The Woods took the points with a 2-1 Evo-Stik Southern League victory at Petersfield Town this afternoon, all the goals coming after the break.
Louis Stead put Northwood ahead from the penalty spot on 55 minutes when Callum Wright was brought down after a good run, and ten minutes later it was Stead who again found the net, this time from a free-kick that the Petersfield keeper could only push into the roof of the net.
Petersfield's consolation goal came from the penalty spot three minutes into stoppage time. The match report and photos will be online later. Northwood's Under 21s were defeated 3-0 by Ascot United in a Suburban League fixture at Chestnut Avenue.
24 September 2016
Northwood returned to Chestnut Avenue for the first time in almost three weeks this afternoon, but they had to settle for a share of the Evo-Stik Southern League points after a 1-1 draw against Aylesbury United.
It was a close-fought and entertaining encounter, in which the Woods went ahead on 35 minutes through Ryan Debattista after some fine build-up play. But the Ducks equalised after the break when Sonny French made the most of a defensive slip. The match report and photos are here.
The full colour matchday programme, and the electronic version, can still be ordered online from our publications section, priced £2.50 and £1.25 respectively.
17 September 2016
On 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.
Tickets cost £35, including a two-course meal, are available now from Jay Hall: 07831 938631 or email@example.com. Please support this event in a good cause of you can! More details here.
16 September 2016
The Ryman Youth League Under 18 and Reserve Team Manager, Gifton Noel-Williams, has departed from the club with immediate effect. We wish to place on record our thanks to Gifton for his hard work while he was at Northwood, and wish him every success in the future.
No further comment will be made in this matter and we will now commence the process to fill these roles.
15 September 2016
Northwood drew 1-1 in a friendly at Combined Counties Leaguers Bedfont & Feltham yesterday evening, with Louis Bircham on target for Mark Burgess' squad.
The Woods' boss has added to his squad this week with the signings of French brothers Ismael and Joakim Ehui from Hayes & Yeading United. Both have worn the club's colours in the past, and go into the squad for Saturday's home game against Aylesbury United.
Burgo commented: "We have brought in Ismael and Joakim Ehui, two players who were with us previously, and I am hoping that before the Aylesbury United game we will have managed to bring in a couple of further additions to the squad.”
14 September 2016
We are very sad to report that former Woods player Phil de Castella passed away last Friday, 9th September, following a battle with cancer. Our sincere condolences go to his family and friends.
Phil, a hard-working midfield player, was a member of the successful Northwood squad of the late-seventies, and he later appeared in the Woods Veterans team for several years.
May Phil rest in peace, he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
The funeral will be held at Woking Crematorium (GU21 8TJ) on Monday 26th September at 10.15 a.m., then onto Old Guildfordians Rugby Club (Stoke Park, Guildford GU1 1TU). The family request that no flowers be sent but instead donations for Cancer Research UK and Prostate Cancer UK be made; we will post the link to the donation page when it has been set up.
13 September 2016
The Woods returned to action after a two-week break today, but went down 3-1 at promoted AFC Dunstable in an Evo-Stik Southern League fixture.
The home side went ahead just after the half-hour, but Ryan Debattista headed home Julian Smith's cross for a deserved equaliser just before the break. However, two goals in the second period won the points for AFC Dunstable, who are enjoying a good first season at this level. The match report and photos are here. Woods Under 21 side lost 3-1 at London Colney in a Suburban League fixture.
Mark Burgess takes his squad to Bedfont & Feltham for a friendly on Tuesday evening, kick-off 7.30 p.m.
10 September 2016
Here's your chance to sponsor a Northwood layer for the 2016/17 season! With the new Evo-Stik Southern League campaign now well underway, this really is the ideal time to back your favourite player!
For a donation of just £60 for the season, your sponsorship will be recognised both on the website and in every edition of the Matchday Programme.
To see which players are available for sponsorship, check out the squad page here, where you can also find profiles of the season's new-look squad. To "reserve" your sponsorship, please email us here or contact Alan Evans or any other committee member. Please make your donation as soon as possible, either as a "gift" via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by cheque/cash. Thanks for your support!!
1 September 2016