Hendon picked up their first win of the pre-season campaign with a single goal victory at the Carlsberg Stadium, the home of Biggleswade Town. This was the first time the two clubs have ever met, although the Greens did beat Biggleswade United 6-0 in the FA Cup in 2005.
There were two new trialists in the starting line-up, experienced striker Lawrence Yaku joining midfielder Elliot Godfrey, both players having an excellent pedigree at steps two and three of the non-league pyramid.
The first half was fairly even, with the home side perhaps having slightly better of the exchanges. The first half-chance fell to the Greens in the 10th minute, but Godfrey's free kick couldn't quite find a Hendon head. Ten minutes later there was a chance at the other end as The Waders midfielder Ashley Fuller fired a free kick over the bar.
Yaku made a good run into the box two minutes later and cut the ball back into the path of Carl McCluskey, and the tall midfielder was unfortunate to see his strike fly over the bar.
The remaining chances of the period fell to Biggleswade, Berkley Laurencin saving a shot low done from Tom McGown, whilst a header from Craig Daniel was cleared off the line by Elliot Brathwaite, the latter going on to sign for the Greens after the game.
The second half was a more open affair, with Danny Dyer seeing his shot go over the bar after 49 minutes. Two minutes later Dyer fed a good ball into the path of Isaiah Rankin, but the former Brentford striker was just beaten to the ball by a defender.
Former Hendon striker Harry Hunt had a great chance to open the scoring in the 53rd minute when Michael Peacock was beaten by a rogue bounce of the ball. However, despite being through on goal, Hunt dragged his shot wide of the target.
On the hour mark it was Casey Maclaren's turn to see an effort go over the bar, this time via a defender's head. From the resultant corner, Godfrey's delivery came close to finding a Hendon head. Kevin Maclaren then fed the ball to McCluskey, but his cross was intercepted by the home keeper. The Waders immediately counter-attacked, but Laurencin came out of his goal to clear the ball confidently, something he did on a number of occasions in the second period.
Biggleswade's Peter Radcliffe made a superb run into the box, but just as he was about to pull the trigger, he found Laurencin gathering the ball at his feet. At the other end both Casey Maclaren and Peacock saw chances deflected wide of the goal.
By now, Hendon were looking the more likely side to score, and in the 82nd minute Godfrey saw his free kick fly just wide from 25 yards, although the keeper probably had his post covered.
The goal took just another minute to gome. Kevin Maclaren passed the ball into Aaron Morgan, and the young striker had no hesitation in firing the ball fiercely into the net from 20 yards, giving the keeper no chance.
The only other chance of the game also fell to Morgan, but it was wide of the target.
It was a good professional performance by the Greens, with the defence particularly looking very solid throughout the game.
"We're going in the right direction," said Gary McCann afterwards, "but I'm not completely satisfied.
"We are not as efficient in possession as I would like, but we are getting there."