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Saturday 20 April - Neal Rocks Greens

A hat-trick from Rocky Neal secured a 3-2 win for Taunton Town at Silver Jubilee Park this afternoon, a result which kept things interesting at both ends of the table.

The visitor's victory keeps them in the title hunt with two games to play following Weymouth's draw with Chesham whilst the Greens are now three points above the drop zone with two games to play.

Rocky Neal was the visitor's hero with a superb hat-trick. He opened the scoring in the 7th minute, a strike that was equalised in the 23rd minute by a superb piece of Shaquille Hippolyte-Patrick opportunism.

Within 60 seconds Neal regained the advantage for the visitors with a superb solo goal of his own and although Hendon had the greater possession after the break, they failed to work the Taunton goalkeeper.

Neal completed his treble with a couple of minutes remaining from the penalty spot before Ogo Obi curled in a beautiful strike in stoppage time off the post, a goal that proved no more than a consolation.

The Greens visit Chesham United on Monday afternoon in pursuit of the result that could secure their Step 3 place for next season.

Posted at 17:21

Wednesday 17 April - Amendment to Saturday's Line-Up

With thanks to David Ballheimer for flagging it up, a change has been made to the team line-up for the game at Farnborough.

Matty Newman actually wore number 13 instead of Romario Jonas who was listed at 13 on the teamsheet and it was Newman that replaced Jacob Gardiner-Smith just past the hour mark, making his return from a lengthy injury lay-off in the process.

Posted at 11:09

Wednesday 17 April - Date for your Diary: HFCST & HFCSA AGMs

The AGMs of the Supporters Association and Supporters Trust will take place on the evening of Tuesday 23rd July in the clubhouse at Silver Jubilee Park.

The Supporters Association AGM will begin at 7:30pm with the Trust AGM following immediately afterwards with each meeting being open to fully paid up members of either body. There is still time to become a member by visiting the club shop on Saturday (for the Supporters Association) or by emailing hfcst1908@gmail.com (for the Supporters Trust).

This is a great opportunity for supporters to have a say in the running of their football club, to air any concerns and offer feedback and comment as well as helping to shape the future direction of Hendon Football Club.

Posted at 08:36

Wednesday 17 April - End of year presentations

The club has confirmed that the end of year presentations will take place following the Swindon Supermarine match on the final day of the season in the clubhouse at Silver Jubilee Park.

Our successful Under-23 and Under-18 sides will be in attendance as well as we take the opportunity to look back at the 2018/9 season and begin to look ahead to 2019/20.

Supporters who haven't already are able to vote for their player of the year by visiting the club shop this coming Saturday and casting their vote.

Posted at 08:26

Saturday 13 April - Disappointment for Greens

Hendon suffered a disappointing afternoon at the Rushmoor Stadium going down 3-0 at Farnborough.

Connor Cullen opened the scoring for the hosts on the stroke of half-time and completed the scoring, sandwiching a goal from Rob Bartley. The Greens also had a penalty saved to compound a miserable afternoon.

The result leaves the side in 17th place, however with Frome, Gosport, Walton Casuals and Basingstoke Town all losing, the gap between Gosport in 20th and the Greens remains 5 points with three matches remaining.

Posted at 18:05

Wednesday 10 April - Dorchester Highlights online

HFCTV have made the highlights of the draw with Dorchester Town available free to air on YouTube.

Hendon 0-0 Dorchester Town highlights

In addition, we are delighted to announce that the highlights of our final two home matches this season will also be made available free of charge.

Posted at 19:56

Monday 08 April - Gray philosophical after Dorchester draw

With thanks to everyone at HFCTV and our roving interviewer, Steve Lytton, James Gray was in philosophical mood following our goalless draw with Dorchester on Saturday at SJP.

The interview has now been uploaded to YouTube and can be found at the link below.

James Gray post match interview v Dorchester Town

Posted at 11:15

Monday 08 April - Under 23s trophy presentation

Our successful Under-23 side complete their league season at Silver Jubilee Park on Wednesday evening when they entertain Hanwell Town.

The squad will also be presented with the league trophy and medals after the game following their title success.

All supporters are welcome to attend and celebrate the side's success. Kick-off is at 7:30pm with admission of 3 pounds and the clubhouse will be open for refreshments as usual.

Posted at 11:10

Sunday 07 April - Player of the Year voting

With the season drawing to a close, voting has begun for this season's Supporters' Player of the Year.

Supporters are able to vote at either of our remaining home matches by visiting the club shop for a voting slip.

Posted at 12:57

Saturday 06 April - Goalless Greens edge closer

Hendon edged closer to safety following a 0-0 draw with Dorchester Town this afternoon.

In a game short on chances the Greens' second clean sheet in a row secured a welcome point. The result leaves James Gray's men in 15th place and five points above Gosport Borough with four games remaining.

Posted at 17:34

Thursday 04 April - Supporters Trust Membership Renewals

Thanks to everyone who has joined or renewed their Supporters Trust membership for 2019. Just over 100 members have paid their £10 this season which is a really good start, however we are looking to at least double this figure over the coming weeks.

If you haven't gotten around to joining or renewing yet please do so if you can. You are able to pay by cheque, bank transfer, cash or even by Paypal via the link on the Supporters Trust page on the website.

Remember that for just £10 membership entitles you to an equal share in the ownership of Hendon Football Club and provides you with the opportunity to have your say at the AGM that will be held in the summer. The date will be released shortly.

If you have any questions or would like any more details, please email Simon Lawrence at simon.hendon@btinternet.com or see him on any matchday.

Posted at 10:09

Wednesday 03 April - SJP Community Clean-Up Day

This Sunday sees local groups holding a Community Spring Clean in and around Silver Jubilee Park. Any supporters wishing to contribute some time and effort to helping are warmly encouraged to come along and help out between 11am and 1pm. The clubhouse will be open and providing free tea, coffee and biscuits to all volunteers. We hope to see as many supporters as possible contributing a little to supporting Hendon Football Club's place in the London Borough of Brent.

Posted at 11:53

Wednesday 03 April - March Player of the Month result

The winner of the March Player of the Month sponsored by PP Wealth is Lee Chappell, who received 29% of the vote. Ryan Hope was second with 25%, and Sergio Manesio was third with 18%.

Lee will be presented with his prize in a couple of weeks time ahead of our game against Taunton Town.

Posted at 07:09

Monday 01 April - Supporters Trust Board - Who's Who

The Supporters Trust board is currently comprised of 8 members, but who are they, what brought them to Hendon and just what do they do?

Each member has written an introduction which can currently be found on the forum at the link below:

Supporters Trust Board - Who's Who

The introductions will be added to the Supporters Trust section of the website in the next week or so. Meanwhile, the board are always on the lookout for new ideas and new blood. If you have any thoughts as to how the Supporters Trust board can better serve the needs of you, our members and fellow shareholders, please do not hesitate to speak to one of the board members at any matchday. Alternatively, feel free to email hfcst1908@gmail.com.

Posted at 14:17

Sunday 31 March - March Player of the Month voting now open

The vote for the Player of the Month sponsored by PP Wealth for March 2019 is now open. To place your vote just click the link below. The vote will close on Wednesday morning.

March 2019 Player of the Month vote

Posted at 19:13

Saturday 30 March - Greens given Hope

Hendon pulled 7 points clear of the drop zone with five matches remaining of the season with a vital 2-0 win at play-off chasing Poole Town.

In a match low on quality but with plenty of endeavour Ryan Hope celebrated his representative call-up with the opening goal after 78 minutes, drilling a low shot into the corner of the net before substitute Ogo Obi made the game safe in stoppage time with a trademark free-kick from 20 yards.

The result moves the Greens up to 15th place in the table.

Posted at 18:06

Thursday 28 March - Deadline day moves

With the Southern League registration window slamming shut an hour ago, James Gray has made some final tweaks to his squad.

Junior Osborne has rejoined the club from Kings Langley. Supporters will recall that Junior began the season with the Greens before moving to the Hertfordshire club at the end of September.

Also joining the club is 29 year old goalkeeper Chris Grace who joins on dual registration from Bracknell Town. Standing at 6'4", Chris goes straight into the squad for Saturday's visit to Poole Town.

Meanwhile, Howard Hall has signed for Potters Bar Town, also on a dual registration basis, in order to get some more regular game time.

We welcome Junior and Chris to the club and wish Howard all the best for his time with the Scholars.

Posted at 17:58

Wednesday 27 March - Under 23s victorious last night

John Creith and Finlay Johnson's Under-23 side beat Step 4 side Hertford Town 3-1 in their friendly last night in a game which also gave one or two of the first-team a chance to get some minutes under their belts.

Ogo Obi and Bilal Sayoud (2) were the goalscorers for the Greens who also saw Howard Hall gain 90-minutes (along with Obi and Sayoud) and Callum Ellesley play 45-minutes as we enter the all-important run-in.

Posted at 19:55

Wednesday 27 March - Hammond returns

James Gray has moved to further strengthen the squad ahead of the registration deadline with full-back James Hammond returning to the club from Chesham United.

Hammond, who played a key role in our escape from relegation in 2017/8 and then the run-in to the play-off final last season, left the club in the summer to join Gary McCann at Hampton & Richmond Borough after making a total of 31 appearances over the two spells.

Having failed to nail down a first-team spot at the Beveree, James moved to Chesham in December, making his debut for the Generals in their 1-0 victory at Silver Jubilee Park on New Years Day.

We warmly welcome James back to SJP and hope he enjoys his current spell with the club.

Posted at 14:50

Wednesday 27 March - Ryan Hope receives FA XI call-up

We are delighted to announce that midfielder Ryan Hope has been called up to the FA representative squad that will take on a Bedfordshire FA XI to mark the 125th anniversary of formation of the Bedfordshire FA.

The FA XI squad will be led by the England C manager, Paul Fairclough and the game will take place at Luton Town's Kenilworth Road ground on Tuesday 9th April, kicking off at 7:45pm.

Former Hendon midfielder Matt Ball has been named in the Beds FA squad.

Our congratulations go to Ryan on his recognition and we hope he enjoys the evening.

Posted at 14:23

Wednesday 27 March - Supporters Trust Newsletter

The second issue of the HFC Supporters Trust newsletter was released yesterday bringing members up to date with work undertaken by the trust board over the past three months.

If you are a member of the Trust but haven't received your copy and would like to ensure you are added to the mailing list, please drop an email to hfcst1908@gmail.com.

Posted at 14:17

Tuesday 26 March - Highlights, photos and report online

With thanks to the guys at HFCTV, Derek Beech and David Ballheimer, the highlights, photos and match report from Saturday's disappointing defeat at home to Hartley Wintney are now online.

Hendon 0-2 Hartley Wintney on Facebook

Hendon 0-2 Hartley Wintney on Flickr

Hendon 0-2 Hartley Wintney highlights

Hendon 0-2 Hartley Wintney match report

Posted at 12:23

Tuesday 26 March - Suspension update

It's been confirmed this morning that following their dismissals on Saturday afternoon Andrew McCorkell will be suspended for one game, missing Saturday's visit to Poole Town whilst Matty Harriott will serve a four-match ban, also beginning Saturday.

McCorkell will be available for selection once again for our home game against Dorchester Town Saturday 6th April whilst Harriott will be available for our Easter Monday visit to Chesham United and final day fixture at home to Swindon Supermarine.

Posted at 11:47

Tuesday 26 March - Under 23s at Hertford tonight

The Under-23s have arranged another friendly against Step 4 opposition as they take on Hertford Town at Hertingfordbury Park this evening with kick-off at 7:45pm.

All supporters are welcome to attend. Hertford Town's ground can be found at:

Hertingfordbury Park

West Street

Hertford

Herts

SG13 8EZ

Posted at 09:28

Monday 25 March - Jimmy unhappy with performance

Manager James Gray pulled few punches as he spoke to HFCTV following Saturday's defeat which saw his team reduced to 9 men shortly before full time. The full interview is now available on Youtube.

James Gray interview post Hartley Wintney

Posted at 17:13

Sunday 24 March - 150 up for Tingey

Yesterday saw Luke Tingey pass 150 appearances for the club.

Luke signed for the club following his release from MK Don's on the eve of the 2015/6 season, making his debut in the first game of that season at Grays Athletic. Aside from a few weeks at St. Albans City last summer he has been with us ever since and has scored five goals for the club.

Congratulations to Luke on his milestone and we hope to see him add many more to his tally.

Posted at 09:21

Saturday 23 March - 9 Man Greens find Harts broken

Hendon fell to a 2-0 defeat this afternoon against Hartley Wintney at Silver Jubilee Park.

Mitchell Parker had given the visitors an early lead before Greens goalkeeper Andrew McCorkell saw red for a lunging challenge.

A second goal early in the second half from Michael Campbell was the only time the stand-in goalkeeper Lee Chappell was beaten and although the Greens had a couple of free kicks courtesy of Charlie Smith tipped over the top before Matty Harriott also saw red following a late challenge in the closing stages.

Posted at 17:12

Friday 22 March - Under 23s are Champions

The Under-23s were named champions of the Middlesex County league on Wednesday night following their nearest challengers, Hayes & Yeading United, drawing 2-2 with Harrow Borough.

The result means that John Creith and Finlay Johnson's side cannot be caught and means that they can celebrate an outstanding success in their first season together.

Our congratulations go to John, Finlay and all of the players, many of whom have made first team appearances this season, and we hope to see all of them back next season to defend their title.

Posted at 10:58

Thursday 21 March - Latest SJP Community Newsletter

The team at Silver Jubilee Park have released the latest newsletter reporting on various vital community initiatives that have taken place within the past quarter - as well as new ones that are beginning after Easter.

Included is news on:

- The Mental Health community project

- Ongoing work with Ashford Place following the success of Christmas Connections including a charity football match at SJP in May

- A new dementia project beginning after Easter

- Sufra Food Bank collection

- Boots and trainers collection for the Middlesex FA Special Educational Needs initiative

- Irish Dancing school

- Fitness Classes

And much more besides. Our thanks to Rob Morris and the team at community team at SJP for their continuing tireless efforts in bringing Hendon FC to the centre of the local community.

It can be accessed and read here

Posted at 09:38

Wednesday 20 March - Under 23s goalless

The Under-23s, including four members of Joe Pascoe's Under-18 side produced an excellent and encouraging performance last night in drawing 0-0 with Marlow's first XI.

The hosts, who are odds-on for a play-off spot at Step 4 in the Bostik League South Central Division were well matched by the young Greens in a thoroughly entertaining game.

Our thanks go to Marlow and their manager, Mark Bartley, for their help in setting up the fixture and we wish them well for their promotion push.

Posted at 19:36

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