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Today’s retrospective looks at on-field events that have taken place on 11th January in the history of Hendon Football Club in our many previous guises.
We begin in 1913 when Barking visited The Avenue ground in the London League and goals from Henry Pennifer, Gordon Marchmant and Vic Hough saw Hampstead Town to a comfortable 3-0 win and in the aftermath of the 1st World War Catford Southend were beaten 3-2 away from home in a London League match thanks to a treble from T Poltock.
Freddie Evans and Bill Butland scored the goals to give Hampstead a 2-1 win over Redhill in the Athenian League in 1930 and then 6-years later in an FA Amateur Cup tie Leyton were defeated 3-0, Johnny Browne, Dave Walker and Fred Boston the goalscorers sealing progress into the next round.
After an 11-year gap, Finchley were defeated at home in 1947 in a London Senior Cup tie 4-1 with Pat Lynch, Bill Reay, Roy Stroud and Bernard Bryant on the scoresheet and another 11-years on the Greens went one better overcoming Dulwich Hamlet 5-1 in the Amateur Cup led by a couple of goals from Tommy Lawrence, plus one each form Miles Spector, Mickey Moore and Roy Thomas.
That made it six wins out of six on this day, a run that was ended in 1964 when a trip to the south coast saw Fareham Town shock the Greens 1-0 in another Amateur Cup tie and then in 1975 a local derby in the FA Trophy against Hillingdon Borough ended level at 2-2, Steve Jefferies and John Field sealing the replay for the Greens.
In 1983 a goal from Desmond Dennis was in vain as Kingstonian left Claremont Road with progression in the London Senior Cup, the K’s winning 2-1 and in 1992 a Diadora League fixture with Windsor and Eton ended 1-1, the Greens’ goal coming from a visiting player own goal ensuring a share of the spoils.
It was another 1-1 draw in 1997, this time at home to Yeading in the ICIS League with Junior Lewis on the scoresheet as Neil Price’s charges picked up a valuable point in their battle against the drop and then moving into the new millennium Gary Farrell’s side was humiliated at home to Leatherhead in the Isthmian League Cup as a woeful extra-time performance saw the lower division side come away with a handsome 6-3 win. Ross Pickett and a pair of Mark Nicholls strikes for the Greens ultimately meant very little.
Fast forward to 2011 and a visit to Tonbridge Angels’ Longmead ground, never a happy hunting ground for the Greens, ended in a predictable 2-1 defeat despite Belal Aite-ouakrim giving the Greens the lead. A host of missed opportunities proved fatal as the Angels came back to win. Three years later and another visit to Kent ended rather better as big-spending Margate were beaten 3-2 in a thriller at Hartsdown Park. Casey Maclaren, Jack Bennett and a pearler from Jefferson Louis sealing the points for Gary McCann’s side.
Finally, a year ago today Lee Allinson’s side continued their fine start to 2020 as they visited Imber Court and outplayed Metropolitan Police to continue their move away from the danger zone. A goal in either half from new signing Joe White sandwiched an Eddie Oshodi effort to give the Greens a thoroughly deserved 3-0 win.
Across 15 matches played on this day, 8 have been won, two drawn and five saw the Greens beaten. There have been 35 goals scored and 22 conceded to date.