News - May 2018

Thursday 31 May - New instagram account launched

We are pleased to announce that the club now has an account on Instagram, adding to the club's social media presence.

The account can be found at

Posted at 22:07

Thursday 31 May - Mental health initiative gains recognition

Our initiative whereby we are offering free entry to a Hendon game for free to people suffering from depression, loneliness or anything similar has gained some significant recognition over the past 24 hours thanks to a tweet by the SJP twitter account.

The tweet was retweeted and commented on by Ollie Bayliss yesterday, who is a sports reporter for BBC Three Counties Radio. At the time of writing, his tweet has received a further 172 retweets, and 337 likes

It has been liked and retweeted by many people and organisations, including comedian Katherine Ryan, BBC6 Music DJ and Huffington Post journalist Edward Adoo, and the Samaritans. Indeed Edward Adoo has expressed his intention to come along to a game once we're back up and running for the new season.

As a reminder of the offer that we first posted on the website in April, As a club we want to be supportive to our own supporters as well. We are aware that Hendon Football Club has been a lifeline to some of our own supporters - giving them somewhere to go to avoid being sat at home on their own. If you are someone who is suffering from depression or loneliness or anything similar, please email our chairman Simon Lawrence on and he will arrange for you to have free admission to our next home game. This offer will be open into next season and beyond.

We are also delighted to announce that the club have been nominated for an award by the Middlesex FA for the scheme. As soon as we hear more on this we will let you know.

The tweet from SJP contained the latest edition of their newsletter - which you can download by clicking here - which not only contains information about our initiative, but has plenty of news on some of the many other initiatives taking place at SJP.

SJP are also very generously offering 6 advertising boards around the ground at SJP free of charge to Mental Health charities. Any representatives of charities who are reading this who are interested should contact Rob Morris at SJP by emailing or calling the ground on 020 8205 1645.

Posted at 18:09

Wednesday 30 May - Application deadline passed

Thank you to all those who have registered interest in our vacant role as first team manager - no new applications will now be accepted with the deadline having passed at 9:00pm.

The club hope to make an announcement very soon.

Posted at 20:56

Wednesday 30 May - Backroom staff to join Gary at Hampton

We are now able to confirm that Gary's backroom staff will be joining him at Hampton & Richmond Borough.

Fabio Valenti and Dave Smalley both confirmed their departures on twitter today following the announcement by Ben Bukowksi late last night, whilst chairman Simon Lawrence has spoken to Freddie Hyatt and Mark Findley who also confirmed that they will be making the move to The Beveree.

We would like to thank all of Gary's staff for their hard work and friendship during their time with us - Freddie having been here for eleven seasons, Mark for twelve, Dave for two and Fabio having joined last summer. Along with Gary, we wish them all every success for the future.

Posted at 18:37

Wednesday 30 May - Under 23s to travel to Hertford

The under 23s have arranged a further friendly as they continue to build their pre-season programme, this time a trip to play Hertford Town U23s on Wednesday 8th August.

Posted at 18:30

Wednesday 30 May - Another Under 23 friendly

The under 23s have arranged another friendly - they will be travelling to Epping on Saturday 21st July.

Posted at 07:03

Wednesday 30 May - Bukowski moves on

Ben Bukowski announced on his twitter feed last night that he is joining Gary McCann at Hampton as part of his coaching staff.

Ben originally joined us in 2015 as part of the under 18 coaching team, before joining Gary's backroom staff a year later.

We thank Ben for all his work over the past three years, and wish him well for the future.

As soon as any further departures are known, we will let you know.

Posted at 07:02

Tuesday 29 May - Under 23s announce friendlies

Our new Under 23 side has set up a series of preseason friendlies - with home games taking place at SJP. We will make the Under 23 area available on the main menu in the next few days, but in the meantime, the list of friendlies can be found here.

Posted at 18:52

Tuesday 29 May - Admission prices for friendlies

We are pleased to announce that admission for our home friendlies this summer will be £6 for adults, and £1 for under 18s.

Posted at 07:05

Tuesday 29 May - Under 23s trial night

Our new Under 23 team are hosting a trial night on Wednesday 20th June from 7pm till 9pm at Silver Jubilee Park. If you are interested in attending, you must email John Creith on with your football CV if you wish to attend. Anyone turning up on the night without emailing in advance will be turned away.

Posted at 07:02

Monday 28 May - Goal of the Season 2017-18

To get behind our 12th Man Fund, we are launching a new Goal of the Season competition. There are 14 goals to choose from via HFCTV. The entry fee will be £5 and all proceeds will go to the 12th Man fund.

We are pleased that Gary McCann has agreed to select his top five goals, and all you have to do is match Gary's choice for a chance to win matchday boardroom hospitality for four people for a game next season. Alternatively, if you are unable to attend games, you can win a free programme PDF subscription and/or free HFCTV subscription.

We hope that as many of you as possible can have a bit of fun choosing and debating whilst supporting our club. Once you have paid and viewed, please email your choices to - the closing date is Friday 22nd June.

The goals can be viewed by clicking here

Posted at 17:00

Monday 28 May - Ball moves on, Sprague loan ends

As some supporters will be aware, Matt Ball announced on twitter a few days ago that he has signed for Biggleswade Town, who will be playing in the Southern League Central Premier Division next season.

Matt originally joined us midway through the 2016-17 season and played a key part in ensuring our survival from relegation. He was with us throughout last season, other than a two month loan spell at Kings Langley, and made a total of 60 appearances, scoring 11 goals.

Meanwhile, Oliver Sprague's loan from Billericay Town ended after the play-off final, and he has since been released by the Bostik League champions thus becoming a free agent. Despite Ollie's season being hit by injury, he took his appearance total during his three spells with the club to 148, and his goal tally to 7 - and this season was actually his most prolific with us, scoring 3 goals.

We thank both players for their efforts during their time with us, and wish them well for the future (although who knows - Ollie may yet return for a another spell with us).

Posted at 16:03

Friday 25 May - Managerial vacancy: How to apply

The Board would like to hear from candidates who are confident of managing at Step 3 or above and who would like the opportunity to fill our vacant managerial role.

Expressions of interest (including CVs) should be sent to Daz Bloor, our club secretary, at

All such expressions of interest should be received by 9pm on Wednesday 30 May and will be treated in complete confidence.

Posted at 18:26

Friday 25 May - Trust chairman's annual cycling fundraiser

Many supporters will be aware that Supporters Trust chairman Bryan Roberts has taken part in cycling fundraising events over the past few years.

This year's endeavour is a 100km overnight ride around the streets of London on the night of 9th June 2018. More details of the event can be found at the Nightrider website.

Bryan's charity for this event is Shelter and, as in previous years, for any donations from Hendon supporters, I will match that amount and give it to the club.

The link for donating can be found by clicking here. Please mention HFC in the comments section when donating so that Bryan can keep track of how much he owes the 12th Man Fund!

Posted at 18:17

Friday 25 May - Haringey Borough to visit SJP

Following this morning's announcement, we are pleased to confirm another friendly, this time the visit of Haringey Borough to SJP. The game will be played on Saturday 21st July, kicking off at 3:00pm.

Work is continuing to tie up further pre-season games, and we will confirm them as soon as we can.

Posted at 17:38

Friday 25 May - First pre-season games announced

We have been working hard behind the scenes, and the pre-season friendly programme is coming together nicely and we are able to announce the first five games.

Our first game will be against Edgware Town at SJP on Thursday 12th July at 7:30pm, and then two days later we'll be at home to St Albans City at 3:00pm.

In terms of away games, we will travel to Uxbridge on Saturday 28th July, kick off 3:00pm, Cheshunt on Tuesday 31st July, kick off 7:45pm, and Enfield Town on Saturday 4th August, kick off 3:00pm.

Admission prices for friendlies will be made available nearer the time, and we'll announce further games once they have been confirmed, some of which are expected to be at SJP.

League fixtures for the new season are expected to be released in mid-July.

Posted at 06:41

Thursday 24 May - Gary McCann steps down

The club is disappointed to have to announce that Gary McCann has decided to step down from his managerial role at Hendon in order to take up a similar role at National League South club Hampton and Richmond Borough.

Gary's commitment to the Hendon cause, first as player and then as our longest serving manager, has been unparalleled and we thank him for everything he has done for us since first joining the club back in March 1997. We wish Gary and his family all the best for the future.

Looking to the club's future, the Board would like to hear from candidates who are confident of managing at Step 3 or above and who would like the opportunity to fill our vacant managerial role.

Expressions of interest (including CVs) should be sent to Daz Bloor, Hendon secretary, at

All such expressions of interest should be received by 9pm on Wednesday 30 May and will be treated in complete confidence.

We will, of course, announce our new manager in due course.

Posted at 17:30

Tuesday 22 May - New cheaper Mascot package for 2018-19

Hendon FC are pleased to announce that we will be running mascot packages for all home games during the 2018-19 season, for just £30. We will be taking bookings once the fixtures have been released, which is expected to be in mid-July.

All mascots will be entitled to the following:

Free admission for mascot and up to 3 other family members

Free programme

Name in programme on matchday and throughout the season

Name on website throughout the season

Free Hendon T-Shirt to Keep.

Lead out the teams with the Captain

Photo with captains prior to kick off

Posted at 20:07

Sunday 20 May - Middlesex Senior Cup Final highlights now available

The highlights of our Middlesex Senior Cup final win are now available free to view on HFCTV, whilst the full match can be found on our new YouTube channel.

Also, our YouTube channel will be where you can watch the highlights of last season's games that were filmed by the team.

The YouTube channel can be found by clicking here

Posted at 17:01

Sunday 20 May - 2018-19 replica shirts now on sale

The Supporters Association have received the delivery of the replica shirts for the 2018-19 season, and they are now available through their online shop. They priced between £25 and £30 depending on the size you wish to buy.

For full details of the sizes that are available, please go to the links below. Please be warned that supplies are limited and they are selling quickly, so act fast to ensure that you don't miss out.

Click here for home shirts

Click here for away shirts

Posted at 09:39

Saturday 19 May - Admission & Season Ticket prices 2018/19

The club have announced the admission prices for the 2018-19 season, which see the first increases since 2012 while Season Ticket prices have been held at last season's levels.

In view of the additional travel costs that will be incurred as a result of our move to the Southern League, we feel that we have no option but to apply an increase.

Adult entry will be £11, whilst concessionary entry will be £6. Under 18 prices will stay at £1. Supporters are reminded that the concessionary age will increase to 65 as announced last summer.

As mentioned above, season tickets will remain at current levels, meaning, despite the reduction in the number of home games to 21, with the price increase that they will be slightly better value in the top three brackets. They will be priced at £160 for adults, £80 for over 65s, £25 for students and £10 for Under 18s.

If you are interested in purchasing a season ticket, please download the application form below and either post it or email it to Daz Bloor. His contact details are on the form.

2018-19 Season Ticket Application Form

Posted at 09:22

Thursday 17 May - Niko scores another hat-trick at awards evening

Niko Muir secured another hat-trick this evening as he won three trophies at the annual end-of-season awards evening.

Club chairman Simon Lawrence opened the evening by saying what a good season it had been, and whilst it was very disappointing to lose the play-off final, we lost to very worthy winners in Dulwich Hamlet. He commented on the Middlesex Senior Cup success, together with the nine goals scored in that competition against Spelthorne Sports, and also highlighted the penalty shoot-out win at Slough Town in the FA Trophy.

Simon went on to praise young keeper Daniel Purdue, who made his debut at Slough in that FA Trophy win, and went on to also win a penalty shoot-out in his second game for the club just a fortnight later against Hanwell Town in the London Senior Cup. The challenge was set to see if Dan is the first player ever in football to win penalty shoot-outs in their first two competitive games.

Simon concluded by saying it had been a most enjoyable season, and that we'd seen boys become young men, and young men become Hendon legend.

Gary McCann then took the microphone and admitted that he'd found the ten days since the play-off defeat very difficult and tough. He admitted that we had perhaps come up slightly short in the final and ultimately it wasn't to be. He said he couldn't be more proud of the squad, and it was the best group of players he's managed. However, he was quick to iterate that its not just about those on the pitch, but the efforts that go on off the pitch by supporters - and he repeated what he oftens says, particularly in his programme notes - We are all in this together.

He went on to say that he was disappointed we've been moved across to the Southern League, but that he wants to back up our great 2017-18 season. He's not fearing the Southern League, and the focus is that we're only in the division for a year as we look to earn the place in Conference South that we were so close to achieving. He firmly believes that the current group of players are cabale of achieving that.

He, as did Simon, thanked Tom Stockman, Rob Morris and all the team at SJP, Daz for his great work behind the scenes in his first season as secretary, his management team, the players and the supporters.

And so it was on to the awards.

First up, was the players player of the season award, which was won by Niko Muir. The managers player of the season award was won by a player that Gary felt had gone slightly under the radar - Zak Joseph. Keagan Cole and Luke Tingey were given awards for reaching 100 first team appearances, and then Niko was given his second trophy of the evening as top scorer with 40 goals this season - the best tally since Paul Whitmarsh nearly 20 years ago. Gary's final award was the clubperson of the year award, which went to Steve Rogers, who Gary said does a lot of sterling work behind the scenes, and is someone that Gary often speaks to away from matchdays.

John Creith, manager of our U18 side, then made a short speech, saying how proud he was of the fact that four players had been signed for the first team. The U18 players player of the year was Riccardo Alexander-Greenaway, whilst the U18 managers player of the year was Malachy McGovern, who was going to be leaving the club as he heads off to America for the next four years.

John Rock, on behalf of the Supporters Association, then made the third award of the evening to Niko Muir, in the form of the Supporters Player of the Year.

Simon Lawrence then returned to mention the new 12th man fund, saying that last season is now done and we need to look to the future and build on the progression we've made over the past twelve months. He reiterated that we are a fans owned club, therefore we are financed by the fans. The 12th man fund is a very important tool, and everything donated to the fund will go to Gary's playing budget.

The final award of the evening was then made, with the chairman's award going to Gary McCann.

The full list of award winners is as follows:

Players Player of the Year : Niko Muir

Managers Player of the Year : Zak Joseph

100 appearance awards : Keagan Cole, Luke Tingey

Top scorer : Niko Muir

Clubperson of the Year : Steve Rogers

U18 Players Player of the Year : Riccardo Alexander-Greenaway

U18 Managers Player of the Year : Malachy McGovern

Supporters Player of the Year : Niko Muir

Chairman's Award : Gary McCann

Posted at 23:04

Thursday 17 May - GGH Hire extend shirt sponsorship deal

It was announced at the awards evening tonight that GGH Hire have agreed to extend their shirt sponsorship deal for a third season. We thank all involved at GGH Hire for their continued support of the club.

Posted at 22:47

Thursday 17 May - Wembley Stadium lights up for Hendon

Ahead of this weekend's Emirates FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium has lit up its iconic arch in the colours of all 737 teams to play in the competition this season, including Hendon.

To see the image, please click here if you've not already seen it on social media.

737 teams from Step 6 of the National League system through to the Premier League took part in the 137th edition of the world's oldest domestic cup competition, involving over 11,000 players and resulting in over 3,000 goals. Days before the showpiece Final which will be played at Wembley Stadium connected by EE, the stadium's arch and big screen lit up to celebrate every one of the clubs, from the 370 who started in the Extra Preliminary Round in early August through to the two Premier League finalists who will be battling it out for the trophy this weekend.

Posted at 18:13

Tuesday 15 May - Under 23 team launched

We are pleased to announce that we will be entering an under 23 team in the newly formed Middlesex FA Development League for the 2018-19 season. The team will be managed by John Creith, our head of football development, and ex Codicote manager Finlay Johnson. John and Finlay will have a remit to produce players for the first team, and we look forward to them having a successful season.

Trial dates will be released in due course.

Posted at 21:53

Tuesday 15 May - Niko's name on FA Cup Final ball

We are delighted to be able to announce that Niko Muir's name will feature on the ball to be used in Saturday's FA Cup final.

The FA's theme for the Final is to celebrate is as the competition "For All", which gives them the opportunity to champion not just the two finalists, but all 737 clubs who took part in this season's competition from the Extra Preliminary Round onwards.

The have placed the names of 137 goalscorers from this year's competition on the Cup Final ball. The "Ball For All" celebrates a selection of players from Step 6 of the National League system (we play at Step 3) through to the Premier League, who all share the accolade of scoring in the world's oldest domestic cup competition.

Niko has been selected for scoring in the first round qualifying tie against Wingate & Finchley, and is a deserving reward for his goalscoring exploits this season. The club will also be receiving a ball in due course.

Another initiative that the FA have done is to light up its iconic arch and outer screen in the name and colours of each of the 737 teams to play in the competition this season. We will hopefully have a link later this week for the image of our name and colours in lights. We'll circulate this as soon as we get it.

Posted at 17:05

Monday 14 May - HFCTV Q&A with Gary McCann

After one of the most compelling and exciting seasons we have had in recent years, HFCTV are going to be running a Q&A session with Gary McCann.

We are giving supporters the opportunity the chance to send in the questions you would like us to ask him, whether it is about the past, present or the future. We will endeavour to ask as many as we can. The end result will be free for everyone to view, you will not need to be an HFCTV subscriber.

If you would like to submit any questions, please send them to Cyrus Cooper by email to The deadline for submissions is Friday 25th May.

Posted at 16:25

Friday 11 May - April/May player of the month result

The winner of the Gattas Denfield Solicitors player of the month for April/May 2018 is Jake Eggleton.

In a very close run vote, Jake received 27% of the vote, just ahead of Ashley Nathaniel-George who received 26% of the vote whilst Tom Lovelock was third with 23% of the vote.

We would like to thank Gattas Denfield Solicitors for their sponsorship of the awards this season, and also thank all those supporters who have taken part in the votes.

We certainly plan to continue this feature next season.

Posted at 20:26

Thursday 10 May - Job Vacancy: Commercial Manager

Applications are invited for the newly-created role of Commercial Manager of Hendon Football Club.

The club, now firmly established at its new home in Silver Jubilee Park in Kingsbury is ready to start engaging with national and local businesses and requires a Commercial Manager to make this happen and to help ensure the long-term stability of the club’s finances.

The successful applicant will have a good track record of building and maintaining commercial income streams for sports clubs.

He or she will be a good team player and will possess excellent communication skills.

In return, the successful applicant will receive a basic salary and generous commission.

If you are interested in applying for this role or would like to find out more, please email a copy of your CV to Simon Lawrence (

Posted at 20:47

Thursday 10 May - League Allocations 2018-19

It has just been announced by the FA that our 55 year stay in the Isthmian League has come to an end, and we have been transferred across to the Southern League for the 2018-19 season. Three other Isthmian League sides have been transferred across, Harrow Borough, Metropolitan Police and Staines Town.

The provisional line-up of the division is as follows: Banbury United, Basingstoke Town, Beaconsfield Town, Chesham United, Dorchester Town, Farnborough, Frome Town, Gosport Borough, Harrow Borough, Hartley Wintney, Hendon, Kings Langley, Merthyr Town, Metropolitan Police, Poole Town, Salisbury, Staines Town, Swindon Supermaine, Taunton Town, Tiverton Town, Walton Casuals and Weymouth.

There are plenty of new places for us to visit, as well as a number of renewed rivalries as we head south and west, rather than south and east as we have been doing over the past few years.

Posted at 17:22

Thursday 10 May - End of Season Presentation Night

Our annual end of season presentation night will take place at SJP on Thursday 17th May, starting at 7:30pm. There is no charge for the event and all supporters are welcome to attend.

The evening will include the presentations of the various awards for the season.

Posted at 11:44

Wednesday 09 May - Very important Player of the Month update

We have had a problem with Survey Monkey, the platform that we've been using for the player of the month votes. If you are yet to vote, or have voted since 3pm this afternoon, please could you email your vote to - the deadline for votes is Friday at 6pm. The link to survey monkey will no longer work with immediate effect.

For those people who voted before 3pm this afternoon, please be assured your votes have been safely counted and will be included in the final total.

The winner of the vote will be announced on the website sometime after 6pm on Friday evening.

Posted at 22:19

Wednesday 09 May - Introducing the "12th Man" Fund

The football is over for this season but the hard work for next season now begins in earnest.

Next up is a series of discussions with Gary over the next couple of weeks to agree a budget for the playing and coaching staff for next season.

As a fans-owned club, we are only able to spend what we - the fans - are willing and able to contribute and so it falls to me to ask you all to consider making a contribution into the "12th man" fund to allow me to give Gary the budget that he needs to give him the best possible chance of going one step better than we were able to go this season.

I'm sure you'll agree that the football that we watched this season was outstanding. The best chance of promotion in 12 months' time is if Gary can keep the nucleus of this side together. Other clubs will come sniffing and Gary can only do so much to keep them at bay.

Please do what you can to be Gary's 12th man for next season. Every pound contributed to the 12th man fund will go directly to Gary's budget.

If you would like to make a contribution - one-off or on a monthly basis - please send an email to Simon Lawrence -

Last season was incredible - it's up to us to make next season even more memorable.

Thanks you for your support.

Simon Lawrence (Chairman - Hendon FC)

Posted at 02:29

Tuesday 08 May - Play-off final match report

The match report from the play-off final is now online. The report from David Ballheimer can be found here.

Posted at 18:15

Tuesday 08 May - Play-off final highlights available

The highlights of yesterday's play-off final are now online courtesy of the Bostik League show from the Back Of The Net team. The highlights can be found at

Posted at 18:09

Monday 07 May - Vote now for your player of the month

Voting is now open for the Gattas Denfield Solicitors player of the month for April & May 2018. Click here to place your vote. Voting closes at 6pm on Friday 11th May.

Posted at 21:34

Monday 07 May - Play offs end in penalty defeat

The play-off final went all the way to penalties this afternoon, but the first team fell at the final hurdle to go down 4-3 to Dulwich Hamlet in the shoot-out, meaning that the South London club are promoted to National League South for next season. The game was played in front of a stadium record for Imperial Fields of 3321, the crowd including a huge number of Hendon supporters numbering at least 500.

The shoot-out came after 120 minutes of football, played at a good tempo despite the heat, failed to split the two teams. Ashley Nathaniel-George gave the Greens a 36th minute lead when his shot eluded the diving Amadou Tangara to hit the back of the net, whilst the equaliser for the home side came courtesy of Gavin Tomlin in the 54 minute following a goalmouth scramble.

Tom Lovelock made some quality saves to keep the Greens in the game, whilst going forward, the front players found the home defence in unforgiving form, and not giving them the space they had enjoyed against Folkestone on Thursday evening.

Chances in extra time were at a premium, and it wasn't a surprise that the game ended with penalties. Sam Murphy, Daniel Uchechi and Niko Muir were on target for the Greens, with Oliver Sprague and Michael Corcoran seeing their efforts saved, whilst Lovelock was only able to keep out one effort from Dulwich.

Our congratulations go to Dulwich for their promotion, and we wish them every success next season. Of course, we also wish them luck with their ongoing battle to get themselves back to their rightful home at Champion Hill.

Posted at 21:22

Sunday 06 May - Dulwich ticket update

Dulwich Hamlet have announced this evening that online sales will be capped at 1500 (approximately 1450 had been sold at the time of writing), but around 2000 tickets will be on sale at the turnstiles tomorrow afternoon. The ground capacity is 3500.

Gates will open at Imperial Fields at 1:00pm (earlier than the previously advertised time of 2:00pm) and Dulwich advise that supporters allow plenty of time to get into the ground.

We look forward to seeing you all at the game tomorrow afternoon.

Posted at 22:06

Saturday 05 May - Folkestone match photos now online

The photos from the win over Folkestone Invicta on Thursday are now online. Derek Beech's photos can be found on Facebook and Flickr.

Posted at 21:04

Friday 04 May - Semi final match report now online

The match report from last night's play-off win against Folkestone Invicta is now online. The report from David Ballheimer can be found here.

Posted at 18:05

Friday 04 May - Last night's highlights available online

The highlights of last night's win are now online courtesy of the Bostik League show from the Back Of The Net team. The 40 minute show also includes highlights from Dulwich, so if you only want to see our highlights, scroll through to about 26 minutes. The coverage includes interviews with Gary McCann and Zak Joseph.

It's well worth a watch, not just if you were unable to be there, but also if you were there and want to relive the game.

The highlights can be found at

Posted at 17:59

Friday 04 May - Play-off Final ticket prices & online sales

The admission prices for Monday's play-off final against Dulwich Hamlet are now available, together with online sales.

Prices will be £10 adults, £5 concessions and free for under 13s. Concessions include those over 60, unemployed, members of the armed forces, NHS workers, those on Disability Living Allowance and students - on production of appropriate ID.

Online ticket sales are now up and running, and can be found by clicking here.

It is not an all ticket game, and the gates will open at Imperial Fields at 2:00pm.

Please remember that the game is at Tooting & Mitcham United's ground - and not at Champion Hill.

Posted at 12:06

Thursday 03 May - Awesome foursome take Greens to final

The first team reached the play-off final this evening after beating Folkestone Invicta 4-0, with the awesome foursome of Ashley Nathaniel-George, Josh Walker, Niko Muir and Zak Joseph each scoring in the first half.

That first half saw the Greens play some of their best football of the season so far, and the opening goal came in the 6th minute when Walker was put through by a great ball from Muir to lift the ball over the keeper. Ten minutes later it was Nathaniel-George's turn to score after the ball was flicked on by Muir.

Two minutes before the break, Joseph intercepted a sloppy pass by the Folkestone defence and curled the ball into the net, and just a minute later Muir was put through and he netted clinically to score his 40th goal of the season much to the delight of the Hendon support in the crowd of 722.

The second half was more even in terms of possession, although the Greens looked more likely to score. Folkestone did hit the post with a header, but otherwise rarely tested Tom Lovelock, who was protected superbly by the other awesome foursome - the back four of James Hammond, Rian Bray, Arthur Lee and Oliver Sprague. All those, together with the tireless workrate from Jake Eggleton and Casey Maclaren, together with the three substitutes, Dave Diedhiou, Sam Murphy and Daniel Uchechi, ensured that the clean sheet was kept.

With Dulwich Hamlet beating Leiston 1-0, the Greens will now travel to Tooting & Mitcham United's ground, which is Dulwich's temporary home for the time being, on Monday afternoon for the final - kick off is at 3:00pm.

Posted at 23:08

Wednesday 02 May - What's in the Folkestone programme?

This is what you can expect in Hendon's match programme against Folkestone tomorrow.

- GARY MCCANN: Gary looks forward to the play-offs

- GREENSVIEW: Daz Bloor's programme editorial

- MATCH REPORTS: Covering the Leatherhead and Leiston wins

- THE GREENS IN ACTION: Pics from our victory at Leiston

- 2015 PLAY-OFFS: Revisting Hendon v Met Police and Margate

- PLAY-OFF RESULTS: Annual Isthmian League Premier Division semi-final and final results

- HENDON A to Z: An additional article by David Ballheimer, this one about Youth Team Football

- HENDON TEAM PHOTO: Double-page spread of Hendon's starting team which won at Leiston

- HEAD-TO-HEAD: Folkestone v Hendon league results

- BARRIE WILLIAMS: David B's tribute to Hendon's former manager who passed away recently

- OUR VISITORS: History and player profiles of the opposition

- PLUS: HFC Fixtures and Results, Supporters Trust News, Stats pages - including the final league table, HFC appearances and goals, Attendances, Leading Premier Division goalscorers

Programmes on sale at SJP tomorrow or by subscription for PDF versions to Eddie Edwards on

Posted at 12:29

Tuesday 01 May - Additional car parking arranged for Thursday

We are anticipating our biggest attendance of the season on Thursday evening when we entertain Folkestone Invicta at SJP, and additional parking has been secured to ease pressure on the roads around the ground.

The arrangements are the same as for the Billericay game in March, so the car park at SJP will be available as normal, but it expected to fill up much earlier. Folkestone have advised us to expect a team coach and a supporters coach, which of course we need to keep space for.

With thanks to Barnet Council, a second car park has been made available once again at West Hendon Playing Fields. This holds around 100 cars and is just a five minute walk from the ground across West Hendon Playing Fields. As it will be dark after the game, stewards will be provided to ensure people going back to their cars are kept safe and don't get lost.

The additional parking can be accessed in Goldsmith Avenue, which can be found opposite the West Hendon branch of Sainsbury's on the A5 (Edgware Road). If travelling from Staples Corner (junction of M1/A406/A5), the turning is on the left just after Hendon Magistrate's court. If travelling from the Kingsbury/Colindale direction, the turning is the first right after Kingsbury Road. The postcode for the car park is NW9 7EX. There will be a steward on duty in the West Hendon car park who will direct you to the ground.

We ask all supporters to be considerate to the residents in the surrounding streets, and ensure that driveways are not blocked or access inconvenienced by inconsiderate parking. Also, please do not park close to the entrance to the SJP car park, so that there is space to allow the coaches to enter and exit. In all cases, please follow any instructions given by our stewards, who will be working to maximise the number of vehicles into both car parks.

Posted at 18:44