We begin our 9th February look back in 1924 with a home Athenian League derby match against Barnet and the crowd were treated to a 0-0 draw.
Anyone that braved a return 5-years later in 1929 as USSR, Latvia, Estonia, Poland and Romania signed the Litvinov pact to renounce war, found themselves handsomely rewarded as Enfield were vanquished 6-1. Harry Shearcroft led the way with a hat-trick added to by a brace from Stan Moore and one from Cecil Graves.
There was another half-dozen scored in 1935 in a game against Romford as the East Londoner’s cruised to a 6-0 win, making it 15 goals conceded in just three matches for Golders Green. 11-years later as the Dutch Social Democratic Party was formed there was rather better luck, defensively at least, as Sutton United were held to a 0-0 draw in the London Senior Cup.
Roy Stroud netted the only goal of the game in 1952 against Barking in the Athenian League and five-years later in 1957 a visit to Cambridge City ended in a 2-1 success, Peter Terry and Miles Spector scoring the goals to pocket the points.
Having taken four attempts to get past Harwich and Parkeston in the 1974 Amateur Cup, Tilbury were beaten at the second go in a replay at Claremont Road in which Derek Baker and Roger Connell provided the goals and two-years later it was another replay, this time in the FA Trophy at Slough Town that saw the Greens exit to the only goal of the game.
Charlie Richardson ensured a share of the spoils in a 1980 Thameslink derby against Boreham Wood and in 1987 Dagenham and the Greens played out a 1-1 draw in the GMAC Cup thanks to an Iain Dowie strike.
1994 saw the Greens knocked out of the Middlesex Senior Cup after a 1-0 defeat to Harrow Borough in a match that was ordered to be replayed after the original tie had seen Hendon field an ineligible player on January 19th – a match that the Greens had won 1-0. There was rather more luck five-years later as Hampton were beaten 2-0 thanks to goals from Junior Lewis and Matt Maran.
A 2002 visit to Chesham United ended in success as Steve Forbes and Martin Randall netted to give Dave Anderson’s side three welcome points and Gary McCann’s side went one better in 2010 at Maidstone as they won 3-0. Jamie Busby, James Bent and Casey Maclaren netting the goals.
Lee Angol was the hero in 2013 with the only goal of the game as Bognor Regis Town were defeated 1-0 at Vale Farm and Charlie Goode ensured a share of the spoils in 2015 against East Thurrock United in a 1-1 draw.
2016 saw a second competitive home match at Silver Jubilee Park and it took a very late Carl McCluskey header to secure a 2-1 win over Croydon in the London Senior Cup as Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders win the New Hampshire primaries – Ben Pattie had scored the other Hendon goal and we finish in 2019 as Darren Locke’s brave header secured a point from a visit to Wimborne Town that ended 3-3. Ryan Hope and Shaquille Hippolyte-Patrick’s penalty had given the Greens the half-time advantage only to be pegged back to 3-2 down.
Of 18 matches to have been played on 9th February, 9 have been won with 6 draws and 3 defeats. 27 goals have been scored and 17 conceded.