The Woods are quickly back in Evo-Stik Southern League action this evening, when they make the short trip to Chalfont St Peter for a Division One Central fixture.
Chalfont have made a decent start to the season, and are currently just outside the play-off spots in seventh place, a few points ahead of Northwood in the standings. The Saints have a couple of ex-Woods in their squad in Garry Malone and Craig Carby, whilst Northwood's top scorer Louis Stead - on ten goals - moved from Mill Meadow eighteen months ago. It should be an interesting game!
Kick-off is 7.45 p.m.at Mill Meadow, Gravel Hill, Chalfont St Peter, Bucks SL9 9QX, which is here.
25 October 2016
We are very sad to report that Pete Barry, father of club chairman Ian and a member of the club committee, passed away yesterday. Our sincere condolences go to his family and friends.
Details of arrangements for the funeral will be advised in due course.
22 October 2016
After two weeks on the road, the Woods were back at Chestnut Avenue this afternoon, sharing the points in a 1-1 Evo-Stik Southern League Central Division fixture against Fleet Town.
Northwood opened the scoring on 19 minutes when Andy Lomas - back on loan from Harrow Borough for a month - hit a cracking 20-yard drive into the roof of the net. But Fleet levelled through Pat Cox two minutes into first half stoppage time after Montel Joseph had spilled a free-kick. There wasn't too much action to excite the crowd after the break, and a point apiece was a fair reflection of the afternoon's play.
The match report and photos are here. The full colour matchday programme, both printed and electronic editions, can still be ordered online from our publications section.
Cristian Simion netted as Woods Under 21s went down 2-1 at Berkhamsted in a Suburban League fixture.
22 October 2016
Northwood were well beaten at Arlesey Town this afternoon, going down 3-0 in an Evo-Stik Southern League Division One Central game.
Arlesey were two up at the break, going ahead on 26 minutes when a low corner into the box was flicked on and Williams netted from close range. Then a few minutes before half-time, Woods failed to clear the ball and when it fell to Vasey, he fired home. Town wrapped up the points in the 74th minute when a cross into the area was headed in by Vasey.
Mark Burgess will be looking for his squad to bounce back from this disappointing performance when they play Fleet Town at Northwood Park next Saturday.
Northwood's Under 21 side were defeated 2-0 by Uxbridge in a Suburban League Cup fixture at Chestnut Avenue.
15 October 2016
This Friday, 14th October, the club presents An Evening With Ray Parlour, a fundraising event in aid of Trent's family and the hospital where he is having treatment for lymphoblastic leukaemia.
The initial ticket allocation of 100 has been sold out, but standing tickets have now been made available, costing £20. You can pay on the night for these - arrive at 7.30pm for 8.00pm start. There will be an auction and live band until late. Please support this event in a good cause of you can!
11 October 2016
Northwood hit goalscoring form in this afternoon’s FA Trophy preliminary round tie, as Mark Burgess’ side beat Ryman Division One South leaders Dorking Wanderers 6-3 on their own ground.
Louis Stead put Woods ahead with a neat curling strike on 22 minutes, and soon after, Louis Bircham had a good run and when his effort was parried, Ryan Debattista knocked in the loose ball. On the half-hour mark, Bircham's shot deflected up and over the home keeper for number three. Towards the break, Dorking Wanderers hit back strongly and pulled one back in the 41st minute.
A few minutes after the restart, Louis Stead had a penalty saved, but from the corner, James Burgess headed home unmarked, and soon after Stead made it 5-1 with a decent finish. The home side pulled a couple back within a few minutes, but in the 79th minute Louis Stead completed his hat-trick from a James Budden knock down, to wrap up the scoring. The match report and photos are here.
Woods will travel to Royston Town in the first qualifying round on 29th October.
8 October 2016
The Woods moved into the second round of the Southern League Cup after beating Beaconsfield Sycob 4-2 on penalties after a 2-2 draw at Northwood Park this evening.
Northwood went ahead on 27 minutes when Mark Burgess headed a Myles Stephenson long throw that went in at near post, but Beaconsfield equalised through Josh Dillon in the 54th minute. Woods were quickly back in front with a good strike from Ismael Ehui a minute later, but it only took that time again for Sycob to draw level again with a long-range curler from Tristan Campbell.
So to penalties – and Woods keeper Thomas Spenser was the hero of the night, saving two Beaconsfield kicks, whilst James Burgess, Ryan Debattista, Louis Bircham and Callum Wright were all successful with their efforts, so Northwood earned a home tie with Slough Town. The match report is here.
4 October 2016
The Woods were disappointed to take just one point from today’s Evo-Stik Southern League clash with Central Division high-flyers, Kempston Rovers – as Mark Burgess’ squad had been four goals ahead but ended drawing 4-4 after a dramatic comeback by the newly-promoted visitors.
Louis Stead gave Northwood the lead from the penalty spot after a handball incident, and Ryan Debattista forced home a second from close range in the 20th minute, then the same player made it 3-0 with a great angled strike.
Louis Stead's fourth penalty of the week after Debattista had been sent tumbling was goal number four, but Kempston’s fightback started on 70 minutes when Jamaine Ivy netted and nine minutes later Seb Simpson got the second – and within 60 seconds there was just a goal in it when Danny Watson scored. And Rovers completed their remarkable recovery four minutes into stoppage time with McCrae’s leveller. The match report and photos are here.
1 October 2016