A solid, and often enterprising performance by Lee Allinson's men garnered an unexpected, but highly deserved point at one of the pre-season promotion favourites, Poole Town.
On a blustery, but warm sunny afternoon, the home side set about their task with all the vigour you'd expect from a side that had scored seven on the road the previous week. However, the Hendon defence, comprising three centre-halves kept the dangerous and prolific duo of Tony Lee and Toby Holmes at arm's length.
The first clearcut opportunity of the afternoon led to the first goal, with LEE getting his head onto a cross at the far post and delivering a bullet header beyond Matt Kerbey.
Hendon, resplendent in their new away kit of all sky blue, responded well, with skipper Joe White firing wastefully into the Solent from a good position inside the penalty area, and the effervescent Billy Leonard having an effort deflected wide.
After the break, Hendon took a stranglehold on the game thanks, in part, to the efforts of Blaise Riley-Snow and Leonard in midfield, and the willing running of the two wing-backs Lucas Perry and Sam Adenola.
The equaliser was set up by Perry in the 53rd minute, when his adroit square pass found WHITE in space inside the area, and the skipper coolly slotted the ball into the bottom corner of the net beyond home 'keeper Luke Cairney.
Seven minutes later, Adenola was the creator as he outpaced his marker down the right flank and knocked the ball into the near post where Niko MUIR met it with a deliciously judged looping header beyond Cairney into the far corner of the net.
Although perhaps not rampant, Hendon were well on top. Another ball in from Perry from the left was wildly hacked just wide of his own post by a Poole defender, while Riley-Snow thundered a daisy-cutter a foot wide of Cairney's right-hand post.
The hosts responded late on, and Kerbey was required to make a fine save from a powerful strike from Toby Holmes before a barrage of balls into the Hendon box.
All but one were dealt with by the Hendon back line, and from the one that wasn't, Harvey Wright's blocked shot rebounded to Harry Hutchinson who calmly smashed the ball home to grab a share of the spoils.