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Thursday 18 September - Billericay game rearranged

Our home game against Billericay Town will now take place on Monday 20th October, kicking off at 7:45pm.

Posted at 18:58

Tuesday 16 September - Gary McCann interview

Matt Albright spoke to Gary McCann after last night's draw against Hampton & Richmond Borough. Matt and Gary look back at last night's game, and also take a brief look ahead to Saturday's game at Tonbridge Angels.

The interview is now online and can be heard by clicking the link below.

Gary McCann Interview

Matt also spoke to Hampton & Richmond Borough assistant manager and Sky Sports commentator Martin Tyler, and you can listen to that interview through the following link.

Martin Tyler Interview

Posted at 18:38

Tuesday 16 September - Hendon to start ladies team

We are pleased to announce that plans are in place to start a new Ladies team. The team will play in the Middlesex League on Saturdays.

If you are interested in being part of the Hendon revolution and attend the trials, please contact Rob Morris on

Posted at 10:00

Monday 15 September - Two points thrown away

Hendon threw away two points with a disappointing performance in the last half hour against Hampton & Richmond Borough this evening. The game ended 2-2, but the Greens had chances to be out of sight before the hour mark arrived.

That said, it was the Beavers who took the lead after just 17 seconds through Jesse Kewley-Graham, but Hendon equalised through Dave Diedhiou after 23 minutes. Leon Smith doubled the lead just before half time.

The Greens had chances to further extend the lead through the opening part of the second half, but for the last half hour, Hampton looked by far the better side and they deservedly equalised with five minutes to go thanks to Karle Carder.

Posted at 23:05

Monday 15 September - Tough draw in FA Cup

We have been given a tough draw in the second qualifying round of the FA Cup, having been drawn at home to Leiston.

The Suffolk side won at Haverhill Rovers on Saturday afternoon, and will travel to Earlsmead to play us on Saturday 27th September, kicking off at 3.00pm.

Posted at 12:39

Sunday 14 September - Gary relieved and delighted

Gary McCann was both relieved and delighted to progress in the FA Cup yesterday afternoon against AFC Rushden & Diamonds.

"This was the proverbial banana skin" he said, "but we got through it.

"It was a struggle. We had good periods of possession and control but also had to rely on our goalkeeper for two very important saves at 0-0.

"They will be very disappointed to have lost and if they felt they were deserving of a replay, I would have no arguments.

"I am sure that they could hold their own at our level, and I think we will see them at Step 3 in the next couple of years.

"It was a performance where we had to really dig deep. We are showing signs of fatigue - as are most teams - and injuries have made our already thin squad even thinner."

Posted at 13:45

Saturday 13 September - Smith goal earns cup progression

Hendon were given a tough test by AFC Rushden & Diamonds this afternoon, but eventually came through with a 1-0 win in the FA Cup.

The goal came in the 66th minute when Leon Smith beat three or four defenders and the keeper to fire the ball into the net via a deflection off a Rushden player. Minutes later Smith hit the woodwork as the Greens searched for a second goal.

Debutant keeper Ben McNamara was forced into two excellent saves to keep the visitors out, and there was relief and delight all round when the final whistle went.

The next round will be on 27th September, which means that our home game against Billericay Town has been postponed.

Posted at 20:12

Saturday 13 September - Hendon in The Sun today

The club are featured in the printed edition of The Sun today - on pages 6 and 7 of the football pullout.

This is part of The Sun's "Wrighty's Road to Wembley" feature. We are unsure what is happening with regard to the two filmed documentary pieces that were due to be available on Thursday. If we find out, we will let you know.

Posted at 09:54

Friday 12 September - Ben McNamara signs

We are pleased to announce the signing of 25 year old goalkeeper Ben McNamara. Ben was with Northampton Town last season, and has also played in Australia for Bonnyrig.

We welcome Ben to the club, and hope that he enjoys his time with us.

Posted at 21:42

Friday 12 September - Radio Diamonds commentary tomorrow

AFC Rushden & Diamonds' internet radio station, Radio Diamonds, will be broadcasting live commentary from tomorrow's game.

For those of you unable to attend the game for whatever reason, you will be able to hear commentary via the link below.

Posted at 21:42

Thursday 11 September - The Les & Steven Memorial Cup

Andy Vincent, one of our regular supporters, has been working hard in recent weeks to set up a memorial football match.

The game, which will be raising money for Cancer Research UK, has been arranged in memory of his father, Les Vincent, and his very good friend, Steve Cheesewright, both of whom have sadly lost their fright against cancer within the past couple of years. Both Les and Steve were also regulars on the terraces at Claremont Road and Vale Farm, and in Les's case also Earlsmead.

The Hendon Supporters XI will be playing The Old Bellgate FC at Silver Jubilee Park on Friday 26th September, 7.00pm. This will be one of the first games to be played on the new 3G pitch.

If you would like to play for the Hendon Supporters XI, please contact Nick McMullen as soon as possible via email on

All supporters are more than welcome to attend, and the bar will be open until late.

Entry will be free, but donations for Cancer Research UK will be taken on the night. If you are unable to attend but would like to donate in memory of Les and Steve, you can do so via the link below.

Please do support this event if you can.

Posted at 18:40

Thursday 11 September - George Legg loan extended

We are pleased to announce that Reading have agreed to extend the loan of George Legg for a second month. In addition they have agreed to allow George to play in the FA Cup for us.

George has played a very important part of our excellent start to the season, and we are delighted that he will be with us for at least another month.

Posted at 10:00

Wednesday 10 September - Barking cup date fixed

Our London Senior Cup tie at home to Barking will be played on Monday 6th October, kicking off at 7.45pm.

The game will go straight to penalties if the scores are level after 90 minutes.

Posted at 20:12

Tuesday 09 September - Audio interview with Gary McCann

We are pleased to bring the first of what we hope will be many audio interviews with Gary McCann and others.

Matt Albright, who is starting his studies at Middlesex University this month, has joined our media team to help improve our media output, and he interviewed Gary just a few minutes after the game last night.

Gary McCann interview

Posted at 13:00

Tuesday 09 September - Hendon to be featured by The Sun

We are delighted to be working with The Sun and Ian Wright on an exciting new FA Cup campaign - Wrighty's Road To Wembley.

The Arsenal legend will be following a club for ever round of this year's competition, and have chosen to start with us due to our traditional proximity to Wembley Stadium.

Ian Wright has spoken to many players, staff and supporters of our historic club for two documentaries. One about our legendary 1974 3rd round FA Cup tie against Newcastle United, and another about our recent turmoil following our exit from Claremont Road.

You can watch both documentaries this Thursday, only via The Sun Goals app. You can sign up for free now at

Posted at 10:00

Monday 08 September - Greens bounce back to win

Hendon came back from a goal down to beat Peacehaven & Telscombe 3-2 in an entertaining game at Earlsmead this evening.

The Greens started well and took the lead through Kezie Ibe's fifth goal of the campaign in the 9th minute, but the visitors fought back well and equalised shortly afterwards through Mark Knee. Peacehaven took the lead in the 23rd minute courtesy of Lloyd Cotton, and if truth be told should have been further ahead by half-time.

Hendon were in determined mood in the second half, and were back on level terms just after the hour mark when Chris Seeby fired a superb shot across the keeper. The winner came four minutes from time when Dave Diedhiou pounced on a loose ball after a shot from Ibe had been parried by the keeper.

The win moves the Greens up to third place overnight.

Posted at 23:34

Monday 08 September - Gary satisfied with Kingstonian point

Hendon manager Gary McCann was, in the end, satisfied with the point his team won. He said, "We were chatting about the result after the game and I admitted that if I had been offered a point a 2.55pm I would have taken it. But, after where we were at 65 minutes, maybe we should have got all three points.

"There are mixed emotions. When you have watched the first 60 minutes you would have been disappointed with only a draw, but when you saw the last 25 minutes, you are pleased to end all square. In the end, we're have to be pleased with a point.

"For 60 or 65 minutes, Kingstonian couldn't get near us. But in the last 25 minutes, after they scored, credit to them, they came back at us. It gave them belief and, in the end, we were hanging on.

"We also picked up a number of injuries and had to make two changes. And, as three or four of the players have had very little game time in the last couple of weeks, there was also an issue with fatigue.

"After the sending off we had to reshuffle and move players into unfamiliar positions. But we still had a couple of chances to snatch a victory.

"All things considered, to take four points from visits to Canvey Island and Kingstonian is an excellent achievement. I don't think that many teams will do that."

Posted at 23:27

Saturday 06 September - Two points dropped at Kingstonian

Hendon dropped two points at Kingstonian this afternoon as the home side came back from two goals down to draw 2-2.

The Greens took the lead in the 45th minute through Leon Smith, and then doubled the lead ten minutes into the second period when Sam Murphy scored a penalty.

Kingstonian came back into the game with a goal from Andre McCollin in the 66th minute, and within a few minutes he had scored again to level things up.

The Greens were able to hold on for the point, despite having Oliver Sprague sent off for a second yellow card with three minutes to go.

Posted at 17:08

Saturday 06 September - Todays game on BBC London

BBC London radio are broadcasting their afternoon sports show from Kingsmeadow this afternoon.

Presenter Phil Parry will be at the game as part of this season's Non League Day and it is hoped that the programme will include interviews with people from around the club after the game.

If you are in the London area and unable to get to the game you can tune in on 94.9FM or on your DAB radio, and those further afield should be able to tune in via the internet if you go to the BBC London page on the BBC website.

Posted at 10:21

Thursday 04 September - FA Cup admission & replay details

We are now able to confirm admission prices and replay details for our FA Cup tie against AFC Rushden & Diamonds.

The tie will take place on Saturday 13th September at Earlsmead, kicking off at 3.00pm. Admission prices for this round will be £10 adults, £5 concessions and free for under 16's. Please note that we will announce admission prices for each round of the FA competitions as they have to be agreed with our opponents.

If a replay is required, it will take place on Tuesday 16th September at Wellingborough Town FC, The Dog & Duck Stadium, London Road, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN8 2DP, kicking off at 7.45pm. This is where our opponents currently groundshar.

Directions to the ground can be found on the directions page. Admission prices for the replay will be £6 adults, £3 concessions and free for under 16's.

Posted at 19:57

Wednesday 03 September - Gary delighted with Canvey victory

Gary McCann was a very happy man following last night's victory at Canvey Island.

He said, "I am delighted with the result and also the way that we reacted to the disappointment of Saturday. I was very critical of a number of individuals and the team as a unit on Saturday, but their response, individually and collectively, was excellent.

"The only concern for me was that we didn't take our chances. There is no one individual to blame for this - half a dozen players really should have scored from the good positions they took up. That said, it is great that we are creating so many chances. As for the penalty - I think that was the worst of the three.

"It was a worry that we went into the last few minutes with only a one-goal lead. They sent on a big centre-half to be an emergency striker to unsettle us. At that stage, a bad bounce or deflection might have meant two points slipping away. Last night we should have been comfortably out of sight.

"Before the season started, I gave the players individual targets, month by month, and the team too. The first of these was to pick up 13 points in August and we had that total after six games.

"With last night's win we are now on 16 points and my target for September was another 13 points and advancement in the FA Cup. Even with those three points, it is going to be tough to get 13 points because we have some very difficult games coming up and their might be postponements because of the FA Cup.

"However, if you had offered me 16 points after eight games - before the season started - I would probably have bitten off both your hands!"

Posted at 19:10

Tuesday 02 September - FA Cup opponents decided

Our FA Cup opponents will be AFC Rushden & Diamonds, who won 3-0 at Bedford Town this evening in their replay.

Our opponents were formed just three years ago in 2011 following the demise of the old Rushden & Diamonds club, and like ourselves are a fans owned club. They play in the United Counties League Premier Division, where they currently lie in 9th place despite having a 100% record from their two games. They have up to three games in hand on other clubs in the league.

The tie will be played at Earlsmead on Saturday 13th September, kicking off at 3.00pm. This will be our first Saturday home cup tie since our move to Earlsmead last summer, with all our weekend cup ties having to take place on Sunday's last season.

Posted at 22:14

Tuesday 02 September - Greens move up to fifth

Hendon moved up to fifth place in the table this evening thanks to a 1-0 win at Canvey Island.

The goal came in the 18th minute thanks to Kezie Ibe. The same player missed a chance to double the lead when he missed a penalty in the 48th minute.

Posted at 21:54

Monday 01 September - Gary bemused by Enfield performance

A bemused Hendon manager Gary McCann struggled to explain the difference in performance between last Monday and Saturday. "Where we were at, and how we played on Monday, I certainly didn't see that performance or result coming and that is what concerns me.

"When you least expect it, performances like that, it is that much harder to accept. I don't think any player covered themselves in glory, though Kezie Ibe was probably the one player I would exempt from criticism.

"The five games we have played against Enfield Town have been horrendous. I warned the players in dressing room about the situation they were in and how they would be likely to react. I stressed that we needed to make a good start and score first.

"If we had scored first, I am sure we would have gone on to win. But once they opened the scoring I knew it would be difficult come back.

"However, I think the game turned on our disallowed goal, which would have been the equaliser, and the missed chance to make it 1-0 at the start of the half."

Posted at 19:26

Saturday 30 August - FA Cup tie goes to replay

Today's FA Cup tie between AFC Rushden & Diamonds and Bedford Town ended 1-1 and they will replay on Tuesday evening.

The winners of the replay will visit us on Saturday 13th September in the First Qualifying Round.

Posted at 20:33

Saturday 30 August - Hendon well beaten by Enfield Town

Hendon were well beaten by Enfield Town this afternoon, with the E's continuing their run against the Greens with a 3-0 victory.

The first half was a goalless affair, with the visitors looking the better side, and they took the lead in the 52nd minute courtesy of Corey Whitely.

Nathan Livings doubled the lead in the 71st minute before Whitely completed the scoring a few minutes later.

Gary McCann and the squad will be looking to bounce back immediately when they travel to Canvey Island on Tuesday evening.

Posted at 20:07

Wednesday 27 August - Gary strengthens squad

Gary McCann has strengthened the squad this week, registering a goalkeeper and a striker.

The striker is a familiar face in Adam Wallace, who was with us for the second half of last season. He underwent surgery during the summer and is now well on the road to recovery.

The goalkeeper is 23 year old Brendan Hazlett who played for Loughborough University last season and appeared for us during pre-season. He has also played for Southam United, Stratford Town and Atherstone United.

We look forward to seeing Adam back in action, and we welcome Brendan to the club and hope that he enjoys his time with us.

Posted at 22:35

Wednesday 27 August - Gary delighted with Harrow victory

Gary McCann was delighted following Monday afternoon's win over landlords Harrow Borough.

He said, "If there was any criticism of my team today it would be that it took us 35 minutes to score. I was absolutely delighted with the performance.

"If we had gone in at half time, four or five goals ahead, it would not have been an unfair reflection of the game. We were very good in every aspect of the game and all across the pitch.

"It was easily our best and most complete performance of the season. We dominated through out the game. Our home form has been excellent so far this season; three wins and three clean sheets out of three.

"People may say that Harrow were not very good today, but that is a reflection of how well we played and didn't allow them to play. And that all started with the midfield which was outstanding.

"I don't think George Legg had difficult save to make all afternoon and that is credit to the defence. Charlie Horlock, however, was easily the man of the match for the good saves he made throughout the game."

Posted at 07:00

Tuesday 26 August - Michael Murray moves on

Gary McCann spoke to Greensnet this morning and announced that Michael Murray has been released by mutual consent.

Gary said "This has been a very tough decision, both for myself and for Michael, but it is a decision that is the right one for him.

"I would love to have kept him at the club, and he would have loved to stay, but with the competition for places, we are unable to offer him the regular football that he needs at this stage of his career.

"Michael's attitude throughout his two years with the club has been exemplary, he has always been behind the team and supportive of the squad even when he's not been involved.

"He will be missed in the dressing room where he was a very popular figure, and he goes with our very best wishes."

Michael made 49 appearances, scoring 8 goals, some of which will live long in the memory, particularly his winning free-kick against Corby Town in the FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round in October 2012.

He has signed for Northwood, and played for them yesterday in their 1-0 victory at home to Potters Bar Town

As Gary said when he spoke to us this morning, we all thank Michael for his efforts and goals during his time with us, and wish him every success for the future.

One other player on the move, but temporarily, is Tom O'Regan, who has signed on a dual-registration for Burnham, where former Hendon defender Gary Meakin is now manager.

Posted at 18:27

Monday 25 August - Greens win in the rain

On a very wet bank holiday afternoon, Hendon ran out 2-0 winners "at home" to landlords Harrow Borough.

It was a comfortable win backed by an excellent performance, and the first goal came in the 35th minute courtesy of Leon Smith.

The second, and decisive goal, came within two minutes of the second half kicking off when Oliver Sprague's shot was deflected into the top corner for his first goal for the club.

The result moves the club up to sixth place in the table as the good start to the campaign continues.

Posted at 19:51