News - February 2020

Wednesday 26 February - Balham moved - Hartley date unchanged

Following discussions between the London FA and Southern League our London Senior Cup tie with Balham has now been moved to Tuesday 24th March.

This means that our visit to Hartley Wintney remains unchanged and will go ahead on Tuesday 10th March as originally planned.

The fixutre list has been changed to reflect these changes.

Posted at 14:59

Wednesday 26 February - Ray Parlour Night

This evening sees An Evening with Ray Parlour taking place at the Kingsbury Services Club on Stag Lane with all profits going towards the Twelfth Man Fund.

Admission to the evening is via advanced ticket only and begins at 7:30pm, with supper included. There is a fully licensed bar on site, and as well as hearing from the former Arsenal and England midfielder, the evening is being compered by another former Arsenal star, Ian Allinson. We will also be auctioning a number of items, including the match-worn Hendon shirt from the 1960s, signed Liverpool shirt and signed boxing glove from Tyson Fury.

Kingsbury Services Club can be found at 247 Stag Lane, NW9 0EF opposite Princes Avenue and set slightly back from the road. There is limited parking on site so if travelling by car please park sensibly and keep local residents in mind.

Our thanks to Ray Parlour and Ian Allinson for giving up their time this evening, Tony Burden and the team at Kingsbury Services Club for hosting us, Faye Allinson for her tireless organisational work in making the evening happen and everyone that has purchased tickets for the evening.

We look forward to seeing you there this evening.

Posted at 11:02

Tuesday 25 February - Les Vincent & Steve Cheesewright Memorial Cup

Long time supporter and former Hendon goalkeeper Andy Vincent is once again arranging the 'Les and Cheesy' Memorial Cup in honour of his father, Les, and fellow Hendon supporter Steve Cheesewright who both lost their respective battles against Cancer a few years ago.

The match will take place on Monday 6th April, kicking off at 6:30pm at Silver Jubilee Park between a Hendon Invitational XI, which will include some former players and The Old Bellgate, from Hemel Hempstead with donations being accepted on the day and split equally between MacMillan Cancer Trust and Prostate Cancer UK, both of whom are hoping to be able to provide volunteers on the evening to attend the game.

All supporters are invited to attend to remember two men who had Hendon Football Club at the centre of their lives and who are still fondly remembered and very sadly missed.

Andy has created Just Giving pages for both charities for supporters that are unable to make the match can use to donate, both can be found at the below links.

MacMillan Cancer Trust

Prostate Cancer UK

Posted at 18:08

Tuesday 25 February - Balham match rearranged

Tonight's postponed match with Balham has been rearranged and will now place in two weeks time, on Tuesday 10th March with a 7:45pm kick off.

This means that our visit to Hartley Wintney, originally due to take place on this date, will be rearranged. As soon as we have the new date we will let you know.

Posted at 11:51

Monday 24 February - Balham postponed, friendly arranged

Tomorrow's London Senior Cup tie with Balham has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch and will be rearranged in due course.

Instead we have arranged a friendly at Silver Jubilee Park against Essex Senior League title challengers, Walthamstow, kick off for that will be at the earlier time of 7:30pm.

Posted at 18:09

Monday 24 February - Special Auction items for Ray Parlour Night

We are delighted to be able to offer a number of hugely special and collectable items for auction on Wednesday evening at the Ray Parlour.

Firstly we have a match-worn Hendon shirt from the 1965/6 season courtesy of a long-term supporter living in Canada, Alan Wightman. The shirt is a number 7 and has a reserve price of 250 pounds.

Secondly we have a Liverpool shirt that has been signed by each of this season's squad that currently looks on course to shatter records galore in the English top flight, including Jurgen Klopp, Sadio Mane, Jordan Henderson and Joe Gomez. The reserve price for this item is 350 pounds.

Thirdly we have one of Tyson Fury's boxing gloves that has been signed by the new WBC World Heavyweight Champion. Although sadly not the glove that landed the knockout punch that floored Deontay Wilder on Saturday night, this is sure to be a much sought after item and also has a reserve price of 350 pounds.

For anyone not attending the auction on the night, we are accepting bids on all three items. Interested parties can email their bids to Cyrus Cooper at hfcst1908@gmail.com.

All proceeds will go towards the Twelfth Man Fund for the 2020/1 campaign.

Posted at 18:07

Sunday 23 February - Fundraising Events - dates for your diary

Two fundraising events have been organised in the next couple of months with a third to be confirmed in the next few weeks.

On Saturday 21st March, following our home match with Taunton Town, we will be holding a Race Night. Tickets will be 5 pounds and there will be 8 races on which attendees can bet. We are on the lookout for race sponsors meaning that you don't have to attend the evening to support the club. All profits will go towards Lee Allinson's 12th Man Fund for 2020/1. If you're interested in sponsoring a race, please speak to Mike Harte or Cyrus Cooper, or email hfcst1908@gmail.com

Two weeks later one of our long-term supporters, John Hodson, will be running a Quiz Night following our home match with Swindon Supermarine. Tickets will cost 15 pounds with teams up to 8 members allowed, the price includes a fish and chip supper and there will be a raffle and prizes to the winning team as well. Once again, all proceeds will go towards the 12th Man Fund for next season. If you'd like to register your interest, please speak to John Hodson or Cyrus Cooper, or email John at john.hodson747@ntlworld.com or Cyrus at hfcst1908@gmail.com

Posted at 13:02

Sunday 23 February - Allinson not disheartened

Lee Allinson spoke to HFCTV's Jatin Guntupalli following yesterday afternoon's 2-0 defeat at Salisbury and remained upbeat following a good second half performance.

The interview has been uploaded to the HFCTV YouTube channel and can be viewed at the below link.

Lee Allinson interview

Posted at 10:23

Saturday 22 February - Greens come up short at Salisbury

Hendon's excellent run came to an end this afternoon at play-off chasing Salisbury who won 2-0 with a goal in either half.

Jacob Wannell gave the hosts the lead four minutes before the break and despite the Greens creating some good second half chances, they were made to pay for a defensive error with fifteen minutes remaining when Toby Holmes finished to make it 2-0.

Posted at 16:50

Thursday 20 February - April date for Poole

We have agreed a new date with Poole Town following this week's postponed tie and will now visit on Tuesday April 7th, kicking off at 7:45pm.

Posted at 13:45

Tuesday 18 February - Poole does not go ahead

Unfortunately following early evening downpours the match referee made the decision to postpone the game at 6:30pm.

The game will be rearranged in due course and we will update as soon as we have the new date.

Posted at 18:42

Tuesday 18 February - Poole goes ahead

We have just received confirmation that this evening's match with Poole Town will go ahead.

Kick off will be at 7:45pm

Posted at 13:30

Monday 17 February - Inspection time changed

We've been informed that the inspection time tomorrow ahead of our visit to Poole Town has been moved to 1pm.

As soon as we have the result we will let you know via the website and Twitter.

Posted at 20:21

Sunday 16 February - Tuesday morning inspection at Poole

We've this evening learned that Poole Town will be holding a pitch inspection at 11am on Tuesday morning ahead of our intended trip to Dorset.

As soon as the decision has been made we'll let you know via all of the usual channels.

Posted at 21:38

Sunday 16 February - Hayes rearrangement agreed

We have agreed with Hayes & Yeading United that the rearranged game following yesterday's postponement will take place on Tuesday 17th March, kicking off at 7:45pm.

Full details around admission for the rearranged match will be released nearer the time.

Posted at 16:33

Saturday 15 February - Interviews with Allinson and North online

Lee Allinson has spoken to HFCTV's Steve Lytton and given his thoughts on today's late postponement which, he felt on balance, was the right call.

He also looks ahead to the scheduled visit to Poole, gives an update on Andronicus Georgiou and introduces new signing Jonathan North.

As a bonus feature there is also a short interview with Jonathan as he outlines his reasons for joining Hendon, committing for the next 18 months.

The interview is now on the HFCTV YouTube channel and available at the below link.

Lee Allinson and Jonathan North interviews

Posted at 18:47

Saturday 15 February - Hayes match falls to late postponement

Unfortunately this afternoon's match with Hayes & Yeading United fell foul of the increasingly poor conditions just before kick-off.

We'd like to apologise to everyone that travelled to Silver Jubilee Park this afternoon, unfortunately the decision was out of our hands but the safety of players and spectators comes first.

Further details regarding the rearranged game will be released as soon as possible.

Posted at 15:27

Saturday 15 February - North signs on

We are pleased to be able to confirm Lee Allinson's latest signing this afternoon with Jonathan North having signed a contract that runs until the end of the 2020/21 season.

Jonathan will be a familiar face to Greens fans, having been a regular fixture for Wealdstone over the last ten years in both the Isthmian Premier and Conference South, making well over 350 appearances for the club and winning their supporter's player of the year award 3 times.

We welcome Jonathan to the club and look forward to him making his debut for the club in the near future.

Posted at 14:41

Friday 14 February - Look ahead to Hayes & Yeading

Hendon aim to make it 7 wins in a row as they host Hayes & Yeading at Silver Jubilee Park tomorrow afternoon. Both teams are flying high in the form table with Hayes having won 5 and lost 1 of their last 6 whilst Hendon have won six in a row for the first time in almost five years.

Hendon's last fixture saw a comfortable win over bottom of the table Dorchester with goals from Tommy Brewer, Joe White and Simeon Olarerin sealing the 3 points for the Greens. Meanwhile, Hayes made the trip to Yate Town where a brace from ex-Green Francis Amartey saw them return down the M4 with the 3 points.

Hendon and Hayes have already gone to battle on 3 different occasions this season. The first was the classic FA cup tie in October, where the hosts Hayes advanced into the next round with a 5-4 victory over the Greens. Hendon were 4-1 down at one point but rallied to draw level at 4-4 before a late penalty saw the hosts progress. Hayes also won the next meeting in the league, as they hosted the Greens again and won 3-2. Hendon finally got a win in the third fixture between the two clubs at home in the League Cup after a penalty shootout win.

Both clubs will be aiming to keep their fine form going as we meet for the 4th time this campaign.

Posted at 12:39

Friday 14 February - Jatin's going Green!

Supporters attending tomorrow's game against Hayes & Yeading United may well be in for a big surprise.

Jatin Guntupalli challenged Hendon supporters via Twitter to raise £500 for next season's 12th Man Fund following last weekend's victory over Dorcheter Town, promising to dye his hair green for tomorrow's match if the target was reached.

Following a number of extremely generous donations, the target was exceeded yesterday afternoon and Jatin, good to his word, has spent this morning scouring Brentford's finest chemists for green hair dye.

On behalf of the club, we'd like to thank everyone that generously donated towards the 12th Man Fund and, most of all, to Jatin for being such an amazing sport. If anyone would still like to contribute tomorrow, please see Jatin or Simon Lawrence at the game.

Posted at 12:20

Sunday 09 February - Dorchester Highlights online

The highlights from yesterday's 3-0 win at Dorchester Town have been uploaded to the HFCTV YouTube channel and are available to view.

They can also be viewed at the below link.

Dorchester Town 0-3 Hendon

Posted at 20:13

Saturday 08 February - Allinson post-match thoughts

Lee Allinson had mixed emotions following this afternoon's 3-0 victory at Dorchester Town after seeing his side struggle in the first half and witnessing a big improvement after the break.

The interview has been uploaded to the HFCTV YouTube channel and can be found at the below link.

Lee Allinson post-match interview

Posted at 20:23

Saturday 08 February - Six in a row!

Hendon shook off a determined Dorchester Town side to record a sixth consecutive league win in Dorset this afternoon and move up a place to twelfth in the table.

After riding their luck in the opening 20 minutes and being indebted to Rihards Matrevics for an outstanding triple save to keep the Magpies out, the Greens scored early in the second half through skipper Tommy Brewer to break the hosts' resistance.

Joe White added a 2nd two minutes from time to seal the points and Simeon Olalerin slid home Luca Allinson's cross in the final minute of stoppage time to add some gloss to the scoreline.

Posted at 20:13

Friday 07 February - Percy stays

It has been confirmed that the loan of Percy Kiangebeni from Colchester United has been extended.

As a result, Percy will remain at SJP for the rest of the season. Our thanks to Colchester for their assistance in making this deal possible and we look forward to watching much more of Percy over the next couple of months.

Posted at 11:59

Friday 07 February - Dorchester Preview

Hendon continue to climb the table with a string of impressive league performances, so much so that it saw the club earn January club of the month after taking 12 points from a possible 15, scoring 12 goals and conceding just 3.

They extended that brilliant January into the beginning of February after beating Yate Town 2-1 at home last weekend. Despite the win, Lee Allinson was not happy with the performance stating, “it was our worst performance of the five”. Despite this, Hendon find themselves in perfect form heading into this game by sitting in 13th, 7 points above the bottom 3

On the other hand, our opponents Dorchester, are struggling for form, having not won in the league since October. With only 3 wins all season, it’s been a season of misery so far for the club as they look all but certain to face the drop, currently rock bottom of the league, 11 points from safety.

Our first encounter this season ended with a rare Dorchester win, as Jack Hoey sunk the Greens with a hat-trick. During the game, Hendon failed to control a half time lead as they were overrun by the dominant Dorchester side after the break.

Hendon will have a new addition in the squad in the form of Tyrique Clarke. The 18-year-old midfielder joins us from Met Police. However, the squad will be without striker Kingsley Eshun, who is expected to sign for Hartley Wintney. Dorchester have also added to their squad with the addition of French-born striker Emile Kpama Ngoy.

Whilst the form guide would suggest the three points could come back with the Greens, Dorchester will be looking to test the Greens in an attempt to kick-start their great escape from the bottom of the table.

Posted at 10:45

Thursday 06 February - One in and one departs

Lee Allinson has made a couple of tweaks to his squad with the addition of one new face the the release of an existing squad member.

Joing the club is 18 year old midfielder Tyrique Clarke who started the season with Yeovil Town before a spell with Met Police from whom he joins us.

Heading out is striker Kingsley Eshun who is expected to sign for Hartley Wintney. Kingsley joined the club in November and made 7 appearances for the club, scoring twice including the opening goal in our home game against Hartley.

We'd like to welcome Tyrique to Silver Jubilee Park and wish him well for his stay with us, whilst we'd also like to thank Kingsley for his efforts with us over the past three months and wish him well for the future.

Posted at 12:13

Wednesday 05 February - Date for Balham

Our London Senior Cup quarter final at Balham will take place on Tuesday 25th February, kick off at 7:45pm.

Posted at 17:24

Wednesday 05 February - January Team of the Month

The Southern League have awarded us with their Team of the Month award for January 2020 following 4 wins out of 5 to haul us away from the relegation zone.

The club will receive an engraved glass trophy and a check for use on the playing surface courtesy of Greenfields, the award sponsor.

Congratulations to Lee, Eddie, Caolan, Kate and Alfie as well as all of the players for their hard work and success over the past month.

The other award winners were:

Southern Premier Central - Kings Langley

Southern Div 1 Central - Berkhamsted

Southern Div 1 South - Melksham Town

Posted at 17:23

Wednesday 05 February - It's Balham!

The London Senior Cup 2nd round tie between Haringey Borough and Balham took place last night and it was the Combined Counties League side that triumphed 2-1.

That means we travel to Balham, who play at the Wibbandune Sports Ground in Wimbledon (SW20 0AA) where they share with Colliers Wood United FC in the Quarter Final. Please note that there is no parking at the ground for supporters.

The date has yet to be confirmed, we will update that as soon as we have it.

Posted at 10:25

Wednesday 05 February - Greens draw with Beavers

Last night's friendly with Hampton & Richmond Borough ended in a 1-1 draw.

Lee Allinson took the opportunity to offer minutes to a number of players needing a run-out with a sprinkling of regulars and some talented youngsters augmenting the line-up.

Liam Brooks opened the scoring midway through the second half following up his saved penalty before Hampton equalised in the closing stages.

Posted at 10:20

Monday 03 February - Beavers visit SJP tomorrow

We have arranged a first-team friendly against Hampton & Richmond Borough tomorrow evening at Silver Jubilee Park, kicking-off at 7:30pm.

It'll be a first return to SJP for Gary McCann, Freddie Hyatt, Mark Findlay, Fabio Valenti and Dave Smalley since the end of the 2017/8 season, as well as Niko Muir, who scored on his Hampton debut after signing on-loan from Hartlepool at the weekend.

There will be no admission and the bar will be open as usual.

Posted at 13:13

Sunday 02 February - Signed shirt being auctioned

The Supporters Association have a home shirt available for auction signed by all the current members of the first team squad and coaching staff.

All proceeds will go to Tommy Smith as he continues his battle back towards fitness and bids are invited ahead of our next home league match against Hayes & Yeading United on Saturday 15th February.

You can place a bid either via the Supporters Associate Twitter or Facebook page or by email at hello@hfcsa.org

Happy bidding!

Posted at 20:40

Sunday 02 February - Yate highlights & post-match interview

The highlights of yesterday's hard fought 2-1 win over Yate Town are now online and available on the HFCTV YouTube channel.

In addition, the regular post-match thoughts of manager Lee Allinson are also online where he talks about mixed emotions following a fifth consecutive league win.

Hendon 2-1 Yate Town

Lee Allinson post-match interview

Posted at 20:19

Saturday 01 February - Allinson reflects on new deal and 12th Man Fund

Lee Allinson has spoken to HFCTV about signing his new contract and the importance of the 12th Man Fund to our chances of a successful season next term.

The interview can be found on HFCTV and at the below link.

Lee Allinson on contract and 12th Man Fund

Posted at 18:57

Saturday 01 February - Allinson signs on the dotted line for 2020/21

We are delighted to announce that Lee Allinson has today signed a contract with the club.

Lee, who has overseen a dramatic turnaround in fortunes over the past three months since his arrival at Silver Jubilee Park, has committed to the club until the end of the 2020/21 season putting pen to paper this afternoon.

Further reaction from Lee will follow in Steve Lytton's post-match interview which will be posted on HFCTV in due course and on all of our Social Media channels.

Posted at 17:30

Saturday 01 February - Five in a row for Greens

Hendon made it 5 league wins in a row to move up to 13th place in the table with a battling 2-1 win over Yate Town this afternoon.

Joe White opened the scoring just beyond the half hour mark converting Liam Brooks' pass. James Taylor followed up an effort that hit the post to equalise for Yate in the second half before White netted his second of the afternoon for the winner with 15 minutes remaining, heading home from Shaun Lucien's cross.

Posted at 16:56