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Guernsey visit Woods in FA Trophy today

It's FA Trophy action for the Woods this afternoon, when Guernsey FC visit Chestnut Avenue for a first qualifying round tie which kicks-off at 3.00 p.m.

This is the Channel Islanders' second season playing in Ryman League Division One South, the club having been formed in 2011 with the intention of entering the English non-League system. Guernsey defeated Barton Rovers 4-0 in the last round, whilst Northwood saw off Waltham Abbey 3-1.

Admission today costs £8 adults, £4 concessions, and Under 16s £2. The full colour matchday programme will be on sale as usual, costing £2. The programme can also be ordered online from our publications section. It should be a great game - don't miss it!

1 November 2014 

Northwood go down at Aylesbury

After a goal-less first half, the Woods went down 3-1 away to Aylesbury FC in an Evo-Stik League Southern fixture this evening, but their performance merited a share of the spoils.

In addition to the currently injured players, Woods boss Burgo had to reckon without four of his squad due to work commitments and illness. Northwood were hit by two goals in as many minutes early in the second half. Nick Turner pulled a goal back with a 79th minute header, but Aylesbury clinched the points with a dubious last minute penalty. The match report will follow in due course...

28 October 2014 

St Ives are hit for four

The Woods chalked up their biggest win of their Evo-Stik League Southern campaign yesterday, when St Ives Town were beaten 4-0 with a strong performance.

Michael Murray latched onto a loose ball after the keeper fumbled to put Woods ahead on 11 minutes, then Ismael Ehui fired home five minutes before the break to make it 2-0. Six minutes after the restart Murray played a short corner to Nana Asamoah, who scored at the near post from 10 yards. The points were wrapped up when a fine passing move ended with Dave Lawrence teeing up Michael Murray to score his second and Woods' fourth from 18 yards. The full report and photos are here.

The full colour matchday programme can still be ordered online from our publications section.

26 October 2014 

Elvis Tribute at Northwood FC

Many thanks to those who supported this evening's Elvis Tribute Night at Northwood FC - the show put on by Ben Maskell was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended. Club chairman Ian Barry worked very hard to put this event on, and he was pleased to see club members and friends having a good time.

A raffle was held during the evening, and the club is very grateful to all who donated the following prizes:

  • 2 prizes of Virgin Active Riverside Northwood Health Club free Weekend Family Membership for 2 adults and 2 children
  • BMW X5 for the weekend, courtesy of Berry BMW, West Drayton
  • Abeba Treatment, Cut & Blow Dry courtesy of Natural Infusions, Northwood
  • Cash prizes
  • Bottle of champagne
  • Headsets for iPod, MP3, MP4
  • Meal for two (excluding drinks) at The Bina Indian Restaurant, Northwood Hills
  • Dr Dre Beats HD Solo headsets
  • 2 free places at one of the PSD pro training football fun weeks at the club - value of up to £150.

25 October 2014 

Half-term Pro-Training Football Week at Northwood

In half-term week - Monday 27th October to Friday 31st October, a Pro-Training Football Week will be held at Northwood Park, run by PSD in association with Northwood Football Club.

There will be fun games, tournaments, competitions and much more - all delivered by UEFA qualified, CRB checked and first aid trained coaches.

Costs are just £15 per day or £60 for the week; for more details and application form click here.

22 October 2014 

FA Trophy progress for Woods

Mark Burgess's Northwood squad made progress in the FA Trophy this afternoon, as they ran out 3-1 winners against Waltham Abbey in the preliminary round at Chestnut Avenue.

The Ryman League Division One North outfit started strongly and it took the Woods time to get into the game. But two goals at the end of the first half turned the match in Northwood's favour; with 20 seconds of normal time left, Rob Hastings raced in to slide the ball home, then 1.5 minutes later Ismael Ehui shot Woods' second. On 61 minutes Jon Docker pulled a goal back with a 20-yard free-kick, but Michael Murray responded in kind just seven minutes later, crashing home a trademark dead-ball kick from a similar range, to clinch the game for Northwood.

Woods will play Guernsey FC, of Ryman League Division One South - who defeated Barton Rovers 4-0 today - in the first qualifying round on Saturday 1st November. Today's match report and photos are here. The full colour matchday programme can still be ordered online from our publications section.

Northwood reserves drew 2-2 at Biggleswade United in a Suburban League fixture today; Luke Fox and Jamie McKay gave Woods a two-goal interval lead, but they were pulled back after the break.

18 October 2014 

Evo-Stik sponsorship of Southern League returns

Leading adhesives and sealants provider Bostik has agreed a two year deal to sponsor The Southern Football League, furthering its support of grassroots football through its well-known brand Evo-Stik.

The deal sees Evo-Stik pick up sponsorship for the remainder of the 2014/2015 season and then into 2016, with an option for a third successive term. The rekindling of the successful relationship between Bostik and the League sees the creation of the newly branded ‘Evo-Stik League Southern’.

Dale Poulton, Commercial Director of Bostik UK commented: "We’ve worked hard to get this deal in place, we have a proven relationship with this tier of football and it helps us achieve great things for Bostik and the Evo-Stik brand."

Ken Turner, Chairman of the Evo-Stik League Southern said: "The League, now in its one hundred and twenty first season encompasses some 68 clubs that rely on the financial support that sponsorship generates and teaming up again with a household name like Evo-Stik is certainly welcome news for everyone involved."

16 October 2014 

Woods lose in Red Insure Cup

Northwood's hopes of glory in this season's Red Insure Southern League Cup are over following a 1-5 defeat at Godalming Town this evening.

Woods' night didn't get off to a good start when debutant Kamal McEwan was forced off through injury within two minutes. Godalming opened the scoring on 17 minutes, with Ismael Ehui levelling in the 36th minute. The Surrey side were soon back in front to lead 2-1 at the break, and added further goals in the second half to comfortably march on into the second round. The match report is here.

Northwood now set their sights on a more prestigious cup-tie at the weekend, when they entertain Ryman Leaguers Waltham Abbey in the F.A. Challenge Trophy.

14 October 2014 

Northwood throw away victory at AFC Hayes

The Woods were held to a 2-2 Southern League Division One Centra draw away to AFC Hayes this afternoon. But the Northwood Park outfit led by two goals early in the second half, only to be pulled level late in the game.

Northwood took the lead on 16 minutes when Ismael Ehui fired them ahead with a decent left-footed effort from 10 yards - the visitors' first on-target shot in the game.

Ehui scored again ten minutes into the second half, sending home a half-volley after player-boss Mark Burgess had produced a neat turn and cross in an unfamiliar left-wing spot. But Hayes pulled one back on 62 minutes, then in the closing stages they gained a deserved point when referee Alex Gray awarded them an extremely soft penalty kick, which was duly despatched. The match report is here.

Woods reserves went down 2-1 at the hands of Leverstock Green in a Suburban League Cup tie; photos are here.

11 October 2014 

Young Woods go out of FA Youth Cup in high-scoring game

Northwood's Under 18s's run in this season's F.A. Youth Cup competition came yo and end at the second qualifying round stage against Leverstock Green at Chestnut Avenue this evening.

The young Woods were hit by conceding two early goals, and they trailed by five at the interval. The visitors increased their lead to seven before the hour-mark was reached - before Northwood staged something of a comeback.

After missing a penalty on 70 minutes, Davantay Hastings pulled a goal back four minutes later, and soon after Gevik Gregge notched a second. Then in the 82nd minute Hastings scored his second of the evening - but Leverstock Green moved on to the next round with a 7-3 victory. The full match report will appear here later...

9 October 2014 

Woods draw at home to Godalming

Northwood played an entertaining 1-1 draw against Godalming Town at Chestnut Avenue this evening in a Southern League Division One Central fixture.

The Woods went ahead on 16 minutes when Nana Asamoah curled home a fine strike from just inside the penalty area, and both sides enjoyed spells of ascendency before Godalming levelled on the stroke of half-time through a penalty awarded against Perry Dicker.

Both sides had chances after the break, but neither could break the deadlock, so the points were shared. The match report is here. The full colour matchday programme can still be ordered online from our publications section.

7 October 2014 

Northwood take the points at Bedworth United

The Woods collected three excellent Division One Central points this afternoon as they made their farthest journey of their Southern League season, running out 2-1 winners on Bedworth United's new 3G surface.

The home side led at the break, but Ismael Ehiu equalised with his first Northwood goal on 56 minutes. Then Nana Asamoah volleyed home what proved to be Woods' winner with 19 minutes left on the clock. The match report and photos are here.

Northwood reserves were 3-2 winners against Biggleswade United in the Suburban League at Chestnut Avenue this afternoon, Michael Elderfield, Jamie McKay and Eric Nyarko getting on the scoresheet. The match report is here.

4 October 2014 

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