versus CAMBRIDGE CITY - Northwood FC

Mar 31, 2018 - Moving on from the self-publicist...... I have been quite critical of us on the pitch, however, we didn't deserve to lose that game; the attitude, effort ...
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Saturday 31st March 2018 Kick-off 3.00 pm

Northwood FC


Founded: 1926 Northwood Park, Chestnut Avenue, Northwood HA6 1HR Tel. 01923 617081




elcome back to Northwood Park this afternoon, and we are pleased to see all our supporters new and old, and also extend our welcome all connected with Cambridge City; we trust they enjoy their stay with us and have a safe journey home later.

This is the first-ever visit by Cambridge City to Northwood, and they are currently ground-sharing at St Ives after the loss of the historic Milton Road ground, which at one time was amongst the largest outside the Football League. Back in September, the Woods suffered a single goal defeat to Cambridge City, when the home side started strongly, before that early pressure told and they made a tenth minute breakthrough. Although Northwood hit back well and enjoyed plenty of attacking play, we were unable to level in a close-fought game – which pretty much sums up many of our games throughout this season!

Life President: Pat Byrne Chairman: Ian Barry  Vice-Chairman: Ken Green Club Secretary & Treasurer: Alan Evans (Tel. 07960 744349) 46 Webster Gardens, Ealing W5 5ND Commercial Manager: David Mosely Youth Officials: Lisa Bennett & Richard Elderfield Additional committee members: David Blincko, Shamira Hamirani, Marc Harding, Sarah Wheeler Manager: To be appointed Physio: Dan Daggett

Last Saturday’s game against promotion-chasing Beaconsfield Town here at Chestnut Avenue was another case of “if only”. If only we had taken one or two more of our chances, if only the referee hadn’t been poor, unfit, short-sighted (even though as he proudly announced before the game “I’ve been in the Football League”), if only we had been allowed to have eleven players for 90 minutes…

Northwood Football Club is a members’ club

Beaconsfield went ahead after just two minutes, but the Woods showed great spirit to respond strongly, and two fine goals from top scorer Jermaine Osei meant that that we led at the interval. However, we side had to play the second half with ten men following the dismissal of Joe Russell for two yellow cards – the first of which shown by the poor, officious, referee was completely ludicrous. And two goals within a minute soon after the restart gave Beaconsfield a lead they scarcely merited, but despite plenty of promising play from Northwood in the final half-hour, they couldn’t quite manage a deserved equaliser.

Isthmian League Division One North champions: 2003 Isthmian League Division Two runners-up: 2000 Isthmian League Division Three promotion: 1997 Isthmian League Cup winners: 2002 Isthmian Charity Shield winners: 2002 Isthmian Associate Members Trophy winners: 1993, 2000 Middlesex Senior Cup winners: 2007, 2016 Middlesex Senior Cup finalists: 2000, 2002, Middlesex Senior Cup semi-finalists: 1992, 1993, 1997, 1999, 2006, 2008, 2010 Middlesex Senior Charity Cup finalists: 1994, 2003, 2005, 2012 Middlesex Intermediate Cup winners: 1979 Middlesex Junior Cup winners: 1938 Middlesex Junior Cup finalists: 1935, 1936 London Spartan League Premier Division champions: 1992 London Spartan League Premier Division runners-up: 1990 London Spartan League Cup winners: 1990, 1992 Hellenic League Division One champions: 1979 Hellenic League Premier Division Cup finalists: 1982 Hellenic League Division One Cup winners: 1979 Middlesex League Premier Division champions: 1978 Middlesex League Premier Division runners-up: 1972, 1977 Middlesex League Challenge Cup winners: 1975, 1977, 1978 Harrow, Wembley & District League champions: 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1948, 1949

Thanks for your support here this afternoon; this really is appreciated by us all. The Woods are quickly