Another friendly has been added to the pre-season programme and we will be travelling to Tring Athletic on Saturday 13th July for a 3:00pm kick off.
Posted at 11:16
We have a change of opponents on Saturday 27th July, and we will now travel to Marlow for a 3:00pm kick off. This replaces the previously planned game against Merstham.
Posted at 09:53
We are pleased to announce that former Hendon favourite Dermot Drummy will be bringing the Chelsea U21 side to Earlsmead for a pre-season friendly. The game has been arranged for Tuesday 6th August, kick off at 7.45pm.
Dermot joined the club at the beginning of the 1980-81 season, and was with the club for most of the decade, just having a spell away in the 1984-85 and 1985-86 seasons. He made 348 appearances, scoring 62 goals. We are delighted that he will be bringing the Chelsea youngsters to Earlsmead for what is likely to be our final friendly before the league season starts four days later.
Admission charges for this game will be announced much nearer the time.
Posted at 13:25
As well as the trip to Cheshunt already announced, we are now able to confirm some more pre-season friendlies.
On Tuesday 16th July we will play Conference South side Maidenhead United at Barnet's training ground at The Hive. Kick off for this game will be at 7.00pm. There will be no admission charge for this game, but there is a small charge for parking on the site.
Saturday 27th July will see us travel down to Surrey to Ryman League Division One South club Merstham for a 3.00pm kick off, and then on Tuesday 30th July, we will travel into Buckinghamshire to play Burnham, who won the Evostik Southern League Central Division last season.
The final friendly arranged so far is a short trip to Northwood, who are now managed by a familiar face in Mark Burgess, and that game will take place at 3.00pm on Saturday 3rd August.
Posted at 13:24
The FA recently released the dates for their various competitions for the forthcoming season.
As in recent years, we will enter the FA Cup in the First Qualifying Round, which will take place on Saturday 14th September. Further dates should we progress are Second Qualifying (28th September), Third Qualifying (12th October), Fourth Qualifying (26th October) and First Round (9th November). The final will be played on 17th May, reverting to tradition as it'll be the weekend after the FA Premier League finished.
We also enter the FA Trophy in the First Qualifying Round, and this will be played on Saturday 5th October. Further dates should we progress are Second Qualifying Round (19th October), Third Qualifying Round (2nd November), First Round (23rd November), Second Round (14th December). The final will be played on Sunday 23rd March at Wembley Stadium.
Posted at 10:43
The FA Leagues Committee have released the club allocations for Steps 1 to 4 for the new season today.
As expected, we will be taking our place at Step 3 in the top division of the Ryman League for the 51st consecutive season.
Coming down from Step 2 from Conference South are Billericay Town and AFC Hornchurch, who both make an immediate return after just one season at the higher level.
Promoted from Step 4 are Thamesmead Town and Grays Athletic from Division One North, and Maidstone United and Dulwich Hamlet from Division One South. This means that the only side we play next season that we've never faced in the league before are Thamesmead.
This means, with 6 clubs coming in, and just Whitehawk, Concord Rangers (both promoted), and Carshalton Athletic and Hastings United (both relegated) leaving the division, the league will be formed of 24 clubs next season, meaning 46 league games. The season starts on Saturday 10th August, and the regular season will end on Saturday 26th April, with play-offs taking place during the following week.
In terms of promotion and relegation at the end of the season, the champion club will be promoted, along with the winners of the play-offs (involving the clubs finishing 2nd to 5th), and four clubs will be relegated.
The full list for next season is AFC Hornchurch, Billericay Town, Bognor Regis Town, Bury Town, Canvey Island, Cray Wanderers, Dulwich Hamlet, East Thurrock United, Enfield Town, Grays Athletic, Hampton & Richmond Borough, Harrow Borough, Kingstonian, Leiston, Lewes, Lowestoft Town, Maidstone United, Margate, Metropolitan Police, Thamesmead Town, Thurrock, Wealdstone, Wingate & Finchley.
As in previous years, there are a number of issues that may yet impact on these allocations, and therefore they remain subject to change until the dates of the AGMs of the respective competitions. The Ryman League AGM takes place on Sunday 16th June.
Posted at 18:24
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Posted at 06:52
The end of season prize draw was made during the awards dinner on Saturday night and we now have details of the winning ticket numbers.
The winner of the 1st prize of £100 was ticket number 0976, whilst the 2nd prize of £50 was won by ticket number 0616.
There were eight 3rd prizes of £25, which were one by the holders of tickets 1285, 1126, 0603, 0489, 1036, 0531, 0492 and 1276.
The winners will be contacted by the supporters trust in the next few days.
The trust would like to thank everyone who supported the draw.
Posted at 17:59
The end of season awards were announced during the celebration evening held in Watford tonight and there were a number of winners.
The Supporters Player of the Season was Berkley Laurencin, whilst Kevin Maclaren picked up both the Players Player and Management Teams Player of the Season awards. Also picking up an award was Howard Hall, who was named most improved player. Further to that, both Scott Cousins and Kevin Maclaren picked up awards for reaching 200 appearances for the club during the season.
The Supporters Association made two special awards to both Geraldine Clarke and Bernard Lawrence, both of whom have been a very important part of the matchday staff for many years. The Supporter of the Year award went to Mike Hogan, who has also been a very important part of the club for so many years.
Simon Lawrence awarded his chairman's award to Bryan Roberts, who is yet another volunteer who works tirelessly behind the scenes, both on matchdays and as co-chairman of the Supporters Trust.
Finally, a special award was made by the Supporters Trust to Graham Etchell, to mark 20 years with the club. There was also a present for his wife, Lyn, who looks after the boardroom on matchdays.
Posted at 23:26
We were delighted to hear yesterday that Wycombe Wanderers have offered Lee Angol a new one-year contract for next season. Also, the Chairboys have taken up their option to keep Junior Morias at the club until the end of next season.
We are very pleased for both players, who had such a wonderful impact during February and March this season, and we know that they both have very bright futures ahead of them.
Also, Jack Connors has been offered a one-year contract by Dagenham & Redbridge, and again we are delighted that his efforts have been recognised by his parent club.
Everyone at the club will be following the progress of all three players, and we wish them all every success for the future.
Posted at 09:21
Despite the fact the season only finished on Saturday afternoon, preparations are already being put in place for the new season.
The league season will start on Saturday 10th August, but in the meantime our first pre-season friendly has been arranged, and sees us make the short trip to Cheshunt on Saturday 20th July, kicking off at 3.00pm.
Further friendlies will be announced as and when they are confirmed.
Posted at 23:04
Hendon manager Gary McCann spoke after the Lowestoft game about both red cards and the overall performance.
"I was disappointed and frustrated with Kevin's reaction. I thought I had got through to him. However, I have no doubt he is singled out because his reputation precedes him.
"Kevin has come on so much this season with his discipline - yes, he has had a lot of bookings, but they have been because of his effort and trying too hard.
"I was also disappointed with his reaction to his red card, but he did apologise on Twitter afterwards. I had a heart-to-heart conversation with him on the way back home.
"As for Fisher's red card, it was a little unfortunate. On a booking already, maybe he shouldn't have gone for the ball.
"After that it was a real backs against the wall response and the players were magnificent. We only had two substitutes that we could call on, and every player gave me everything they had. Berkley kept us in the game, and it was most unfortunate his slip led to the only goal.
"It has been a long season and in the past week we have been running on empty. We have had a small squad and our finishing schedule was asking too much of us. But I must thank all of my backroom staff who have worked heroically throughout the season."
Posted at 20:18
The Supporters Trust would like to remind everyone that any outstanding raffle tickets for the draw on Saturday evening need to be returned as soon as possible.
If you are attending the event, please hand your stubs and money to Sandra Wood or John Rice on the night and they will ensure that they are included in the draw.
If you are unable to attend, please contact John Rice on email@example.com and he will provide details of where to send the stubs and money that you have. Please ensure that they are posted so that they arrive with John no later than Saturday morning.
The draw will be made during the celebration and awards evening on Saturday, and the winning numbers will be posted to the website later next weekend.
Posted at 15:28
The first team's discipline let them down once again this afternoon as they were reduced to nine men within the opening 25 minutes in the final game of the season.
As a result, the game was one of the most one-sided games seen in the Ryman League this season, but Lowestoft Town only managed to score once, despite having a vast majority of possession.
The first player to see red was Kevin Maclaren, who let himself and the club down when he reacted to being fouled by grabbing his opponent by the neck. The reaction was entirely unnecessary, especially as the Greens had been awarded the free kick.
The second player to go was James Fisher, who was sent off for dangerous play when he went to play the ball with a high foot with an opposing player also clsoing in on the ball.
However, the Greens held out until the 67th minute before the home side scored the only goal of the game when Michael Frew pounced on a loose ball to slam it into the net.
Credit must go to the nine men remaining on the pitch, along with the two substitutes used, but mention must be made of Berkley Laurencin, who barring a slip for the goal, was in stunning form, making numerous claims and saves throughout the 90 minutes.
Posted at 18:04
The first team's slim hopes of reaching the play-offs finally came to an end tonight following their 2-1 defeat at Metropolitan Police.
As it happens, even if the Greens had won, the fact East Thurrock United won 2-0 against Harrow Borough meant that the Greens would still have been out of the race.
The boys in blue were 2-0 ahead at half-time, whilst the Greens scored a late consolation thanks to Kambo Smith, his first goal for the club.
Posted at 21:50
If you weren't at yesterday's game, it is not too late to vote for your player of the season.
All members of the Supporters Association and Supporters Trust are eligible to vote - if you would like to do so, and haven't done so already, please submit your vote to Sandra Wood via email on firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Saturday 27th April.
The winner will be announced at the celebration and awards dinner on Saturday 4th May, and on the website later that evening.
Posted at 15:22
The first team lost their final game at Vale Farm this afternoon as Enfield Town won 3-2, almost ensuring their safety from relegation.
The visitors took the lead in the 3rd minute through Joe O'Brien, and doubled it shortly afterwards through Tyler Campbell. Liam Hope made it 3-0 ten minutes before the break, but the Greens did have first half chances, the best falling to Dave Diedhiou and Max McCann.
It was Diedhiou who got Hendon back into the game early in the second half with a fine shot that flew into the net, and when O'Brien headed a long throw from Jack Connors past his own keeper.
Jack Bennett forced visiting keeper Noel Imber into a fine save late on, but the visitors were able to hold for all three points.
Posted at 18:02
Voting slips for your player of the season will be available in the club shop at tomorrow's game - so please call in to make your vote either before the game or at half-time. The winner will be announced at the celebration and awards evening on 4th May.
Previous winners of the trophy are as follows.
1965 - Peter Slade, 1966 - Roy Sleap, 1967 - John Swannell, 1968 - Rod Haider, 1969 - Micky Cannon, 1970 - Dave Shacklock.
1971 - Keith Jameson, 1972 - Peter Deadman, 1973 - Tony Bass, 1974 - John Baker, 1975 - Rod Haider, 1976 - Bobby Childs, 1977 - Alan Campbell, 1978 - Alan Campbell, 1979 - Roy Butler, 1980 - Peter Deadman.
1981 - Peter Anderson, 1982 - Dermot Drummy, 1983 - Andy O'Brien, 1984 - Dermot Drummy, 1985 - Andy O'Brien, 1986 - Colin Tate, 1987 - Tony Gibson, 1988 - Dave Root, 1989 - Phil Gridelet, 1990 - Dave Root.
1991 - Andy O'Brien, 1992 - Dave Root, 1993 - Simon Clark, 1994 - Bob Dowie, 1995 - Dave Hudson, 1996 - Dave Stephenson, 1997 - Simon Clarke, 1998 - Steve Bateman, 1999 - Paul Whitmarsh, 2000 - Jon Daly.
2001 - Dale Binns, 2002 - Simon Clarke, 2003 - Steve Butler & Paul Towler, 2004 - Eugene Ofori, 2005 - Rene Street, 2006 - James Parker, 2007 - Richard Wilmot, 2008 - Brian Haule, 2009 - Jamie Busby, 2010 - James Burgess.
2011 - Jamie Busby, 2012 - Ryan Wharton, 2013 - ???
Posted at 08:41
Unfortunately, one of the drawbacks of leaving Vale Farm is that tomorrow will be the last chance for you to get a Hogey Burger or any of the other items through the snack bar.
Mike Hogan and Bernie Lawrence will be hanging up their aprons for the last time tomorrow, as the catering when we go to Earlsmead will be handled by Harrow's existing providers.
The Hendon snack bar has been run by our Supporters Association for many years, and has had a reputation for being one of the best and cheapest in the league. Many supporters have helped out from time to time, and many supporters will remember the likes of Derek Furmedge and Mike's mum, Mrs Hogan, who were regular faces in the snack bar at Claremont Road.
We are hoping to have a club shop at Earlsmead, but at the time of writing we are unsure how the arrangements will work. As soon as we know more, we will let you know.
We would therefore also like to thank all the Supporters Association committee for all their hard work this season, particularly Sandra Wood and Geraldine Clarke.
Of course, we must also thank all our matchday staff, co-ordinated superbly by John Rogers. Many supporters have stepped up to help out, and by doing so it has meant we have been able to share the load. Whether you are operating the turnstiles, manning the members gate, selling programmes, rescuing footballs, stewarding the tunnel, cleaning the changing rooms or any of the other jobs that go on on matchdays, you are so important to the smooth running of things, and it is very much appreciated by everyone.
Posted at 08:34
Tomorrow afternoon sees us entertain Enfield Town in what will be our final home game at Vale Farm. We have been based with Wembley for the past four and a half seasons, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank Wembley for allowing us to use their facilities during this time.
The squad will be very keen to continue their good run of results, which stems back to the win at Thurrock in December, and keep their slim play-off hopes alive. They will also be looking for revenge over Enfield, following the 6-3 defeat back in November - which was the first away game in which we scored this season. Kick off at Vale Farm will be at 3.00pm as usual, and our normal matchday admission prices will be there.
We look forward to seeing you all there to cheer the boys on to what will hopefully be another three points.
Posted at 08:25
Kevin Maclaren has reached a double century of appearances for the club - making his 200th this evening in the win at Leiston.
His older brother, Casey, made his 199th tonight and, unless we sneak into the play-offs, he will have to wait until next season for number 200 as he now has a three match suspension to serve that starts on Saturday.
Kevin joined us in the summer of 2008, beginning as a right-back but soon moving into midfield, where he has been a regular in the side ever since. Still only 24 years old, he has plenty of time to make many more appearances for the club.
Our congratulations go to Kevin on reaching his milestone.
Posted at 22:10
The first team kept their slim play off hopes alive this evening as they put in an excellent performance to win 1-0 at Leiston.
Having soaked up the pressure from the home side for the first 20 minutes, the Greens grew into the game. Dave Diedhiou has a first half chance fly straight at the keeper, whilst Darren Currie hit the woodwork with a free kick.
The goal came in the 70th minute when Jack Connors, who has just signed his first professional contract with Dagenham & Redbridge, scored a terrific goal into the near top corner, a goal that secured all three points.
The Greens now lie in 9th place, four points adrift of the play-offs with three games to go.
Posted at 22:02
In the past, we have had an eBay shop where we have sold items donated by supporters, and we are now looking for more items to sell over the summer period.
As many regular supporters will know, Steve Rogers, who has run the eBay shop, no longer has a car, so that means it is difficult for him to take donations back home to Luton. However, he will have a vehicle on Saturday, and is willing to take any donations that people may have.
Donations of programmes, books, CDs & DVDs will be gratefully accepted, and anyone bringing donations should see Steve either before the game or at half-time on Saturday. This is very much a one off opportunity to make donations of items to go on eBay, and is unlikely to happen again in the foreseeable future.
All proceeds from those items that sell will go directly to the Supporters Trust to be used to the benefit of the football club next season and beyond.
Posted at 10:32
We are running coaches to the games at Leiston tomorrow, and Lowestoft on Saturday week.
If you would like to travel on the coach to Leiston, please book by calling Steve Rogers on 07748 526594 before 7.30pm this evening.
If you would like to travel on the coach to Lowestoft, please either book in the club shop on Saturday afternoon, or by calling Steve before 6pm on Friday 26th April.
Seats on both coaches cost £12, and you will be advised of the departure time upon booking.
Posted at 10:51
Congratulations go to Dave Diedhiou, who made his 150th appearance this evening in the win over Hastings United.
Dave originally joined us in the summer of 2008, and apart from a spell at Wembley in his first season, he has been a regular member of the squad ever since.
We congratulate Dave on his latest milestone, and we are sure that there will be many more appearances to come.
Posted at 22:58
Hendon completed a quick-fire double over Hastings United this evening with a 2-0 win, in a game that ended with 4 visiting players seeing red.
The first half was largely uneventful, with the Greens taking the lead in the 21st minute courtesy of Lee O'Leary. The first half hour of the second period was also fairly uneventful, although Hastings did have three booked for dissent in that time. Then chaos ensued!
In the 74th minute, Jamie Crellin was about to replace Freddie Warren, but was asked to remove his undershorts that were not the same colour as his kit shorts. He responded with a volley of abuse to the officials, and was shown the red card. Warren was allowed to continue, so Hastings still had eleven on the pitch, but was replaced by Ryan Murphy shortly afterwards.
In the 80th minute, Hastings were reduced to nine men on the pitch when Danny Ellis and Tom Vickers were both dismissed. Ellis was sent off for a high dangerous challenge, and Vickers was shown his second yellow card for dissent in the aftermath.
Then, as the game entered stoppage time, Hastings player-manager, and unused sub, Sean Ray was also dismissed for foul and abusive language, making it four red cards for the visitors, two of whom were unused substitutes.
Hendon then secured the points deep in stoppage time courtesy of the returning Isaiah Rankin following a couple of weeks out injured.
The result moves the Greens up to 10th place in the table, a position that looked very unlikely back in December.
Posted at 22:22
The under 15s were well beaten by champions-elect Chelmsford City on Sunday, the Essex side winning 6-0.
The youngsters are in action again this coming weekend when they travel to play Ryan FC.
Posted at 20:08
Alex Barrett has continued his long run of attending consecutive league games by reaching the 250 game milestone. This came at the home match against Wingate & Finchley on Easter Monday, and has taken just over 6 seasons to reach.
His mother, Joyce, has attended all bar six of these matches, only missing them due to having to have a hip replacement!
Alex and Joyce are very familiar faces at Hendon games as a result, and we thoroughly appreciate the efforts they go to in supporting the club.
Posted at 07:16
We have two midweek games coming up this week, the first of which is the return fixture against Hastings United.
The Sussex side will be very keen to gain revenge for their defeat on Saturday afternoon, and the Greens will need to be at their best to ensure that doesn't happen.
Then on Thursday evening, we make the long trip to Leiston for the second time this season, following our defeat there in the FA Trophy back in September.
Both games kick off at 7.45pm and live updates will be available on the messageboard and twitter feed as normal.
Posted at 07:13
We are delighted to announce that Jack Connors has signed a one year professional contract with Dagenham & Redbridge.
Jack joined us from the Daggers earlier this year on work experience terms, and will remain with us until the end of the season. He has so far made 14 appearances, scoring 1 goal, and has become an important member of the squad.
We congratulate Jack on earning his contract, which based on his performances for us is thoroughly deserved.
Posted at 07:10