Gareth Chendlik signs for Northwood

The Woods are delighted to announce the signing of experienced striker Gareth Chendlik following a short spell with Uxbridge.

The 29-year-old was part of the Hanwell Town side that won promotion to Step 3 last season having returned from long-term injury. He started out at Hemel Hempstead and has also played for Harrow Borough, Leighton Town, Walton & Hersham, Tooting & Mitcham, Egham Town and Dorking Wanderers.

Gareth commented: “I am absolutely delighted to have signed and can’t wait to get started.”

Welcome to Northwood, Gareth, we hope you have a successful and enjoyable time with the club.

31 December 2022

2022 has been a good year ... and here are the stats!

2022 turned out to be a good year for the Woods, with 21 victories from 36 Isthmian League outings!

Josh Helmore was our top scorer in the year with 17 goals, with Sydney Ibie just one behind.

Alan Evans has been crunching all the stats for the year, and here is every detail you could want!

28 December 2022

Southall are defeated in Boxing Day derby

The Woods ended 2022 on a high this afternoon when they ran out 2-1 winners away to Southall in the Boxing Day Middlesex derby, during which Andrew McCorkell made a fine penalty save.

Southall went ahead through Jaden Thompson-Brissett on 21 minutes, but Northwood roared back to lead at the interval through two Juwon Akintunde strikes. With second-placed Walton & Hersham losing at home, the Woods extended their lead at the top of the table with this win.

The match report and photos are here.

26 December 2022

Merry Christmas from the Woods!!!

Northwood Football Club extend the season's greetings to all our supporters, players, members and officials!!

Enjoy the festivities - and we hope to see you all on Boxing Day for the Middlesex derby against Southall, at Ashford Town’s ground!

Merry Christmas!!!

24 December 2022

Sydney Ibie earns full-time move to Dagenham & Redbridge

The Club is delighted to announce the transfer of attacker and current top scorer Sydney Ibie, who has joined National League side Dagenham & Redbridge on a full-time contract.

Syd joined the Woods in November 2021 from Potters Bar Town to form part of our new-look squad recruited by the new management team of Steve Ringrose and Ben Bukowski and he made an immediate impact with a debut goal after just nine minutes that earned the Woods their first away win of the season; 1-0 at Chipstead. At 6ft 8in, he made an imposing figure and ended that first season with seven goals from twenty-four appearances and returned for new campaign, very fit and ready to go.

Sydney's form, with plenty of both goals and assists in the opening months of the current season, helped take the Woods to the top of the South Central Division and resulted in several of the inevitable seven-day approaches from higher-ranked clubs, all of which he turned down as he looked to continue his progress with the Woods. Syd has hit a further twelve goals from twenty-one appearances this season.

However, an approach from Dagenham & Redbridge in November was an offer that he felt he had to take seriously and, having quickly impressed in training with the Essex side, he was offered a suitable deal to join up with the Daggers. He becomes the third former Northwood striker to join up with Dagenham following Chris Moore (directly) and Oliver Hawkins (via Hemel Hempstead), both of the previous captures going on to have Football League experience.

Head Coach Ben Bukowski said "I would like to give my thanks to Sydney for his efforts and commitment to the club over the last year. He has been an important part of my first step into management and I am glad to see he is getting the rewards for his hard work. The fans, officials and players at Northwood should all be proud of the platform and environment they have given Sydney to perform to the best of his ability. We will all be keeping a close eye on his progress and wish him all the best."

The Dutch-born 22-year-old Sydney Ibie was at Hemel Hempstead as a youth and was loaned out to a string of clubs to learn his trade - Welwyn Garden City, Aylesbury United, Wantage Town and Chalfont St Peter - but was released from his contract and subsequently joined Potters Bar Town before finding his way to the Woods.

We wish Sydney every success at his new club and hope he goes from strength to strength with the Daggers.

21 December 2022

Home game against Binfield is snowed and frozen off

Following a pitch inspection this morning, we can confirm that tomorrow's Pitching-In Isthmian League fixture against Binfield at the Skyline Roofing Stadium has been postponed due to the frozen and snow-covered pitch.

The game will now be played on Tuesday 24th January, kick-off 7.45 p.m.

16 December 2022

Middlesex Charity Cup game is postponed

This evening’s Middlesex Senior Charity Cup second round tie against Wealdstone has been postponed as the already frozen Sky Roofing Stadium pitch now also has a covering of snow.

We will have details of the new date for the tie in due course.

Next up – weather permitting! – is a home fixture against Binfield on Saturday, kick-off 3.00 p.m.

12 December 2022

Northwood hit five on the road at Sutton Common Rovers

The Woods got back Pitching In Isthmian League South Central winning ways this afternoon when they went nap away to Sutton Common Rovers, Steve and Ben's men running out 5-1 winners. With Marlow losing, Northwood extended their lead at the top of the table to four points.

On a very cold afternoon on the 3G surface at Whyteleafe, Northwood produced a strong all-round performance, and shared the goals amongst five players. Skipper Luke Tingey opened the scoring just before half-time, but there was no stopping Northwood after the break with Andy Lomas, Juwon Alintunde, Micah Jackson and Josh Helmore all finding the net. The home side netted a consolation in stoppage time.

The match report and photos are here.

10 December 2022

Great win for Under 18s in Isthmian Youth Cup

Ryan Young’s Northwood under 18s had a difficult-looking Isthmian Youth Cup quarter-final away to National League club Maidstone United yesterday evening – but the young Woods stormed into the last four of the competition with an excellent 4-2 victory!

Jeremy Kwaku-Scholz fired Northwood ahead on 25 minutes, only for the home side to level in first half stoppage time. However, ten minutes after the restart Woods were back in front through Max Lousley.

The game was virtually wrapped up when Oscar John fired home twice within a few minutes, and despite a consolation goal for Maidstone in added time, the night was all about the young Woods!

7 December 2022

Home draw for Woods in County quarter-final

Following our walkover victory against Hanworth Villa, the Woods have a home draw in the quarter-final of the Middlesex Senior Cup, in which they will take on Enfield Town.

Enfield Town play in the Pitching-In Isthmian League Premier Division, and were Northwood’s opponents when we last won the County trophy, 2-0 in 2016 thanks to goals from George Nicholas and Niko Muir.

The tie is scheduled for Tuesday 10th January; the other quarter-final fixtures are Wealdstone v Brentford B, Hampton & Richmond or Hayes & Yeading v Southall and Harrow Borough v Hendon or North Greenford.

3 December 2022

Late goals give South Park the points at The Skyline

Two goals fairly late in the game saw the Woods go down to their first home Pitching In Isthmian League South Central defeat of the season against a South Park Reigate side which soaked up plenty of pressure in the latter stages of the game and went away with a 2-0 win.

Much of the afternoon's encounter was a tough midfield battle with neither side able to create many chances. But then a 20 yard South Park free-kick found the corner of the net on 75 minutes, and as Northwood pushed for a leveller, a quick break by the visitors was rewarded with the clinching strike three minutes into stoppage time.

The match report and photos are here.

3 December 2022

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