Hendon will face Bury Town at home on the opening day of the season after the Ryman League fixtures were released

Hendon begin pre-season schedule with Erith and Belvedere win

Hendon begin pre-season schedule with Erith and Belvedere win

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Hendon wil kick off their 2014/15 Ryman Premier League season with a visit from Bury Town.

The Ryman Premier League fixtures were released today (Friday), with Gary McCann's side handed a home clash against Bury Town on Saturday, August 9.

Meanwhile, Wingate and Finchley begin with a home game against Leiston.

Hendon's opening 2014/15 Ryman Premier League fixtures:

Saturday, August 9: Bury Town (H)

Tuesday, August 12: Met Police (A)

Saturday, August 16: VCD Athletic (A)

Full fixtures to follow.

Hendon began their pre-season schedule with a 3-1 win at Erith and Belvedere – the club’s first-ever indoor match.

Trialists Andre De Costa and Kezie Ibe – who has since joined on a permanent basis – combined to lay on the first goal for the Greens, with new signing Tom O’Regan scoring with a deflected effort.

Chris Hubbard levelled almost immediately for the Deres, shooting beyond Hendon goalkeeper Pedro Nearco.

With 13 minutes remaining, Hendon re-took the lead, Michael Murray firing beyond substitute keeper Richard Stroud thanks to another deflection from a defender.

The job was completed in the 87th minute, Leon Smith working an opening before finishing to round off the win.

Manager Gary McCann said: “Pre-season is a six-week marathon, not a sprint and the players did well enough.

“It was said we would have a few triallists on show, but in pre-season, we are as much on trial as a club as are the players. It is as much do we fit in with what they are looking for, as do they fit in with what we want.”

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