Northwood play away to Leatherhead today

With the weather improving at last, the Woods are finally back in Pitching In Isthmian League South Central action this afternoon when they travel to play away to Leatherhead.

It’s three weeks since Northwood’s last outing – when Ben and Steve’s men won 2-0 at Tooting & Mitcham. Kick-off is 3.00 p.m. at Fetcham Grove, Guildford Road, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 9AS.

There will be plenty of Northwood football to watch coming up – including home fixtures for the next six Tuesday evenings!

If you can't make it to Leatherhead, our groundsharers Spartans FC play at the Skyline Roofing Stadium tomorrow, taking on Aldermaston in the Combined Counties League, kick-off at 3.00 p.m.

28 January 2023

Binfield fixture is postponed despite 24 hours delay

Despite the club delaying the Pitching In Isthmian League fixture versus Binfield at The Skyline Roofing Stadium for 24 hours, the game has again been postponed as the referee has deemed the playing surface unfit.

The game is now scheduled to be played on Tuesday 7th March, kick-off 7.45 p.m., possibly subject to Middlesex Senior Cup commitments.


25 January 2023

Another game bites the dust, er, ice...

The Woods' Pitching In Isthmian League South Central Middlesex derby against Uxbridge this afternoon has been postponed as the playing surface at The Skyline Roofing Stadium is frozen following the low overnight temperatures.

The fixture will now be played on Tuesday 28th February, kick-off 7.45 p.m.

21 January 2023

Midfielder George Nicholas is back with the Woods

The club are delighted to announce the return of George Nicholas to the Woods!

George originally joined Northwood from Wealdstone in January 2013 and the midfielder quickly established his place in the side. He had made one League appearance for Notts County before being released in 2012.

He played 116 games for Northwood from 2013-16, scoring 15 times, before moving onto Harrow Borough, Potters Bar and then Hanwell Town, whom he helped to promotion through the play-offs last season.

Welcome back George, we feel that you will play a key part in the second half of the campaign, coming in at a crucial time!

15 January 2023

The Skyline pitch is waterlogged so Sports game off

Another game has fallen victim to the recent torrential rain, as this afternoon's Pitching In Isthmian League South Central fixture against Bedfont Sports at The Skyline Roofing Stadium has been postponed.

The fixture will now be played on Tuesday 31st January, kick-off 7.45 p.m.

14 January 2023

Enfield Town fixture is postponed as pitch is waterlogged

The Woods' Middlesex Senior Cup quarter-final tie against Enfield Town at The Skyline Roofing Stadium this evening has been postponed as, not surprisingly, the playing surface is waterlogged.

The game will now be played on Tuesday 7th February, kick-off 7.45 p.m.

10 January 2023

Northwood take the points with 2-0 win at Tooting

The Woods maintained their lead at the top of the Pitching In Isthmian League South Central table as they ran out 2-0 winners at Tooting & Mitcham United this afternoon.

The game was rain-affected, indeed the referee took the players off the pitch for a short spell due to a torrential storm. Jake Tabor opened the scoring for Northwood in the 43rd minute, with Riccardo Alexander-Greenaway adding number two on 67 minutes.

The match report and photos are here.

7 January 2023

Hanworth Villa are clear New Year winners

The Woods' 2023 got off to a disappointing start this afternoon at The Skyline Roofing Stadium, as Hanworth Villa took the points with a strong performance and a 4-1 victory.

It was the first-ever Isthmian League meeting between the clubs, and Villa led by two goals at the break, before they added two more in the second half. New signing Gareth Chendlik made his debut as a substitute, and netted from the penalty spot for a stoppage-time consolation.

The match report and photos are here.

2 January 2023

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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