy enough to quickly obscure the pitch markings and the referee feels it is unlikely that they would remain uncovered for 45 minutes at a time to get a half of football in between clearing them.

We will advise of a new date as soon as we have it

Posted at 19:01

Tuesday 22 January - Under 23s match postponed

This evening's under 23s match with Cockfosters has been postponed due to the conditions. The match has been rearranged for 2 weeks time.

Note that the first team fixture this evening is not under threat and will go ahead as planned - the snow that has been seen further north has not reached SJP at the time of writing

Posted at 17:41

Tuesday 22 January - Dermot remembered at Tiverton game

Hendon’s match with Tiverton Town last Saturday was made into a special occasion as the club recognised former star Dermot Drummy, who died in November 2017.

Drummy played 348 times for Hendon in two spells from in the 1980s, scoring 62 goals and enjoyed much success with both Arsenal – where he had been an apprentice – and Chelsea’s youth teams. He also spent a season managing Crawley Town in 2016–17.

Always a team player, Dermot’s death hit his former team-mates hard and it was decided to hold a day of celebration for his life in the week of what would have been his 58th birthday.

The match was dubbed Dermot’s Game and as well as bucket collections for MIND and the Samaritans, a number of his former team-mates came to celebrate his career.

Ten stars from Dermot’s squads in the late 1980s were at Silver Jubilee Park and it gave many of Hendon’s older fans to chat with players who did so much for the club in the period.

By a happy coincidence, with Dermot in the No.7 shirt he wore with such distinction, the 10 would have made for a very formidable line-up:

1. Dave Root

2. Erskine Smart

3. Roger Wade

4. Andy O’Brien

5. Alan Campbell

6. Bob Dowie

7. Dermot Drummy

8. Duncan Hardy

9. Mick Kiely

10. Colin Tate

11. Gary Keen

A number of fans mused how this team would have fared if they had played in the game. Apart from the obvious age issue – Dermot left the Greens 30 years ago – but in their prime, the team would have been far too strong for Step 3 of Non-League football.

Dermot’s family was also at the game and they were blown away at the hospitality they were afforded. Two even have intimated they want to get involved with the club as volunteers.

Posted at 12:51

Tuesday 22 January - Obi added on dual registration

Young forward Ogo Obi has been added to the squad in time for this evening's visit of Weymouth. Ogo is a former professional at Cardiff City who had previously impressed in Watford's youth setup. This season he started out with Hampton & Richmond Borough, before being picked up by Wealdstone just before Christmas.

Ogo joins us on dual registration from the Stones - we thank Wealdstone for their assistance with the signing and we hope he enjoys his time at SJP.

Posted at 12:41

Tuesday 22 January - Gardiner-Smith added to squad

Ahead of this evening's visit from Weymouth, we are pleased to welcome Jacob Gardiner-Smith as James Gray's latest addition to his squad. Jacob is a 21 year old midfielder who joins us from St Alban's City, having previously spent 3 years in Russia with Dynamo Moscow and Zenit St Petersburg II.

We look forward to seeing Jacob pull on a green shirt and hope he enjoys his time with the club.

Posted at 08:35

Sunday 20 January - HFCTV pre and post match interviews

HFCTV held interviews with Jimmy Gray before and after yesterday's draw with Tiverton Town. Both are now available on the HFCTV Youtube channel.

Jimmy Gray pre-match interview

Jimmy Gray post-match interview

Posted at 01:38

Saturday 19 January - Hendon earn first point in 7 weeks

James Gray's squad managed to stop the rot of a 9 match losing streak this afternoon, earning a point against visitors Tiverton Town. In ordinary circumstances Greens fans might be disappointed not to take all three - having been 2-0 up at half time - but the relief of not taking the losing streak into double figures will likely have trumped those feeling.

Bayley Brown opened the scoring in the 11th minute from close range, while Shaquille Hippolyte-Patrick doubled the lead just ten minutes later. However, the visitors came out stronger after half time and two quick in four minutes goals through Levi Landricombe and Tom Bath brought them level with around 40 minutes still to play.

Both sides had their chances to take the three points, but with both teams having gone through a tough patch of form they'll likely be happy just to have avoided chalking up a further defeat.

Posted at 17:13

Saturday 19 January - Three more sign as Abrahams moves on

We are pleased to be able to confirm three new signings that were made ahead of today's match with Tiverton, while we also wish all the best to Tanasheh Abrahams, who has moved on

Tanasheh leaves us having made 5 appearances in recent weeks having made his debut in our 3-1 home defeat by Metropolitan Police last month. He has decided to return back to one of his old clubs, Wingate and Finchley, and he leaves with our best wishes for the next phase of his career.

Coming in the other direction are Sergio Manesio, Ryan Hope and Benjy Aghadiuno.

Sergio previously made several appearances during preseason for Hendon in 2012 and joins on dual registration from Hampton and Richmond Borough. He spent last season plying his trade in Canada and made his debut for the Beavers last week.

Ryan has most recently been playing as a regular for Southall with Boreham Wood, St. Albans City, Hayes and Yeading and Slough Town counted amongst his other previous clubs.

Finally we welcome Benjy Aghadiuno, an 18 year old forward who joins us on loan from Barnet. Benjy made 3 appearances for the Bees last season, while this term he has been gaining experience at a number of local non-league sides, most recently scoring 5 times in 15 appearances for Aylesbury united.

We thank both former Greens Gary McCann and Darren Currie for their assistance in ensuing that the signings of Sergio and Benjy have gone smoothly this week.

Posted at 16:47

Thursday 17 January - Tiverton programme preview

This is what you can expect in Saturday's programme for the fixture against Tiverton Town.

JAMES GRAY: Returning with his notes, Jimmy talks candidly about the recent run of defeats

GREENSVIEW: John Rogers opens the issue with the memory of Dermot Drummy in mind

GREENS DREAM TEAMS: David Ballheimer marks Dermot's special day of memory by naming a dream team comprising the cream of the Hendon squad in the late 1980s, when DD returned to the club

MEMORY LANE: A special two-pager in memory of Dermot Drummy

OBITUARY: Repeated from last season's Bath programme is David Ballheimer's obituary for Dermot

RESULTS AND FIXTURES: Fixtures, results, game-by-game appearances, goal scorers and attendances

MEET YOUR GREENS: Numbers 12 and 13 in this season's series give us a double-header!

OUR VISITORS: We spotlight Tiverton Town with their history in brief and player profiles

TODAY'S MASCOTS: Featuring the Hendon Under 11s - and young Ivy and Patsy!

HALF-TIME BREAK: Nine questions to test your football knowledge over a beer

HFC SPONSORSHIP PAGES: Playing kit, match, programme and match ball sponsorship

PLUS: Today's Sponsors, Gary McCann Seat Sponsorship, Stats Page, Team Line-up, and Next at SJP

If you wish to subscribe to having regular programmes in PDF format emailed, please contact Edd on hendon.edd@hotmail.com

Posted at 23:26

Thursday 17 January - Kings Langley photos

With thanks to Derek Beech, we are now able to share photos from our fixture with Kings Langley earlier this month.

Hendon 1-2 Kings Langley on Facebook

Hendon 1-2 Kings Langley on Flickr

Posted at 23:23

Wednesday 16 January - Free ticket offer still available

In advance of Dermot's Game on Saturday, we want to take the opportunity to re-publicise our offer of free tickets for anyone suffering from any form of mental health problem or loneliness.

If anyone who is suffering from depression, anxiety or any related condition would like to take up this offer, please email our chairman Simon Lawrence on simon.hendon@btinternet.com and he will arrange for you to have free admission to our next home game. This applies not just for Dermot's game on Saturday, but also long into the future.

There are organisations out there who you can call upon should you be going through tough times. You can call the Samaritans on 116 123, free of charge from any phone at any time. Further details can be found at - www.samaritans.org. We also recommend MIND, who are a mental health charity, provide a wide range of self help resources www.mind.org.uk.

Posted at 13:51

Tuesday 15 January - Hendon out of last cup

A 2-0 defeat by Hayes and Yeading United left Hendon without any chance of cup silverware this season, dropping out of the Middlesex Senior Cup in the Quarter Finals.

The Greens kept their clean sheet until midway through the first half when Ash Nzala was pulled down in the penalty area, allowing Duncan Culley to fire home from the penalty spot. It wasn't until the 72nd minute when the game was made all but safe though, Culley again the scorer.

Posted at 23:58

Monday 14 January - Two in as Griffith moves on

We are pleased to be able to announce the signing of two new players this morning. 21 year old Andrew McCorkell has signed up for his second spell at the club having previously made 4 appearances for us in the 2016/17 season. Andrew is a former MK Dons goalkeeper who has spent the interim period with a number of clubs, including St Albans, Cheshunt, Egham and Hayes & Yeading,

Also arriving is Charlie Smith, a former professional with Luton Town. The 23 year old midfielder has spent a number of years with Hitchin Town in the Evostik league, making over 100 appearances for the Canaries and more recently has plied his trade at Welwyn Garden City, making around half a dozen appearances before moving on this month.

Unfortunately departing is Taishan Griffith, who is making the opposite journey to Welwyn to return to one of his former clubs. Taishan was one of James Gray's first signings and made an immediate impact on the team, making his debut on the first day of the season at Frome Town. Since then he has made 23 appearances for the Greens, most recently coming off the bench against Chesham United on New Years Day.

We'd like to thank Taishan for his efforts while at Silver Jubilee Park and wish him all the best in the next phase of his career.

Posted at 12:28

Saturday 12 January - Greens slump to 8th consecutive defeat

James Gray's Hendon squad are still looking for their first points in over five weeks after Metropolitan Police inflicted their 8th defeat in a row, winning 3-0 at Imber Court.

At half time the home side were just one goal to the good, former Green Jack Mazzone capping a lovely move with a simple tap in midway through the half. The visiting squad re-grouped during the break and managed a brief spell of pressure, but in the 56th minute a poorly taken set piece allowed the Police to break quickly and play Max Blackmore in for a swift finish. Met Police weren't finished though and in the 79th minute they stamped their playoff credentials firmly on proceedings with a third goal after Jonathan Hippolyte broke clear.

Posted at 23:26

Friday 11 January - Kings Langley highlights online

Ahead of tomorrow's visit to Metropolitan Police, we are pleased to make available the highlights of our latest home league game via HFCTV.

Kings Langley Highlights

Posted at 17:29

Monday 07 January - Open house friendly tomorrow

Tomorrow evening we have arranged to play Potters Bar Town in a friendly at Silver Jubilee Park, kicking off at 7:30pm. James sees this as an opportunity to give game time to those returning from injury and some squad players and is happy to welcome all supporters to watch. No admission will be charged for this match.

Posted at 09:45

Sunday 06 January - Chesham highlights and match photos

Highlights and matchday photos from New Years Day's game against Chesham have now been posted online. Thanks as ever to Derek Beech for taking the time on matchdays to take photos as well as the HFCTV team for their efforts in making highlights available.

Hendon 0-1 Chesham United highlights

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Chesham photos on Flickr

Posted at 12:25

Sunday 06 January - Jimmy's post Kings Langley thoughts

Following yesterday's defeat by Kings Langley, manager Jimmy Gray spoke to HFCTV interviewer Steve Lytton. Steve's interview is available for free on HFCTV's Youtube channel.

Jimmy's post Kings Langley thoughts

Posted at 12:15

Saturday 05 January - Strong start not enough to beat Kings

Despite a decent first half performance, Hendon are still to get off the mark for 2019 following a 2-1 defeat at home to Kings Langley this afternoon. Despite losing Connor Callcut midway through the first half, the Greens drew first blood, with Callcut's replacement Elliott Charles firing home just two minutes into his third spell at the club. A determined and composed defensive performance ensured that the home side reached half-time a goal up, allowing the visitors plenty of possession but few chances.

The second half, however, was different story. It took less than ten minutes for Kings Langley to draw level, Callum Adebiyi heading past Bowness before Rene Howe put them ahead in the 71st minute. The Greens misery was complete shortly before the final whistle when a bad tackle from Matty Harriott saw him dismissed and Hendon with just 10 men to chase the game.

Posted at 17:50

Friday 04 January - Charles re-signs for Hendon

We are delighted to be able to welcome Elliott Charles back to Hendon for his third spell with the club. With 15 goals in 46 games in green to date, Elliott is a well renowned forward who has spent a number of years plying his trade in Conference South in between his spells with us, most recently at Wealdstone where he netted four times in five appearances off the bench late last year.

Elliott signed forms earlier today and will be available for tomorrow's visit of King's Langley.

Posted at 14:51

Thursday 03 January - Greens and SJP to feature in Alzheimer's Society guide

We are delighted to hear that Hendon FC and Silver Jubilee Park are to feature in the Alzheimer's Society's forthcoming dementia-friendly sport and leisure guide. This guide, due to launch on February 12th, is intended to help organisations to learn what can be done to move towards providing an environment that will support those who are living with Alzheimers and other related conditions as well as those who are supporting them.

We have been informed that some of our work is due to be featured as "best practice" in our sector and while we continue to work to ensure we provide a dementia-friendly experience in all areas we look forward to sharing our experience in the hope of inspiring others to follow.

Posted at 21:41

Thursday 03 January - Latest Snowball winners

Following the Chesham United defeat on Monday, the annual Super Snowballer draw was made, along with the monthly draws for November and December. This year's Snowballer prize was £1078.50, taken by lucky ball number 43.

For November, ball number 155 took the first prize of £pound;265.50, while the second prize of £132.75 went to ball 144. In December's draw the winner was ball number 151, taking £271.50, while ball 140 took the runner up sum of £135.75.

In the last two months a further £805.50 went into Supporters' Trust funds, for which we are incredibly grateful. For further details on the Snowball Lottery our dedicated page provides further details along with a full history of prize winners since mid-2014.

[ Snowball Lottery >

Posted at 21:17

Wednesday 02 January - New Year Raffle winners

We are pleased to be able to confirm the winners of the 2019 New Year Supporters' Trust Raffle. Five tickets were drawn on Monday afternoon and all winners have already been contacted. The first prize of £300 went to ticket number 02530, while ticket 02411 took the second prize of £200. £100 went to ticket 01540 and the last two prizes of £50 went to tickets 00544 and 01563.

As always, we are grateful to everyone who both purchased and sold any tickets and look forward to the Trust's next raffle.

Posted at 23:26

Wednesday 02 January - Frome highlights now available

With apologies for the delay due to the Holiday Season, highlights from our defeat by Frome Town are now online.

Hendon 0-1 Frome Town Highlights

Posted at 09:22

Tuesday 01 January - Greens succumb to late winner

Chesham United took the points today with a late strike at Silver Jubilee Park, leaving Jimmy Gray's squad looking at next Saturday's visit of King's Langley for their first points of 2019.

The visiting Generals continued their recent rich vein of form and belied their bottom half league position in taking the game to the Greens early on, but the two sides turned around at halftime with the game goalless. The second half proved a poor advert for the Southern League, but in the 90th minute a Bradley Clayton effort found the back of the net to take the victory.

Posted at 16:58

Sunday 30 December - December Player of the Month sponsored by PP Wealth result

The winner of the December Player of the Month sponsored by PP Wealth is Matty Harriott, who received 32% of the vote. Riccardo Alexander-Greenaway, who broke into the first team from the under 23s during the month, was second with 14% of the vote, whilst Danny Boness was third with 11% of the vote.

We would like to thank all those who have voted throughout the year - we will of course be continuing the votes during 2019.

Posted at 12:34

Saturday 29 December - Greens end 2018 in 8th place

With the final round of league games in 2018 having been played this afternoon, the first team end the year in 8th place with 31 points from 22 games.

Today's games saw no change in our league position, although Kings Langley pulled level on points following their 4-3 win at Harrow Borough.

2019 begins with a home game at SJP against Chesham United, kick off is at 3:00pm. Gates open at 1:00pm and the first 50 adults paying full entry price will be eligible for a free pint in the bar courtesy of the owners of the ground.

Posted at 17:46

Saturday 29 December - Lewis Toomey becomes a Green

We are pleased to announce the signing of striker Lewis Toomey from Hayes & Yeading United where he has scored 10 goals this season.

He began his career with Kings Langley and after two high scoring seasons he moved on to Hemel Hempstead Town. He has also played for Chalfont St Peter, Hitchin Town, St Albans City, Boreham Wood and was with Chesham United last season where he scored 18 goals.

We welcome Lewis to the club, and we hope he has an enjoyable and successful time with us.

Posted at 11:50

Friday 28 December - Don't forget to vote for Player of the Month

A reminder that the voting for the December player of the month sponsored by PP Wealth is now open. You can vote via the link below, and voting will close during the evening on Sunday 30th December.

December 2018 player of the month vote sponsored by PP Wealth

Posted at 17:20

Friday 28 December - Frome and Harrow reports online

The match reports from the festive defeats against Frome Town and Harrow Borough are online.

The Frome Town report can be found by clicking here.

The Harrow Borough report can be found by clicking here.

Posted at 17:19

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