Woods edge out Westfield to maintain play-offs ambition

Northwood lived dangerously at times in this afternoon's Pitching In Isthmian League South Central fixture against Westfield at The Skyline Roofing Stadium, but they ground out the three points with a 2-1 victory which maintains their fifth spot in the table.

Shane Cojocorel fired the Woods ahead on 36 minutes, but Jake Baxter levelled from the penalty spot on the hour. Then Micah Jackson drove home the 75th minute winner, and after both sides were reduced to ten men following red cards, the home side saw the game out.

The match report is here.

25 March 2023

Northwood drawn at home in Middlesex Charity Cup semi-final

The Woods have been drawn at home in the semi-final of the Middlesex Senior Charity Cup. They will take on FC Deportivo Galicia at The Skyline Roofing Stadium on Tuesday 4th April, kick-off 7.45 p.m.

FC Deportivo Galicia are currently leaders of the Combined Counties League Division One, and defeated Bedfont FC, London Samurai Rovers and our league rivals Ashford Town in previous rounds. Ironically, they will return to The Skyline just six days after our tie, to play a league fixture versus Spartans Youth!

22 March 2023

Non-League Day is Woods Reunion Day

We have designated next Saturday’s home game against Westfield, which is being played during the international break, as our Annual Reunion Day when we invite former Northwood players and management down to the game to enjoy a catch-up with former teammates etc. over a few drinks and some food while taking in the Isthmian League match that afternoon.

Supporters are invited to join us in @TheWoods, the NFC clubhouse, after the game to have a chat with some former favourites. Around thirty or so people have so far confirmed attendance but we are hoping for more to be there on the day. We hope to see you!

21 March 2023

Two goals in a minute cost Northwood at Thatcham

Two late goals within a minute cost the Woods the three Pitching In Isthmian League South Central points this afternoon away to Thatcham Town.

Harry Gallagher gave Northwood an 11th minute lead, an advantage they held until the closing stages of the game, when substitute Simeon Weekes first equalised from the spot then netted the winner - a very disappointing late collapse for the Woods.

The match report and photos are here.

18 March 2023

Northwood win penalty shoot-out against St Panteleimon

The Woods had a good competitive game with St Panteleimon this evening at The Skyline Roofing Stadium in the quarter-final of the Middlesex Senior Charity Cup, which ended level at 2-2 before the home side won the penalty shoot-out 5-4.

Northwood brought in three members of Ryan Young's Under 18 side against the Spartan South Midlands League visitors, and they all played their part in the victory! Woods took a first half lead through Riccardo Alexander-Greenaway only to see St Panteleimon edge ahead after the break. But Riccardo headed his second for the equaliser with 18 minutes left.

So to penalties, and Carl Stewart, 16 year old Fabjan Toci, Harry Gallagher and Alexander-Greenaway all netted for Woods and it was 4-4 when Andrew McCorkell brilliantly saved the visitors' fifth attempt - and up stepped player-coach to fire home and Northwood were through!

The match report is here.

14 March 2023

Two Northwood teams reach their Middlesex FA cup finals!

Great news yesterday, as two of our youth sides won through to the finals of their Middlesex FA Cups!!

The Under 13s White team won 3-2 against Hampton & Richmond Borough to reach the Richard Styles County Trophy Final in which they will play Broadwater United Under 13s on Sunday 21 May.

And the Under 15s Red side reached their second successive Middlesex FA County Cup Final with a 3-0 defeat of Old Isleworthians Under 15s. They will meet Ickenham Youth Under 15s in the final at Rectory Park on Sunday 30 April.

Well done to both teams, and we hope that they will have loads of support from the Woods family in their respective finals!

13 March 2023

Narrow defeat for the Woods against Basingstoke Town

Pitching In Isthmian League South Central leaders Basingstoke Town clocked up their 14th successive win at the Skyline Roofing Stadium this afternoon to maintain their lead at the top of the table but it was only by the narrowest of margins in front of a sizeable crowd.   

The visitors took an 18th minute lead, and they came under pressure from the Woods, particularly after the break; even though the dismissal of their captain in the closing stages added to their problems, Basingstoke held on for their victory.

The match report and photos are here.

11 March 2023

Ten men Woods draw with Binfield on a freezing night

Northwood were set an uphill battle in this evening's Pitching In Isthmian League South Central clash with fellow play-offs chasers Binfield at The Skyline Roofing Stadium when they were reduced to ten men with only 26 minutes played. The referee decided that Brandon Kalu's challenge on the histrionic Hobbs was worthy of a red card, and so the Woods played for over an hour reduced in number.

It was a freezing night for football, but a determined, battling and spirited display from Steve and Ben's side saw them deservedly take a point from the goal-less draw and maintain third spot in the table. It was Northwood's third successive clean sheet, and only their second goal-less draw of the season.

The match report and photos are here.

7 March 2023

Shane's winner gives Northwood the points at Chertsey

Shane Cojocorel hit the Woods' winner in today's Pitching In Isthmian League South Central game away to Chertsey Town, who are now again managed by former Northwood boss Dave Anderson.

The goal came midway through the second period, when Cojocarel delivered a sublime finish into the bottom corner with acrobatics to match as he celebrated his first goal for the club, following involvement from Keagan Cole and Luke Tingey. It was the Woods' third victory in a week as they maintained third spot in the table.

The match report and photos are here.

4 March 2023

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