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Saturday 16 February - Welsh Rarebit for Greens

The Greens recorded their first win in 2 and a half months this afternoon ending their long trip to Wales with a 2-0 success against play-off chasing Merthyr Town.

Indebted to in-form Danny Boness for a number of excellent first half saves, Shaquille Hippolyte-Patrick opened the scoring from the penalty spot five minutes before the break. Substitute Connor Calcutt netted his sixth goal of the season with a downward header with 20 minutes remaining and despite losing Luke TIngey to a second yellow card with a dozen minutes of the 90 remaining, the visitors withstood strong home pressure to record a vital and much needed victory ending a run of 13-matches without a win in all competitions.

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Tuesday 12 February - Under 23s come up just short

The Under 23s came up just short against Cockfosters in their Middlesex Premier Cup Quarter Final losing 2-0. The young Greens were well in the game before the hosts claimed their second goal of the evening in the closing stages with Gianni Crichlow having an effort well saved and other efforts going close. Ultimately, the home side's greater clinical finishing proved the difference on the night and they go on to meet Rayners Lane in the semi final.

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Tuesday 12 February - Under 23s in cup action tonight

For those looking for a football fix this evening, the Under 23s are visiting Cockfosters in their Middlesex Premier Cup quarter-final. The winners of the tie will take on Rayners Lane in the last four.

Kick off at Chalk Lane (postcode EN4 9HZ) is 7:45pm and admission is £6.

Finlay Johnson and John Creith hope to see as many of our supporters cheering the youngsters on as are able to make it.

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Monday 11 February - Grant funding awards

We are delighted to announce that we have been successful in our bid to Wembley National Stadium Trust for funding to establish a dementia cafe at SJP as part of our growing involvement in mental health issues in the London Borough of Brent.

The aim of the project is to serve the needs of the 55+ age group, their families and carers, to provide a place where they can relax, talk to people who understand and to feel included. We also intend to provide physical activities including walking football, keep fit classes and chair exercises for those with mobility issues, and gardening over the coming months.

The project will be set up by Rob Morris and delivered through our new Community Officer Dave Young-Phombeah, with assistance from Chiraag Patel from Body Conscious in conjunction with CAD Brent, Dementia Cafes Brent and the Alzheimers Society.

Separately we have also been awarded a grant by Middlesex FA to expand the Brent Mental Health Football Project to two afternoons a week. The project has been a great success since it began in June 2017, generating a lot of media coverage and interest from other football clubs as well as other mental health sectors of the NHS.

Last year the project won the Middlesex FA Community Project of the Year award and great credit for the positive improvements in the lives of those taking part must go to Richard Hay and his early intervention team at Brent Adult Social Services who run the sessions, as well as Rob Morris and Tom Stockman at SJP for their continued support and involvement.

Many thanks go to both Wembley National Stadium Trust and Middlesex FA for their valued support and encouragement in both of these projects.

Posted at 12:21

Sunday 10 February - Wimborne photos and report online

The photos from yesterday's blustery visit to Dorset have been uploaded by Derek Beech to Flickr and Facebook and can be found at the below links.

Wimborne 3-3 Hendon on Facebook

Wimborne 3-3 Hendon on Flickr

Meanwhile, David Ballheimer's report can be found in the Fixtures and Results section of the website.

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Saturday 09 February - Wimborne Highlights on Youtube

With thanks to Ben Trant, video highlights from today's match are already available to view on Youtube.

Wimborne Town 3-3 Hendon Highlights on Youtube

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Saturday 09 February - Hendon earn point in entertaining draw

Hendon came home with their fourth consecutive point this afternoon, going ahead twice in an entertaining 3-3 draw at Wimborne Town. Ryan Hope drew first blood midway through the first half before Luke Burbidge drew the home side level. However, just before half-time Shaquille Hippolyte-Patrick put the blue shirted visitors back ahead with a penalty after a fellow Hendon player was judged to be wrestled to the ground.

Wimborne made an astute half-time substitution, bringing on Toby Holmes who scored twice in 20 minutes to put the in-form side ahead for the first time. Jimmy Gray's squad, however, have found some renewed bite of late and they dug in to equalise just two minute later through Darren Locke. Of the Greens' recent run of draws, this was undoubtedly the hardest achieved and will put the side in strong spirits ahead of next week's visit to Merthyr Town.

Posted at 23:21

Saturday 09 February - Game on

Wimborne's groundsman has checked their pitch this morning and has confirmed that no inspection is required; the pitch is playable and this afternoon's game is fine to go ahead. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at 3pm.

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Friday 08 February - Wimborne likely to go ahead

We have spoken to the staff at Wimborne this afternoon and they have told us that they are confident there won't be any issues with their pitch that would stop tomorrow's game going ahead. We've agreed to speak again at around 9am to confirm that the weather hasn't changed the situation overnight and will update the website and social media as soon as possible in the morning.

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Thursday 07 February - Salisbury highlights available

HFCTV have published highlights from last weekend's draw with Salisbury today. We'd like to apologise to subscribers for the delay in making these available - this was down to an error on the website team's end.

Hendon 2-2 Salisbury

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Wednesday 06 February - 10 man Under 18s win on Monday

The Under 18s were also successful on Monday evening as they came from a goal behind to beat Brimsdown 2-1 having gone down to 10 men early in the second half following a dismissal.

An own goal from a left wing cross was followed by the winner shortly after when another low left wing cross was turned in at the near post. The youngsters dug in for the final 20 minutes to pick up an excellent victory against the odds.

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Wednesday 06 February - Under 23s go goal crazy

The Under 23s put in an outstanding performance this evening in their Middlesex League match against neighbours Harrow Borough at SJP this evening running out 8-0 winners.

Ash Abdollahi, Riccardo Alexander-Greenaway and Khalil Francis scored one each whilst Gianni Crichlow netted a brace and Tyriq Hunte helped himself to a hat-trick.

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Tuesday 05 February - Under 23s at SJP Tomorrow

Our Under-23 side belatedly resume their Middlesex Under-23 league campaign tomorrow as they host Harrow Borough at Silver Jubilee Park. All are welcome to support John Creith and Finlay Johnson's side with £3 admission. The bar will also be open for refreshments throughout the evening.

Posted at 14:21

Sunday 03 February - Photos and match report online

Derek Beech has published his photos from yesterday's draw with Salisbury. As usual, galleries are available on both Facebook and Flickr.

Hendon 2-2 Salisbury on Facebook

Hendon 2-2 Salisbury on Flickr

Meanwhile, David Ballheimer's report can be found in the Fixtures and Results section of the website.

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Saturday 02 February - Last gasp equaliser denies Salisbury

Hendon picked up their third draw in a row this afternoon against high-flying Salisbury thanks to substitute Connor Calcutt's last gasp equaliser. Shaquille Hippolyte-Patrick had given the Greens an early lead which Daniel Fitchett levelled on the stroke of half-time. Fitchett added his second of the afternoon midway through the second period to give the visitors the lead and just as it looked as though the points were headed back to Wiltshire, Calcutt's late intervention rewarded Hendon's persistence and ensured a deserved share of the points.

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Saturday 02 February - Game on Today

We've received news of this morning's pitch inspection and can confirm that this afternoon's match with Salisbury will go ahead. We look forward to seeing as many supporters there as possible.

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Friday 01 February - Archer comes on-board

We are pleased to announce the addition of Nick Archer to the Board of Directors of Hendon Football Club (2008) Limited.

Nick has a longstanding affinity with non-league football and his experience will be of great benefit to the Club on many fronts. His football CV includes being Chairman of St Albans City when they were promoted from the Southern League into the National League in 2014, with Jimmy Gray as his manager.

Nick commented this morning: "Becoming a director of Hendon Football Club is an honour and a privilege. I am looking forward to working with the football club Board members, the Trust and the Supporters Association in order to support the ambitions of the Club on and off the pitch.

"I picture the possibility of the Greens gaining promotion to the National League and becoming wholly competitive at that level. I am excited by the opportunity and the challenges that lie ahead."

Chairman Simon Lawrence said: "I have got to know Nick over the last few months and I am really pleased that he has agreed to join our Board, his knowledge of the workings of a semi-professional football club are second to none. Amongst other things, Nick will bring an external perspective that the current Board lacks as well as experience of Step 2 football.

"Please welcome Nick to the club and to Silver Jubilee Park."

Posted at 18:02

Friday 01 February - Pitch inspection 9am tomorrow

There will be a pitch inspection at Silver Jubilee Park at around 9am tomorrow morning prior to the visit of Salisbury. At the time of writing the pitch is unplayable due to the amount of snow.

However with a forecast with a moderate chance of rain overnight, it is possible that the snow will clear. The match is doubtful at the current time, but both the team at Silver Jubilee Park and ourselves will do all we can to improve the chances of it going ahead.

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Tuesday 29 January - Weymouth to visit next month

We have agreed a new date with Weymouth for their visit to Silver Jubilee Park overnight. We will make our second attempt to host The Terras on Tuesday 26th February, kicking off at the usual midweek time of 7:45.

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Monday 28 January - January player of the month result

The winner of the January player of the month sponsored by PP Wealth is Luke Tingey, who received 25% of the vote. It was a very close vote this month, with Danny Boness coming second with 23% and Lee Chappell third with 20%.

Luke will hopefully be presented with his prize on Saturday afternoon ahead of our game against Salisbury.

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Monday 28 January - Volunteer steps back after 25 years

We are sad this morning to have to confirm that one of our longest standing volunteers has decided to step back from his activities around Hendon FC. Steve Rogers has been a well known fixture around the club, both on matchdays and behind the scenes. Steve has spent time on the Supporters' Association committee, Supporters' Trust board and acted in various official positions for the football club itself over the last quarter of a century, while he has updated our website from day to day for most of the last 15 years.

Hendon FC chairman Simon Lawrence said: "After nearly 25 years of outstanding service, Steve Rogers has advised me that he is stepping down from his various duties with immediate effect. Since returning to the club, Steve has carried out a wide range of duties behind the scenes including helping in the Claremont Road tea bar, manning turnstiles and gates, contributing to the programme, updating the website, running Livescores (often despite not actually being at the game), going on scouting missions for managers, helping some of our youth managers and much, much more. He was even been pressed into service to run the line at what turned out to be our last ever league cup tie at Claremont Road!

As a club, we are grateful for all of the volunteers who are willing to give up so much of their time to keep the club ticking over but I would like to make special mention to the contribution that Steve has made over the past quarter of a century."

We thank Steve for all his efforts and hope he is able to enjoy his time as a supporter away from the concerns of his voluntary duties in the future.

Posted at 08:03

Monday 28 January - Beaconsfield photos now online

Derek Beech published his photos from yesterday draw at Beaconsfield Town earlier this evening. As usual, galleries are available on both Facebook and Flickr.

Beaconsfield Town 0-0 Hendon on Facebook

Beaconsfield Town 0-0 Hendon on Flickr

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Sunday 27 January - Clean sheet earns another point

Hendon's slow recovery continued yesterday afternoon as the Greens visited Beaconsfield Town and came away with a hard earned 0-0 draw. The game had few real changes, with the main incidents of note being an injury to Beaconsfield's Bajram Pasha that caused a delay in the first half - later confirmed as a broken arm - and a late second half red card for Romario Jonas following two cautions.

With the home side having picked up 13 points in their previous home games and the Greens' recent form the point has to be considered a good result and eyes will be on next week's visit of Sailsbury as James Gray's squad look to continue their gradual revival.

Posted at 00:58

Saturday 26 January - January player of the month voting now open

Voting for the January player of the month sponsored by PP Wealth is now open. To place your vote, please click the link below. Voting will close on Monday evening and the result will be announced soon afterwards.

January 2019 Player of the Month vote

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Friday 25 January - Several players move on

We are able to confirm the release of two members of this season's first team squad this morning. Adam Pepara and Shaun Lucien have both been released, Adam having made 11 appearances since his debut in early November and Shaun having made 15 since joining at around the same time. We thank them both for their efforts over the last three months and wish them all the best with their next clubs.

Meanwhile, Tyriq Hunte has gone to Hanwell Town of the Isthmian League South Central Division on Dual registration - this should allow him more match time in the short time. He remains available for the Greens, but this should allow him more game time in the coming weeks.

Posted at 09:29

Thursday 24 January - Match tickets no longer online

We have taken the difficult decision to stop online ticket sales for the rest of the season. Selling online via SeeTickets has been a valuable experiment for us and has proven that a system that we may use in the future for high profile fixtures is workable, but the take up has been too low for us to put the effort into maintaining it in the short term. We thank those who have used our online ticketing in helping us test and refine it so that we understand how to make it workable.

Tickets for the remainder of the season will be available as usual on the turnstiles which remain cash only.

Posted at 21:39

Thursday 24 January - Tiverton highlights now online

HFCTV have just published their latest highlights package, this time from our 2-2 draw last weekend as we hosted Tiverton Town.

Hendon 2-2 Tiverton Town highlights

Posted at 17:29

Thursday 24 January - Collection on Dermot's Day

With thanks for all those who made donations at the ground or online, we are delighted to be able to announce that we will be donating £750 in memory of Dermot Drummy.

This donation will be split equally between The Samaritans and MIND Brent.

Posted at 10:11

Tuesday 22 January - Tiverton match photos

Our regular matchday photographer Derek Beech has posted up matchday photos from the Tiverton game, including several from the HFC legends reunion.

Hendon vs Tiverton Town on Facebook

Hendon vs Tiverton Town on Flickr

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Tuesday 22 January - HFCTV legends interviews

HFCTV took the opportunity at Dermot's game on Saturday to interview a number of his former team mates who were at Silver Jubilee Park. The former Hendon players spoke to Steve Lytton about the memories of Dermot and their time at Claremont Road.

Erskine Smart legends interview

Andy O'Brian legends interview

Dave Root legends interview

Gary King legends interview

Colin Tate legends interview

Duncan Hardy legends interview

Bob Dowie legends interview

Alan Campbell legends interview

Roger Wade legends interview

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