Mark Burgess takes his Northwood squad on the road this afternoon, as they seek to end their recent poor run. The Woods make the trip to Oxfordshire to play Kidlington, where they won 2-1 on their last visit...in August 1981!
More recently, Kidlington were 4-2 winners at Northwood Park in December, despite Louis Stead giving the home side the lead - early substitute Louis Coyle netting all four goals for the visitors.
25 March 2017
The fourth annual Northwood FC Community Club Day is coming up next week - Saturday 1st April, when the Woods take on Southern League leaders Royston Town. The whole of the club are expected to be involved, with our partnership with PSD Coaching forming part of the day, as they stage an Under 6s Festival of Football tournament in the park during the morning and lunchtime periods.
Admission to the game against Royston Town is “Pay What You Can”, so the gates will be open and everyone is encouraged to make a donation to club funds in the bucket collection. This is open to all, so please do what you can to spread the word amongst friends and family as well as in the town wherever possible.
If the club are to build on all the hard work and the improvements that have been made to the clubhouse in recent years, we need to get more people through the turnstiles, more people watching games, more people volunteering for small and big roles within the club and the Community Day is really important in getting the word out there that a football club that supports the local community in so many ways is right here in Northwood for all to play a part.
Please do all you can to publicise the Community Day, get to the ground early on the day and create a good atmosphere in the clubhouse against a side who may well bring quite a few supporters. Then, after the match, stay for a couple of drinks and some food before we have the 2017 Grand Draw in the clubhouse around 6.00 p.m., where the top prize is £500 cash. There will be a whole host of other prizes available too, so please make sure you get your tickets - available from the clubhouse now!
The attendances for previous Community Days have been between 300 and 400 so it would be good to at least match…but we are aiming to make it to 500 this year. With YOUR help we can!!
23 March 2017
Northwood's recent disappointing run of results continued this afternoon as they crashed to a 0-5 Evo-Stik Southern League Division One Central defeat at the hands of local Middlesex rivals Uxbridge.
Uxbridge were three goals up at the break, scoring twice in the second half to go nap. The match report and photos will be online in due course.
No good news elsewhere, either, as the Woods' Under 21 side went down 1-5 to Suburban League leaders London Colney at Northwood Park.
18 March 2017
The Woods gave a battling performance against promotion-chasing Farnborough at Chestnut Avenue this afternoon, but were beaten 4-2 in their Evo-Stik Southern League Central Division fixture.
The Hampshire outfit took a tenth minute lead, but Louis Bircham levelled from the penalty spot in the 36th minute. Then James Budden headed the home side in front five minutes into the second period, but Farnborough showed their quality as they hit back strongly to run out 4-2 winners. The match report and photos will be online in due course; all the goals can be seen here, courtesy of Farnborough's Twitter account.
The full colour matchday programme, both printed and electronic, can still be ordered online from our publications section.
11 March 2017
It was truly an afternoon to forget for Northwood, as they crashed to their largest defeat in over six years at Fleet Town.
The Hampshire outfit cruised to a 7-0 Evo-Stik Southern League Division One Central victory; Fleet were four up at the break, and their final tally equalled the reverse against Hitchin Town in December 2010. It was also Northwood's biggest away reverse since Alperton O.B. beat them 8-1 in the Harrow & Wembley League in April 1956!
The match report and photos are here. Northwood Under 21s' Suburban League fixture against Farnham Town was postponed as the Chestnut Avenue pitch was waterlogged.
4 March 2017
Mark Burgess' Northwood side gave a battling performance away to runaway Evo-Stik Southern League Division One Central leaders Royston Town this evening, but were narrowly beaten 2-1.
The Crows maintained their eleven points lead over second-placed Farnborough with this win, but after conceding an early goal, the Woods performed valiantly, with keeper Thomas Spenser playing well.
Royston added a second goal eleven minutes, but Myles Stephenson's quick reply for Northwood made for a tight finish. The match report is here.
Northwood Under 21s' Suburban League Shield fixture this evening at North Greenford was postponed as the pitch was waterlogged.
28 February 2017
A solitary first half goal was enough for Chalfont St Peter see off the Woods in a scrappy Evo-Stik Southern League Central Division fixture at Northwood Park this afternoon.
Alex Paine headed home what proved to be the winning goal after nine minutes, and Woods' cause wasn't then helped by the red-carding of Myles Stephenson. The visitors were also reduced to ten men towards the end of the game. The match report and photos will be online in due course.
The full colour matchday programme, both printed and electronic, can also still be ordered online from our publications section.
Woods' Under 21s went down 3-0 away to Eversley & California in a Suburban League fixture.
25 February 2017
Play-off hopefuls Barton Rovers ran out 5-1 winners in an Evo-Stik Southern League Central Division fixture at Sharpenhoe Road this evening.
The first half was even enough, with Rovers leading by a single goal at the break, but a penalty ten minutes after the restart opened the floodgates, and the home side were four up on 65 minutes.
Hopes were raised when Louis Bircham - on as substitutre after a spell out injured - scored with a fine finish on 76 minutes, but a minute later Woods were reduced to ten men when Filipe Anjos was dismissed following a strong challenge. And in the closing minutes Barton netted their fifth to move into third place in the league table. The match report is here.
Jack McDonnell was on target for the under 21s, but they went down 4-1 at Tring Athletic in a Suburban League Shield fixture.
21 February 2017
For the second time this season, Northwood this afternoon conceded a stoppage time goal to Kempston Rovers, and as a result drew an Evo-Stik Southern League Central Division game that they so nearly won.
The home side had taken a 30th minute lead, with Myles Stephenson levelling on the stroke of half-time after being set up by Kieran Barnes, shortly after Alex De La Salle had hit the bar. And Stephenson fired the Woods ahead on the hour mark, to put his side so near to all three points until Robbie Goodman made it 2-2 in the 92nd minute. The match report is here.
Micah Bedeau scored his fourth goal in as many games, but Woods' Under 21s slipped to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Dunstable Town in a Suburban League fixture at Chestnut Avenue.
18 February 2017
Northwood had a disappointing afternoon at Chestnut Avenue as visitors Arlesey Town deservedly took the Evo-Stik Southern League Central Division points as they ran out 3-0 winners.
Arlesey took the lead after just seven minutes through Taylor Rhiney and Jack Vasey headed the second following a 23rd minute corner. Josh Coley wrapped up the points midway through the second half, and Northwood boss Mark Burgess will be looking for his side to bounce back next weekend, when they visit Kempston Rovers.
Today's match report and photos will be online in due course. The full colour matchday programme, both printed and electronic, can still be ordered online from our publications section.
11 February 2017
Northwood's new-look side took a point from this afternoon's Evo-Stik Southern League fixture at Histon. The Cambridgeshire outfit went into the Division One Central game on a fine run of four successive wins, but had to settle for a point today.
Histon went ahead early in the game following a dubious penalty award, but Northwood - missing player-manager Mark Burgess and his brother, captain James, who were away - however they levelled with a fine 20 yard strike from Alex De La Salle five minutes before the break.
Fabian Brown scored his second goal in successive games on 58 minutes after Myles Stephenson set him up, only for full-back Tommy Wright to level with a five strike in the 85th minute. The match report is here.
Northwood Under 21s' Suburban League fixture against Dunstable Town was postponed as the Northwood Park playing surface was waterlogged.
4 February 2017
The Northwood FC Sunday Under 18s side urgently need to recruit a goalkeeper to their squad.
This could be an opportunity for someone looking to progress in the future to senior football, with the club competing in the Evo-Stik Southern League and Suburban League, as well as running youth teams from Under 7s upwards.
If you are interested, please contact the Youth Secretary by email as soon as possible.
1 February 2017