ContinueWe use cookies to ensure that you get the best experience on our website; if you continue without changing your settings - or dismiss this message - we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on

Return to front page

Newest article: Truro on the move by rwakeleyToday 13:57Today at 13:57:15view thread

Oldest article: eProgrammes by John Rice22/8/2013 14:09Thu Aug 22 14:09:21 2013view thread


Next thread: Hendon v Hertford friendly - highlights by johnnybaker8/8/2017 21:24Tue Aug 8 21:24:36 2017view thread

Macc Town friendly 16/05/1980

By rwakeley2/8/2017 13:27Wed Aug 2 13:27:39 2017

Views: 1864

With regards to the recent conversation over on the Fans of Hendon twitter site, I have the team line-up should anybody require the details.
Doug Young guested for Hendon from Division 2 Champs Billericay Town as did David Tighe, in goal, from Kingsbury Town. Hendon won 4-0 (0-0 HT). Shodeinde and Deadman 2 goals apiece. Whitley Bay were the original perceived opposition but withdrew.
Hendon:- Tigue, (Ampofo), Hendrick, (Carrick), Hand, (Roughman), Simpson, Campbell, Deadman, Day, Currie, Butler, (Garrini), McGleish, (Young), Shodeinde.
Kudos to those responsible for the input through these mediums. Class Act.

Edited by rwakeley at 13:31:41 on 2nd August 2017

reply to this article | return to the front page

Re: Macc Town friendly 16/05/1980

By ChrisHFC2/8/2017 14:18Wed Aug 2 14:18:32 2017In response to Macc Town friendly 16/05/1980Top of thread

Views: 1786

I have never before found details of any friendlies played in season 1979-80, and had always assumed that none were played.

Many thanks, Rob, for the details. This match is now added into my records, and I expect that Steve will add it to the website once he's back from holiday. Only problem with the detail is that I don't recognise a player named Carrick (another guest player?), and Roughman should be (Alan) Roughan.

reply to this article | return to the front page

Re: Macc Town friendly 16/05/1980

By rwakeley2/8/2017 15:52Wed Aug 2 15:52:03 2017In response to Re: Macc Town friendly 16/05/1980Top of thread

Views: 1760

With you all the way on pre-season friendlies and Messrs Roughan (the latter is just my super-sonic typing speed)!
I have personally flagged the elusive Mr Carrick up - read this and start scratching your head!
The print is vague, but does look like the fore-mentioned name. I have previously trawled surrounding first team and reserve players names and nothing comes remotely close.
There is an extreme long shot (and emphasis as to be placed on the world 'long') which I discovered.
Macc Town historical records depict a David Carrick playing the previous season.
Would he have been around the following season and 'guested' for us? Unlikely, maybe one for the Forensic Department.

reply to this article | return to the front page

Re: Macc Town friendly 16/05/1980

By David B2/8/2017 17:46Wed Aug 2 17:46:09 2017In response to Re: Macc Town friendly 16/05/1980Top of thread

Views: 1724

This friendly was one of those played on the Friday night before the FA Trophy final and teams came down during the day to play against teams in London. They were very friendly games and frequently the players from both teams contained members of other clubs – I seem to recall a friendly against Bishop Auckland where the visitors were made up of players from four of Northern League clubs.

As for the Hendon players, I think there was a full-back in our reserves at that time called Fergus Carrick. I think he also played for Kingsbury.

The other two guest players were both ones Hendon had signed for the 1980–81 season. Goalkeeper David Tighe wasn’t quite good enough and I remember he had a very uncomfortable afternoon in a preseason friendly against Bridgwater Town a few months later. He was a very good club cricketer and played for Mill Hill Village CC.

Striker Doug Young was a very different matter he had been – and is still – a legend in Billericay (he scored the first hat-trick at Wembley after Geoff Hurst in 1966 when Ricay won the 1979 FA Vase) – but a few months into his Hendon career, he developed a hip problem which has blighted him ever since. Various hip replacement operations apparently failed and when I last asked a few years ago, I was told he had serious mobility problems.

As for the rest of the team
Peter Ampofo – goalkeeper who played a few first-team games, but wasn’t really good enough.
Jimmy Hendrick – midfielder or defender who played for a number of seasons, he was deadball specialist, but in this squad there were two or three who were better than him at set-pieces.
Gary Hand – made more than 600 first-team appearances and was in the 1972 Amateur Cup-winning team. He later managed the club on two occasions.
Alan Roughan – hard as nails full-back (taxi-driver by profession), he was a top bloke.
Alan Campbell and Peter Deadman – two absolute Hendon legends who gave the club great service.
Roger Day – very much at the end of his career, he spent his peak at Enfield and won loads of Amateur international caps for England.
Paul Currie – Darren’s father and another loyal servant to the club. He lived in Cricklewood, so Hendon was his local club. Paul lost in the 1977 FA Trophy final with Dagenham against Scarborough.
Roy Butler – once won the Supporters Association Player of the Year despite not scoring a goal during that season’s Greenwich Mean Time, but he was a genuine battering ram centre-forward. Roy’s son Steve (under Dave Anderson) also spent a number of seasons at Hendon.
Mick Garrini – a very effective goal scorer and also a club cricketer considered by many in the know to have been good enough certainly to play minor county cricket. He, like so many of this team, was a seriously good bloke.
Jock McGleish – father of Scott, Jock and Paul Currie were very close friends, and their sons have been very good mates when they played their near 20-year careers in the Football League, after both had been in the 1991–92 Hendon Youth team.
Peter Shodeinde – striker we signed from Edgware for £1,500, then a club record, and he struggled to live up to the responsibility of it. He had a great physique, but 8 goals in 42 games across parts of three seasons, tells its own story.

reply to this article | return to the front page

Re: Macc Town friendly 16/05/1980

By SteveHFC5/8/2017 14:17Sat Aug 5 14:17:52 2017In response to Re: Macc Town friendly 16/05/1980Top of thread

Views: 1701

Good find Rob - will add this to the website archive this afternoon.

reply to this article | return to the front page

Re: Macc Town friendly 16/05/1980

By SteveHFC5/8/2017 14:34Sat Aug 5 14:34:52 2017In response to Re: Macc Town friendly 16/05/1980Top of thread

Views: 1620

Now done :

reply to this article | return to the front page

Previous thread: FA Trophy Draw by John Rogers7/7/2017 15:48Fri Jul 7 15:48:43 2017view thread