News - February 2019

Thursday 28 February - Gosport and Weymouth reports online

The reports from this weeks matches against Gosport Borough and Weymouth are now online, as are the highlights from Saturday's defeat. All can be found in the Fixtures & Results section of the website.

Posted at 10:05

Thursday 28 February - Under 18s back to winning ways

The young Greens bounced back to winning ways last night defeating Brimsdown 7-0 in their Southern Counties Youth League match at Silver Jubilee Park.

The result moves the Under 18s up to 2nd in the table, 9 points behind leaders Brimsdown Rovers with three matches remaining.

Next up for the Under 18s is a visit to Kings Langley on Wednesday evening, kick-off at Gaywood Park is 7:45pm.

Posted at 10:03

Wednesday 27 February - Gosport highlights online

Full highlights from Saturday's disappointing defeat by Gosport are now available via HFCTV. While not a match that many Hendon supporters will want to remind themselves of, George Barker's strike from the halfway line was something to behold and worthy of viewing.

Hendon 0-4 Gosport Borough highlights.

Posted at 15:41

Wednesday 27 February - February player of the month voting open

Voting for the January player of the month sponsored by PP Wealth is now open. To place your vote, please click the link below. Voting will close at 1600 on Friday evening and the result will be announced soon afterwards.

February 2019 Player of the Month vote

Posted at 09:42

Tuesday 26 February - Improved Greens Beaten

A much improved performance from Hendon was in vain as missed first half chances came back to haunt them against title chasing Weymouth, with the Terras turning around a half-time deficit to win 3-2.

The Greens should have been a couple of goals ahead by the time Matty Harriott opened the scoring with a measured finish and then squandered a couple of other presentable openings before the break.

Jordan Ngalo equalised midway through the second period from distance before Brandon Goodship's low strike found its way in and then, with ten minutes remaining a quite brilliant strike from 25-yards from Jake McCarthy gave the visitors a 2-goal cushion.

Obi Ogo pulled a goal back late on for the Greens from a well-taken free-kick for his first goal for the club, but it was too little too late for the hosts.

Posted at 22:39

Saturday 23 February - Greens thumped at home

Gosport Borough made light of a man disadvantage to romp home against the Greens 4-0 at SJP this afternoon,

The visitors took the lead in the first half when Tony Lee headed home unmarked at the far post and then after Mike Carter was dismissed five minutes before the break, it looked as thought the impetous had shifted.

However, within 60 seconds George Barker seized on a headed clearance by Danny Bonness to unleash a wonderful 45-yard volley into the roof of the net.

Boro then netted a third after the break when Tony Lee's effort from 20 yards skidded off the knee of a defender and into the bottom corner and then, with Hendon chasing the game, Ryan Pennery sezied on a defensive mistake to complete an emphatic win for the visitors.

Posted at 17:05

Saturday 23 February - Weekly Youth Football Coaching

Youth Development Officer John Creith has launched weekly football coaching for younger footballers with 6-week long courses taking place between now and Easter.

The courses are open to boys and girls and cost £36 for the 6-week duration with the following sessions available.

Thursday Evenings (starting 28th Feb) from 5pm-6pm: School Years 2-5 Boys & 5-6 Girls

Saturday Mornings (starting 2nd March) from 9am-10am: School Years Reception to Year 1 (Boys and Girls)

Saturday Mornings (starting 2nd March) from 10am-11am: School Years 2-4 Boys

Saturday Mornings (starting 2nd March) from 11am-12pm: School Years 5-8 Boys & 2-4 Girls.

Coaching will be led by fully insured FA Licensed coaches who are all First Aid qualified.

To register or for further details, please contact John Creith on 07946 305661 or by email on hendonyda@gmail.com

Posted at 10:09

Saturday 23 February - Youth Update

The Under 18s lost their lastest Southern Counties Youth League game last week going down 4-2 to league leaders Brimsdown Rovers. The result leaves the young Greens in 3rd place 12 points behind Brimsdown Rovers and with three games in hand.

Their next fixture is on Wednesday night when they take on Brimsdown FC at SJP, kick-off will be at 7:30pm

Meanwhile, the Under 23s overcame Hanwell Town 4-3 away from home on Wednesday night thanks to goals from Ash Abdollahi, Perry Aitchison and a couple from Gianni Crichlow. The Under 23s lead the table by 7 points from Hayes & Yeading United, who have a couple of games in hand.

The top 2 meet at SJP on Wednesday 6th March with a 7:30pm kick-off.

Posted at 10:02

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