News - October 2016

Monday 31 October - London Senior Cup date fixed

Our London Senior Cup tie against Metropolitan Police will take place on Saturday 12th November, replacing the now postponed league game against Billericay Town. Please note that kick off at Imber Court will be at the earlier time of 2:00pm.

Posted at 14:24

Sunday 30 October - Kingstonian game goes ahead

Our home game against Kingstonian will go ahead on Tuesday evening after they beat Lewes 2-1 in the FA Trophy this afternoon. Kick off at Silver Jubilee Park will be at 7:45pm.

Posted at 18:18

Sunday 30 October - Billericay home game postponed

Our home game against Billericay Town on Saturday 12th November has been postponed after they progressed into the next round of the FA Trophy yesterday afternoon. A new date for the game will be advised in due course.

Posted at 08:30

Sunday 30 October - Refund for supporters on Leiston coach

Gary McCann has contacted the website to say that any supporter who travelled on the coach to Leiston yesterday will be reimbursed by the players. Please see Graham Etchell on a matchday to arrange the refund.

Posted at 08:29

Saturday 29 October - Hendon dumped out of FA Trophy

The first team made their almost annual early exit from the FA Trophy as they were thrashed 5-0 at Leiston. Their cause was made tougher after Casey Maclaren was sent off after half an hour for two yellow cards.

Leiston had already taken the lead in the 22nd minute through Matt Blake, and as has been the case a few times this season, a lack of resilience was shown, and Blake and then Christy Finch scored to make it 3-0 at half-time.

Further goals from Finch and Gareth Heath completed the rout, and the Suffolk side progressed comfortably into the next round.

The next game for the Greens is on Tuesday night at home to Kingstonian - subject to our opponents not drawing against Lewes in the FA Trophy tomorrow.

Posted at 22:25

Friday 28 October - Match reporter required tomorrow

We are on the lookout for a match reporter for tomorrow's game at Leiston as unfortunately neither our press officer or our other regular reporters are able to make the game.

If anyone who is going has an itch to write a report, this is your chance. Please let us know on if you can help us out - we would be very grateful.

Posted at 17:56

Thursday 27 October - London Senior Cup opponents now known

Our London Senior Cup second round opponents will be Metropolitan Police following their 2-1 against Beckenham Town on Tuesday evening.

Our tie will be played at Imber Court, and the date will be confirmed in due course.

Posted at 17:16

Thursday 27 October - Gary can't explain disappointing loss

Gary McCann was left struggling for answers following the defeat at Burgess Hill. He said, "The performance at Burgess Hill was as head-scratching as it was disappointing.

"We lacked aggression, physicality and competitiveness. Maybe the two demanding road trips played its part.

"That said, our energy levels were good. The fact that we were still in the game right up to the final kick speaks volumes of us.

"The game proved that a winning team that performed so well Saturday sometimes needs to be changed, and there was one enforced change. We had seven players missing, including our captain. It just shows how much we missed him, not just for his play, but also for his leadership and inspiration.

"We were far too loose in possession and our quality on the ball was very poor. Burgess Hill won every contest for the first ball and also the second one – and it is impossible to win games when this happens.

"Billy Collings kept us in the game in the first half. He made a number of superb saves and if Keagan Cole had scored in stoppage time, we might have snatched a point, one which would have been undeserved."

Posted at 17:03

Wednesday 26 October - Coach bookings for Leiston

We are running a coach to Leiston and seats are available to supporters for the usual price of £12. To book your seat, please email and we will reply on Friday with details of the departure time. The coach will be running from Silver Jubilee Park.

Posted at 21:46

Tuesday 25 October - Solitary goal consigns Greens to defeat

A solitary goal from Dean Cox consigned the first team to a 1-0 defeat at Burgess Hill Town this evening.

Whlist on Saturday the Greens controlled the game at Worthing, the opposite was the case this evening as the home side were very unfortunate not to be ahead at half time having forced Billy Collings into a string of fine saves to keep the scores level.

Collings was finally beaten by an excellent strike from Cox in the 53rd minute, and whilst the efforts of the Greens couldn't be faulted chances were limited throughout the game, probably the best falling to Keagan Cole late on who saw his effort to just over the corner of the goal.

It's FA Trophy action on Saturday when we travel to Leiston in the first qualifying round, kick off at 3:00pm. If a replay is required it will take place at SJP on Tuesday 1st November.

Posted at 23:38

Monday 24 October - Gary happy with Worthing win

Hendon manager Gary McCann was a very happy man when he looked back on the weekend victory at Worthing. He said, "We deserved the win and the performance warranted a healthier scoreline. I am pleased with our overall display, the 11 starters, three substitutes, even the unused pair, all contributed in some way.

"I think the first 45 minutes was as good as we have been for maybe 18 months. We were impressive against a very good footballing team with many dangerous players.

"At half-time, I challenged the players to replicate that first half display and we did. We scored a very good goal to take the lead and could have scored more goals too.

"But the goal we conceded was a sucker punch. Our keeper had been injured having gathered the ball and needed treatment. When he got up, he was still not 100 percent right, but Worthing then contested the drop-ball.

"If that was my team, and the opposing goalkeeper had been injured in that sort of incident, my bench and I would have made it absolutely clear that we would give the ball back or the drop ball would not be contested. I was furious that we conceded the goal in that manner.

"But we didn't fall apart and quickly regained control. We then scored a superb curling winner from Sam Murphy. Both our goals were excellent and Keagan Cole again showed what a great talent he is - and just a mere 17-year-old. They were two great goals, and we should and could have had many more.

"If there was one criticism I would have about our performance is that we didn't take more of our chances. Scoring has not been a problem for us - but we cannot fail to take all these chances we must be more efficient and make the latter stages of the game more comfortable."

Posted at 20:48

Monday 24 October - Middlesex Senior Cup date set

Our Middlesex Senior Cup second round tie at home to Northwood will be played on Tuesday 8th November at Silver Jubilee Park, kick off 7:45pm.

Posted at 20:33

Saturday 22 October - Important win at Worthing

The first team picked up an important three points this afternoon on the South Coast as they won 2-1 at Worthing, meaning the Greens move up to 21st place in the table.

After a goalless first half, the Greens took the lead when Keagan Cole found the back of the net in the first league start for the 17 year old this season. Will Hendon equalised for the Rebels a few minutes later, but Sam Murphy was on target with eight minutes to go to secure the win with his first goal of the campaign.

Next up is another trip to Sussex, this time to Burgess Hill Town on Tuesday evening. Please note the kick off is at the earlier time of 7:30pm.

Posted at 17:00

Saturday 22 October - Two join squad ahead of Worthing game

Gary McCann made two additions to the squad ahead of today's game at Worthing.

Joining on a one month loan from Reading is goalkeeper Billy Collings, whilst joining from Grays Athletic is central defender Gradi Milenge, who began his career at Brentford and has also played for Farnborough.

We welcome both players to the club and hope they enjoy their time with us.

Posted at 15:19

Friday 21 October - Progression is almost only positive for Gary

Gary McCann was far from happy with the performance against Wembley. He said, "We found a way to progress and that is almost the only positive. There were too many indifferent performances.

"A number of players were given the chance to sTake a claim for a place in the team for Saturday and the run of games coming up, but too many of them let themselves down.

"I am looking for reliability and a level of consistency in performance in the next few games. That is not too much to ask, is it? As a result there will be changes to squad and some players may be leaving.

"But there are two players who I do want to highlight in a positive way.

"Firstly, I was very pleased with the performance of Keagan Cole and he scored his first competitive goal for the club.

"Secondly, I want to congratulate Casey Maclaren on reaching 300 appearances. His level of performance on the pitch is of a consistency we've we’ve just talked about. I thank him for his loyalty to me and the club. This deserves a lot of praise."

Posted at 17:19

Friday 21 October - Khale Da Costa moves on

The club have announced this afternoon that Khale Da Costa has been released and is expected to sign for Harlow Town.

Khale joined us in the summer, and has made 6 appearances during his time with us, and we wish him well for the future.

Posted at 17:16

Wednesday 19 October - Triple century of appearances for Casey Maclaren

Tonight's Middlesex Senior Cup tie saw Casey Maclaren make his 300th first team appearance for the club when he entered the action as a 67th minute substitute.

This is Casey's 10th season with the club after joining in the summer of 2007 from AFC Wimbledon. He missed most of the 2008/09 season with injury, but overcame his problems through sheer hard work and has been an integral part of the squad for many years.

Congratulations go out to Casey, who is the fourth player to reach the 300 appearance mark under Gary McCann's leadership, following in the footsteps of James Burgess, James Parker and Dave Diedhiou. His younger brother Kevin is rapidly approaching the milestone as well, having made his 292nd appearance this evening.

We hope that there are many more appearances to come for Casey in the future, who has scored 43 goals so far during his time with the club.

Posted at 22:27

Wednesday 19 October - Greens win on penalties

The first team beaten Wembley 4-3 on penalties in the Middlesex Senior Cup this evening after the scores were level at 2-2 at full time.

The Greens had the perfect start when Keagan Cole scored his first competitive first team goal for the club in the opening minute with a fine finish from the edge of the box, but shortly before half-time Charlie McKee equalised for the Lions.

McKee gave the visitors the lead in the 53rd minute, but Hendon equalised two minutes from time when Wembley failed to deal with a long throw and Niko Muir tapped home Sam Murphy's cross to take the game to a penalty shoot-out.

On target for the Greens were Murphy, Cole, Casey Maclaren and Niko Muir, who scored the winning penalty, with Luke Tingey firing over, whilst for Wembley Alex Witham, Adam Humphries and Joe Wright netted with Berkley Laurencin saving the efforts from Zaied Sabti and Gustavo Mota.

Our opponents in the second round will be Northwood at Silver Jubilee Park, with the game likely to take place in November on a date to be confirmed.

Posted at 22:17

Monday 17 October - Gary reflects on FA Cup exit

Gary McCann, when asked to express his feelings on the FA Cup defeat against Boreham Wood, said, "I have disappointment at the result, but great pride too. Our effort, application and diligence were all that I could have asked for.

"I think we gave a very good account of ourselves. But the difference between the two teams was that when we had a lapse in concentration, they were more efficient and punished us. When they had a lapse, there was always someone able to come in and make a block.

"They were that bit fitter/sharper than us, but they are full-time and that makes a massive difference. That said, I thought there were long passages when we more than matched them and that was a real positive.

"Their superior efficiency was at both ends of the pitch, but I was disappointed at the way we conceded the first two goals, although the strike for the first one was absolutely top class. If we had scored that equaliser through Casey just before half-time, and that was an outstanding save, it might have been a different game and we might have been able to ask more questions of them.

"If there was one real disappointment it would be that the atmosphere was lacking. It didn’t feel like an FA Cup tie."

Posted at 22:06

Saturday 15 October - Sam Murphy reaches his century

This afternoon's FA Cup tie at Boreham Wood saw Sam Murphy make his 100th appearance for the club when he replaced Dale Binns during the second half.

Sam joined the club in the summer of 2014, and played a huge part in our successful 2014-15 season that saw us reach the play-offs. Unfortunately injury restricted his appearances last season, but in his 100 appearances so far, he has scored 15 goals.

We congratulate Sam on his century of appearances, and we hope that there are many more to come in the future.

Posted at 20:08

Saturday 15 October - Greens beaten but put in good performance

The first team's FA Cup run came to an end this afternoon following a 3-0 defeat at Boreham Wood, a scoreline that was perhaps a little bit harsh on the Greens.

The Greens played the full 90 minutes aiming to play the way they like to, and certainly caused the Vanarama National side problems when attacking, with Casey Maclaren having an effort cleared off the line, whilst efforts at goal also came from Niko Muir, Andre Da Costa and others.

However, the home side were just that bit better, as you would expect from a side playing two levels above the Greens, and their goals came from Morgan Ferrier in the 10th minute, Bruno Andrade in the 66th minute and Angelo Balanta in the 90th minute.

There is more cup action on Wednesday evening when we entertain Wembley at Silver Jubilee Park in the Middlesex Senior Cup, kick off at 7:45pm. Should scores be level after 90 minutes, the tie will go straight to penalties.

Posted at 19:58

Friday 14 October - Hendon on BBC London tonight

BBC London were at Silver Jubilee Park yesterday evening to film a piece about tomorrow's match against Boreham Wood. It is due to be broadcast in their 6.30pm bulletin on BBC1 this evening. Those supporters who live outside the BBC London area may be able to find the bulletin on BBC iPlayer after it has been broadcast.

Posted at 07:09

Thursday 13 October - New Year Grand Draw 2017

The New Year Grand Draw 2017 has been launched with the top prize raised again this year to £400 in cash, second prize £200, third prize £100, plus other cash prizes, tickets cost £1 each.

As with previous years we ask supporters to sell tickets on behalf of the Trust / Club to family, friends, work colleagues etc, this way we reach far more people and raise not only more money but also help spread the word about Hendon FC. Tickets will be available to collect at SJP at forthcoming home games.

If you are unable to collect tickets over the next couple of home games please email Eddie Edwards on and he will arrange to send some by post. All we ask is that counterfoils and money are returned before the draw on 7th January 2017. Thanks for your help.

Posted at 15:44

Thursday 13 October - Walking Football

Our walking football team have their first fixture against Havant and Waterlooville on Saturday 5th November before the first team game at Silver Jubilee Park.

Walking Football is designed to help people keep an active lifestyle regardless of their age, as well as getting individuals back playing football who had to stop due to injuries.

As the name suggests, Walking Football is non-contact and anyone that sprints, runs or jogs while the ball is in play will be penalised with a free-kick awarded to the other team.

The game is played on a pitch 20-40 yards in length and 15-30 yards in width with a size 4 Futsal, with the game restarted via a kick, roll or throw-in.

If you are interested in being involved in this match or our regular drop in sessions please contact us through the clubs email address -

Posted at 15:43

Tuesday 11 October - Confirmation of details for Boreham Wood cup tie

It has been confirmed that our FA Cup tie at Boreham Wood will be segregated, and there will be standing and seated accommodation available to Hendon supporters.

Access to the ground for all supporters is via the Brook Road car park (the public car park you pass as you approach the ground from the town centre), and we have not been informed of any additional cost if you wish to sit to watch the game. We have been allocated a section of the new seated stand for our supporters, together with the standing area behind the goal at the Brook Road end.

The Boreham Wood club bar is only open to home supporters, and as is the case with all FA Cup ties, alcohol will not be allowed inside the ground.

A reminder that admission on Saturday is £16 adults, £12 OAP's, £8 for under 16s and £4 for under 12s.

Posted at 12:44

Monday 10 October - Gary's thoughts on Lowestoft draw

Gary McCann was frustrated to concede a goal deep in stoppage time to lose what would have been a huge victory at Lowestoft.

He said, "To lose a victory so late is very disappointing and it makes this draw feel like a loss. But there were many positives to take out of the game.

"For the first 60-odd minutes we were very good and thoroughly deserved to be leading 3-0. In fact, if we had taken a few more of our good first-half chances, we could have had that lead by half-time.

"But we conceded within 50 seconds of going 3-0 up and the impetus immediately changed. We deservedly conceded a second goal, but then we regrouped and were back to where we were.

"We then had two great chances to score in two separate two-on-one situations with the score at 3-2, but didn't play these situations well enough. At that stage, however, I really thought we would hold on.

"Aaron Morgan came on after the game had been stopped for an injury, and before the additional three minutes were signalled. I can't recall any more stoppages after that, and when we had an attacking throw-in, the referee told our captain there were 30 seconds to go.

"We then hit the inside of the post and the ball rolled along the goalline before being gathered. They then stole 25 yards at a last ditch throw-in, the ball was knocked down the pitch and they scored the equaliser. Where those extra two and half minutes came from was bemusing. But we must take responsibility as the game is never over until the final whistle.

"There was time only for us to kick-off after the goal before the final whistle went, the reaction from our captain was the fact there was much more than the 30 seconds between being told how long was left and their goal. This is what frustrated Chris Seeby, but he should not have vented his frustration to the referee the way he did."

Posted at 17:21

Monday 10 October - New dates arranged for league games

New dates have now been arranged for our outstanding home games against Folkestone Invicta, Grays Athletic and Kingstonian.

The dates are as follows

Folkestone Invicta - Tuesday 6th December

Grays Athletic - Tuesday 13th December

Kingstonian - Tuesday 1st November

Posted at 12:59

Saturday 08 October - Greens drop two points after being three up

The first team, who were seemingly cruising to victory being 3-0 up after 59 minutes, conspired to concede three goals and end up with just a point in a 3-3 draw at Lowestoft Town this afternoon.

The Greens took the lead in the 22nd minute through Niko Muir, and were unfortunate not to be further ahead at the break. However, Casey Maclaren doubled the lead in the 49th minute, and Muir scored his second of the afternoon just before the hour mark, capitalising on hesitation by the subsitute keeper.

WIthin a minute Lowestoft had pulled a goal back through Michael Spillane, and in the 73rd minute the same player made it 3-2. The Greens had chances to restore a two goal advantage, including one effort from Finbarr Robins that hit the post, but deep into stoppage time the defence failed to clear the ball and Chris Henderson slammed the ball into the net. In the aftermath of the equaliser Chris Seeby was sent off for something he said to the referee.

With Tuesday's game against Kingstonian being called off, all focus is now on the FA Cup tie at Boreham Wood on Saturday afternoon.

Posted at 21:18

Saturday 08 October - Kingstonian game postponed and other changes

Our home game against Kingstonian on Tuesday evening has been postponed to give us more time to prepare for the FA Cup tie at Boreham Wood next Saturday.

The offer of a postponement came from the Ryman League to all clubs who are still in the FA Cup, as they are keen to see their member clubs be successful in our national cup competition.

Also, our home game against Folkestone Invicta on Tuesday 1st November has been postponed as Folkestone have a Kent Senior Cup tie that evening which takes precedence.

We hope to be able to confirm the new dates for Kingstonian, Folkestone and the outstanding game against Grays Athletic in the next couple of days.

Posted at 21:09

Thursday 06 October - Q&A With Gary McCann - Part Two

Gary McCann sat down with Greensnet this evening before training to go through the questions asked by supporters a couple of weeks ago. The second part of the questions and answers follow below.

Q9 : How do you get most of your signings? By seeing them playing against us, by traditional scouting methods, players approaching you personally, contacts with fellow managers at other clubs, especially in the case of youth players at higher level clubs who may be available for loan?

Bit of all of them. At our level you have to do your due diligence before signing a player, and by scouting at the two levels below us and the top end of academies to improve the squad. With young loanees you have to ensure they want to be with the club, we've been fortunate that we've had some good ones in recent years.

Q10 : Why do today's footballers use predominantly one foot, when working on their weaker foot would improve their overall movement and make them a better player with more options?

Two footed players are the pinnacle of the game, most coaches will ensure you're strong and efficient with your good foot, and able to use your other foot. It's down to time, and probably also coaching methods with players when they are learning the game.

Q11 : The role of psychology is accepted in many sports, but footballers apepar not so keen for fear of ridicule from their colleagues. What are your experiences of how psychology has helped the team or individual players? Do you encourage players to seek assistance or do you bring in mind coaches?

If we were at a higher level, then this is something I would definitely buy into. I believe I'm tactically aware but perhaps not as astute as some coaches. I aim to get the best out of individuals by getting them focused and prepared mentally. Managers at our level need to be mind coaches as well as tactical coaches.

Q12 : Money no object, which player(s) that you played with at Hendon would you sign for this current squad and why?

Paul Whitmarsh and Junior Lewis. Paul was on another level and could easily have played at a higher level, and his partnership with Junior was superb. I'm still in contact with Paul and he's now living in Ireland and doing very well.

Q13 : Is it difficult when older supporters compare today's team with the teams of the past and what they achieved? How do you cope with those comments?

The game has changed, finances in football have changed, and even since I was playing, we're now working on a much smaller scale. I'm a realist and we have to live in the real world ensuring we earn our respect. All teams are diffferent, all eras are different. I'm sure many players will be remembered fondly in the years to come.

Q14 : After the play-off final defeat against Margate, what were your immediate emotions & thoughts at the final whistle?

Immediate thought was that the decision to send off Aaron was a wrong one, but I ensured I kept myself contained and controlled. I felt that the decision had cost us and gave us an unfair playing field. I think the play-off final should be two legs as one situation like that can cost you dearly. There were feelings of frustration, disappointment and sadness.

Q15 : What are your proudest moments as a player and as a manager at the club?

As a player, it's got to be the FA Cup win at Leyton Orient. Also the penalty save I made at Hitchin Town which kept us in the Premier Division - the penalty was taken by Rudi Hall and as he ran up he opened up his body and I was able to make the save to the left. As a manager, its the way as a club we've stood by players that have suffered serious injuries including Casey Maclaren, Elliott Brathwaite and Lee O'Leary. It makes me proud to see any player work himself back to fitness from serious injury, Credit must go to Mark Findley too.

Q16 : Who is the best goalkeeper you've ever shared a training session with?

John Rogers (John, who has supported the club for many years and will be known to many, was a member of the reserve squad when Gary was first with the club as a player and they trained together on a few occasions).

Posted at 21:40

Thursday 06 October - Q&A With Gary McCann - Part One

Gary McCann sat down with Greensnet this evening before training to go through the questions asked by supporters a couple of weeks ago. The questions and answers follow below.

Q1 : How happy are you with the current team and what aims to you have for the season?

I'm happy enough with the squad, but as with all managers, I'm always looking to improve. There's one area, maybe two that I'm looking to strengthen, but that could come from within. This is the most talented squad we've had, but the question that remains is whether it is is the most resilent? In terms of aims this season - at least the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup (said with a smile), and like everyone else in the division, the play offs is the target. If we'd won our last couple of league games, we would be 5th or 6th, certainly no one likes our current league position.

Q2 : Last pre-season felt wrong almost from the start, yet this season's has felt a lot more focused and coherent. Would you agree? If so, why do you think this is?

Coherent, definitely, focused - we're no more focused than last year. We had problem after problem immediately the previous season ended. Last season a difficult start, became a difficult middle and a difficult end. My own personal tragedy has made it both a season to remember and to forget. We all learnt a lot.

Q3 : Our discipline so far this season has been much improved on the start of last season - particularly a reduction of silly bookings. What has changed?

There was a lot of frustration last season which has been addressed in the summer. We need to ensure that any action we take is done under control. We've not become any softer, just more in control and lessons have been learnt.

Q4 : We started this season with 3 at the back but soon reverted to 4. Was this a deliberate tactic, or was it just down to the personnel available at the time?

It's a bit of both, but largely down to the type of players at our disposal. We lost Charlie Goode and Elliot Brathwaite, so we've been lacking an aggressive central defender with height to attack things. We felt we suited three at the back, but in the early games the opposition played one up front and we didn't quite get it right. We only get a couple of hours on a Thursday in training to implement a new system, and the time factor is the big fall down. Players are more familiar with 4 at the back, but we would like to play with 2 up front, which a 3 man defence allows you to do.

Q5 : How do you keep the team spirit there when you can only select 16, and some of the squad may go weeks without a game?

With huge difficulty! Particularly when we have no injuries or suspensions. We conciously ensured we had a squad to pick from this season, rather than the 13 or 14 we had for much of last season, it's a much deeper squad. Clearly players are disappointed when they aren't involved - if they aren't, they're in the wrong place - but that's not an excuse for bad attitude. Everyone is only one injury, one suspension, one bad game away from losing or gaining a spot in the starting XI. The players need to ensure they are ready when needed, and having some out on dual registrations does help keep them match fit.

Q6 : You have commented several times about the number of young players that are on this team. What positives and negatives does this present to you as a manager at this level?

Lack of experience is certainly a factor, players will have dips in form both within a game and throughout a season. We need to make sure they are learning from their mistakes. The big positives are that they have plenty of energy and enthusiasm.

Q7 : It's fair to say that in some of the opening games our midfield has been overrun. Once he is fit again will you play Casey Maclaren in midfield so that we can dominate games more, free up the creative players and take pressure off the defence?

Obviously the question was asked while Casey was injured, but hopefully we've seen exactly that in recent weeks, particularly in the two recent FA Cup ties. Kevin and Casey are the engine room and the rest of the team benefits hugely when they are in the side.

Q8 : How far do you think it is possible (realistically) to progress in the FA Cup this year? How far do you think a team from the same step as Hendon can progress in the FA Cup?

Anything more than the 4th qualifying round will be a bonus. With the way the FA Cup is now formatted, its difficult for clubs at our level to get beyond the second qualifying round due to the exemptions, with Conference North and South coming in that round, and then Conference National in the 4th qualifying round. For clubs at our level to progress the draw has to be kind, as well as putting in the performances.

Posted at 21:39

Tuesday 04 October - Gary reflects on FA Cup win and the draw

Gary McCann has reflected on the FA Cup win at the weekend, together with the fourth qualifying round draw. He said, "I was delighted with the win. We have put in our two best performances this season in our last two FA Cup ties and possibly our three best if you include the Cheshunt game.

"But a concern for me is that we have dropped into the bottom four in the League. I know we have 36 matches to sort out the league position. I am looking for these FA Cup performances to be replicated in the League; we have under-performed in these fixtures.

"I would also add that in the cup-ties, we have been much better in having the right blend of physicality and quality in the team, Unavailability has played its part too.

"I was really pleased with the way we approached dealing with Rushden's style of play. We knew they would be very big, but all of our units, attack, midfield and defence, played well. Apart from a couple of hairy moments in the first half, I thought we were dominant.

"I know how important a good cup run is to the club. The prize money we have earned will give a vital boost to our club's finances."

On the subject of the FA Cup draw, sending Hendon to near-neighbours Boreham Wood, currently mid-table in the Vanarama National League Premier Division - two tiers above Hendon - McCann admitted, "It's not the best draw we could have hoped for. A familiar Conference (National League) Premier team away. It is a difficult tie, but one we need to be positive in.

"We will not sit in and contain. We will look to attack and see the where that takes us. It will be nice to see some familiar faces especially Junior Lewis. But our friendship is on hold for a week or two."

Posted at 17:24

Tuesday 04 October - Admission & Replay details for FA Cup

We have now agreed admission prices with Boreham Wood for our FA Cup tie on 15th October, along with the details of any prospective replay.

The admission prices for the game at Boreham Wood will be as follows :

Adults : £16.00, OAP : £12.00, U16 : £8.00 and U12 : £4.00.

If a replay is required it will take place at Silver Jubilee Park on Wednesday 19th October, replacing the scheduled Middlesex Senior Cup tie against Wembley that evening.

Due to the increased operational costs involved in staging a possible replay, the admission prices will be as follows :

Adults : £14.00, Concessions : £9.00, U18s : £4.00.

Both games will be pay on the day with no advance sales planned.

Posted at 13:07

Monday 03 October - Coach to Lowestoft

We are running a coach to Lowestoft on Saturday, with seats priced at £12 each. The departure point and time will be confirmed tomorrow evening, and this information will be given to you upon booking.

If you would like to book, please email the website team on

Posted at 13:05

Monday 03 October - FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round

We have been drawn away to Boreham Wood in the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup. The tie will be played on Saturday 15th October, kick off 3:00pm. Boreham Wood are currently 14th in the Vanarama National division.

Posted at 11:53

Sunday 02 October - Rosh Hashanah

We would like to wish all of our Jewish supporters a happy and healthy New Year.

Posted at 17:42

Saturday 01 October - Greens dispose of Diamonds

The first team progressed into the final qualifying round of the FA Cup this afternoon courtesy of a comfortable 3-0 win over AFC Rushden & Diamonds at SJP.

Whilst the visitors were the brighter at the start, the Greens grew into the game and gradually took control, and were rewarded in the 36th minute when Karl Oliyide scored.

The Greens continued to put pressure on the fragile Diamonds defence, and Spencer McCall doubled the lead in the 57th minute, whilst Niko Muir finished off a good move in the 79th minute to complete the scoring.

It was a very professional organised performance, with everyone making a positive contribution.

The draw for the Fourth Qualifying Round will be broadcast live on TalkSport on Monday morning at approximately 11.30am. It will also be tweeted live by the FA, and we'll bring news of the draw through our usual channels as soon as we can.

Posted at 18:29