News - January 2007

Wednesday 31 January - Burgess reaches milestone

Last night's game saw James Burgess reach a milestone as he made his 150th first team appearance for the club. James made his first team debut as a substitute almost exactly 5 years ago on 2nd February 2002 in the FA Trophy replay against Cambridge City in which the Greens ran out 2-0 winners. He made his first start in the league cup twelve days later at Aldershot Town. He became a regular in the side in the 2002/03 season and apart from a brief spell away from the club during the 2003/04 season, he has played an important part in the first team ever since. James is now one of the club's most experienced players and we hope to see plenty more appearances from him in the future.

Posted at 19:00

Wednesday 31 January - January snowball draw

The January draw for the Snowball Lotto was made at half time of last nights game. The winner of the £186.00 first prize was number 29 whilst number 97 won the second prize of £93.00. It is estimated that the Super Snowball draw that will be held in December will be at least £740.00

Posted at 18:45

Tuesday 30 January - Ten men fight back to win

Hendon saw off the challenge of Hillingdon Borough tonight, winning 4-2 despite playing with ten men for almost all the second half. The reward is a home game towards the end of February against Hayes who won 3-0 at Edgware Town this evening. Hillingdon took a deserved lead in the 17th minute through Danny Tilbury as the Greens failed to perform throughout the half. Two minutes into the second period things got worse as Marc Leach was sent off for two yellow card offences in the space of a few seconds. In the 55th minute, Dean Green brought Hendon back into the game with an outstanding strike that arrowed into the top corner. Sam Byfield restored the lead for Hillingdon eight minutes later before the Greens scored three times in 7 minutes.

Firstly Lee O'Leary headed home just 90 seconds after coming on as a substitute in the 68th minute, and then Jamie Busby continued his excellent form with his fifth goal of the season three minutes later. It was Green who completed the scoring in the 74th minute with a good finish and from there the Greens saw out the game reasonably comfortably, although Richard Wilmot did have to make one excellent save towards the end of the game.

Posted at 23:00

Monday 29 January - Cup football returns tomorrow

Hendon face their first cup match of 2007 as they entertain Hillingdon Borough in the Middlesex Senior Cup Quarter-Final. Hillingdon are likely to include former striker Blaise O'Brien in their side, whilst their manager Steve Ringrose has previously been part of the backroom staff at Claremont Road. The game kicks off at 7.45pm tomorrow evening, and the game will be played to a conclusion with extra time and penalties if necessary.

Posted at 15:00

Monday 29 January - Youth team round up

Three youth teams were in action yesterday. The under 16s played their first match for six weeks and ran out 6-2 winners over Pinner Albion B. Will Mabbutt scored twice whilst Michael Roache fired home a hat-trick. The under 14s also played their first match since before Christmas and won 4-1 at St Andrews. Nestor Bokuli and Nassir Elmi both scoring twice. The under 13s lost 8-6 to Actual Soccer in an enthralling match, with Luke Azumah scoring twice.

Posted at 14:45

Saturday 27 January - Greens move out of bottom four

Hendon won a scrappy match 2-1 at East Thurrock United this afternoon. The Greens took the lead in the 8th minute when Brian Haule headed home a free kick from Jamie Busby, but on the stroke of half-time the home side equalised through Gary Ansell. The second half saw both keepers make fine saves, but it was Haule who won the game when he lifted the ball over the keeper in the 89th minute to win the game and move Hendon out of the bottom four for the first time this season.

Posted at 18:30

Monday 22 January - Murphy returns to MK Dons

The club have confirmed this morning that Kieran Murphy has returned to MK Dons having completed his months loan with us. We thank Kieran for his efforts and performances over the five games that he was with us and wish him all the best as he continues with his career.

Posted at 14:00

Monday 22 January - Youth team round up

Two youth teams beat the continued poor weather to play yesterday afternoon. The under 13s bounced back from their defeat last week to beat Bessingby Park Rangers 5-2 with Kazem Mohsin scoring twice. The under 15s lost their first ever league game going down to Bessingby Park Rangers 2-1, Conor Newman scoring their only goal. Reports and updated tables can be found on the usual pages.

Posted at 13:45

Sunday 21 January - Greens feature on Pyramid Passion

Hendon have been featured on the Pyramid Passion website. The webmaster, David Bauckham, visited for our game yesterday and took a number of photos of the ground. He has written a brief round up of the game, and in due course a ground guide and other photos will be appearing in various sections on his site. Also available through the Pyramid Passion website is David's excellent book on dugouts.

Posted at 22:00

Saturday 20 January - Hendon hit Walton for three

Hendon won the crucial game against Walton & Hersham 3-0 this afternoon thanks to three goals in fourteen second half minutes. After a goalless first half, the Greens took the lead in the 55th minute through Belal Aiteouakrim and eleven minutes later Brian Haule doubled the lead. The third goal came in the 69th minute when Jamie Busby slid the ball home and from there the Greens saw the game to the end without any scares. Earlier Richard Wilmot, who was making his 50th appearance, made an outstanding double save to prevent Walton from taking the lead.

Posted at 18:30

Saturday 20 January - Pitch inspection at 1.00pm

The match referee will be inspecting the Claremont Road pitch at 1.00pm this afternoon to decide whether the crucial game against Walton & Hersham can go ahead or not. There will be an update on the messageboard as soon as the decision has been made.

Posted at 10:00

Monday 15 January - Youth team round up

Two youth games beat the weather this weekend. The under 15s continued their excellent season with a 2-1 win over LNER St Georges, Jordan Copeland and Conor Newman scoring the goals. It was disappointment however for the under 13s who lost 5-0 at Harlington, thus missing out on a chance to go top of the table.

Posted at 15:00

Saturday 13 January - Jon is Main man for Angels

Hendon went down to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Tonbridge Angels, the main difference between the sides being Tonbridge front man Jon Main who scored a hat-trick. After Dean Green had missed a penalty in the 2nd minute, Main, who is the target of a number of clubs, opened the scoring with a fine finish in the 25th minute. A minute later the Greens equalised when Belal Aiteouakrim fired a fierce drive home. Main restored the lead in the 35th minute. The third goal came in the 78th minute when Main converted a penalty, but the Greens did have a number of chances to score in the second period. The best chances fell to Brian Haule and Jamie Busby, whilst Aaron Kerr in the Tonbridge goal made one outstanding save towards the end of the game.

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Saturday 13 January - Haule brothers reunited

The Haule brothers have been reunited after Gary McCann secured the signature of Davis Haule this morning prior to the game at Tonbridge Angels. Davis made 88 appearances for the club between 1999 and 2002 scoring 18 goals and has spent most of his time since with Yeading. Speaking before today's game manager Gary McCann said "I'm delighted to secure the services of Davis. He will add quality and experience to the squad. Davis has come to us for footballing reasons and not for financial gain and we are thrilled to have him on board." We welcome Davis back to the club and hope that enjoys his time with us once again.

Posted at 19:45

Friday 12 January - eBay Affiliate

The more observant amongst you will have noticed that a link to eBay has appeared on the left hand side of every page on the website. This link works like many of the other links in that if you click it, and then make a bid or a purchase on eBay we will earn commission for the Supporters Trust. However, please note that if you are going to make more than one bid, you need to return to the website and click on the link again.

Posted at 15:00

Friday 12 January - Supporters Trust Race Night

The Supporters Trust's next fundraising event is a Race Night that will take place on Saturday 24th February in the clubhouse. The doors will open at 7.30pm and the first race starts at 8.00pm. Tickets are just £2.50 and will be available from John Rice or any member of the supporters trust board or by emailing the trust on Refreshments will also be on sale on the night and there will also be an auction which will include some sporting memorablia.

Supporters also have the option of being a jockey for £1.00 or an owner for £2.00. The winning jockey and owner of each race will get a prize. The sponsorship of each race is £50. This gives the sponsor a profile on the night with their logo, etc being shown on the screen. To secure sponsorship please speak to John Rice or email him on

Posted at 14:00

Thursday 11 January - Fixture rearrangements

The three league games postponed over the past few weeks have now been rearranged. On Monday 12th February we will entertain Hampton & Richmond Borough, on Monday 5th March we will entertain Slough Town and on Tuesday 27th March we will travel to Staines Town. Also, it has been confirmed that our Middlesex Senior Cup tie against Hillingdon Borough will take place at Claremont Road on Tuesday 30th January. All four games will kick off at 7.45pm.

Posted at 15:00

Wednesday 10 January - Under 15s game to be replayed

The under 15s league game at Acton Ealing Whistlers A played in October has been ordered to be replayed. The original game saw our opponents start the game with twelve men and the protest that was sent in to the Harrow Youth League has been upheld. No new date has been set for the game as yet.

Posted at 15:00

Wednesday 10 January - Youth games washed out

All three youth games due to be played last Sunday were washed out by the wet weather on Saturday. All four teams are due to be in action this coming weekend, weather permitting.

Posted at 14:30

Saturday 06 January - Hampton match postponed

This afternoon's game against Hampton & Richmond Borough was postponed shortly before 1.00pm due to the Claremont Road pitch being waterlogged with standing water in some areas. A new date for the game will be announced in due course.

Posted at 13:00

Saturday 06 January - Pitch inspection planned

Following the rain this morning a pitch inspection will be made by the match referee as close to 1.00pm as possible. As soon as the inspection has taken place, the result will be posted to the messageboard as we will be unable to update the website.

Posted at 10:00

Saturday 06 January - First game of 2007

The first team are in action for the first time in 2007 this afternoon when they entertain Hampton & Richmond Borough at Claremont Road in a 3.00pm kick off. Both sides will be looking to build on their recent good form after some good results over the Christmas period.

Posted at 09:30

Monday 01 January - Two go out on loan

Gary McCann announced on Saturday that Takumi Ake and Josh Hunte have both gone out on loan to Wembley for a few weeks to enable them to get some regular football under their belts. We wish both players well while they at Vale Farm, and look forward to welcoming them back in a few weeks time.

Posted at 10:00