News - August 2007

Friday 31 August - An invitation

The White Lion pub in Fobbing, just 500 yards from East Thurrock's ground, invites supporters to visit before or after the game tomorrow. They are a grade 2 listed country pub and food is served until 2.30pm. Car parking is available on site. All Hendon supporters will be welcomed to the pub which can be found on the High Road, SS17 9JR.

Posted at 19:30

Friday 31 August - Interview with Gary McCann

The Ryman League Newsline is currently carrying an interview with Gary McCann, talking about our good start to the season. The interview, carried out by Tony Incenzo, can be heard by dialling 09066 555 777 (calls cost 60p per minute and callers should check with the person that pays the bill before making the call). The interview will be on the line until approximately 6pm tomorrow evening.

Posted at 15:00

Tuesday 28 August - Bryan cycles off

On the 9th of September, Supporters Trust board member Bryan Roberts will be participating in the Wessex 100 cycle ride, hoping to raise as much money as possible for the Anthony Nolan Trust and the HFC Supporters Trust. The ride - which unsurprisingly has a distance of 100 miles - will see Bryan set out from the Cathedral City of Salisbury before heading across the Plains. The 100 mile route then heads up the legendary Brassknocker Hill in Bath and returns to Salisbury past the lions of Longleat, continuing downhill along the Wylye Valley. If you would like to sponsor Bryan, please visit the fundraising website below or please see him at the Hornchurch home game.

Posted at 19:30

Tuesday 28 August - Possible supporters game

Hendon FC Supporters manager Eddie Edwards is hoping to set up a game at Margate on Saturday 22nd September. Any supporters who would like to take part should contact him as soon as possible by email on or by speaking to him at the AFC Hornchurch game next Tuesday.

Posted at 15:00

Monday 27 August - Greens move up to second

Hendon moved up to second place in the embryonic league table as they continued their good start with a 2-1 win at Harrow Borough. Wayne O'Sullivan opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 36th minute, Harrow replying with a penalty of their own courtesy of Kyle Matthews in the 53rd minute. The winner came in the 71st minute when Rakatahr Hudson evaded a string of challenges in the 18 yard box and eventually tapped the ball home from very close range.

Posted at 18:45

Monday 27 August - Ursell getting match fit

The club have announced that Rob Ursell is spending a couple of weeks building up his match fitness by playing for Harefield United, one of his former clubs. Gary McCann has reiterated that Rob is very much part of his plans for this season, and is looking forward to Rob playing a part in the season ahead.

Posted at 10:00

Sunday 26 August - Orders being taken for replica shirts

The supporters association are now taking orders for the new centenary season replica shirt. The price of the shirt is expected to be between £25.00 and £30.00 and can only be purchased by pre-ordering. If you would like to place an order, please call into the club shop on a matchday, or email Steve Rogers on

Both the green home shirt and the white away shirt are available to order, and when ordering please state which size you would like in inches. We will be happy to post shirts to supporters who are unable to come to games, but this will require an postage charge of £2.50 (within the UK). Please contact Steve for postage costs outside of the UK.

We aim to have photos of both shirts on the website during the next few days so that you can see what they look like. The deadline for placing orders online is 6pm on Friday 14th September, and the deadline for placing orders in the club shop is Saturday 15th September.

Posted at 15:00

Sunday 26 August - August snowball draw

The August snowball draw was made at half-time of yesterdays game and the winner of the £208.50 first prize was number 132, whilst number 110 won the second prize of £104.25. If you haven't yet joined the snowball draw and would like the chance to share in prizes of over £300 per month please click the link below for more information.

Posted at 14:45

Saturday 25 August - Angels stunned by late comeback

Hendon staged a stunning comeback to beat Tonbridge Angels 3-2 despite being two goals down with 30 seconds of normal time left on the clock. Tonbridge had gone ahead through a 28th minute Jon Main strike, and extended their lead in the 79th minute through Hamid Barr. With five minutes to go, the Greens were awarded a penalty. However, Brian Haule's penalty was easy for Matt Reed to gather.

However, the Greens refused to give up and in the 90th minute were awarded a freekick 20 yards from goal. Marc Leach stepped up and fired the ball low through a crowd of players into the goal. Within two minutes the Greens were on level terms as Brian Haule made up for the missed penalty by firing home the equaliser, and then almost from the restart, Wayne O'Sullivan cut in and fired the ball home for the winner.

Posted at 18:45

Tuesday 21 August - Davis earns points for Greens

An 89th minute winner earnt Hendon a 2-1 win over Leyton at a damp Claremont Road this evening. In truth, after the first half the Greens deserved nothing other than a defeat, and were a goal behind to a 44th minute effort from Soloman Henry. However, as supporters saw last season, Hendon refused to give up and equalised in the 61st minute through Ben Hudell before Davis Haule scored the winner late in the game.

Posted at 22:45

Saturday 18 August - Wilmot is Hendon's hero

Richard Wilmot was the hero for Hendon this afternoon as he saved a late penalty to enable the Greens to pick up a point at Heybridge Swifts in a 0-0 draw. The penalty was taken by Craig Hughes, who spent a month on loan at Claremont Road from Colchester United a couple of seasons ago, after Marc Leach had brought down a Heybridge player in the box. Hendon's best chance fell to Ben Hudell who saw his 7th minute shot hit the woodwork, but throughout the game, Hendon were the better side and played the better football.

Posted at 19:30

Saturday 18 August - Three more sign on

Gary McCann signed three more players this week has he completed the preparations for the new campaign and the trip to Heybridge this afternoon. Joining from Cheshunt is striker Junior Adeoye, from Leyton comes midfielder Emond Protain and from Windsor & Eton comes fellow midfielder Rob Ursell. The club welcome all three players to Claremont Road and hope they enjoy their time with us.

Posted at 10:00

Wednesday 15 August - Claremont Road is smoke free

The club have announced today, that following the smoking ban that came into force at the beginning of July, Claremont Road is now a smoke free zone. Smoking is now not allowed within the confines of the stadium, meaning that all cigarettes etc must be extinguished before passing through the turnstiles or the members gate. As you would also expect, smoking is banned in the clubhouse, but is allowed outside the clubhouse and outside the confines of the ground.

Posted at 15:00

Wednesday 15 August - Jazz moves on

Gary McCann announced on Monday evening that Jazz Rose has decided to move on and is expected to sign for Northwood in time for the start of the season. An agreement was made to release Jazz from his registration for the new season and allow him to move on. Jazz made 24 appearances for the club, scoring 1 goal, that coming last season at Carshalton Athletic, and he moves with our grateful thanks for all his efforts during his time at Claremont Road.

Posted at 14:45

Monday 13 August - Greens win final friendly

Hendon completed their pre-season preparations with a 3-0 win at Edgware Town. Daragh Duffy gave the Greens the lead in the first half, with Bontcho Guentchev and Wayne O'Sullivan scoring late in the second half.

Posted at 22:45

Sunday 12 August - New first team shirt sponsors

The club are pleased to announce that the first team will have new shirt sponsors for the 2007/08 centenary season. The new sponsors are Sound City who manufacture a range of guitar amplifiers. The deal is initially for the coming season, but may be extended further. The club are very grateful to Sound City for their support.

Posted at 15:00

Saturday 11 August - Sun shines for Hendon

With just a week to go until the season starts, Hendon continued their good pre-season form with a 4-1 win over Windsor & Eton on another warm Saturday afternoon. Dean Green opened the scoring, but Windsor equalised almost immediately. Ben Hudell then scored twice in the second period before Daragh Duffy completed the scoring with minutes to go.

Posted at 18:45

Saturday 11 August - Sunday county youth cup draws

Our three Sunday youth teams have received their County Cup draws. The under 16s, managed by Kris Bhalla, will travel to Kodak in the first round on Sunday 21st October. Should they win, they will then entertain AFC Wembley in the second round. The under 15s, managed by John Creith, will entertain Enfield Town on Sunday 16th September and if they win they will then travel to Enfield or St Josephs in the second round. Meanwhile, the under 14s, managed by Ben Schiffer-Harte and Nick McMullen, will entertain Parkfield on Sunday 21st October and if they progress they will entertain Northwood or St Andrews. We are awaiting confirmation of the league line-ups and early league fixtures for the three teams.

Posted at 15:00

Saturday 11 August - Away start for under 18s

The under 18s, who will be managed by Graeme Bourne and Eamon Finn, will start their campaign in the Middlesex County League Division Three with an away trip to The Wanderers, who play in Osterley, on Saturday 8th September. The following Saturday they will entertain Warren at Copthall Playing Fields, and the week after that they travel to FC Tilburg Regents Reserves in the Middlesex County League Junior Cup First Round. They have also received they're Middlesex FA County Youth Cup draw and in the first round they have been drawn away to Hampton & Richmond Borough in a game that is due to take place during the week commencing Monday 15th October.

Posted at 14:00

Wednesday 08 August - Four new faces for new season

The club have announced today that 20 players have signed Ryman League forms for the new season, including four players that weren't with the club last season. The new faces are Luke Blackmore, a 23 year-old goalkeeper formerly with Yeading, Ben Hudell, a 21 year-old midfielder also previously with Yeading - supporters will remember Ben spending a month on loan during the 2005-06 season, Lubomir Guentchev, the oldest son of Bontcho, who was playing for Naftex-Burgas in the Bulgarian League last season, and Casey Maclaren, a young defender who was previously at AFC Wimbledon.

The four new boys join the following players from last season who have agreed to stay with the club and build on the hard work they put in. The players are Belal Aiteouakrim, James Burgess, Jamie Busby, Daragh Duffy, Dean Green, Bontcho Guentchev, Iavor Guentchev, Brian Haule, Davis Haule, Rakatahr Hudson, Marc Leach, Wayne O'Sullivan, James Parker, Jazz Rose, Craig Vargas, Richard Wilmot.

Posted at 19:30

Tuesday 07 August - Hendon win in the rain

In a game that saw some heavy rain in the second half, Hendon ran out 3-0 winners against Bedfont Green this evening. Brian Haule, Dean Green and Daragh Duffy were the scorers in a game that saw the Greens in control for most of the 90 minutes.

Posted at 23:00

Saturday 04 August - Greens draw at Chesham

On hot afternoon in Buckinghamshire, Hendon drew 2-2 at Chesham United in an entertaining game. Chesham took the lead through Richard Howard, before Dean Green equalised from the penalty spot. Danny Burnell restored the lead for the home side almost immediately afterwards, but before half-time the Greens equalised again when Matt Skinner put the ball into his own net.

Posted at 19:45

Saturday 04 August - Slightly earlier kick off on Tuesday

Supporters are asked to note that the game against Bedfont Green at The Warren (Yeading FC's ground) is likely to kick off at the slightly earlier time of 7.30pm.

Posted at 10:00