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Alan Merison RIP

We are very sad to report that Alan Merison passed away yesterday, and our sincere condolences go to his family and friends.

Alan was a great Northwood man, captaining the team in the 1970s and later for several years he was First Team Manager, guiding the Woods into the Isthmian League, and he later became General Manager of the club.

May Alan rest in peace, he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Details of the funeral arrangements, when known, will be posted on this website.

24 April 2014 




Woods Vets lose penalty shoot-out

Northwood's Veterans team lost their grip on the Isthmian Veterans' Cup last night - but only after their semi-final clash with fellow previous winners Kingstonian went to a penalty shoot-out.

Kingstonian took a first half lead but Woods' goal-ace Lawrence Yaku levelled just past the hour-mark. Neither side could manage a winner so the tie went to penalties - with the Ks winning that competition 4-2 to progress to the final.

Tonight's Under 18s Ryman Youth League fixture against Potters Bar Town was postponed as the pitch was flooded.

24 April 2014 




Ian Barry resigns

Ian Barry yesterday resigned from his position as Northwood Football Club Chairman, after seven years at the helm of the Woods. The club are extremely grateful for all his efforts as Chairman, perhaps notably managing the reduction of a substantial amount of historic debt.

The club will issue a further statement after the end of the Calor League season next weekend.

22 April 2014 




Defeat for Northwood in final home game

Northwood this afternoon wrapped up their home Calor League season with a disappointing 2-1 defeat at the hands of Potters Bar in a Central Division fixture, which was only Bar's second win in nine visits to Chestnut Avenue.

Lee Close, who started the campaign at Northwood, gave the visitors a 7th minute minute lead and 12 minutes later Josh Hutchinson made it two. Woods' top scorer Niko Muir pulled one back from close range in the 67th minute, but that was as good as it got for Mark Burgess's side.

The match report and photos are here. The full colour matchday programme can still be ordered online from our publications section.

21 April 2014 


 

Woods go down by solitary goal at Hayes

The Woods' Calor League season is approaching its end, and the busy Easter weekend programme got underway today with a narrow 1-0 defeat away to AFC Hayes.

Brook's winner came on 50 minutes from Tony Mendy, after which Northwood were unable to get back on level terms. The match report and photos are here. Next up is the Easter Monday game against Potters Bar.

Northwood reserves were beaten 2-3 by Leighton Town in their final home Suburban League North Division fixture of the season.

19 April 2014 




Three points at Aylesbury

Two second half goals saw Mark Burgess's squad bounce back from Saturday's drubbing as the Woods ran out 2-0 winners at Aylesbury FC in a Calor League fixture last night.

After a goal-less opening period, Karl Oliyide put Northwood ahead in the 61st minute. And twelve minutes minutes later, Niko Muir slotted home from the penalty spot after Michael Murray had been upended. The match report is here.

The Woods reserves lost 2-1 at Barton Rovers in the Suburban League North Division on Monday evening; Calvin Moses scored the goal but Dave Palmer was sent off for two yellow cards.

16 April 2014 




Woods looking for new Programme Editor

The Woods’ Programme Editor Ken Green has recently announced that he is to stand down from the position at the end of this season after eight years in the role in this spell and several more in an earlier period.

The club are therefore seeking to appoint a replacement, so if you are interesting in writing about football and fancy taking over this important post, or would like to find out more about what it entails, then please get in touch with Alan Evans or Ken Green or email enquiries@northwoodfc.com.

13 April 2014 




Marlow romp to victory

The Woods crashed to their heaviest defeat since December 2010 when they were beaten 2-7 by lowly Marlow in a Calor Southern League Central Division fixture this afternoon.

The visitors were four-up at the break, and although Niki Muir and Karl Oliyide then found the net for Northwood, Marlow added a couple more in the closing stages as Woods desperately missed experienced central defensive pairing Steve Brown and Mark Burgess.

The match report and photos are here. The full colour matchday programme can still be ordered online from our publications section.

12 April 2014 




This Saturday sees Northwood's Community Day

This Saturday, 12th April, sees Northwood FC's second Community Day, when the club invites as many people as possible to come along to a game and see what we have to offer.

Saturday's Calor Southern League fixture against Marlow is a "Pay What You Can" admission day, so please come down  to Northwood Park - and tell all your family and friends!! Last year's inaugural Community Day was very successful, with the biggest crowd of the season in attendance - and we hope to do even better this time!

Northwood Football Club runs teams from Under 6s through the youth ages to Under 18s, plus the senior teams, and all will be joining together for a combined photograph of all the club’s senior and youth players - last year's picture is shown above.

Please spread the word around town; we look forward to seeing you all, the more the merrier!!

7 April 2014 




Northwood draw against Ducks

The Woods played a goal-less draw in today's Calor League fixture away to Aylesbury United, the second stalemate between the clubs this season.

Both sides created chances, but on a hard and bumpy pitch, neither could produce the quality needed to take all three points, and with Northwood now ten points off the cut, their chances of making the play-offs appear to be at an end. The match report and photos are here.

Northwood reserves won 1-0 on their away Suburban League fixture against Southall, which was switched to Chestnut Avenue - Josh Lambe hitting the winner.

5 April 2014 




Woods can still do it - Burgo

Northwood player-manager Mark Burgess is refusing to rule out his side’s play-off hopes after his side staged a second-half comeback to defeat Rugby Town 2-1 last Saturday. Following that victory, the Woods were only five points behind fifth-placed Barton Rovers, albeit having played three games more.

Burgess insists Rovers can be caught, but admits Northwood are no longer masters of their own fate. He told the Ruislip-Northwood Gazette this week: "We’ve still got a chance to make the play-offs with the Rugby result, but it’s really out of our hands now. We’ve got to keep winning and if someone slips up, then happy days, if not then we lost it in the last few weeks where we dropped points by drawing games where we should be picking up maximum points against those sides.

"So we’re still going to go for it but it’s in other people’s hands now. We’ve just got to keep winning our games."

3 April 2014 




Join seasonal end trip to Barton Rovers

A trip to support Northwood in their final match of the season is being organised, so why not join them to end the campaign in style!

The game away to Barton Rovers on Saturday 26th April is when the Woods wind up their Calor League season, and this trip is the way to do it and have a great day out! The package includes coach travel to and from the game, admission, beer and wine and a packed lunch. For more information click here.

2 April 2014 




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