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Tuesday 03 March - Date and venue for London Senior Cup tie

Our London Senior Cup quarter final against Corinthian-Casuals will take place on Thursday 26th March at Silver Jubilee Park, kick off 7:45pm.

This will be our first competitive game at what will become our new home in due course, so it would be wonderful to see a good crowd there on the night.

Posted at 11:59

Monday 02 March - Fans forum upgraded

We are pleased to announce that our forum has been upgraded and is up and running.

All existing threads have been transferred across, but you will need to re-register. If you use the same email address as you used on the old forum, all your settings should migrate across.

If you have any problems or questions, please do not hesistate to contact us.

The forum can be accessed by going via the "other" tab on the menu bar at the top of the page, or directly by going to http://forum.hendonfc.net

Posted at 18:11

Monday 02 March - Gary's thoughts on weekend win

Gary McCann was very happy following Saturday's win over Witham Town and said, "I am delighted with the result and the overall performance.

"We have served up that type of performance in times of need a few times this season. The team has been very professional and focused. We said there would be errors.

"I thought we were excellent, defensively we were brilliant. This was not just the back four but the whole unit.

"But as well as we defended I thought we were outstanding in attack and we were very dangerous. Their defenders had to make more desperate challenges than our back line and their goalkeeper made some very good saves to back them up.

"They have been in really good form recently and we nullified them. Playing two games in a short period of time gives the team that loses the first match extra incentive to right the wrong very quickly."

Posted at 18:02

Saturday 28 February - Ibe at the double as Greens win

Kezie Ibe scored twice this afternoon as Hendon picked up another three points in beating Witham Town 2-0 at Earlsmead. The goals came in the 22nd and 83rd minutes, and moved the Greens back up to fourth place in the table.

Results elsewhere were favourable as well, with Margate drawing 3-3 at Kingstonian, Dulwich Hamlet losing 4-0 at Bognor Regis Town and Metropolitan Police slipping to a 1-0 defeat at home to Grays Athletic.

It'll be a rapid rematch on Tuesday as we make the return trip to Witham Town - the game will kick off at 7.45pm.

Posted at 17:59

Friday 27 February - LDN Wrestling announce line up

LDN Wrestling have announced a bumper line up for their return to Earlsmead after the Tonbridge game on March 14th, with champions Travis and Jonathan Hardwick both putting their respective titles on the line. Plus there is a special appearance by Mr Smooth Johnny Kidd, a man who made 24 appearances when wrestling was on ITV’s World Of Sport, tag team action and much more.

Tickets, priced at £12 adults, £10 concessions or £40 for a family of 4, will be available on the door which open at 5.30 with a 6pm bell time, or via www.ldnwrestling.com.

There is also a matinee at 2pm, but not featuring the title matches and the special appearance of Johnny Kidd. The Supporters Trust will be receiving a share of the proceeds from this event, so please support it if you can.

Posted at 21:28

Friday 27 February - Witham game expected to go ahead

We are pleased to be able to say that the pitch at Earlsmead is currently playable, and as a result we expect tomorrow's game to go ahead as planned.

The forecast for the next 24 hours is mainly dry, and consequently no inspection has been booked, and we fully expect to kick off tomorrow afternoon at 3pm.

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at Earlsmead tomorrow afternoon.

Posted at 17:55

Friday 27 February - New date for Canvey Island game

Our home league game against Canvey Island will now be played on Wednesday 18th March at Earlsmead, kicking off at 7:45pm.

Posted at 14:30

Friday 27 February - Margate league cup date set

Our Robert Dyas League Cup tie against Margate will be played on Wednesday 11th March at Earlsmead, kicking off at 7:45pm.

Posted at 11:18

Thursday 26 February - Tonight's London Senior Cup tie postponed

Unfortunately our attempts to get our London Senior Cup tie played have been thwarted by the weather, and tonight's game is postponed.

We are aware that some supporters are frustrated by the short notice changes to our fixtures, but the attempt to play today was made after Monday's game was postponed to try and ease the pressure on the fixture list. We do understand that supporters aren't always able to change their plans.

New dates for this game, our league cup tie against Margate and our home league game against Canvey Island will be announced through the usual channels as soon as they are confirmed.

Posted at 13:10

Wednesday 25 February - Margate league game arranged

Our league game at Margate has been arranged to take place on Tuesday 14th April, kicking off at 7:45pm at Hartsdown Park.

Dates for the Margate League Cup tie, and the home game against Canvey Island will be confirmed in the next few days.

Posted at 21:53

Tuesday 24 February - Robert Dyas Cup semi final draw

The draw for the semi finals of the Robert Dyas (Isthmian) League Cup was made today, and we have been drawn at home to Margate. The other tie sees Grays Athletic host Billericay Town.

A date for the game will be announced in due course.

Posted at 14:36

Tuesday 24 February - London Senior Cup on Thursday evening

We have agreed to concede home advantage for our London Senior Cup tie against Corinthian-Casuals, and the game will take place this Thursday 26th February, kicking off at 7:45pm.

By switching the game to our opponents, it gives the pitch at Earlsmead maximum chance to recover for our home game against Witham Town on Saturday afternoon.

Posted at 12:58

Monday 23 February - AFC Hornchurch game rearranged

Our home league game against AFC Hornchurch has been rearranged for Monday 30th March, kicking off at 7:45pm at Earlsmead.

Posted at 14:04

Monday 23 February - Canvey Island match postponed

This evening's match against Canvey Island has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch following the rainfall yesterday.

A new date for the game will be advised once agreed.

Posted at 12:44

Sunday 22 February - Matchday volunteers - a plea

We are really struggling to have enough volunteers to fill the various roles that require doing on a match-by-match basis.

With a number of home matches coming up in the next eight or nine weeks, we hate to have to keep asking the same few (and it is a few) hard-working and willing volunteers to continually come to the ground early, or stay late time after time. On a few occasions this season, we have come close to not being able to cover everything.

Therefore, we are asking if anyone can spare even so much as a quarter of an hour to help us out on a match day to please let us know. Spreading the load amongst many hands will make much lighter work for everyone concerned.

You needn't miss any of the game, you won't have to pay so much as a dime (or a penny) on the occasions you do help out and you will earn the genuine gratitude of the board, the Supporters Trust, the Supporters Association and the playing staff for helping everything progress smoothly on match days.

Without volunteers, there is no club. It's as simple as that.

If you feel that you are able to help out, even if it is only on the odd occasion, please drop our matchday organiser John Rogers an email on johnrogers070@gmail.com

Posted at 19:00

Sunday 22 February - Pitch inspection at 12:45pm

There will be a pitch inspection at 12:45pm tomorrow afternoon to see whether there is any chance of our game against Canvey Island going ahead tomorrow evening.

As always, the result of the inspection will appear on the usual channels as soon as it is known.

Posted at 18:13

Saturday 21 February - Comfortable win in rainbuster friendly

Hendon ran out comfortable 6-0 winners in this afternoon's rainbuster friendly against Harrow Borough at Silver Jubilee Park.

Casey Maclaren opened the scoring in the 8th minute before Lee O'Leary doubled the lead just after the half hour mark.

The last 35 minutes belonged to Aaron Morgan who hit a hat-trick, with Maclaren scoring the other goal.

Posted at 16:12

Saturday 21 February - Friendly arranged for this afternoon

We have hastily arranged a friendly against Harrow Borough this afternoon which will kick off at 1:00pm at Silver Jubilee Park.

All are welcome to attend, and admission will be free.

Posted at 10:22

Saturday 21 February - Margate match postponed

As anticipated, today's game against Margate has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch following the rain over the past couple of days.

A new date will be announced in due course.

Posted at 09:29

Friday 20 February - Pitch inspection at 9.00am

We just been informed by Margate that an inspection has been arranged for 9:00am tomorrow morning.

In an item on their website they have said "Continued heavy rain throughout last night and today, combined with further rain forecast means the game will undergo an early inspection."

As soon as we receive news of the result of the inspection we will update through the usual channels.

Posted at 15:29

Thursday 19 February - Gary pleased to reach semi-final

Speaking following last night's win a happy Gary McCann said, "I think the scoreline could and should have been much more in our favour. Both our centre-forwards could and should have got on the score sheet in their respective 45 minutes, but neither managed to score.

"It would have been very disappointing to lose to the team that Maidstone put out, but credit to them, they played very well and gave us a good game.

"The pitch was very difficult, but I am not going to use it as an excuse - and it was the same for both teams. It was worse for the forwards, who needed precision for their final pass, shot or cross. This also explains why many of our passes from midfield were wayward.

"But I'm overly pleased that we are through to the semi-finals and no players picked up any injuries. It would be perfection if we could end the season with two cup finals and promotion."

Posted at 20:36

Thursday 19 February - LDN Wrestling returns to Earlsmead

LDN Wresting, the UK's largest touring wrestling promotion, are returning to Earlsmead on Saturday 14th March, following our home game against Tonbridge Angels.

The Supporters Trust will be receiving a percentage of the receipts from the event, and those who came last year all said how much they enjoyed it (except those in the front row perhaps!)

The line up and ticket prices will be confirmed shortly, and will be available on the door on the night.

For more information on LDN Wrestling go to www.ldnwrestling.com

Posted at 17:22

Wednesday 18 February - Taggart and Murphy net in cup win

Tony Taggart and Sam Murphy both scored tonight in a 2-0 win over Maidstone United in the Robert Dyas League Cup quarter final.

The result means the Greens have reached the semi finals for the first time since 2003.

The Greens fielded a strong side, whilst Maidstone fielded a mix of youth and experience. Taggart opened the scoring in the 37th minute, before Murphy doubled the lead from the penalty spot shortly after half-time.

The draw for the semi finals are due to be made late next week, and the other sides in the draw are Billericay Town, Margate and Grays Athletic.

Posted at 21:42

Wednesday 18 February - Maidstone game on tonight

We are pleased to announce that we expect tonight's game to go ahead as planned this evening. The pitch has improved a lot since Monday afternoon, and as a result no inspection has been arranged.

We look forward to seeing you at Earlsmead tonight. The game will kick off at 7.45pm and will go straight to penalties if the scores are level after 90 minutes.

Posted at 12:34

Tuesday 17 February - Wembley National Stadium Trust award grant

We are pleased to announce that we have received a significant grant from the Wembley National Stadium Trust.

The WNST makes grants to clubs and other organisations to improve the range and quality of sporting opportunities available to people in Brent. We have been awarded a significant grant to enable local schools to train and play school matches at Silver Jubilee Park.

Over the last few months a Schools Partnership has been formed and many children are benefitting from the superb facility. Claremont, St Gregory's, Queens Park Community, Robert Southwell, Fryent, Oliver Goldsmith, Roe Green, Preston Manor are just some of the schools using SJP and we believe it will give the youth of Brent the best possible opportunities whilst increasing the Hendon fan base.

The Hendon FC Football Festival for schools is planned for early March and we have 32 teams taking part. We are delighted to receive this award and the recognition for the community work that is being done in Brent.

Posted at 17:18

Monday 16 February - Maidstone game rearranged for Wednesday

Our League Cup tie against Maidstone United has been rearranged for Wednesday evening at Earlsmead, kick off at 7:45pm. Once the rain today has cleared, there is no more rain forecast until Thursday and we are hopeful that this will give us a good chance of getting the game on.

Posted at 15:25

Monday 16 February - League cup tie postponed

Tonight's game against Maidstone United has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch following today's rainfall. With the rain forecast to continue there was unlikely to be any chance of the pitch improving.

A new date for the game will be advised soon.

Posted at 14:45

Monday 16 February - Pitch inspection at 3:00pm

There will be a pitch inspection at approximately 3:00pm to see if there is a chance of this evening's League Cup tie against Maidstone United can go ahead.

As normal, the result of the inspection will be posted to the usual channels once it is known.

Posted at 10:02

Saturday 14 February - McCann to feature on Radio Five

We have learnt this evening that this week's Non-League show will include manager Gary McCann in it's usual array of guests. The weekly show is broadcast on Radio Five at 5am on Sunday mornings and usually available thereafter as a podcast on the BBC website at www.bbc.co.uk/nonleague.

Posted at 21:10

Saturday 14 February - AFC Hornchurch match postponed

Today's game against AFC Hornchurch has been postponed after overnight rain rendered the pitch waterlogged. A new date will be announced in due course.

Posted at 10:59

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