The Woods go down to heavy defeat at Marlow

Northwood slipped to a heavy Pitching In Isthmian League South Central defeat this evening away to Marlow, going down 1-4 at The Alfred Davis ground.

The Buckinghamshire outfit took an early lead, but that was pulled back by a stunning strike from recent signing Adam Laaref within a few minutes. Marlow were back in front soon after, then two goals within a minure early in the second period sealed the Woods' fate, and they now look to bounce back against Raynes Park Vale on Saturday.

The match report and photos are here.

30 January 2024

Paul Byrne celebrates the anniversary of his Northwood debut - in 1962!

Before Saturday’s game against Uxbridge, Paul Byrne was given a guard of honour as he celebrated the anniversary of his debut for Northwood – on 27 January 1962, a mere 62 years ago! That first game ended with a 5-0 defeat at Torrington in the Harrow & Wembley League, but the young Paul wasn’t put off, and he watches the Woods to this day.

Paul holds the post-war record for scoring the most goals in a first team game for Northwood – seven in a County Cup tie in 1967 – and regularly found the net during his playing career. He made a total of around 375 appearances in a Woods shirt.

He was club secretary for a number of years, and also player-manager when the Woods won the Middlesex League Cup (their first major trophy at that level) by beating Yeading 2-1 in 1975. He is now a Life Member of the club.

29 January 2024

Three goal win for the Woods in Middlesex derby

Northwood got back to winning ways in fine style at The Skyline Roofing Stadium this afternoon, running out 3-0 winners against Uxbridge in their Pitching In Isthmian League clash.

Deago Dunbar-Bonnie gave the Woods a fifth minute lead with a 20-yard shot which deceived the keeper, and although Uxbridge came back strongly for a spell, debutant Adam Laaref made it 2-0 just before the break. And on 73 minutes, Dan Williams fired the ball across the box, and defender Lewis Pegg deflected it into his own goal - three goals, three points and a clean sheet for Ben Bukowski's side!

The match report and photos are here.

27 January 2024

Woods confirm three new signings for Ben's squad

We are delighted to confirm some recent signings! Lucas Sinclair was signed on dual registration with Chesham United in January 2024, and scored on his debut against Leatherhead. He started his second spell at Chesham last August after playing at Bedfont Sports and Beaconsfield Town. Lucas also has experience of Step 2 football with Welling and Havant & Waterlooville.

18 year old Archie James joined this week from Oxhey Jets, where he scored nine goals in 27 appearances. The attacking midfielder was part of the squad for yesterday’s County Cup fixture.

And a third “new” signing is Dan Williams, who has returned to the Woods after a short spell at Uxbridge. Dan is still our top scorer this season with ten goals so far, and hopefully there are plenty more to come from him – maybe starting on Saturday when we play Uxbridge at The Skyline Roofing Stadium!

24 January 2024

Northwood lose 2-3 at Hendon in County Cup quarter final

The Woods gave a hard-working performance in this evening's Middlesex Senior Cup quarter-final at Hendon, but were narrowly beaten 3-2.

It took a hat-trick from former Northwood striker Niko Muir to edge victory for the Southern League Premier Division outfit, after Dan Williams had given the Woods the lead, with Kofi Anokye-Boadi also scoring for Ben Bukowski's side.

The match report is here.

23 January 2024

Yet another match is postponed - it's Westfield today

The weather continues to wreak havoc with the Woods' fixture list, with this afternoon's Pitching In Isthmian League South Central action away to Westfield - having been postponed due to the pitch being frozen.

The game is now scheduled for Tuesday 12th March. Next up is Tuesday's Middlesex Senior Cup tie at Hendon, which should go ahead due to their plastic pitch!

20 January 2024

Hanworth Villa game at The Skyline is frozen off

As anticipated, due to the low temperatures yesterday, overnight and today, this evening's Pitching In Isthmian League South Central fixture against Hanworth Villa at The Skyline Roofing Stadium has been postponed as the playing surface is frozen.

The game is now scheduled for Tuesday 5th March.

16 January 2024

Northwood go down 2-1 at home to Leatherhead

The Woods went down 1-2 at The Skyline Roofing Stadium this afternoon against Leatherhead in a Pitching In Isthmian League South Central fixture.

Northwood gave a strong performance throughout, but couldn't get on the scoresheet until the closing stages, when debut striker Lucas Sinclair netted. However, Leatherhead had scored through Trevan Robinson (20 minutes) and Alpha Diallo (54 minutes) - and though the home side had a great shout for a penalty when Kofi Anokye-Boadi was brought down in the closing stages, it turned out that the referee had forgotten to bring his glasses....he's off to Specsavers in the morning!

The match report and photos are here.

13 January 2024

Romario Jonas goal earns the points against Met Police

Romario Jonas' 34th minute goal decided the Pitching In Isthmian League South Central points in Northwood's favour against Metropolitan Police at The Skyline Roofing Stadium this evening.

It was the Woods' first outing of 2024 following two postponements to start the year, and they had to battle hard for the points, with keeper Roraigh Browne making some important saves to retain a clean sheet.

The match photos and report are here.

9 January 2024

Ashford Town (Middx) game called off just before kick-off

This afternoon's Pitching In Isthmian League South Central fixture away to Ashford Town (Middx) was yet another to fall victim to the weather.

The pitch was passed fit this morning, but the match referee deemed it unplayable 45 minutes before kick-off.

The game has been re-arranged to Tuesday 27th February, kick-off 7.45 p.m.

6 January 2024

New Year's Day trip to Binfield is postponed

There will be no New Year’s Day action for the Woods today, as today's Pitching In Isthmian League South Central fixture at Binfield has been postponed as the Hill Farm Lane pitch is waterlogged.

Next up for Northwood is Saturday's away game at Ashford Town (Middx), kick-off 3.00 p.m.

Happy New Year!!!

1 January 2024

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