News - February 2019

Saturday 16 February - Welsh Rarebit for Greens

The Greens recorded their first win in 2 and a half months this afternoon ending their long trip to Wales with a 2-0 success against play-off chasing Merthyr Town.

Indebted to in-form Danny Boness for a number of excellent first half saves, Shaquille Hippolyte-Patrick opened the scoring from the penalty spot five minutes before the break. Substitute Connor Calcutt netted his sixth goal of the season with a downward header with 20 minutes remaining and despite losing Luke TIngey to a second yellow card with a dozen minutes of the 90 remaining, the visitors withstood strong home pressure to record a vital and much needed victory ending a run of 13-matches without a win in all competitions.

Posted at 16:57

Tuesday 12 February - Under 23s come up just short

The Under 23s came up just short against Cockfosters in their Middlesex Premier Cup Quarter Final losing 2-0. The young Greens were well in the game before the hosts claimed their second goal of the evening in the closing stages with Gianni Crichlow having an effort well saved and other efforts going close. Ultimately, the home side's greater clinical finishing proved the difference on the night and they go on to meet Rayners Lane in the semi final.

Posted at 22:00

Tuesday 12 February - Under 23s in cup action tonight

For those looking for a football fix this evening, the Under 23s are visiting Cockfosters in their Middlesex Premier Cup quarter-final. The winners of the tie will take on Rayners Lane in the last four.

Kick off at Chalk Lane (postcode EN4 9HZ) is 7:45pm and admission is £6.

Finlay Johnson and John Creith hope to see as many of our supporters cheering the youngsters on as are able to make it.

Posted at 07:57

Monday 11 February - Grant funding awards

We are delighted to announce that we have been successful in our bid to Wembley National Stadium Trust for funding to establish a dementia cafe at SJP as part of our growing involvement in mental health issues in the London Borough of Brent.

The aim of the project is to serve the needs of the 55+ age group, their families and carers, to provide a place where they can relax, talk to people who understand and to feel included. We also intend to provide physical activities including walking football, keep fit classes and chair exercises for those with mobility issues, and gardening over the coming months.

The project will be set up by Rob Morris and delivered through our new Community Officer Dave Young-Phombeah, with assistance from Chiraag Patel from Body Conscious in conjunction with CAD Brent, Dementia Cafes Brent and the Alzheimers Society.

Separately we have also been awarded a grant by Middlesex FA to expand the Brent Mental Health Football Project to two afternoons a week. The project has been a great success since it began in June 2017, generating a lot of media coverage and interest from other football clubs as well as other mental health sectors of the NHS.

Last year the project won the Middlesex FA Community Project of the Year award and great credit for the positive improvements in the lives of those taking part must go to Richard Hay and his early intervention team at Brent Adult Social Services who run the sessions, as well as Rob Morris and Tom Stockman at SJP for their continued support and involvement.

Many thanks go to both Wembley National Stadium Trust and Middlesex FA for their valued support and encouragement in both of these projects.

Posted at 12:21

Sunday 10 February - Wimborne photos and report online

The photos from yesterday's blustery visit to Dorset have been uploaded by Derek Beech to Flickr and Facebook and can be found at the below links.

Wimborne 3-3 Hendon on Facebook

Wimborne 3-3 Hendon on Flickr

Meanwhile, David Ballheimer's report can be found in the Fixtures and Results section of the website.

Posted at 15:04

Saturday 09 February - Wimborne Highlights on Youtube

With thanks to Ben Trant, video highlights from today's match are already available to view on Youtube.

Wimborne Town 3-3 Hendon Highlights on Youtube

Posted at 23:23

Saturday 09 February - Hendon earn point in entertaining draw

Hendon came home with their fourth consecutive point this afternoon, going ahead twice in an entertaining 3-3 draw at Wimborne Town. Ryan Hope drew first blood midway through the first half before Luke Burbidge drew the home side level. However, just before half-time Shaquille Hippolyte-Patrick put the blue shirted visitors back ahead with a penalty after a fellow Hendon player was judged to be wrestled to the ground.

Wimborne made an astute half-time substitution, bringing on Toby Holmes who scored twice in 20 minutes to put the in-form side ahead for the first time. Jimmy Gray's squad, however, have found some renewed bite of late and they dug in to equalise just two minute later through Darren Locke. Of the Greens' recent run of draws, this was undoubtedly the hardest achieved and will put the side in strong spirits ahead of next week's visit to Merthyr Town.

Posted at 23:21

Saturday 09 February - Game on

Wimborne's groundsman has checked their pitch this morning and has confirmed that no inspection is required; the pitch is playable and this afternoon's game is fine to go ahead. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at 3pm.

Posted at 09:51

Friday 08 February - Wimborne likely to go ahead

We have spoken to the staff at Wimborne this afternoon and they have told us that they are confident there won't be any issues with their pitch that would stop tomorrow's game going ahead. We've agreed to speak again at around 9am to confirm that the weather hasn't changed the situation overnight and will update the website and social media as soon as possible in the morning.

Posted at 14:26

Thursday 07 February - Salisbury highlights available

HFCTV have published highlights from last weekend's draw with Salisbury today. We'd like to apologise to subscribers for the delay in making these available - this was down to an error on the website team's end.

Hendon 2-2 Salisbury

Posted at 23:35

Wednesday 06 February - 10 man Under 18s win on Monday

The Under 18s were also successful on Monday evening as they came from a goal behind to beat Brimsdown 2-1 having gone down to 10 men early in the second half following a dismissal.

An own goal from a left wing cross was followed by the winner shortly after when another low left wing cross was turned in at the near post. The youngsters dug in for the final 20 minutes to pick up an excellent victory against the odds.

Posted at 23:24

Wednesday 06 February - Under 23s go goal crazy

The Under 23s put in an outstanding performance this evening in their Middlesex League match against neighbours Harrow Borough at SJP this evening running out 8-0 winners.

Ash Abdollahi, Riccardo Alexander-Greenaway and Khalil Francis scored one each whilst Gianni Crichlow netted a brace and Tyriq Hunte helped himself to a hat-trick.

Posted at 22:45

Tuesday 05 February - Under 23s at SJP Tomorrow

Our Under-23 side belatedly resume their Middlesex Under-23 league campaign tomorrow as they host Harrow Borough at Silver Jubilee Park. All are welcome to support John Creith and Finlay Johnson's side with £3 admission. The bar will also be open for refreshments throughout the evening.

Posted at 14:21

Sunday 03 February - Photos and match report online

Derek Beech has published his photos from yesterday's draw with Salisbury. As usual, galleries are available on both Facebook and Flickr.

Hendon 2-2 Salisbury on Facebook

Hendon 2-2 Salisbury on Flickr

Meanwhile, David Ballheimer's report can be found in the Fixtures and Results section of the website.

Posted at 21:21

Saturday 02 February - Last gasp equaliser denies Salisbury

Hendon picked up their third draw in a row this afternoon against high-flying Salisbury thanks to substitute Connor Calcutt's last gasp equaliser. Shaquille Hippolyte-Patrick had given the Greens an early lead which Daniel Fitchett levelled on the stroke of half-time. Fitchett added his second of the afternoon midway through the second period to give the visitors the lead and just as it looked as though the points were headed back to Wiltshire, Calcutt's late intervention rewarded Hendon's persistence and ensured a deserved share of the points.

Posted at 19:01

Saturday 02 February - Game on Today

We've received news of this morning's pitch inspection and can confirm that this afternoon's match with Salisbury will go ahead. We look forward to seeing as many supporters there as possible.

Posted at 09:22

Friday 01 February - Archer comes on-board

We are pleased to announce the addition of Nick Archer to the Board of Directors of Hendon Football Club (2008) Limited.

Nick has a longstanding affinity with non-league football and his experience will be of great benefit to the Club on many fronts. His football CV includes being Chairman of St Albans City when they were promoted from the Southern League into the National League in 2014, with Jimmy Gray as his manager.

Nick commented this morning: "Becoming a director of Hendon Football Club is an honour and a privilege. I am looking forward to working with the football club Board members, the Trust and the Supporters Association in order to support the ambitions of the Club on and off the pitch.

"I picture the possibility of the Greens gaining promotion to the National League and becoming wholly competitive at that level. I am excited by the opportunity and the challenges that lie ahead."

Chairman Simon Lawrence said: "I have got to know Nick over the last few months and I am really pleased that he has agreed to join our Board, his knowledge of the workings of a semi-professional football club are second to none. Amongst other things, Nick will bring an external perspective that the current Board lacks as well as experience of Step 2 football.

"Please welcome Nick to the club and to Silver Jubilee Park."

Posted at 18:02

Friday 01 February - Pitch inspection 9am tomorrow

There will be a pitch inspection at Silver Jubilee Park at around 9am tomorrow morning prior to the visit of Salisbury. At the time of writing the pitch is unplayable due to the amount of snow.

However with a forecast with a moderate chance of rain overnight, it is possible that the snow will clear. The match is doubtful at the current time, but both the team at Silver Jubilee Park and ourselves will do all we can to improve the chances of it going ahead.

Posted at 10:13