The Woods are back in Evo-Stik Southern League action this afternoon, when Chalfont St Peter visit Northwood Park for a Central Division local derby which gets underway at 3.00 p.m.
Chalfont hold a mid-table position in the table currently, three points ahead of Mark Burgess's Northwood side. There are a few ex-Woods in the St Peter squad - Anthony Page, Myles Stephenson, Liam Fowler and Aaron Lansiquot - and a fiesty encounter is anticipated! Burgo hopes to have Ismael Ehui and Jordan Lawal available again, having missed the unlucky Trophy defeat last weekend, whilst Steve Brown is now nearing fitness again.
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!
22 November 2014
The Woods' Under 18s were in Middlesex County Senior Youth Cup action at North Greenford United this evening, and after taking the lead, they were knocked out of the competition by a last-minute winner.
Denholm Walton put the Northwood youngsters in front after excellent work by Gerry Gallen in the 23rd minute, and the Woods held their advantage until the closing stages of the tie.
Then Silcott popped up with an 80th minute equaliser, and Woods were devastated when North Greenford grabbed the winner on 89 minutes, Collister firing home from a free-kick. So it’s Greenford who will face AFC Hayes at home in the quarter-final; commiserations to Richard Elderfield and his team.
19 November 2014
Mark Burgess's Northwood side went out of the F.A. Trophy this afternoon after they were narrowly beaten 2-1 at Wimborne Town in a second qualifying round tie.
Woods were unlucky to go out of the competition, with the home keeper named Man of the Match, but the Dorset side took a two-goal advantage in the second half. Dave Lawrence gave Northwood hope of earning a replay when he scored with twelve minutes left; however, Burgo's team couldn't quite manage that crucial equaliser. The match report and photos are here.
15 November 2014
The refurbishment of the clubhouse facilities will commence on Monday 1st December, and is expected to take several weeks to be completed. Northwood FC supporters, members and visitors should be aware that there will be considerable disruption during this period, but we shall endeavour to keep some part of the club open whilst the work progresses, giving limited access to the kitchen and bar areas.
Woods Chairman Ian Barry said: “In any work like this, there will always be a bit of short term pain, but I am sure you will all by now agree that this is necessary to achieve what we want in the end. We shall then have a facility to be proud of. Thanks in advance for your forbearance during this period. Any questions, please feel free to ask me, and of course any help that can be given will be appreciated.”
13 November 2014
Northwood manager Mark Burgess made ten changes to his side which defeated Beaconsfield on Saturday, ahead of the weekend's F.A. Trophy game at Wimborne, for this evening's Middlesex Senior Cup second round tie against Harrow Borough.
And it showed, as a strong Boro side raced to a four-goal lead at the interval before finally running out 7-0 winners, to clinch a quarter-final tie against North Greenford. The match report is here.
11 November 2014
The players’ coach for the FA Trophy game at Wimborne Town will be leaving Northwood at 11.00 a.m. on Saturday, and a limited number of supporters are welcome to join us.
Many have already booked so if you want to reserve a place (cost will be £10), then please call or text Alan Evans 07960 744349 with your name as soon as possible.
The cost of admission at Wimborne is £9 for adults, £5 for concessions and £2 for Under 16s.
Alan Evans’ statistical preview of Saturday’s Trophy fixtures is here.
10 November 2014
The Woods took the Evo-Stik League Southern points at Northwood Park this afternoon, as they ran out 3-0 winners against struggling Beaconsfield.
Great play from Ismael Ehui set up Sam Byfield, who coolly finished for Woods on 19 minutes. Joakim Ehui slotted home number two after good work from substitute Perry Dicker in the 67th minute, and Rob Hastings came off the bench to round off the scoring with ten minutes left. The match report and photos are here.
The full colour matchday programme can still be ordered online from our publications section.
Northwood reserves were leading 2-0 at Binfield in the Suburban League today when the game was abandoned due to heavy rain after 30 minutes; bad luck indeed for Dave Fox's team!
7 November 2014
Mark Burgess's Woods side have been handed a trip to fellow Evo-Stik League Southern outfit Wimborne Town in the second qualifying round of the FA Trophy in the draw released at lunchtime today.
The Dorset outfit are currently in seventh place in the South & West Division, and had an excellent 3-1 win at Dorchester Town in the last round, having previously knocked out Godalming Town 3-2.
The tie will take place on Saturday week, 15th November, kick-off 3.00 p.m.
3 November 2014
Following Saturday's thrilling victory over Guernsey in a penalty shoot-out after the teams played a 2-2 draw after extra time, the Woods will be in the draw for the Second Qualifying Round of the FA Challenge Trophy today along with 86 other clubs, with there being fourteen replays during midweek to leave the final number of 72 teams.
So there will be 36 matches and the current rankings of the remaining clubs are as follows:
- Evo-Stik Southern Premier - 17 clubs (6 have replays)
- Evo-Stik Southern Division One Central - 4 clubs (1 replay)
- Evo-Stik Southern Division One South & West - 7 clubs (2 replays)
- Ryman Premier - 16 clubs (5 replays)
- Ryman Division One North - 7 clubs (3 replays)
- Ryman Division One South - 6 clubs (1 replay)
- Evo-Stik Northern Premier - 16 clubs (6 replays)
- Evo-Stik Northern Premier Division One North - 5 clubs (2 replays)
- Evo-Stik Northern Premier Division One South - 9 clubs (4 replays)
Without knowing how regionalised the draw will be, the only clubs that we can really rule out being drawn to meet will probably be those in the very North of the Country. A odds suggest a game against a side from either Ryman or Evo-Stik Southern Premier Leagues and Northwood are one of three Middlesex clubs in the draw, with the others being Uxbridge and Hendon.
The highest-ranking side still in the competition based on current positions is Poole Town, followed by Maidstone United, Buxton, Hendon and St. Neots Town while the lowest are Cray Wanderers and Horsham followed by Market Drayton and Leighton Town (if both need to survive a replay). The Woods are the highest-placed survivors of our own division with both Uxbridge and Bedford Town (as well as Leighton Town) currently below Northwood in the table.
3 November 2014
A pulsating FA Trophy first qualifying round tie finally went the way of the Woods this afternoon when they beat Guernsey 5-3 on penalties after the teams had tied at the end of extra time at Chestnut Avenue. It was a tremendous end-to-end clash followed by the heart-stopping but successful shootout for the Woods, who are now looking forward to Monday’s draw!
Northwood took the lead on 34 minutes when Ismael Ehui swivelled superbly before shooting home, only for Guernsey to level within a few minutes. There was no further scoring in normal time, and so on to an extra half-hour, thirteen minutes into which Guernsey went ahead for the first time. But the Woods wouldn’t be beaten and they pushed on – then with seven minutes left grabbed the equaliser with a great finish from substitute Perry Dicker, with his first touch.
So to the spot-kicks, and Nana Asamoah, Ismael Ehui, Joakim Ehui, Mark Burgess and Michael Murray all kept their nerve to find the net whilst one Guernsey taker fired over the bar – and Northwood were through to the second qualifying round. The match report and photos are here.
The matchday programme was sold out on the day, but we have obtained a small number of additional copies, which can be be ordered now online from our publications section.
1 November 2014