The Woods crashed to a resounding Evo-Stik Southern League defeat at Potters Bar Town this evening, going down 4-0 in a Central Division fixture has been brought forward from Boxing Day, but all the presents were given to the home side!
Potters Bar went ahead ten minutes before the break, and added three more in a nine-minutes spell just after the hour-mark to romp to a comfortable victory as Northwood shipped four goals for the second time in three days. The match report will be online in due course.
Assistant manager Paul Faulkner, who took charge of the game in the absence of Mark Burgess, stated: "I would like to apologise to the supporters for our performances and the results in our last couple of matches and especially last night as it was not to the standards that we expect. We will need to work hard to get back to the levels that we were achieving not long ago. We now get a nice break before our next fixture on 17th December, so hopefully we will return to the high standards we set ourselves in time for that match."
Saturday's scheduled game at Royston Town is postponed as the divisional leaders are involved in an FA Trophy tie.
6 December 2016
Northwood served up a disappointing performance this afternoon as they slumped to a 2-4 Evo-Stik Southern League Central Division defeat at the hands of Kidlington at Chestnut Avenue.
In the first meeting between the two clubs for 35 years, Woods went ahead on 24 minutes through Myles Stephenson to finish off a good move, but Kidlington's early substitute Lewis Coyle levelled a few minutes later.
Louis Stead put Northwood ahead again just past the hour mark, only for Coyle to equalise within a few minutes. And the visiting number twelve added two more goals - one from the penalty spot - to claim all the points for Kidlington on an afternoon to forget for the Woods. The match report and photos are here.
Woods Under 21s were beaten 2-3 at Godalming Town in a Suburban League fixture.
3 December 2016
The Woods took an Evo-Stik Southern League Central Division point this evening when they drew 2-2 with Egham Town at Chestnut Avenue in freezing conditions, on the coldest November night for six years!
Egham, in the charge of ex Woods manager Gary Meakin, took the lead with a headed goal after just four minutes, Ryan Debattista levelling just before the break.
But the visitors were in front again from the penalty spot two minutes into the second period, only for Luke Heneghan's cross to be put into his own net by Wes Daly to level things up again, and that was how things remained in an entertaining contest. The match report will be online in due course.
29 November 2016
The Woods made it three victories within a week as they ran out 2-0 winners at Ashford Town in an Evo-Stik Southern League fixture this afternoon.
Louis Stead fired Northwood ahead with a cracking 30 yard free-kick after 13 minutes - that coming after Ashford had missed a spot-kick in the opening five minutes.
And a well-worked goal superbly finished by Louis Bircham in the 53rd minute effectively finished off the hosts, and in the end the Woods were good value for their win. The match report and photos are here.
26 November 2016
An Ismael Ehui goal early in the second half gave Northwood a 1-0 victory over Premier Division Slough Town in the Southern League Challenge Cup second round at Chestnut Avenue this evening.
The Woods' striker swept home an Alex Nolan cross soon after the restart, and that proved to be the only goal of the night. Northwood will play Chalfont St Peter at Chestnut Avenue in the third round. The match report is here.
23 November 2016
The Woods recovered from the shock of going behind within 30 seconds to take the Evo-Stik Southern League points with an entertaining 3-2 victory over Bedford Town - and their first double of the season - at Chestnut Avenue this afternoon.
And it was Ryan Debattista who led the way, blasting a hat-trick for Northwood, the winner arriving in the 85th minute. The match report is here.
Woods' Under 21s got back to winning ways with a 4-2 Suburban League victory at Hartley Wintney, the goals coming from Luke Fox, Alex Delasalle and Jamie Doolan 2.
19 November 2016
Northwood's defence of the Middlesex Senior Cup ended at the first hurdle this evening, when they were defeated 2-1 at Hendon in a second round tie.
The Ryman Premier outfit included five ex-Woods in their squad for the game, in which they went ahead on 42 minutes - only for James Burgess to head home from a corner for the equaliser just two minutes later.
Hendon restored their lead early in the second period, but although Ryan Debattista twice hit the woodwork, Mark Burgess' side were unable to find a second leveller. The match report is here.
The Woods' Under 21 side are also in County Cup action; they went down 5-1 to Harefield United's first team in the first round of the Middlesex Premier Cup, Jamie Doolan scoring for Northwood.
15 November 2016
Derby clash is rained off
This afternoon's local derby Evo-Stik Southern League clash at Northwood Park against Uxbridge has been postponed as the playing surface is waterlogged.
Next up for the Woods is a Middlesex Senior Cup tie at Hendon on Tuesday evening, then Mark Burgess' squad are back at Chestnut Avenue next Saturday, when Bedford Town are the visitors.
12 November 2016
Northwood were due this evening to start their defence of the Middlesex Senior Cup which they won in May, but their second round tie against Hendon was postponed due to a problem with the floodlights at Silver Jubilee Park.
8 November 2016
The funeral of Pete Barry will take place at Ruislip Crematorium, Breakspear Road, Ruislip HA4 7SJ on Thursday 10th November at 12.00 noon.
Everyone is warmly invited to join the family afterwards for refreshments at Northwood Football Club, Chestnut Avenue, Northwood.
Donations in memory of Pete may be made to Help For Heroes and given to Haven Funeral Services staff after the service, sent to Haven at 58 Broadway, Joel Street, Northwood Hills HA6 1PA, or online via the Tributes section at www.havenfunerals.com.
5 November 2016
The Woods went down to a narrow 2-1 defeat away to title-hopefuls Farnborough in an Evo-Stik Southern League fixture this afternoon.
Farnborough hold second spot in the Central Division, and after a bright start from Northwood, the home side went ahead on 22 minutes. Myles Stephenson, restored to the starting line-up, levelled in the 75th minute when he flicked home a cross from Andy Lomas.
But Shaban restored Boro's single-goal advantage with seven minutes left on the clock, and Farnborough managed to hang onto that lead to claim the points. The match report and photos are here.
5 November 2016
Northwood took a fifth minute lead against Royston Town in their FA Trophy first qualifying round replay at Chestnut Avenue this evening, but the Crows ultimately claimed the second qualifying round tie at home to Wimborne Town by a convincing 4-1 margin.
An excellent early Woods move saw Luke Heneghan firing them ahead from just outside the box, only for Royston to level with a fortuitous goal a few minutes before the break. But the Evo-Stik League divisional leaders took control in the second half, and once they took the lead on 55 minutes, Northwood were unable to get back into the tie. The match report is here.
1 November 2016