Tomorrow evening sees our first home game of the campaign as we welcome our old friends Dulwich Hamlet to Earlsmead. It is the first time since May 2001 that we have met in the league, having been regular league opponents since 1963. That game saw us win 3-0 courtesy of goals from Rene Street, Bontcho Guentchev and Dale Binns.
We have met three times in cups since then - losing 3-1 in the London Senior Cup in December 2003, then winning 2-1 in an FA Cup replay in October 2008 at Earlsmead after a 2-2 draw at Champion Hill. Dave Diedhiou and Harry Hunt scored in the replay after Hunt and Rakatahr Hudson had scored in the original tie.
Like the Greens, the Hamlet opened their campaign yesterday with a 2-0 win over Lowestoft Town with goals in each half from Ellis Green, who was later sent off, and Erhun Oztumer who scored from the penalty spot. Lowestoft had an early weak penalty easily saved by Phil Wilson.
Gary McCann and the squad will be keen to build on their excellent start at Thamesmead, and will be boosted by James Fisher being available following his suspension.
Kick off tomorrow is at 7.45pm, and admission is £10 adults, £5 senior citizens & students, and free for under 16s. Programmes will be available priced at £2.
We hope to see a good turnout of Hendon support tomorrow, getting behind the team and hopefully cheering them on to three points. See you there.