Young Woods win through to Champions Cup final

Ryan Young’s Northwood Under 18s won through to the final of the Allied Counties Youth League Champions Cup with a 4-1 victory against Walton & Hersham at The Skyline Roofing Stadium this evening in the semi-final.

The competition is for the winners of the Allied Counties’ four divisions, and the young Woods progressed thanks to two goals apiece from Alex Grant and Londin Latifi, despite having just the bare eleven players due to unavailabilities.

The final will be against Badshot Lea at Slough Town FC next Tuesday, 21st May. The Woods youngsters have had a fine season, winning the title and getting to the League Cup final - and it's Northwood Under 18s' first title since the club won the Allied Counties in 2006 and 2008! Now they have the chance to add another trophy!

15 May 2024

Under 18s lose 2-4 in Allied Counties League Cup Final

Three goals in the first fifteen minutes of this evening's Allied Counties Youth League Cup Final condemned the Woods Under 18s to defeat against West Division champions Badshot Lea at Ascot United's ground.

Badshot netted a fourth goal before half-time, leaving Northwood with a mountain to climb. The Woods did pull two goals back, defender Liam Osborne getting them both, heading home from a corner then he hit an incredible 35 yards effort into the top corner of the net. But Bashot Lea deservedly won the cup with a strong performance, well done to them!

Ryan Young’s Northwood side have already lifted the Allied Counties Youth League East Division title, and will play at home to Walton & Hersham in the Champions Cup semi-final next Wednesday – so despite tonight's defeat it's already a great season for the young Woods, with the prospect of more silverware!

8 May 2024

Congratulations to Northwood U16s - County Cup winners!

Our congratulations to Northwood Under 16s, who last week won the Middlesex FA Graham Rigby Under 16 Cup in a final which took place at Hanwell Town, and they won an exciting game 3-2 against Whitton Wanderers Youth Eagles.

In previous rounds, Northwood had defeated Kensington Dragons Youth Red 8-0 at home, Omonia Youth Gold 5-1 at home, Harrow Stars 2-1 away, ProElite 3-2 at home and Colney Heath Youth EJA 1-0 away.

Whitton Wanderers took an early lead but Northwood scored twice through Joseph Navarro and Tobi Faleye within a period of two minutes to lead at half-time. Whitton equalised early in the second half, but the winning goal for the Woods was scored by Michael Kelly – who was named Man of the Match – midway through the second half.

Northwood’s team was: Dante Mayers, Dylan McManus, Kyle D’Austin, Enzo Tabima (capt), Chase Matthew, Joseph Navarro, Freddie Ford, Bilal Sajid, James O’Connor, Tobi Faleye and Michael Kelly. Rolling substitutes: Ethan Sylvester, Santiago Tabima, Amar Singh, Alessandro Pellizzon and Archie Baker.

Well done to all the players, and to manager Selina McManus, coaches Mark Smyth and Desmond Sylvester, and physio Andy Navarro!

4 May 2024

Disappointing season's end as Ascot are winners at Skyline

There was a disappointing end to the Woods' Pitching In Isthmian League South Central season this afternoon when two late goals from Ascot United cost them the points at The Skyline Roofing Stadium.

Northwood started well when Harry McCorkell put them ahead with a close-range effort after nine minutes, but the visitors made a quick break to equaliise soon after. It was an evenly matched game with both sides having openings, although it took until 73 minutes before Woods went 2-1 up with Kofi Anokye-Boadi's penalty following a handball. Then two goals in the closing few minutes saw Ascot snatch the points with a 3-2 victory.

The match report and photos are here.

27 April 2024

Under 18s are Allied Counties Youth League East champions

The Woods have been crowned Champions of the East Division of the Allied Counties Youth League after the side were awarded the points from an away game at Chalfont St Peter that was cancelled on the day as the Saints were unable to raise a team.

There is still much to play for, though, as winning the division means that they will compete in the Champions Cup competition with a home semi-final match game against either Walton & Hersham or Camberley Town from the South Division.

Northwood beat Hillingdon Borough 2-1 at home this evening to extend their winning margin at the top, skipper Joe Reade and Jayden Williams scoring the goals. James Brown's photos from the night are here:

Northwood Under 18s have also reached the Final of the Allied Counties Youth League Cup, and will meet Badshot Lea in the final on Wednesday 8th May at Ascot United FC's Racecourse Ground.

Our congratulations to manager Ryan Young and his management team of Marc Harding, Jamie Barry, Kevin Lawrence and Derek Young as well as the whole squad on the title success and best wishes for the games to come!

24 April 2024

Northwood are defeated in 94th minute at Westfield

The 94th minute of the third Pitching In Isthmian League South Central game in six days proved just too much for the Woods this evening, when Westfield's late 2-1 win clinched a play-offs spot for the Surrey outfit.

Ben Bukowski's squad put on a great performance, creating a string of chances, and they took the lead on 65 minutes when Harry McCorkell netted his first goal for the club. However, Westfield equalised with ten minutes left on the clock before grabbing that late, late winner.

The match report is here.

23 April 2024

Player of the Year/Presentation Evening on Saturday

The Woods’ annual presentation evening when all the Player of the Year and other awards are made will take place next Saturday evening, 27th April, following our final home game of the season against Ascot.

Please join us at this event which is always enjoyable; it will take place an hour or so after the match, and all supporters, members and friends are very welcome to join us and be part of that celebration of the end of another season.

22 April 2024

Battling Woods recover from three goal deficit to draw

Battling Northwood recover from three-goal arrears at the break to share the Pitching In Isthmian League South Central points in a 3-3 draw away to Guernsey this afternoon in their penultimate away fixture of the season, watched by the largest crowd to see the Woods this season.

The wind played its part in the game of two halves, and Guernsey took an eighth minute lead and netted twice more before half-time. But the Woods stormed back to draw with goals from Luke Tingey, Lucas Sinclair and Stephan Langley - and Archie James' corner hit the bar two minutes into stoppage time, so nearly a late winner!!

The match report is here.

21 April 2024

Northwood share nine goals at Binfield - but lose

There was a goal-packed Pitching In Isthmian League South Central thriller for the Woods this evening, but it was relegation-threatened Binfield who came out on top with a 6-3 scoreline..

The win meant that Binfield climbed out of the bottom two for the first time in months, having taken an early two-goal lead. Kofi Anokye-Boadi pulled one back quickly, but by minute 57 the home side led 5-1 before Kofi scored twice more to claim his first Woods hat-trick. Binfield had the final say, adding a sixth goal five minutes into stoppage time.

The match report is here.

The next fixture sees the Woods fly out to play Guernsey on Sunday, then two days later we travel to Westfield, before the campaign ends against Ascot at The Skyline Roofing Stadium on Saturday 26th April.

18 April 2024

Under 18s march into League Cup final with 5-1 victory

Northwood’s Under 18s won through to the final of the Allied Counties Youth League Cup with an excellent 5-1 semi-final victory yesterday evening away to Didcot Town.

The Woods took the lead on 27 minutes when Joe Reade headed home from a James Payne corner, then two goals just before the break, both from London Latifi, gave them a 3-0 interval advantage.

Didcot pulled one back early in the second period, but Northwood wrapped up their win, with Liam Osborne and Jayden Williams both finding the net.

A brilliant result for Ryan Young’s side, who will meet the winners of the Hartley Wintney v Badshot Lea semi-final.

16 April 2024

South Park take the points with three late goals

In an end-of-season Pitching In Isthmian League South Central game seemingly drifting towards a goal-less draw, Northwood ended up being defeated by a three-goal margin at the hands of South Park Reigate at The Skyline Roofing Stadium on Saturday.

South Park's first goal on 78 minutes was the result of some loose defending, and they added two more, in the 88th minute and finally, one minute into added time - a nightmare end for Northwood in an eminently forgettable fixture!

The match report and photos are here.

15 April 2024

Northwood trials for Allied Counties League squad 2024-25

Northwood Football Club are looking for talented football players to join our U18 midweek team who compete in the Allied Counties Youth League. This is an extremely high level of football played in stadiums under floodlights, therefore we are reaching out to elite football players who would like a pathway into semi-professional football and beyond.

➢ Our first team currently play in the Isthmian South Central Division, which is Step 4
➢ Many of our players who have come through our system have progressed and gone on to play at the highest level
➢ We are a club that will always offer opportunities to our youth to progress into semi-professional football and beyond

If you come under one or more of the following categories, do join us for a trial:
➢ Released from a professional academy
➢ Represented your local County or District
➢ Played at the highest level of grassroots football
➢ Have the desire and ability to play semi-professional football and beyond

Trials will be held at the Skyline Roofing Stadium, Chestnut Avenue, Northwood HA6 1HR on the following dates: Saturday 18th May at 10am and Sunday 19th May at 10am.

The ONLY way to book your place is to message Jamie Barry on 07538 541129

10 April 2024

Northwood take a point with goalless draw against Met Police

The Woods took a point from this evening's Pitching In Isthmian League South Central game away to Metropolitan Police, with the sides playing out an entertaining goal-less draw.

Northwood boss Ben Buwkowsi had problems before the game when he lost both central defenders in the warm-up. And both sides had chances to win the game, with the woodwork rattled several times at both ends. But the Woods take the point and move onto Saturday's home fixture against South Park.

Alan Evans' match report is here.

9 April 2024

Under 18s win through to League Cup semi-final

The Woods' Under 18s won through to the semi-final of the Allied Counties League Cup when they defeated Binfield 2-0 at The Skyline Roofing Stadium this evening.

Northwood took the lead after 11 minutes, when Liam Osborne headed home from a James Payne free-kick, and they wrapped up the victory in the 75th minute - Alex Grant finishing off a move involving Joe Reade and Noah Softleigh-Moore.

Congratulations to the young Woods, and here's to the semi-final, in which they will play away to Didcot Town next Monday, 15th April.

8 April 2024

Northwood slip to defeat at Corinthian-Casuals

Corinthian-Casuals were once one of the most famous amateur clubs in the country, but nowadays they have struggled somewhat, and they currently holding up the Pitching In Isthmian League South Central table. Despite, that today they came out on top against Northwood on a windswept day, finishing 2-1 winners.

Casuals scored after two minutes and again on thirteen, and Northwood - fielding debutant keeper Dan O'Brien - were unable to recover from those early blows. Dan Williams set up Dan James to score his first Woods goal on 56 minutes on his first start, but that was as good as it got for the Woods.

The match report and photos are here.

6 April 2024

Binfield v Northwood is postponed for fourth time!!

The Woods' Pitching In Isthmian League South Central fixture away to Binfield this evening has been postponed as their pitch is waterlogged.

This is the fourth occasion that this fixture has been postponed - the next attempt will be made on Thursday 18th April, and will be the first of three games in six days; that includes a flying visit to play Guernsey!

4 April 2024

Late goals cost Woods at Southall in Middx derby

For the second time this season, this afternoon Northwood went down to Pitching In Isthmian League South Central defeat at the hands of a Southall outfit that grabbed a smash and grab victory with late goals.

It happened on Boxing Day, and again on Easter Monday in the Middlesex derby, today after Dan Williams had given Ben Bukowski's side a first half lead. But it wasn't enough to prevent Southall from collecting a 2-1 win at their current Burnham home.

The match report and photos are here.

The Woods are back in action on Thursday evening, 4th April, when they hopefully play the much-postponed fixture away to Binfield.

1 April 2024

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