Badshot Lea fixture postponed: Skyline pitch frozen

There is yet another postponement for Northwood, with today's Pitching In Isthmian League South Central fixture against Badshot Lea called off this morning following an inspection, as the playing surface at The Skyline Roofing Stadium is frozen.

The game with now be played on Tuesday 16th January, kick-off 7.45 p.m.

This once again highlights the possibility raised by Chairman Ian Barry recently of the club installing a 4G pitch at the Stadium....

2 December 2023

Dan Williams hits hat-trick as Woods win 5-1 against Rovers

After suffering their worst defeat in two years under their management team on Saturday, Northwood bounced back to return their biggest win in that period this evening! The Woods ran out 5-1 winners against Sutton Common Rovers in a Pitching In Isthmian League South Central fixture at The Skyline Roofing Stadium, as they controlled the game throughout.

Top scorer Dan Williams put Northwood ahead in the second minute, and he went on to complete a hat-trick, with Kofi Anokye-Boadi and Teddy Stacey also netting. The match report and photos are online here.

28 November 2023

Woods suffer a heavy defeat at Hartley Wintney

Conceding a first minute goal is not the best way to start a match, and so it proved for Northwood in today's Pitching In Isthmian League South Central fixture away to Hartley Wintney.

The Hampshire side scored with their first attack of the game with just forty seconds on the clock. Woods responded well after that early setback and had several chances to level the scores in the ensuing period - only for Hartley to grab a second two minutes into first half stoppage time.

After the break Northwood had few opportunities to get back into the game, then two more goals in the final ten minutes put a poor look on the result. The match report and photos are here.

25 November 2023

Roraigh Browne loan extension is confirmed

The Woods are delighted to have been able to agree the extension of the current loan arrangement of Watford Academy goalkeeper Roraigh Browne.

He will be with us into the New Year with plenty of games to play in a very busy Isthmian League period over the next six weeks.

24 November 2023

Management team's two-year anniversary

Today marks the second anniversary of the appointment of the management team of Steve Ringrose, Ben Bukowski and Keagan Cole. The trio joined the Woods with the club in dire straits, at the foot of the table and on the back of nine straight league defeats.

Northwood won at Chipstead in their first match in charge, and steadily improved their league standing to end the campaign in a comfortable mid-table position. Last season saw further progress as the Woods reached the play-offs for the first time ever as well as getting to the final of the Middlesex Charity Cup.

The Woods have played 74 Isthmian League games in their time, winning 34, drawing 10, with 30 defeats - a very decent record, especially compared with what went before!

We now look forward to the next two years!!

20 November 2023

Northwood playing surface - is an artificial pitch the way to go?

Northwood Chairman Ian Barry has been considering the way forward for the club in terms of the playing surface at The Skyline Roofing Stadium, particularly in the light of the Woods having had two home Isthmian League fixtures postponed in the past week.

Ian commented: "With the weather recently not being good and having had two home fixtures postponed this week, it is a good time to consider the facilities we have at Northwood. More and more clubs are finding the finance to be able to opt for an Astro turf surface, and these games are rarely postponed. This guarantees the Saturday fixtures rather than having those moved to a Tuesday night in the winter months, which of course, affects income etc.

"I have been looking into the option of changing our playing surface and I’d be interested in hearing your views? There would be a massive cost, but we believe the income would far outweigh the cost and bring lots more people here.

"Does this go against my traditional views? Yes, but would this take the club to another level? I’d like to think so. Anyway, please let me know what you think."

19 November 2023

Met. Police game is the latest to fall to the weather

This afternoon's Pitching In Isthmian League South Central action fixture against Metropolitan Police at The Skyline Roofing Stadium is the latest to fall to the weather. The playing surface is waterlogged and deemed unplayable and so the game is postponed - for the second time this week, following Tuesday's scheduled visit of Westfield, although the Under 18s were able to play at home on Wednesday evening.

The fixture will now be played on Tuesday 19th December, kick-off 7.45 p.m.

18 November 2023

Woods clinch 3-1 victory at Chipstead

Northwood clinched their first away Pitching In Isthmian League South Central victory of the season this afternoon, running out a 3-1 winners away to Chipstead. It was also the Woods' first league win since end of August - now hopefully it will be all onwards and upwards!

Reece Cameron put the Woods ahead with his first goal for the club on 16 minutes, and top scorer Dan Williams added number two ten minutes into the second period. Chipstead did pull a goal back, but substitute Godlove Oppong wrapped up the points one minute into added time.

James Brown's photos and the match report by Alan Evans are here.

11 November 2023

Northwood drawn away in County Cup quarter-final

Following Wednesday's second round victory, the Woods have been drawn away to Hendon in the Quarter-Finals of the Middlesex Senior Cup. The tie is expected to be played on Tuesday 9th January 2024.

The other ties are: Barnet v North Greenford; Hayes & Yeading or Brentford B v St Panteleimon or Bedfont Sports; Harrow Borough v Rayners Lane or Hampton & Richmond.

10 November 2023

Northwood win Middx Senior Cup penalty shoot-out

The Woods won through to the last eight of the Middlesex Senior Cup this evening, winning a penalty shoot-out in their second round tie at Southall, the game having been deadlocked at 1-1 after 90 minutes.

Harry Gallagher fired Northwood ahead after just three minutes, with the home side levelling in the 33rd minute. There was no more scoring so spot-kicks it was - Gallagher also being the man who fired home number five to make it 5-4 on penalties; young keeper Roraigh Browne was Northwood's hero when he saved Southall's second penalty! The match report is here.

The other second round ties:
      Hayes & Yeading United v Brentford B (28 Nov.)
      Harrow Borough 1-0 Hanwell Town
      Barnet 1-0 Broadfields United
      Rayners Lane v Hampton & Richmond Borough (28 Nov.)
      North Greenford United 3-2 Enfield Town
      Hendon 5-1 Hanworth Villa
      St Panteleimon v Bedfont Sports (tbc)

Northwood Under 18s' Allied Counties League fixture against Harefield United at The SkyLine Roofing Stadium this evening was postponed due to the pitch being waterlogged.

8 November 2023

Northwood v Sutton Common Rovers: match postponed

This afternoon's Pitching In Isthmian League South Central fixture against Sutton Common Rovers at The Skyline Roofing Stadium has been postponed following the recent heavy rain.

The game will now be played on Tuesday 28th November, kick-off 7.45 p.m.

4 November 2023

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