Blues return to league action and head to Hendon
The Blues make a return to league action on Saturday when they make the trip to Wembley to take on Hendon.
Swaine & May return to the squad
By Paul Jennings
Boss Craig Edwards welcomes Captain Rob Swaine and forward Jay May back to the squad, but will be without the suspended Junior Luke.
Edwards will need to shuffle his squad for the game to deal with an injury and a departure from his squad.
‘We will be without James Hawes after he picked up an ankle injury last weekend and Dave Collis will come in to replace him. I’m delighted to have Dave back. He is the fittest I have ever seen him and undoubtedly has the best dead ball delivery in non league football’ he said.
‘I’m disappointed to lose Paul Semakula to Maidenhead this week, but we have a ready made replacement in Richard Halle. Richard has a great attitude and will bring great experience and quality to the team’
Another player to have left the club is David Knight following last weekend’s half time incident in the game with Wealdstone.
‘David Knight has joined East Thurrock. We are looking at replacements at the minute, but we won’t be rushed into anything. We have to get the right player for club who has the right attitude.’
Edwards was upbeat about his team’s prospects despite the issues he has encountered in the last 7 days.
‘If you look at the clubs who have been successful in this league over the last few seasons, they are all teams that have been packed with experienced players that still have a real hunger for the game. If you mix those with some younger players you have every chance of being a success’
After a flying start to the season, Hendon’s form has dropped away over the last few weeks and as a result they now sit in 6th position. They have however made some big signings in recent weeks with the capture of former football professionals Frank Sinclair and Darren Currie.
Admission in £9 for adults, £5 for concessions and £1 for Under 16’s.
Blues last 6 games:
16/11/11: Leiston 1 Blues 0
12/11/11: Blues 0 Wealdstone 0
08/11/11: Blues 1 Colchester Utd 3
05/11/11: Blues 2 St Neots 0
01/11/11: Blues 5 Tooting & Mitcham 1
29/10/11: Blues 4 Canvey 2
Last time v Hendon
25/04/11: Hendon 1 Blues 1 (Flanagan)
Away day info
Hendon ground share at Wembley FC following the departure from their Claremont Road ground last season.
Address: Vale Farm, Watford Road, Wembley, LondonHA0 3HG
By Supporters Coach
A few seats remain on the Supporters coach. To Book: Text: 0757 859 2454. Please state clearly your full name, contact number and number of seats required.
From A406/A40 Hanger Lane Gyratory take the A4005 (Bridgwater Road) towards Sudbury & Harrow. Stay on this road, following signs for Harrow until you reach the roundabout with the A404. Take the 2nd exit continuing towards Harrow and travel under the railway bridge past Sudbury & Harrow Road station. At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit (Watford Road). Then take the 2nd exit into the Vale Farm complex, and the ground is on the right hand side.
London Overground services run every 20 minutes (30 minutes on Sunday) to North Wembley Station between Euston and Watford Junction. Turn left out of the station along East Lane and follow to the end. Left again down Watford Road and Vale Farm is signposted on the left. The ground is on the right hand side. Sudbury & Harrow Road on Chiltern Railways only offers nominal services during rush hour. Turn left out of the station along Watford Road and take the right hand fork. Vale Farm can be found signposted on the right hand side.
Frequent Bakerloo Line services run to North Wembley (see above for directions) and Picadilly Line services run to Sudbury Town at regular intervals. Exit Sudbury Town through the main ticket hall (southbound platform) and walk straight down Station Approach then turn left to the roundabout. At the roundabout walk up Watford Road (second exit, under the railway bridge) then take the right hand fork. nd take the right hand fork. Vale Farm can be found signposted on the right hand side.
Buses 182 (Harrow Weald to Brent Cross) and 245 (Golders Green to Alperton) travel along Watford Road every 7-8 minutes (12-15 minutes in the evenings).