In the absence of anything from any other source, the report below (between the solid lines) has been copied verbatim, with the writer's permission, from the Non League Matters website, section "Where did you go", subsection "Saturday 9th July 2022".
Obviously this is written from the writer's viewpoint, and not from those of either club.
Hillgrounds Leisure - new tick
Kempston Rovers 0(0) Hendon 1(1)
Admission: £5 No paper Attendance; 200 (guess)
Having over-nighted in Bedford with the sole intention of ticking a SLC1 venue, I chose this. I spent the morning at the Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden (not a tick as I've been there before, over ten yrs ago) and had a great time wandering the hangars and watching various light a/c dropping in and leaving.
Plenty of parking at or near to the ground although there was park football going on adjacent. Entrance via turnstile down the near side, there is a good bar and raised patio area (covered) and a seated stand down the one half, and the other half was standing. The remainder of the ground is flat standing. Fortunately the whole of the seating/standing was in total shade.
This was Step 4 versus Step 3. KR went through a substantial re-build last season (I saw them get walloped at MK Irish 0-7 in the PSF two years ago and they struggled that season but stayed up, just) and looked OK today. Both sides played long to two big strikers, which was functional but rather boring. Hendon belied their higher status with some occasionally clever inter-action on occasions, but the match mainly followed the direct format. Hendon scored just at the HT whistle with a channel ball slipped under the keeper.
2nd half, there were 5-6 changes for each side but no real goal chances in the 28+ deg heat. I sat in the seats just to stay in the cool. Biggest plus of the day was winning £25 in the HT draw! First time since Wells City about 4 years ago (bottle of white wine).
Home in 140 via MK/Bicester/A420/Swindon. Good little trip.
The author is known on the Non League Matters forums as "Digdagdog."
He is a supporter of Melksham Town (possibly an official of the club), who does a reasonable amount of groundhopping, mainly in the Wiltshire and North Somerset areas, but occasionally he makes longer trips, such as this one.