Derek Green R.I.P.

The club was very sad to learn of the passing of long-term Woods supporter Derek Green, father of Northwood vice-chairman Ken Green.

Derek’s funeral will take place on Wednesday 7th June 2023 at 3.30pm at Breakspear Crematorium, Breakspear Road, Ruislip, HA4 7SJ.

Afterwards we will celebrate Derek’s life at Northwood FC, Chestnut Avenue, Northwood HA6 1HR. For catering purposes, please text Ken on 07305 740770 to advise if you will be joining us at Northwood FC.

R.I.P. Derek.

28 May 2023

Woods Under 13s are narrowly defeated in County Cup final

The Northwood Under 13s white team gave an outstanding display in the final of the Middlesex Under 13s Richard Styles Trophy, but were narrowly defeated 3-4 by Broadwater United at the Middlesex FA’s Rectory Par kheadquarters. Tiago Conde de Almeida scored a hat-trick for the Woods, a brilliant performance which earned him the Man of the Match award!

In previous rounds, the Woods had knocked out Harrow St Marys 10-5, London Athletic 12-0, FPF 7-0, Football Samurai 13-2 and Hampton & Richmond 3-2 in the semi-final.

Northwood's team was: Alfie Davis, Billy-Ray Ralph, Charlie Smith, Jay Hunjan, Charlie Roberts, Marek Myszozynski, Daniel Atkins, Shahzaib Ahmad, Tiago Conde de Almedia, Eneas Katseli, Rahul Radia (captain). Rolling substitutes: Jack Kentish, Ryan Hards, Kacper Zwierzynski, Nicolas Jensen.

Manager: Richard Elderfield Coach: Steve Davis.

22 May 2023

Isthmian Youth League 2023-24 squad trials details

Northwood Football Club are looking for talented players to join our Under 18 midweek team who compete in the Isthmian Youth League. This is an extremely high level of football played in stadiums under floodlights, therefore we are reaching out for elite football players to trial who would like a pathway into semi-professional football and beyond.

Our first team currently play in the Isthmian League South Central Division which is Step 4, and many of our players who have come through our system have progressed and gone on to play at higher levels. We are a club who will always offer opportunities to our youth squad to progress into semi-professional and beyond.

If you come under one or more of the following categories, do join us for a trial:
• Released from a professional academy
• Represented your local County or District
• Played at the highest level of grassroots football
• Have the desire and ability to play semi-professional football and beyond

Trials will be offered to Under 16s, Under 17s and Under 18s, and will be held at The Skyline Roofing Stadium, Chestnut Avenue, Northwood HA6 1HR on the following dates: Saturday 24th June and Sunday 25th June, both at 10.00 a.m.

Please note that you MUST message Marc Harding on 07814 003272 to book yourself on a trial – good luck!!

16 May 2023

Football Association announce 2023-24 league allocations

The Football Association have today released details of the National League System structure for the 2023-24 campaign, and the Woods will remain in Isthmian South Central.

There will be new opponents for Northwood in promoted clubs Ascot United, Badshot Lea and Raynes Park Vale, and we will be reacquainted with Corinthian-Casuals, Hartley Wintney and Metropolitan Police, who have taken voluntary demotion – thus saving our neighbours Harrow Borough from relegation.

Marlow have been moved to Southern League Division One Central and Merstham have shifted to Isthmian South East Division. The full divisional line-up will be: Ascot United; Ashford Town (Middx); Badshot Lea; Binfield; Chertsey Town; Chipstead; Corinthian-Casuals; Guernsey; Hanworth Villa; Hartley Wintney; Leatherhead; Metropolitan Police; Northwood; Raynes Park Vale; South Park (Reigate); Southall; Sutton Common Rovers; Thatcham Town; Uxbridge; Westfield.

15 May 2023

Great Northwood Presentation & Awards evening!!!

The Woods have enjoyed a fantastic season, getting to the Isthmian League play-offs for the first time, and also reaching the final of the Middlesex Senior Charity Cup!

Yesterday evening we held our Presentation and Awards evening in @TheWoods, the NFC Clubhouse, and this was a great success!! We extend our thanks to C&G Scaffolding, who very kindly sponsored the event!

Congratulations to all who received presentations and awards, as follows:

First Team
Managers’ Player of the Year: Luke Tingey
Players’ Player of the Year: Andrew McCorkell
Supporters’ Player of the Year: James Gurteen
Golden Boot: Sydney Ibie – 12 goals
Goal of the Season: Harry Gallagher v Uxbridge
Under 18s
Managers’ Player of the Year: Joe Reade
Players’ Player of the Year: Joe Reade & Oscar John jointly
Golden Boot: Fabjan Toci – 18 goals
Club awards
Clubman of the Year: Sean Moore
Ted Tucker Award: The Woods Under 10s Green team
Supporter of the Year: Kingston Hall
Chairman’s Award: Shamira Hamirani

Photos by James Brown of the evening are here.

6 May 2023

Woods slump to defeat in Middlesex Cup final

Northwood slumped to a disappointing 1-0 defeat by Broadfields United in the final of the Middlesex Senior Charity Cup at Uxbridge FC this evening.

The Woods struggled to get going in the first half, with the Combined Counties League outfit taking a 15th minute lead with a header following in a corner. Northwood improved after the break, going close several times, but the breakthrough did not come, so Broadfields lifted the impressive trophy; our congratulations go to the winners!

The match report and photos are here.

3 May 2023

Peter Lawrence is the new Northwood Youth chairman

The Club are delighted to announce some exciting news this afternoon. Peter Lawrence, who has been in and around Northwood Football Club since 1990, has been officially appointed as the new Northwood Youth Chairman. The club is very close to Peter's heart, and he is absolutely delighted with this appointment. He is looking forward to the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead and is excited to continue his journey with the club in this new role.

Woods Chairman Ian Barry said: “I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to Andy Tooley for his many years of service to the youth teams and am delighted that he will stay on here in a coaching capacity. Andy has been a crucial part of the Northwood FC family, and we cannot thank him enough for his contributions. A tremendous amount of work goes on behind the scenes, often unrecognised and certainly rarely thanked for.

“Please join us in congratulating Peter on his new role and thanking Andy for all that he has done for the youth section of the club. I am fully aware that the last few weeks and even months have been difficult and a lot has been said, by many. However, I hope that everyone will come together now and support Peter and help us in moving the club on and achieving bigger and better things.

“Northwood FC has always had the potential to be a leading club in the area and with the right support from everyone, there is no reason why we can’t be the envy of all clubs around us and indeed to reach our aim, to be the club of choice in Middlesex. Whilst there will be some changes in the short term, I am confident that these will all be for the better as we strive to make the necessary progress.”

30 April 2023

Northwood Under 15s are Middlesex Cup final winners!!

Our congratulations go to the Northwood Under 15s Red team, who this afternoon won the the final of the Middlesex Under 15s Jimmy Dyson Cup, defeating Ickenham Youth 3-0 at the Middlesex FA’s headquarters at Rectory Park.

In previous rounds, the Woods knocked out Hadley Rangers 11-0, Omonia Youth (walkover), Norseman Youth 4-0 and Southall Athletic 5-1, before defeating Isleworth Youth 3-0 in the semi-final.

Northwood's goals today came from Joseph Boyaram, Freddie Ford and Chase Matthews, but well done to the whole team and their coaches!

Team: Rishy Morjaria, Cameron Barber, Adam Tarrant, Oliver Bishop, Chase Matthews, Matthew Pinching (captain), Sean Reade, Zachary Bayfield, Joseph Boyaram, Tobi Faleye and Freddie Ford. Rolling substitutes: Kingston Hall, Antonio Subandrio, Menelaos Telemachou, Joshua Doctors and Ethan Gold.

Manager: James Hall; coaches: Tony Gold and Sham Ahmed.

30 April 2023

Battling Northwood are just edged out in play-off semi-final

The Woods were narrowly edged out in their first-ever play-off game this evening, going down 1-2 away to Walton & Hersham in the Pitching In Isthmian League South Central semi-final.

Josh Helmore shocked the large home crowd when he fired home a cracking drive into the corner of the net with just five minutes on the clock, having been set up by Osaretin Otote, and there was plenty of action at both ends before Walton levelled just before the half-hour mark.

Walton had ended the regular season 24 points ahead of Northwood, but the game was generally very even and looked to be heading for extra time when a contentious penalty was awarded against Romario Jonas on 82 minutes, and Andrew McCorkell, who enjoyed a great game, was unable to keep out the spot-kick. The match report and photos are here.

Ultimately, disappointment on the night for Steve and Ben's squad, but they still have the chance of silverware in next week's Middlesex Senior Charity Cup final!

26 April 2023

Middlesex Charity Cup final date is confirmed

The County FA have confirmed that Northwood's Middlesex Senior Charity Cup final will be played next Wednesday, 3rd May, at Uxbridge FC, kick-off 7.45 p.m.

Our opponents will be the winners of tomorrow evening's Hanwell Town v Broadfields United semi-final clash.

Further details will be available shortly.

26 April 2023

Woods' final regular fixture sees Marlow defeated 3-1

The Woods ended their regular Pitchng In Isthmian League South Central season in fine style this afternoon, when they ran out 3-1 winners against Marlow at The Skyline Roofing Stadium.

Both sides had already been confirmed as play-offs contestants, and Northwood got off to a flying start when Riccardo Alexander-Greenaway headed them ahead after just five minutes play. Shane Cojocorel capitalised on a defensive error to lob the ball home just past the half-hour to make it 2-0, before the visitors pulled one back on the stroke of half-time.

The second half was evenly fought, but Alexander-Greenaway made the points safe when he fired home on 87 minutes. The match report and photos are here.

Next up for Steve and Ben's men is the play-off semi-final away to Walton & Hersham on Wednesday evening, kick-off 7.45 p.m.!

22 April 2023

Busy end to the season at The Skyline Roofing Stadium

There will be a busy end to the season for the Woods, and more particularly at The Skyline Roofing Stadium!

Last night Northwood reached the final of the Middlesex Senior Charity Cup, which will be played at Uxbridge FC on a date in May to be confirmed, against opponents still to be decided. Marlow’s win over Binfield the same evening confirmed that the Woods will compete in the end-of-season play-offs for the first time – we will have an away semi-final next Wednesday, 26th April; our opponents will be known following Saturday’s final round of fixtures.

Meanwhile, our tenants Spartans have five more scheduled Combined Counties League fixtures at our stadium – they play Molesey on Monday 24th April, Brook House (Tuesday 25th), Sandhurst (Thursday 27th) and Langley (Monday 1st May).

Our Under 18s’ final home Isthmian Youth League fixture is against Beaconsfield this Friday evening (28th), whilst they also play away to Hampton this evening and Beaconsfield on Monday 1st May.

19 April 2023

3-0 victory for Woods in County Charity Cup semi-final

The Woods qualified for the final of the Middlesex Senior Charity Cup this evening when they defeated FC Deportivo Galicia 3-0 in the semi-final at The Skyline Roofing Stadium.

Josh Helmore put Northwood ahead in the first half, and added a second in the second period, before Gareth Chendlik made it 3-0 near the end. The match report is here.

The final will be at Uxbridge on Wednesday 3rd May against the winners of the Hanwell Town v Broadfields or North Greenford semi-final.

Elsewhere, Marlow's 1-0 victory at Binfield this evening means that the Woods will feature in the South Central play-offs; that semi-final match will be next Wednesday, 25th April, with opponents to be confirmed following Saturday's final round of fixtures.

18 April 2023

Another three points slip away at South Park Reigate

The Woods' hopes of claiming a place in the Pitching In Isthmian League South Central promotion play-offs took another hit this afternoon, when they were beaten 1-3 away to South Park Reigate in their penultimate league outing.

South Park took a first half lead, and after a Northwood penalty miss, Dan Williams levelled the scores just before the break. But two further goals from the Reigate side after the restart condemned the Woods to defeat, with Marlow visiting The Skyline Roofing Stadium next Saturday in our final fixture.

The match report and photos are here.

15 April 2023

Northwood go down 1-2 away to Hanworth Villa

The Woods this evening finally got to play their Easter Pitching In Isthmian League South Central game away to Hanworth Villa, only to slip to a 1-2 defeat.

Hanworth took a two-goal interval lead, and despite a strong second half showing from Northwood, they could only manage Gareth Chendlik's goal in that period. Two more fixtures to play to clinch a play-offs place....

The match report and photos are here.

12 April 2023

Woods' play-offs rivals are in Easter Saturday action

The Woods are not in action this Easter Saturday, whilst some of their rivals for play-off places do play today. Basingstoke moved back to the top of the table yesterday with a narrow victory against Southall, but Walton & Hersham will be looking to regain pole spot when they play away to Guernsey this afternoon.

Third place Marlow play at home to South Park Reigate, needing one more win to confirm their play-offs place, and they are the Woods’ main rival for a home semi-final (should we qualify). Leatherhead have recovered from a poor start and have moved up the table, and play fifth side Hanworth Villa at Fetcham Grove today.

Other candidates Binfield are away to Uxbridge, whilst Chertsey Town - managerless following the departure of ex Woods boss Dave Anderson - are home to Tooting & Mitcham United.

Northwood are back in action on Easter Monday, with a crucial trip to Hanworth Villa.

8 April 2023

Woods are held to another goal-less draw by Binfield

The woodwork was struck three times this evening - twice by Northwood - but for the second time in a month they were held to a goal-less Pitching In Isthmian League South Central draw by Binfield. Nevertheless, the game was an entertaining one, and the point gained enabled the Woods remain comfortably in fourth place in the table, whilst the home side dropped one spot to sixth.

The kick-off was delayed due to a floodlight failure, but the game was bright enough once it finally got underway. Binfield went close when they hit the bar around the half-hour mark, then on the stroke of half-time Gareth Chendlik, having been set up by ex Binfield striker Josh Helmore, was the next man to crash a shot against the woodwork.

Both sides had chances after the break, but the closest to a goal came on 78 minutes, when Shane Cojocarel's excellent 20 yard free-kick beat the keeper but cannoned back off the overworked crossbar.  The match report and photos are here.

4 April 2023

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