Senior teams sponsors


Stadium sponsors


Youth section sponsors




FIRST TEAM MATCH REPORTS 2008-09

Northwood 0  Redbridge 0

7th March 2009

Northwood

Mitch Swain
1
Danny Power
2
Solomon Henry
3
Mark Burgess (Capt.)
4
Michael Peacock
5
Bradley Hewitt
6
John Christian
7
Anthony Page
8
Eugene Ofori
9
Kyle Matthews
10
Gary Burrell
11
Substitutes
Danny Brown (10, 70m)
12
Hugo Figueiredo (3, 59m)
14
Dwain Williams
15
Lee Holland
16
Rob Pearce
17
Ryman One North
Chestnut Avenue,
Northwood
Kick Off
3.00 p.m.
Attendance
136
H/T
0-0
Scorers
Northwood
n/a
Redbridge
n/a
Bookings
Northwood
n/a
Redbridge
Araba
Sent Off
Northwood
n/a
Redbridge
n/a

Redbridge

1
Charlie Hasler
2
George Alder
3
Lee Matson
4
Josh Green
5
Corey Ellis
6
Jonathan Higgs
7
Thomas Laxton
8
Earl Sterling
9
Hakeem Araba
10
Mark Nougher
11
Carl Bruce
Substitutes
12
Simon Peddie (4, 25m)
14
Anton Agdomar (7, 50m)
15
Andre Humphrey
16
Charlie Georgiou (8, 70m)
17
Scott Darby


 

   


Match Report
by Robin Piper
 

Northwood suffered a frustrating afternoon as they failed to break down a stubborn Redbridge in a goal-less stalemate at Chestnut Avenue.

Woods were unchanged from the midweek success at Waltham Abbey, with Michael Peacock starting the final match of his successful loan spell before returning to parent club AFC Wimbledon.

There was a low-key start to the game with neither goalkeeper being seriously tested in the early stages, although the impressive Eugene Ofori and fellow Woods’ striker Kyle Matthews managed shots on the Redbridge goal, whilst Carl Bruce volleyed over for the visitors.

Northwood were struggling to impose themselves on proceedings and Redbridge threatened through an Earl Sterling free-kick from the edge of the box which flew narrowly over, before Woods’ custodian Mitch Swain was called upon to deal with Thomas Laxton’s low snapshot.

However, the hosts gradually found their form as they produced a strong finish to the opening period. Redbridge keeper Charlie Hasler was forced into a finger-tip save to deny Gary Burrell following a slick Northwood move whilst Matthews might have done better as he scooped his shot over at the far post as he latched onto Anthony Page’s low cross.

There were further chances for Woods before the half-time whistle sounded, Page shooting wide before Ofori sent a header into the arms of Hasler.

Northwood were immediately on the offensive after the break, with Burrell trying his luck from distance but Hasler was up to the test.

At the other end, Laxton was off target with another long range effort.

Woods continued to push for the opening goal, and they went close as Ofori stabbed his shot against an upright following Matthews’ clever turn and cross into the box, while Page wasn’t far away with a header from John Christian’s free-kick.

Northwood manager Dave Anderson made a change on the hour-mark, with Hugo Figueiredo replacing Solomon Henry on the right flank.

Woods threatened once again when Ofori headed narrowly over following Bradley Hewitt’s flick-on from Danny Power’s corner.

Danny Brown was introduced for Matthews with twenty minutes left on the clock, the substitute taking up the right flank position with Figueiredo moving inside to partner Ofori in attack.

But it was Swain who was called into action as he dealt with a shot from Hakeem Araba.

Redbridge survived a scare as Hasler fumbled Burrell’s free-kick, and the visiting keeper was relieved to see Hewitt’s header cleared of the line by substitute Simon Peddie.

Woods continued to be thwarted by an organised Redbridge rearguard, with Figueiredo’s header from a Mark Burgess ball into the box being comfortably collected by Hasler.

Woods were running out of time and ideas to find a way through as they increased their attacking options by switching to a three-man defence.

But Northwood had to do some the defending in the closing minutes when Bruce sent a flicked header narrowly wide of the far post, before the same player scooped a shot over when well placed.

Ofori had the last chance of the afternoon but his shot cleared the Redbridge crossbar to ensure the deadlock remained intact with Northwood conceding two points as the race for the play-off places gathers pace.  

 


 

PHOTO GALLERY No. 1 (Click thumbnail to enlarge) 

.


Photos: James Brown  


 

PHOTO GALLERY No. 2 (Click thumbnail to enlarge) 

.


Photos: James Solomon