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Thursday 25 August - Snowball Draw update

The snowball winners for May, June and July have been announced and are as follows.

May : 1st Prize - £274.50 - Ball 4. 2nd Prize - £137.25 - Ball 46.

June : 1st Prize - £277.50 - Ball 116. 2nd Prize - £138.75 - Ball 17.

July : 1st Prize - £268.50 - Ball 27. 2nd Prize - £134.25 - Ball 87

Winners will be contacted by the Supporters Trust in the next few days.

Posted at 20:11

Wednesday 24 August - Under 18s beaten in first game

Our under 18 side opened their campaign with a 3-1 defeat at home to Aldershot Town this evening at a wet Silver Jubilee Park.

The young Greens, who are virtually a brand new squad from last season put in a hard working performance, but were ultimately beaten by the better side. The only player in the side tonight that was with us last season was Keagan Cole.

The Shots took the lead in the 20th minute, doubling it fifteen minutes later, but shortly before half-time captain Mickey White was fouled in the box and he stepped up to convert the spot kick clinically.

The second half saw the Greens hold firm until ten minutes from time when Aldershot scored their third.

Whilst there is plenty of work to do with the new squad, manager John Creith will certainly have seen some very good signss that hopefully bode well for the future.

Team : Daniel Purdue, Justin Wilson, Joshua Kennedy-Bell, William Lahti, Ndue Telaj, Perry Smith-Aitchison, Nickolas Constantinou, Keagan Cole, Mickey White, Tareeq Mustafa, Makinwa Rahaman. Subs (both used) : Ethan Arthur, Jessie Nzamale.

Posted at 22:46

Tuesday 23 August - Oliyide nets late equaliser

Karl Oliyide netted an equaliser two minutes from time to earn the Greens a point in a 1-1 draw against Burgess Hill Town.

On a sultry evening at Silver Jubilee Park, Hendon controlled the first 20 minutes, with their best chance falling to Kezie Ibe who tried to divert Chris Seeby's cross-shot into the net, but saw the ball fly wide.

The visitors were the better side for the next 50 minutes and were rewarded in the 70th minute when Daniel Thompson slammed the ball home from close range.

This seemed to spark the Greens into action and they created a number of chances, one of which was turned home by Oliyide. A chance for a late winner went begging when Kezie Ibe appeared to be fouled just outside the penalty area, but the officials ruled that there had been no offence.

Next up is a trip to Merstham on Saturday afternoon, kick off 3.00pm

Posted at 23:04

Saturday 20 August - 400 and counting

Today's game at Wingate & Finchley was the 400th consecutive league match that supporter Alex Barrett has attended.

It's been a tough year for Alex, with the passing of his mum Joyce in March, she was also a regular attender at games, and Alex says that it was the Hendon family that kept him going through the tough times, and he is very grateful for the support he had from everyone at the club.

Congratulations to Alex on his milestone, just a shame it wasn't a better result this afternoon. Here's to the next hundred!

Posted at 19:55

Saturday 20 August - It's Cheshunt in the FA Cup

Our opponents in the FA Cup first qualifying round in a fortnight's time will be Cheshunt, who ran out 8-0 winners against Basildon United this afternoon.

Jason Hallett led the way with a hat-trick, Billy Jones scored twice in the first half hour, Adam Bolle came off the bench to score twice in the last 12 minutes, while John Nzengo scored the other.

The tie will be played at Silver Jubilee Park on Saturday 3rd September, kicking off at 3:00pm

Posted at 18:50

Saturday 20 August - Free kick earns points for Wingate

A superb free kick from Steve Wales was enough to earn Wingate & Finchley a 1-0 win over the Greens at a windy Maurice Rebak Stadium this afternoon.

The first half hour saw Hendon control the game, but the final ball or efforts on goal weren't quite up to the standard required and Shane Gore was left largely untested.

Whilst there was a hint of the free kick being wind assisted - it was superbly fired into the top corner of the net by Wales, giving Berkley Laurencin no chance.

The second half was frustrating for visiting supporters as possession was relinquished on too many occasions and chances in front of goal were at a premium ensuring the home side could win the game with a degree of comfort.

Everyone will be looking for a distinct improvement when Burgess Hill Town visit SJP on Tuesday evening.

Posted at 18:48

Saturday 20 August - Notice of road closure

We have been advised that Cool Oak Lane, the route to the ground past the Welsh Harp from Staples Corner, is closed until 25th August. If you are travelling to SJP from the Staples Corner direction, we advise that you stay on the Edgware Road (A5) until the Kingsbury Road junction. Turn left into Kingsbury Road and then after passing the park, turn left into Townsend Lane by the temple.

This will affect anyone travelling to the first team game against Burgess Hill Town on Tuesday, and the youth team game against Aldershot Town on Wednesday.

Posted at 09:58

Thursday 18 August - Highlights from Kingstonian

Highlights from the game at Kingstonian are available on line, courtesy of FITB Highlights.

The can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96eQedphRos&feature=youtu.be

Posted at 22:03

Wednesday 17 August - HFC Website & Club Shop

It has been brought to our attention today that the Hendon FC Supporters Association Website & Online Club Shop are currently unavailable.

The site is being transferred on to another server, and the Association apologise for any inconvenience during the changeover. We will update once it is up and running again.

Posted at 22:10

Monday 15 August - Greens pick up first point

The first team picked up their first point of the season with a much improved performance at Kingstonian, the scoreline ending 1-1.

The goals came within a couple of minutes of each other around the 75th minute, Finbarr Robins giving the Greens the lead before Ryan Moss equalised for the home side shortly afterwards.

Next up is the short trip to Wingate & Finchley on Saturday afternoon.

Posted at 21:50

Monday 15 August - 150 and counting for Berkley

Berkley Laurencin has reached the 150 appearance this evening in the game against Kingstonian. Berkley originally signed for us back in 2008 from Hillingdon Borough, although he spent much of the first season at Wembley gaining valuable experience.

Over the next few seasons, he was a regular between the sticks, often sharing duties with the likes of James Reading and Sean Thomas amongst others.

He left in late 2013 to join Northwood, where he was a regular for the past two seasons before his return to Hendon this summer.

We congratulate Berkley on his latest appearance milestone and hope to see many more appearances in the months to come.

Posted at 21:48

Monday 15 August - Possible match highlights update

Unfortunately Hayes & Yeading United have beaten us to the punch and FC Video's 5th camera is no longer available to film our games.

We currently have 39 expressions of interest to fund the filming of our games, so it does look at though there is sufficient interest to warrant further investigation. We are pleased that Cyrus Cooper has agreed to explore other avenues to get our games filmed home and away. If you know of any company who may be able to help, please let Simon Lawrence know (simon.hendon@btinternet.com).

If you would like to withdraw your expression of interest, please let Simon know, either by speaking to him on a matchday or by emailing him

Alternatively, if you might be interested (£80 lump sum or £10 per month for 9 months) but haven't yet advised Simon, then please do so as soon as possible.

The more people who express an interest, the more likely it is that we'll find a filming partner.

Posted at 17:45

Monday 15 August - Alfie Young joins the squad

We are pleased to announce that defender Alfie Young has joined the squad in time for tonight's game at Kingstonian.

The 19 year old played in the final friendly against Tooting & Mitcham United and impressed as part of the back line. He has spent his formative years with Watford, and was part of their first team squad last season although he didn't make any appearances.

Posted at 17:35

Monday 15 August - Greens drawn at home in FA Cup

The draw for the first qualifying round of the FA Cup has been released today, and we have been drawn at home to Cheshunt or Basildon United.

They play their preliminary round tie this coming Saturday, and the winners will come to Silver Jubilee Park on Saturday 3rd September.

Posted at 14:23

Saturday 13 August - Hendon comfortably beaten by Worthing

The first league game at Silver Jubilee Park turned out to be a disappointment as Worthing ran out deserving 3-0 winners on a warm afternoon.

The first half was goalless, with the visitors probably just edging it, but the second half began with the Greens in the ascendency. However in the 61st minute Reiss Stanislaus broke the deadlock, and five minutes later Harvey Sparks doubled the lead.

Dale Binns saw a strike deflect off Will Hendon onto the bar with Rikki Banks beaten, but by the 73rd minute Stanislaus had scored his second and Worthing's third. The visitors were then content to see out the game and ensure all three points went back to the south coast.

Next up for the Greens is a trip to Kingstonian on Monday evening. Kick off at Kingsmeadow will be at 7:45pm

Posted at 19:34

Saturday 13 August - Youth fixtures now online

The Under 18s full fixture list is now online on the website with the first game just eleven days away.

As previously advised, there are 10 teams in our division this season, and our opponents will be Aldershot Town, Ashford Town (Middlesex), Bedfont Sports, Camberley Town, Hampton & Richmond Borough, Hayes & Yeading United, Northwood, Staines Town and Wealdstone. The first game is on Wednesday 24th August when we host Aldershot Town.

All home games will be played at Silver Jubilee Park and will kick off at 7.30pm.

In the FA Youth Cup Preliminary Round we entertain Tring Athletic on Wednesday 7th September, whilst in the Ryman League Youth Cup, we entertain Hayes & Yeading United on Wednesday 31st August. We are awaiting the Middlesex County Youth Cup draw.

The under 18s are managed this season by John Creith, and he is busily putting together a squad ready for the new campaign.

Please go to the Youth team pages to see the full fixture list for the season.

Posted at 11:48

Saturday 13 August - The big day arrives - the hard work continues

The day we've all been waiting for, when we play a home league game at our own home ground again, has finally arrived.

It's nearly eight years since our last game at Claremont Road, and whilst we are grateful to Harrow Borough, Wembley, Northwood and Staines Town for allowing us to use their grounds to stage games over the past few years, we've all been waiting for the day when we can play at home once again.

An awful lot of work has gone on over the intervening period, by Simon Lawrence as chairman ensuring, together with his fellow directors, that we still have a club to support along with all those who have been on the Supporters Trust board and Supporters Association committee, coming up with fundraising ideas and helping out where they can.

A huge thank you goes to Rob Morris and his partners at Silver Jubilee Park, for putting in so much work to help us have a home of our own. Without Rob and his team - we wouldn't be looking forward to playing a home game today and would almost certainly be still playing at Earlsmead.

We mustn't forget Graham Etchell, our secretary, who has ensured that we have done everything we need to be able to continue playing. His experience and knowledge of football administration is invaludable.

And of course there is Gary McCann, Freddie Hyatt, Scott Cousins and all the backroom staff and players who have ensured we've kept our Ryman League Premier Division status through some tough times.

However, the work doesn't stop here. Just because we have a home of our own again doesn't mean we can all take a step back and chill out. The hard work continues.

We still need matchday volunteers - if you feel you are able to help, even if its only a couple of times a season - please make yourself known to any of our existing volunteers and they'll point you in the direction of our matchday organiser, John Rogers.

There are plenty of sponsorship opportunities. There's a couple of player sponsorships left available, and plenty of matchball, match and programme sponsorships. And wouldn't it be wonderful if we could get all the seats in the Gary McCann Stand sponsored? Details of all the sponsorships can be found on the relevant pages, and if in doubt, please email the website on admin@hendonfc.net.

But the focus today is on our first league game at Silver Jubilee Park. It's not our first competitive game there as a home club - we've had three London Senior Cup ties.

We welcome Worthing this afternoon who were promoted through the play-offs from Division One South last season. Like ourselves they play on a 3G pitch so this should ensure an entertaining game.

We look forward to seeing you in a few hours time.

Posted at 11:13

Friday 12 August - FC Video - Don't leave it too late

So far we have had 31 expressions of interest in helping to fund FC Video coming to film our games - but this too few for this to be viable.

We had hoped that FC Video might be able to come and film tomorrow's game so that potential punters would have had a chance to see the product before they buy it.

FC Video have 5 cameras, 4 of which are committed to 4 other non-League sides. Last season, the 5th camera was used to film Hayes & Yeading United matches. They have worked with Hayes for a number of seasons but Hayes have not yet agreed terms for this season. Quite understandably, FC Video are operating on a "first come, first served" basis - if Hayes commit with them first, they will be their 5th club. If we commit first, then we will be their 5th club.

They were prepared to film tomorrow's game free of charge but they have agreed to film Hayes' game instead because of their long-standing relationship.

Where does that leave us?

FC Video's offer to film a Hendon match free of charge still stands but only for as long as the 5th camera slot is still open.

This really is supporters' last chance to get back to us if they are interested in participating (for a lump sum payment to the club of £80 or 9 monthly payments of £10). Even then, it's possible that FC Video will get back to us to confirm that they have agreed terms with Hayes in which case we'll need to look to see if there are any other potential filming partners.

If that is the case, we will be asking for someone to do the legwork in this - we are, after all, in this together.

If you are interested in participating, please either email Simon Lawrence on simon.hendon@btinternet.com or speak to him at tomorrow's game.

Posted at 22:33

Wednesday 10 August - Gary looks ahead to new season

Gary McCann was bullish about the team's chances leading up to the opening game of the Ryman League Premier Division season.

Speaking after the 3-0 defeat of Tooting & Mitcham United in the final preseason friendly on Monday (the goals came from Dale Binns, Kezie Ibe and Andre Da Costa), Mr McCann first praised that performance.

He said, "We were excellent in the first half and scored some good goals. The second half was not as good, but that is often the way with all the changes. It disrupts the flow of the game.

"Some of the performances last night have given me a headache thinking of the 16 I will pick for Saturday's game."

On the subject of the campaign ahead, he said, "We have a really strong group of players. With everyone fit, healthy and available, I think this is as good a squad as I have had - when we are all fit we may be just one centre-back short.

"I think the Ryman League Premier Division is going to surprise a few people with the strength throughout it. Two seasons ago, there were us, Maidstone, Margate and maybe Dulwich who were clearly the best but last year I am not sure there was one clearly superior team.

"This season, there may be six or seven teams who will be in contention and I think we can be among them. I feel we can stand toe to toe with anyone in the League this season.

"It will, of course, depend on keeping the majority of the squad fit, or at least limit the number of serious injuries we suffer. That was the key to our great run two seasons ago and to our problems last season - we had 20 different centre-back pairings in our 56 matches in 2015-16 but Elliot Brathwaite and Charlie Goode were together in more than 30 matches the season before.

"I am quietly confident about the coming season. The boys have worked extremely hard in preseason. It was a deliberate policy to have a very tough preseason friendly schedule because I wanted it to be a challenge. We played some very good teams and they punished us for our mistakes, and the challenge is for everyone to learn from them.

"There are going to be some very unhappy people when I name my starting 16 on Saturday, but they have got to be patient. A few players need a bit more time and to get some more minutes into their legs before they will be ready."

Posted at 20:39

Wednesday 10 August - Fixture date confirmations

We are now able to confirm the dates for our Alan Turvey Trophy and Middlesex Senior Cup ties, and a consequential amendment to one of our league fixtures.

The Alan Turvey Trophy tie against Metropolitan Police will take place at Silver Jubilee Park on Tuesday 13th September, whilst the Middlesex Senior Cup tie at home to Wembley will be played on Tuesday 18th October.

As a result of the latter game, our league trip to Burgess Hill Town has been put back a week and now takes place on Tuesday 25th October.

All games will kick off at 7:45pm.

Posted at 20:33

Tuesday 09 August - Aaron Morgan added to squad

Aaron Morgan became the latest addition to the squad as we head closer to the start of the new season.

Aaron needs no introduction to Hendon supporters as this is his third spell with the club, having scored 29 times in 132 appearances in his previous spells, and has already found the net again during pre-season.

Posted at 09:06

Monday 08 August - Robins sees red as Greens win

The first team completed their pre-season preparations with another good performance, overcoming Tooting & Mitcham United 3-0. However the evening was soured by the dismissal of Finbarr Robins for violent conduct ten minutes from time.

All the goals came in the first half, the first coming from Dale Binns who rifled home after excellent work from Andre Da Costa and Aaron Morgan. Just three minutes later Kezie Ibe latched onto a poor clearance to double the lead, and the third came towards the end of the half when Binns seized on a defensive slip and laid the ball into the path of Andre Da Costa. Just before half time Brendan Norris made an outstanding save to tip the ball onto the bar.

The second half saw fewer chances, but the Greens were always in control. Major positives for Gary McCann will not only be the overall team performance, but also the return to action of Kevin Maclaren in midfield. There was just one new trialist in the squad tonight, in the shape of central defender Alfie Young, who was recently released by Watford.

Team : Norris, Vassell, Lee (Balogun 70), K Maclaren (Murphy 61), Young, Cole, A Da Costa (Kuehn 70), Robins, Morgan, Ibe (Muir 83), Binns (K Da Costa 61). Unused sub : Laurencin.

Posted at 22:35

Sunday 07 August - Kevin Maclaren registers for new season

Supporters who have been at the last couple of friendlies, will have seen that Kevin Maclaren is back in and around the squad. The reasons for Kevin's absence are well known and are now in the past, and we are delighted to welcome him back into the fold and we all know that he will be keen to earn his place back in the starting line-up as soon as possible.

Posted at 12:39

Saturday 06 August - Plenty of goals at Whyteleafe

The first team won their penultimate friendly of the summer as they defeated Whyteleafe 5-2 at Church Lane on a very warm afternoon.

The Greens took the lead in the 2nd minute when Spencer McCall scored with a 20 yard effort, and within ten minutes Karl Oliyide doubled the lead when he capitalised on a defensive error. The third goal came from the penalty spot, the kick being converted by Mahrez Bettache.

The second half saw the Greens defence hold solid, and in the 70th minute the lead was extended further when Oliyide fired home a close range rebound. The home side pulled a goal back almost immediately through Roscoe D'Sane, and scored a second three minutes from time courtesy of a header from Dylan Ramazani. The final Hendon goal came just before full time scoured by Kezie Ibe.

HENDON : Berkley Laurencin, Luke Tingey, Casey Maclaren, Spencer McCall, Dave Diedhiou, Mahrez Bettache, Chris Seeby, Sam Murphy, Niko Muir, Karl Oliyide, Mayowa Balogun. Subs : Arthur Lee, Khale Da Costa, Finbarr Robins, Keagan Cole, Brendan Norris, Andre Da Costa, Aaron Morgan, Omar Vassell, Kezie Ibe.

Posted at 16:53

Saturday 06 August - Online Isthmian Archive launched

A new Isthmian League archive was launched this week, and the amount of information contained within it is enormous.

The information is currently restricted from 1988 to the end of last season, and the author, an Epsom & Ewell supporter, has cross referenced around fifty different sources, including our own archive. Part of the aim of creating the official archive is that any variations are highlighted and clarified here.

The site contains:

All League tables

All Results

All Result Dates

All Attendances

All Cups, including subsidiary competitions like the Associate Members Trophy, Full Members Cup and even the GMAC Cup although a few gaps still exist for the latter.

All Charity Shield and PlayOff results

All Youth Results including League Cups

All League Bulletins

The earlier part of the archive from 1905-88 is well under construction but will not be released until July 2017.

The archive can be found at Isthmian Archive

Posted at 10:51

Tuesday 02 August - Last night's line ups and scorers

As we're currently unable to put the line-ups and scorers for last night's game in the usual place on the website, here they are.

HENDON : Berkley Laurencin, Chris Seeby, Arthur Lee, Dave Diedhiou, Casey Maclaren, Spencer McCall, Omar Vassell, Sam Murphy, Kezie Ibe, Niko Muir, Mayowa Balogun. Subs (all used) : Finbarr Robins, Andre Da Costa, Mahrez Bettache, Charlie Kuehn, Brendan Norris, Karl Oliyide, Aaron Morgan, Khale Da Costa, Luke Tingey, Keagan Cole.

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE : Lewis Moore, Jimmy Shepherd, Harly Wise, Sergio Uyi, Leo Donnellan, Frankie Raymond, Harold Odamatey, Victor Zapata, Keir Dickson, Aaron Greene, Sam Ling. Subs (all used) : Joe Carter, Glen Southam, Tyrique Hyde, Scott Mitchell, Jakub Berkowicz.

Scorers - HENDON : Aaron Morgan. DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE : Leo Donnellan, Frankie Raymond, Tyrique Hyde, Victor Zapata.

Posted at 17:15

Tuesday 02 August - Sponsor a seat in the Gary McCann stand

As advised earlier in the summer, we are offering everyone the chance to sponsor seats in the new Gary McCann Stand at just £50 per seat. 42 of the 118 available seats have been sponsored so far.

If you would like to sponsor a seat, please contact Simon Lawrence on simon.hendon@btinternet.com or speak to him on a matchday.

To see who has sponsored seats so far just go to our new Gary McCann Stand Sponsorship Page. Just hover your mouse/pointer over each seat.

The bit at the bottom of the page about the page not yet being completed will be removed and replaced with other more relevant text in the next few days.

Posted at 17:03

Tuesday 02 August - Website technical issues

We have been doing some background work on the website over the past 24 hours or so which have caused a few technical issues to occur. This means that there are one or two areas on the site that we are currently unable to update. This includes entering the team line-ups on the match report page, and being able to update the youth team section of the site.

If you find any areas of the site that don't appear to the working properly, or any broken links, please email the website team on admin@hendonfc.net. Please don't assume that someone else has already told us, we'd rather be told several times than not at all.

We hope to have everything fixed and working properly in time for the start of the new season.

Posted at 17:02

Monday 01 August - Daggers run out winners at SJP

A strong Dagenham & Redbridge side ran out 4-1 winners at Silver Jubilee Park this evening. Aaron Morgan was on target for the Greens.

We hope to have full details online tomorrow. We are currently having some techinical issues which have resulted in us not being able to update anything other than the main news page.

Posted at 21:39

Sunday 31 July - Possible new filming partner - your help needed

Now that Football Exclusives are not going to be fiming our matches, we've been looking at alternative approaches. We've been talking to one company, FC Video, who will do the following for each home and away game:

- Film full match, including any mascots etc

- Film any post match interviews with manager or sponsor presentations (ie man of the match)

- Provide the following, normally on a dedicated youtube channel:

- Match Highlights – normally around 8 mins long

- Highlights include full team line-ups, graphics, replays etc

- Post Match Interviews

- Vines (not on the channel)

They aim to get goal Vines & Interviews up on the day (unless it's an evening game) – with highlights up by the following day.

They will charge us £85 per match which works out at about £4,250 for the whole season.

Unfortunately, we're not in a position to be able to absorb that cost so the purpose of this post is to ask - on a no-commitment basis at this stage - if you would be interested in paying £10 per month for 9 months (September to May) or an £80 lump sum up-front to help defray these costs.

If we have enough people prepared to do this, we'll continue our discussions and will then ask people to set-up standing orders or pay the lump sums.

If you're interested, please drop a quick email to Simon Lawrence on simon.hendon@btinternet.com as soon as possible.

Posted at 10:08

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