The Woods have to replay on Tuesday evening as their F.A. Cup campaign this afternoon got underway with a 1-1 draw against Kings Langley of the Spartan South Midlands League at Chestnut Avenue in a preliminary round tie.
Sam Byfield gave Woods an early lead with his first goal for the club but the visitors levelled in the second half. Match report and photos to follow.
The full colour matchday programme can still be ordered online from our publications section.
30 August 2014
One for the ladies!! There will be a sale of cosmetics in the Northwood FC clubhouse on Sunday next week, 7th September, commencing at 10.00 a.m.
Many famous name brands will be available to purchase at half price or less!!
For more details click here.
29 August 2014
A rare Joakim Ehui goal - just his second in 53 Northwood appearances - just before half-time sealed the Woods' victory in this afternoon's Bank Holiday Southern League Division One Central fixture against Potters Bar at Chestnut Avenue.
The speedy forward struck the ball home from 25 yards just as 45 minutes were clocked on the watch, and despite chances at both ends throughout, the goal decided the 1-0 victory for Mark Burgess's side.
25 August 2014
The Woods went down 3-2 in this afternoon's first local derby of the new Southern League season, away at Uxbridge in Division One Central.
Uxbridge took a 16th minute lead through a Mark Dennison header, but Woods were level eight minutes later when George Nicholas netted. Early in the second half the home side's lead was restored by Tomkins, only for Nicholas to score again on 61 minutes.
But Uxbridge took the points when substitute Chris Moore headed home in the 87th minute. The match report and photos are here.
Northwood reserves went down 2-3 to Binfield in the Suburban League at Chestnut Avenue, Scott Gilzean and Calvin Moses on target for Woods.
23 August 2014
Northwood's season is up and running after a strong performance was rewarded by a well deserved 2-0 victory at Chestnut Avenue this evening against Rugby Town, once again amongst the promotion favourites.
Boss Mark Burgess gave Nana Asamoah and Sam Byfield their first competitive starts, and they both contributed well, but the match winner was two-goal Dave Lawrence, whose second strike was real quality. There were plenty of chances at both ends, with Rugby missing a penalty, whilst the Woods hit the woodwork three times - but it is good for Burgo's squad to claim their first three-points haul of the new season.
The match report is here.
19 August 2014
A winning goal for Royston Town five minutes into stoppage time robbed Northwood of a deserved Southern League Division One Central point this afternoon.
Royston led at the interval, but substitute Nana Asamoah - back after injury - levelled in the 71st minute, after which the Woods had the chances to grab the winner. But instead Chris Watters was the Royston hero when he found the net in the 95th minute.
Woods reserves won their opening Suburban League game 5-0 at Hanworth Villa, with goals from Michael Elderfield 2, Ryan Lee, Scott Gilzean and Alex Delasalle; the match report is here.
16 August 2014
The draw for the Northwood FC Main Patrons Sponsorship Prize Draw for 2014/15 was made yesterday, and we are delighted to announce that Chaplins Furniture Limited of Hatch End won the first prize, which includes the company's name on the front of the Woods' home shirts.
Skyline Roofing (2nd - back of home shirts), Segers Trading (3rd - front of away shirts), and Welspray (4th - back of away shirts) were the other winners, but all entrants receive a range of promotional benefits. Other entrants were: Active IT, Andy Lavin, Connor Construction, Driving Logistics, Imperium Electrical, JJ Sports Promotions, New World IT, Pat Byrne Motors, Ray Clarke Design, Sports & Trophies and Wiretech.
Click below to watch the video of the draw being made:
Many thanks to all the entrants to this year's draw; your support of the club is much appreciated!!
12 August 2014
The Woods were well beaten by a powerful Kettering Town side this evening, as they demonstrated why they are title favourites in Southern League Division One Central this season.
The home side led within two minutes, and were four-up at the break. Northwood manager Mark Burgess's interval changes helped in the second half, but the Poppies added a further goal to run out 5-0 winners - and lead the very early league table. The match report is here.
12 August 2014
Here's your chance to sponsor a Northwood player for the 2014/15 season! With the new Southern League campaign getting underway last Saturday, 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 award-winning Matchday Programme - and if you sign up now, your details will be included from the first issue!
The following players are still available for sponsorship: Berkley Laurencin, Alex Nolan, Mark Burgess, Nick Turner, Andy Lomas, Joakim Ehui, Jordan Lawal, Javonne Molloy, Omar Vassell, Nana Asamoah, Patrick Damani, Perry Dicker, Karim Aissaoui, Ivan Costa Suarez, Jack Smith, James Duncan, Sam Byfield, Mason Yorke, Tommy Walsh and Dan Daggett.
To "reserve" your player sponsorship, please email us here or contact Alan Evans or any other committee member at the next match. 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!!
11 August 2014
Northwood FC season tickets for the new Southern League campaign are still on sale - and with the first home game coming up next Saturday, if you haven't yet bought yours, do so now!!
Season tickets offer an excellent discount over the normal price for regular supporters. An adult season ticket costs only £130 and this entitles you to admission to all Northwood home Southern League and League Cup games plus all home Suburban League matches. The price for Senior Citizens is just £65, whilst supporters aged 16-19 and in full-time education will be charged just £30; the Under 16s cost is £25.
Don't forget that members of Team Northwood qualify for a half-price season ticket - and it's free if you have two or more Team Northwood shares! Click here for more information and an application form: order today!!
10 August 2014
The Southern League season got underway for Northwood this afternoon, as they played a close-fought Division One Central fixture at Leighton Town, the sides sharing the points in a 1-1 draw.
Woods hit the post early on, then on eight minutes Dave Lawrence's right-wing corner was driven home at the near post by debutant central defender Nick Turner. There were chances at both ends throughout, but the only one to find the back of the net was Danny Watson's 50th minute leveller. The match report and photos are here.
Northwood reserves lost a friendly at Mill End Sports 2-5, Jermaine Heron and Luke Fox scoring, but the Under 18s beat Mill End reserves 6-4.
9 August 2014
Northwood will face ex-boss Dave Anderson's Harrow Borough in the second round of this season's Middlesex Senior Cup, having received a first round bye. The tie will be played on Tuesday 11th November, with a January quarter-final game at Wembley, Enfield or North Greenford the prize for the winners.
Woods reserves play away to the new Edgware Town club in the first round of the Middlesex Premier Cup, to be played in the week commencing 13th October.
7 August 2014
With the ending of the pre-season friendlies, Northwood manager Mark Burgess now has his squad in place for the forthcoming Southern League campaign, which starts at Leighton Town on Saturday. He had to replace three of last term’s stalwarts, in Niko Muir, Oliver Sprague and Karl Oliyide, who have all stepped up to play at Premier Division level this time around, whilst Jerome Federico has also moved on after another short stay.
The Woods boss has brought in several promising youngsters from last season’s Wealdstone Under 18s. Defenders Mason Yorke – brother of ex Northwood player Reece – plus Karim Aissaoui and Spanish midfield man Ivan Costa Suarez have moved from the Stones, whilst experienced former North Greenford and Hillingdon Borough defender Nick Turner has been signed from Belstone of the Herts County League. Hard-working midfielder Nana Asamoah, previously at Waltham Abbey and Redbridge, has joined the Woods, whilst other midfield signings are former Barnet youth player Perry Dicker and Jordan Lawal, who moves from AFC Hayes.
Attacker Omar Vassell had a spell in Woods’ Suburban League side a few years ago and he rejoins the club after spending the last two seasons at North Greenford. Another “returner” is striker Javonne Molloy, who played in Northwood’s youth section before joining Queens Park Rangers, where he progressed to the reserve team, and has since been at Havant & Waterlooville, Hendon and Ashford Town, amongst others. Winger Sam Byfield has also signed for Woods; he has had a spell out of the game but previously played at Hendon, Hillingdon Borough and Enfield Town.
Goalkeeper Berkley Laurencin, having spent the latter part of last term at Woods on dual registration, is now the club’s regular number one, whilst the likes of Steve Brown, George Nicholas, Dave Lawrence, Joakim Ehui, James Duncan and Mark and James Burgess continue. The squad is completed by some of the club’s promising youngsters, including Alex Nolan, Tommy Walsh, Dan Daggett and Dave Palmer.
Player profiles and photos are here.
6 August 2014
Volunteers needed to run Northwood F.C.
Will you help??
Northwood F.C. are in the process of re-structuring the club in order to bring the senior and youth sections still closer together – but plenty of volunteers are needed to help make it work as well as we would like!!
The club runs teams from Under 6s right up to the senior side, playing in the Southern League, and this is a great opportunity to get involved with our community-orientated set-up!
Many volunteer posts are available, especially in the areas of fund-raising, marketing and on the social side; if you are interested in finding out more, please email us or call club secretary Alan Evans on 07960 744349 as soon as possible. The new club organisational structure can be found here.
5 August 2014
Mark Burgess's Northwood squad ran out 2-1 winners in their final pre-season friendly this evening against neighbours Wealdstone at Chestnut Avenue.
Omar Vassell gave Woods a first half lead, but Wealdstone, promoted to the Conference South this summer after winning the Ryman League title last term, levelled before the break.
Northwood's winning goal (pictured here) came after 82 minutes through Nana Asamoah, to nicely set up Burgo's squad before Saturday's Southern League opener at Leighton Town.
The Woods squad was: Berkley Laurencin, Alex Nolan, Vaughan Duguid, Nick Turner, Steve Brown, George Nicholas, Joakim Ehui, Jordan Lawal, Javonne Molloy, Dave Lawrence, Omar Vassell. Subs: Nana Asamoah, Patrick Damani, Mark Burgess, Ryan O’Sullivan, Perry Dicker, Karim Aissaoui, Ivan Costa Suarez, James Duncan, Sam Byfield, Mason Yorke, Tommy Walsh, Dan Daggett.
4 August 2014
Programme sponsorship is needed
With the start of the new season fast approaching, the Woods are currently planning their matchday programme for the upcoming nine months.
In recent years, the club have issued a good quality, glossy full-colour edition for each match, but that has proved increasingly difficult due to rising costs.
Therefore the Woods are seeking regular sponsorship of the matchday programme - and over the past couple of years some supporters have generously assisted the club in this way. If you are able to help with this form of sponsorship, please speak to club secretary Alan Evans as soon as possible, or email us here. Thank-you!!
4 August 2014
Two-goal victory for the Woods
Northwood continued their steady build-up to the new season this afternoon when they won 2-0 away to AFC Dunstable of the Spartan South Midlands League.
Second half goals from Steve Brown and Joakim Ehui clinched the victory for Mark Burgess's squad. Woods' team was: Berkley Laurencin, Joakim Ehui, Omar Vassel, Nick Turner, James Duncan, Steve Brown, Perry Dicker, George Nicholas, Nana Asamoah, Javonne Molloy, Dave Lawrence. Subs: Jordan Lawal, Ryan O'Sullivan, Alex Nolan, Sam Byfield, Tommy Walsh.
Woods reserves went down 0-3 at their Rayners Lane counterparts in a friendly.
2 August 2014