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Sunday 14th May 2006



Man Of The Match:

Mathew Homes Cup



Rob West




 CAPTAIN Lee Conwell

NWR V St Albans Rangers

NWR V Garston Boys

NWR V Hemel Aces

NWR V Kings Langley


NWR V Kings Langley






0-0 AET (4-3 Pens)


Match Report


2 Cups in two Weeks


Nascot Wood Rangers won their second Cup in two weeks after comfortably winning the group stages to qualify for the final with 8 points meeting Garston Boys who came in second with 6 points. Nascots first goal of the tournament came from a cross on the right from Alex Johnson met by a great header from Rob West. Nascot went on to draw the next two games and then win their last game against Kings Langley with an own goal.


Alex Combridge was strong at the back alongside Glen White and Kevin Wong with Ridwan Koodruth busy up front.


The final was a close affair and full time could not separate the teams. Extra time came and went and the game was won on penalties with successful strikes from Michael Williams, Rob West, Phil Thomas and Carl Heard. Hero of the moment was Martin Richardson who saved two penalties.


Lee Conwell went up to collect the trophy and take the plaudits for this good performance, although our thoughts are with Richard Chandler who hobbled away with a knee injury.



Sunday 7th May 2006



Man Of The Match:

Spring Cup Final
NWR V St Abbots Youth FC


Trafford Nolan 79'




Match Report


Hatrick in the Spring Competitions


Nascot Wood Rangers completed a hatrick of the WFL Spring Competitions when they won the Spring Cup today, having won the Spring Plate last season and the Spring Trophy in 1998. As in both the previous two finals Rangers had to work hard to get their result and with a full squad to call from, Coach Tony Nightingale was spoiled for choice.


Abbots started the stronger and pressed Nascot back, with Phil Thomas and Alex Combridge in the centre of defence busy for the first 10 minutes. Supported by Glen White and Kevin Wong the defensive unit held well. Breaking into midfield and attack Captain Rob West created Nascots few chances early on and using the width set of Alex Johnson on the right flank who put some nice crosses into the box. Slowly Nascot gained a foothold and with Lee Conwell working tirelessly next to West in midfield, this duo started to hold the midfield areas and dominate. Breaking forward several times Conwell pressed the keeper to make several interceptions. As the half went on Rangers slowly started to gain an overall handle on the play and with Richard Chandler breaking on the left flank the two centre forwards started to get the upper hand.


All through the match Trafford Nolan had chased every cause up front and came close with several efforts. Supported by Dexter Davies-Smith the two pressed the Rangers cause forward both coming close. Cutting in from the right Johnson took two shots both going to the right of the keeper. West and Conwell also pressing forward to create chances. Martin Richardson in the Rangers goal had to be on his toes and snuffed out two Abbots moves forward. Abbots Youth had chances and three shots were off target and flew over the bar. Sam Colbeck introduced on the left flank pushed his efforts forward and gave Youth another avenue to defend but could not get enough space on the flank to get to the byline and release one of his telling crosses.


At half time Tony Nightingale made the team aware of its fragile status at 0-0 and drummed in the need to concentrate and press the opposition. This told immediately in the second half and Nolan saw his effort go painfully across the the mouth of the goal with Johnson arriving too late. Davies-Smith also had the opportunity to strike the first goal but saw his effort charged down.


Michael Williams was introduced into the defence and Carl Heard onto the left flank. Both had busy introductions with Heard working hard to create chances for Rangers, coming into the game with a neat run going past a defender and getting a corner from which they were unable to capitalise. Nolan again came close and Ridwan Koodruth broke through to strike across the keeper with the outside of his foot but the effort was saved. Again there was no one following through when the keeper spilled.


Abbots had a few chances but Nascot were on the ascendancy and 10 minutes from time Nolan broke onto a through ball and seeing the advancing keeper chipped him perfectly from the edge of the box for his sixth of the season in 10 games. Not a bad strike rate.


Abbots then lost their shape and Nascot had further chances to gain more goals but could not take them. Richardson pulling the ball out of the air to stem one of their few forays. They threw on two further strikers up front but this was Nascot Rangers day.


The weather was warm and the sun draining. No players gave less than required and Rangers walked away with their second trophy in successive seasons. They deserved their day and the goal was a worthy winning piece of play. Well done. Well deserved.



Sunday 30th April 2006



Man Of The Match:

Spring Cup Semi Final
NWR V St Albans Rangers


Trafford Nolan 78', 79'




Match Report


Nascot Dominate and Leave it Late to Score


Nascot Wood Rangers completely dominated this game, bossing both halfs with some excellent personal performances. They meet Abbots Youth who knocked out Hemel Aces 5-0 in the final next week.


The first half started brightly and it was not long before efforts from Sam Colbeck and  Trafford Nolan set out Nascot's intent. The shot from Nolan rattling the post from 20 yards with the keeper beaten. It was then the turn of Lee Conwell whose header was well saved. He bossed the midfield along with Rob West, always running as well as battling for every challenge. The next attempt came from Ridwan Koodruth on the turn shooting well but again the keeper held. Dexter Davies-Smith worked hard on the right flank and Colbeck pressed down the left, later moving inside to meet a a corner but his header was again saved.


Nascot had a scare when St Albans broke through but Martin Richardson was quickly out to smother. Michael Williams alongside Phil Thomas at the heart of the defence then had a busy spell and with Glen White playing well on the left and the improving Kevin Wong on the right, little was allowed through. Better communication would have seen this unit to perform more solidly but their efforts certainly overcame this.


By this time St Albans really had no real efforts on goal and Nascot went into the half time interval wondering whether their pressure would ever bring a result.


The second half saw the introduction of Alex Johnson on the right flank and Richard Chandler on the left. The width started to tell and again Nascot pressed and pressed for a breakthrough. Phil Thomas headed for goal, only to see his effort headed off the line. West struck from a free kick to see his effort go wide. Nolan alongside the recently introduced Carl Heard pressed on for the goal that just always felt like it was coming and after several efforts from Johnson, Chandler and Heard it seemed that it might never come. St Albans broke through the defence a couple of times with the long ball but Richardson was out to stop and Alex Combridge was quick enough to read the play and snuff out the attacks.


Wong had a superb half and had a run at goal that saw his shot go wide and Johnson waited patiently for a corner ball to drop so that he could volley, but the effort went wide. It seemed St Albans might push Nascot into extra time as they camped in the St Albans half, but Nascots pressure eventually paid off when Nolan met a loose ball on the edge of the box and struck neatly into the bottom corner for the first of his brace. From the kick off Nascot pinned St Albans back again and as the ball bounced around the defenders and broke free, Nolan appeared again to strike home his second.


Having left it late Nascot thoroughly deserved the win after dominating particularly in the second half. Nolan's goals were a deserved result of his efforts but Nascots star performer was Lee Conwell who drove his team mates forward at every stage.


Another final now awaits this group of players for the second year in a row. Good luck



Sunday 2nd April 2006



Man Of The Match:

League Green Division
Cassiobury Rangers V NWR


Lee Conwell 60’




Match Report


Best Til Last

It took Nascot until the second half of their final league game to put on one of their best performances. Cassiobury’s coach commended the team for the best game they had been given all season and their linesman commented that the “best team lost today”. No consolation for the 3 points at stake which went to the home team after they went ahead in the first half against the run of play when a defensive mix up left the goal exposed and an easy slot in.

Nascot set off in the second half with a passion that showed that they have the confidence to take the best teams in this division on. Immediately closing down the defence, Dexter Davies-Smith had his best game of the season and immediately put Cassionbury under pressure. Up front Trafford Nolan again made himself a handful and was unlucky to strike over the bar. Sam Colbeck on the left flank started to have an impact and this mantle was taken up when Glen White replaced him later in the half. In defence Alex Combridge had an excellent game and Kevin Wong had his best game of the season keeping the Cassiobury No7 at bay on almost every occasion closing down the oppositions greatest outlet.

Rob West was brilliant in the midfield role and he linked up with midfield partner Lee Conwell for Nascots outstanding goal. Colbeck won a free kick half way into the Cassiobury half on the left flank. West stepped up and curled a beautiful ball into the 18 yard area and Conwell timed his volley perfectly to strike past the keeper. One of the best goals of the season. This invigorated Nascot and they pressed at every chance Alex Johnson pressing forward slipped a neat pass through to Nolan and the resulting goal mouth rebounds fell unluckily for Nascot and Cassionbury cleared their lines. The Cassiobury Captain held the line well but White got past the off side trap and blasted over. Shots then from Conwell on the turn and Richard Chandler denied Nascot a winner and Cassiobury broke through as Nascot pressed forward and scored the winner with 6 minutes remaining.

Nascot continued to press and forward as well as breaking up any Cassionbury attacks but could not do enough to equalise. Both keepers were kept quiet throughout the match with defences on top of the game but it was a thoroughly entertaining game and the sportsmanship shown by both sides was a credit to the Clubs. Nascots remaining game is in the Spring Cup, where they hope to progress if they do well against Hemel Aces next week. A quick comment for stand in keeper Carl Heard who put on a good second half performance.


Sunday 26th March 2006



Man Of The Match:

League Green Division
NWR V Chorleywood Youth Red


Ridwan Koodruth

 CAPTAIN Michael Williams



Match Report


Too Much to do!!!

Nascot gave away two soft goals and then were left with a mountain to climb and no real way back. They had plenty of chances in the first half from Trafford Nolan who again was an unlucky striker on the day. Dexter Davies-Simth and Lee Conwell also had the opportunity to put Rangers ahead, but the best effort came from Rob West who took a beautifully flighted free kick from 25 yeard that the keeper scrambled across the goal to tip onto the bar. Rangers rode their luck and Alex Combridge was again in the right place at the right time to snuff out many of the attacks. Glen White and Kevin Wong also doing their bit in the defensive line up. 5 minutes before half time a Youth striker latched onto a through ball that fell between defence and Martin Richardson and struck to put Nascot behind.

 The second half saw the introduction of Phil Thomas into the back line replacing injured captain Michael Williams. Sam Colbeck got more into the game and was unlucky not to get onto a neat pass from the ever busy West in midfield. Nolan struck over the bar from 10 yards and Lee Conwell shored up midfield replacing the effective Carl Heard breaking up the Youth player makers game.

 Nascot conceded another soft goal not clearing a scrambled effort on the edge of the box which broke to an unmarked striker on the 6 yard line. Too little too late Ridwan Koodruth latched onto a long pass from Thomas flicked on by Conwell, but by this time Chorleywood had scored again to seal the match. A times Nascot performed well and held the league leaders well, the difference in league position not showing between the sides. Nascot have to clear the lines when in trouble and take the chances on offer and this will be the difference next season between upper and lower end of season division status.


Sunday 19th March 2006



Man Of The Match:

Spring Cup
NWR V Bradi Macabi


Richard Chandler 46’

 CAPTAIN Michael Williams



Match Report


Ordinary Performance Gets Full Marks

After an ordinary performance from Rangers, they were fortunate to gain all the points in this encounter. Bradi had some chances but Nascot could have scored a hat full in the first half with Rob West and Trafford Nolan bossing the attack with Dexter Davies-Smith, Lee Conwell, Daniel Nightingale and Sam Colbeck all having shots at goal. Glen White creeping in from the left let fly from 25 yards but again with no end result. It was Nolan who worked very hard to create the chances that went begging and alongside the ‘injured’ West, were Nascots best performers in the first half. The defence held well with notable tackles from Alex Combridge and Kevin Wong. Michael Williams commanding in the air almost got caught on the edge of the 18 yard box but managed to slip clear and release a long pass for Nolan and Colbeck to chase onto. Nolan’s cross being met by Conwell stealing in at the back post but unable to score. Both teams had efforts disallowed for off side in the first half which Nascot should have scored a few but wanted to play a style of football that did not meet with the desired end result. Space on the flanks was not used enough and the play through the congested middle was snuffed out every time.

 The second half started slowly for Nascot and Bradi commanded the first 5 minutes. With the introduction of Carl Heard and Richard Chandler at half time Nolan slipped a pass through the inside right channel to Heard who placed a great pass across the goal mouth for Chandler to meet at the far post for the only allowed goal of the game. There was not much else to report on the game. Martin Richardson made a few useful interceptions but was otherwise not really challenged.

 Nascot meet League Leaders Chorleywood next week, a better performance will be required.



Sunday 12th March 2006Result:Scorers:Man Of The Match:
NWR v. Cassiobury Rangers

2 - 3

Alex Johnson 61'
Carl Heard 69'
CAPTAIN Michael Williams
Match Report 
Nascot Denied Points

Nascot were unlucky not to earn themselves any points from this game. Cassiobury came into the game with good form but it was Nascot who dominated the first 20 minutes and were unlucky with efforts from Rob West and Lee Conwell both of whom were busy and hard working throughout the match. Dexter Davies-Smith and Ridwan Koodruth formed a good partnership up front but as the game wore on Cassiobury had more chances to go ahead. It was a set piece that undid all the good work from Nascot when a well flighted corner was met unchallenged on the 6 yard line for Cassiobury to take the lead. Within 10 minutes they had struck again and Nascot looked doomed to loss.

Nascot played with heart as the half drew to a close and gained much spirit from the defence when Alex Combridge cleared off his own line and then both Glen White and Phil Thomas were called upon to make saving tackles. Going up the other end Richard Chandler broke through onto a long ball but was clattered off the ball by the keeper. Martin Richardson was not too busy but made his presence felt from corners punching clear twice and saving at his feet when the ball bounced around in a group of both teams players.

Manager Tony Nightingale made some inspirational changes at half time and all played their part in a fantastic half for Nascot. Kevin Wong had to work tirelessly to keep out the attacking threat of the No7 and made some excellent tackles. Trafford Nolan and Carl Heard moved up front with Sam Colbeck moving onto the left flank. A great move from Nolan released the other newly introduced substitute Alex Johnson who took the ball onto the right edge of the 18 yard box to strike over the keeper into the top left corner. He left the game a few minutes later injured. Game on and within 7 minutes Carl Heard made a surging run from the half way line and at the same spot Johnson struck, released a fantastic strike over the keeper into the far top corner. Another great goal from Rangers. Cassiobury showed signs of collapsing but Nascot were unable to press the advantage, West shooting wide twice, Heard shooting into the keepers arms and Nolan threatening to break through the defence with every attack.

The defenders then had to be aware and White made two game winning interventions. The first coming from behind the striker when he was one on one with the keeper and managing to squeeze the ball away for a corner. The second was a goal line clearance when Richardson had been beaten. Michael Williams also heading clear well when it was needed. Either team at this point could have won the game but Nascot could not find the killer blow. Unfortunately Cassiobury pressed on and took all thee points five minutes before time. Nascot sent Thomas forward to add to the threat but and although a few chances were created they could not get another goal.

A mention must go to Daniel Nightingale who did a solid job in central midfield alongside West and this helped shore up a much better performance than those earlier in the season where this match could have been more one sided.
Sunday 5th March 2006Result:Scorers:Man Of The Match:
NWR v. St. Albans Rangers
Spring Cup

1 - 1

Trafford Nolan 5’CAPTAIN
Match Report 
Martin Saves

Nascot started well and looked like winning the game early on. Scoring after five minutes when Carl Heard’s cross was met by Trafford Nolan to strike over the keeper. Nascot then dominated large amounts of the game but could not score again. Efforts from Dexter Davies-Smith and Rob West both unsuccessful. Busy on the left flank Richard Chandler’s pace was a threat to the Rangers defence and chances were created down this flank. Bossing the midfield Daniel Nightingale won many of the headers that Nascot normally lose out in the challenge. Michael Williams did well to meet the threat from Rangers and Phil Thomas put in some great tackles to keep his team mates positively focussed on the threat. Kevin Wong had to be alert as all the Rangers play was switched to the No7 playing on the left flank and he eventually started drifting inside as he was not getting much out of the flanks.

The second half saw Martin Richardson make a string of absolutely stunning saves. Two were point blank reactive saves and two flying down to the corners. They were just superb!

Glen White was busier in the second half and had a positive influence winning the ball and bringing it forward to release Sam Colbeck who caused Rangers lots of problems. With Nolan not giving a single chance for the defenders to rest he was joined by Ridwan Koodruth who came close when the keeper was slow to react to a through pass. Both Alex’s returned from injury this week and Combridge was his usual solid self and his pace and foresight on Rangers attacks kept them at bay. With the confidence of Richardson behind him and Thomas alongside the Nascot defence held well. Johnson did not last and was again withdrawn injured although he had a few forays forward on the right. Nolan shot over the bar, West struck straight at the keeper and Heard had another shot blocked. Wong saved a shot off the line after a scrambled corner and although either team could have won the game in the dying seconds as tired legs slowed the game down, it seemed destined to head for a draw.

An improved performance from the previous games between these two sides but for Nascot the third draw in a row.

Sunday 26th February 2006Result:Scorers:Man Of The Match:
Woodall v. NWR

0 - 0

 CAPTAIN Mike Williams
Match Report 
Excellent 0 – 0 ‘win’ in Hemel

It seemed strange that the Management of a team who have spent most of the season at the top of the league should ask to see the ID cards of the Nascot players. Perhaps they were worried? Well if they weren’t worried before the kick off they certainly were twenty minutes after it!

Nascot took a few minutes to settle down. This was highlighted by Woodall’s first attempt at goal straight from kick off as their player luckily shot wide. This was understandable due to some new enforced partnerships at the centre of defence and midfield. After that though, Nascot out thought and out battled a strong Woodhall side, each and every player doing the simple things well.

After twenty minutes without scoring the ‘expected’ goal or two The Wanderers manager made wholesale changes hoping that this would inspire his team. Another five minutes passed and urgency turned into panic as Nascot were now clearly on top and creating all the opportunities in front of goal.

At half time it was apparent that the Nascot lads were not content with keeping Woodhall at bay. They had matched them throughout the first half and now believed victory was possible.

Nascot continued the second half as they did the first and as the game went on, became the dominant team with Trafford Nolan, Dexter Davies-Smith and Lee Conwell all going close with Richard Chandler providing much of the service down his unfavoured left hand side. Carl Heard also did well providing service overlapping with an ever threatening Conwell. The back four of Glenn White, Mike Williams, Phil Thomas and Carl Heard were well organised and snuffed out any Wanderers attack with purposeful whole hearted challenges. Challenges which went a long way toward letting the opposition know that they were in a game, causing many a complaint to the unsympathetic referee. Dan Nightingale was equally as wholehearted in the centre of midfield providing an effective partnership with Rob West who was at the heart of many of Nascot’s moves.

Five minutes from time it seemed that one of the best performances in recent years was going to be ruined as the Woodhall number three broke to the edge of the Nascot penalty box and fired low to bottom right corner only for Martin Richardson to dive down to his left to pull off the save of the match to keep Nascot in the game. This save topped off a fine performance from the Nascot number one who was vocal and confident throughout.

Five minutes of constant pressure on the Woodhall goal followed. Frustratingly though, the final whistle came too soon for the inevitable and deserved victory for Nascot. For it was the Woodhall management team and supporters who were baying for the final whistle. Although before the kick off a 0 – 0 score line would have been seen as a win, there was an air of disappointment amongst the Nascot players.

If only the enthusiasm, aggression and will to win shown in this game could be bottled and used against lesser opposition who knows where it would take us?
Sunday 19th February 2006Result:Scorers:Man Of The Match:
NWR v. Borehamwood Youth

3 - 3

Trafford Nolan 24’ 29’
Phil Thomas 50’

Match Report 
Crossbars & Goal Mouth Incident

Both teams hit the bar and scored three goals to walk away with a draw. Trafford Nolan scored two on his home debut and hit the cross bar twice to be denied his hat trick and Richard Chandlers goal ruled out was a harsh reflection on Rangers. On top of that Nolan’s shot that appeared to have bounced over the line and out was not seen by the linesman and not given. Nolan’s goals set up by Rob West and Dexter Davies-Smith were well taken and Phil Thomas bullet header from a West free kick was stunning. Other attempts on goal from Lee Conwell and Carl Heard were denied and it took a stunning flying finger tip save from Martin Richardson to keep Nascot ahead at 3-2. However, Youth got the equaliser late on when it appeared Nascot may have won it. More worryingly, Rangers saw Carl Heard, Alex Combridge and Alex Johnson all withdrawn to injuries.

Either goal scorer could have walked away as man of the match along with Alex Johnson playing in the centre of defence in a game when Nascot played some good football.
Sunday 12th February 2006Result:Scorers:Man Of The Match:
Abbots Youth v. NWR

7 - 0

 CAPTAIN Phil Thomas
Match Report 
Not hammered!

Although the result looks like a walk over it was not. Abbots took their chances and Nascot didn’t. A battle of a game with a few highlights but the heavy rain and eventual result dampened Rangers spirits!
Sunday 5th February 2006Result:Scorers:Man Of The Match:
Hemel Aces v. NWR

2 - 2

15’ Phil Thomas
56’ Carl Heard

CAPTAIN Michael Williams
Match Report 

Robbed in Hemel

Rangers dominated this game and having gone ahead twice without the heroics of the Aces keeper would have seen a massive away win. However it was the generous allowance for the inadequacies of the home linesman by the official which switched the balance of the football domination into an unequal number of decisions going against the away team. Several off sides were awarded against Rangers that were just wrong and most 50-50 decisions seemed to be only given one way. The eventual frustration of the players boiled over in the second half as they were unable to judge the decisions the official would make and when questioning the decisions were advised to stay quiet.

A times Nascots football was good and controlled particularly when the ball was kept on the ground. However discipline and control often drifted and allowed Hemel into the game. Phil Thomas goal on 15 minutes was a corker from the outside of the box and over the keepers head. The second from Carl Heard was a solo effort when he read the keeper’s poor kick out and broke through the defence to strike past the keeper. Other shots from Rob West, Richard Chandler, Sam Colbeck and Lee Conwell were all unsuccessful. 

It’s a shame the game ended in controversy over decisions, when all the players from both sides played the game in an excellent and sportsmanlike spirit.

Sunday 29th January 2006Result:Scorers:Man Of The Match:
NWR v. Berkhamsted Rangers
League Cup R2

1 - 2

78' Lee ConwellCAPTAIN Michael Williams
Match Report 
Last minute Heart Break

Nascot Wood clawed their way back into this game after going behind in a dull first half, lit up by a stunning save from Martin Richardson. Nascot had their moments and had two efforts cleared off the line. It was the second half that Rangers put on the pressure and dominated the game gaining a well earned equaliser late on after significant pressure. The busy Rob West crossing for Lee Conwell to strike. As Nascot piled on the pressure there was going to be only one winner and Berko made 10 substitution changes to slow the game. This came back to haunt Rangers when Berko scored the winner in the 5th minute of extra time. No time to gain a second chance, Rangers are out of the Cup
Sunday 22nd January 2006Result:Scorers:Man Of The Match:
Bedmond Ajax v. NWR

1 - 3

35’ Ridwan Koodruth
49’ Sam Colbeck
57’ OG
CAPTAIN Michael Williams
Match Report 
Nascot Do the Double Ajax

Rangers did the double over a very changed and improved Bedmond team with some style, putting on the best footballing performance of the season so far. The team from start to finish both played and battled to ensure all three points were secure and although a late penalty was a disappointment, even that was given away when literally battling to defend the clean sheet.

The first half started well and was evenly balanced. Alex Johnson was busy keeping the No15 in his pocket and he was brilliantly covered by Alex Combridge who again had an excellent game. Early pressure from Nascot almost paid off when Dexter Davies-Smiths cross was met by Lee Conwell but his shot was saved. Carl Heard in the centre of midfield alongside Conwell worked hard to hold the centre of the park in Nascot control. Rob West came close on two occasions and was always a threat but it was strike partner Ridwan Koodruth who put Nascot into the lead when he met a beautifully flighted cross from Glen White from the left flank to strike past the keeper on the volley.

The second half started with Bedmond pressing for an equalizer but as space opened up for Sam Colbeck he was set free by West and his curling shot nestled into the top left corner with the goalkeeper having no chance. Nascot pressed the advantage and a nice turn and shot from Michael Williams drifted wide. Colbeck then turned provider with a perfect cross that was met on the volley by Conwell whose shot went over the bar. Heard took the option for a long range effort and saw his effort curl past the post. It was not all Nascots way and Combridge saved Rangers from losing their 2 goal lead on two occasions. Johnson and White also had to be called upon to clear and Whites late double tackle and then clearance demonstrated Rangers resolve to hold firm. It only took Rangers another 8 minutes to strike the third when Colbecks curling cross caused confusion in the defence and Conwell attacking the ball forced the defender to clear into his own goal.

Daniel Nightingale on for Koodruth almost increased the lead again when slipped through the middle but his shot went painfully close to the outside of the post. Phil Thomas on for Davies-Smith added steel to the midfield and was immediately influential with both his passing and tackling, one of which was perfectly timed to win the ball and destroy a Ajax attack. Williams also dominated and his last minute header whilst tracking backwards again showed Nscots improved determination. West was a permanent threat and was unlucky not to get onto the score sheet but he also provided a hold up option brilliantly when Rangers were on the break, spreading his passes to both flanks.

Bedmond struck back with a penalty which Martin Richardson had no chance of saving but he was tested again a few minutes later when a free kick was well struck from outside the box and he had to provide a finger tip save to push the ball onto the bar.

The last five minutes saw tackles fly in from all areas and Nascot held firm, taking every option to break at the other end. As the final whistle came it was Rangers who had contained the Ajax threats but taken their chances well who took the deserved three points. Over 15 minutes after the final whistle the Bedmond team was still on the pitch analyzing their performance. They obviously felt they should have done better. But this Nascot team were not going to lose to anyone today!
Sunday 15th January 2006Result:Scorers:Man Of The Match:
NWR v. St. Albans Rangers

7 - 6

Sam Colbeck 12’, 56’
Michael Williams 13’
Ridwan Koodruth 42’
Rob West 48’, 54’, 78’


CAPTAIN Martin Richardson

Match Report 
13 Goal Thriller

Nascot went into a two goal lead within 13 minutes. The first after battling from Alex Johnson released the ball and Ridwan Koodruth’s blocked shot arrived for Sam Colbeck to score his first of the season. On the rampage Nascot struck again a minute later due to the perseverance of Michael Williams who brought the ball out of defence and into the opening space, when tackled he slipped the ball neatly for a one-two with Dexter Davies-Smith and into the box stroking the ball past the keeper. Further attacks saw shots from Rob West and Lee Conwel but St Albans fought back to bring the score to 2-2.

2 minutes into the second half Conwell set Koodruth through for his 5th of the season. Conwell then arrived for a great volley from a beauty of a cross from Davies Smith. Carl Heard returning in a purple shirt for the first game this season shored up in midfield and worked hard to break up any St Albans attacks. West struck his first a few moments later with a great strike from outside the box. With another 2 goal lead Nascot looked secure but allowed the opposition too much space and they again struggled back into the match. West made it 5-3 when Johnson’s long pass fell into his path and his twist and shot gave the keeper no chance. Two minutes later Nascot gained a 3 goal lead when Heard’s neat through pass was met by West who slipped Colbeck through to jink around the keeper. Prior to this Martin Richardson pulled of the first of two finger tip saves to keep St Albans at bay.

Nascot then came under massive pressure as St Albans drove forward. Excellent defensive play from Alex Combridge throughout the match but particularly at this point helped to keep Nascot in the match but with a free kick, ’a gift’ and then a penalty the score was levelled at 6-6.

The remaining 13 minutes of the game were frantic with each team looking to strike the fatal blow. It was Nascot who found the extra strength and when West curled his shot into the top far corner there was only going to be one winner. A dangerous moment just before the final whistle saw a central free kick just outside the box curled low into the corner of the net only for Richardson to leap down and tip the ball around for a corner.
Sunday 8th January 2006Result:Scorers:Man Of The Match:
Borehamwood Yth V NWR

3 - 2

Michael Williams 53’
Rob West 54’
Match Report 

Having given away 2 soft goals at the start of each half Rangers had a mountain (and the conditions) to overcome to get back into the match. Having dominated with some good football on a dreadful pitch which slowly became a bog as the match progressed, Rangers battling effort was rewarded firstly from a Phil Thomas freekick that was met by Michael Williams and 60 seconds later when Rob West broke through the defence and slipped past the keeper. Rangers should have gone on to gain a deserved victory but when things were going all their way, several decisions went against them and with a massive amount of bad luck conceded the losing goal.

A monumental effort from the Rangers players was not rewarded with a deserved win. On another day they would have scored a handful but an in form keeper and the luck not going their way saw them come away with nothing. Good effort all around from the 11 players who turned up.
Sunday 18th December 2005Result:Scorers:Man Of The Match:
NWR v. Cassiobury Rangers


Match Report 
Sunday 11th December 2005Result:Scorers:Man Of The Match:
NWR v. Abbots Youth

2 - 4

Richard Chandler 23’, 80’

Match Report 

Give Away

After going into the lead and commanding large parts of the game, Rangers let the game slip away with 2 soft goals. Heads down and feeling sorry for themselves they were in fear of being thrashed when 1-4 down in the second half. But the last 10 minutes saw a rally and several chances went begging but only a consolation second was scored. Reward for his hard work in the first half Richard Chandler grabbed both goals.

Sunday 27th November 2005Result:Scorers:Man Of The Match:
NWR v. Hemel Hornets
Challenge Cup

3 - 8

Michael Williams (Pen) 75’
Lee Conwell 85’, 90’

Match Report 

Improved Performance

Up against a handy first division outfit Nascot held there own for the first twenty minutes and stops from ‘the back to form’ Martin Richardson kept the balance even. Shots from Alex Johnson and Ridwan Koodruth kept Nascot in the match. However, it was the excellent performance of Alex Combridge alongside Rob West in central defence that caught the eye. Against the hill made hard work of the game and Hornets kept the attacks coming with Glen White protected by Lee Conwell, busy on the left flank. A superb diving tackle by Rob West and the two clearances off the line he made showed the direction the game was going.

Phil Thomas again excellent in midfield was partnered by Daniel Nightingale and this worked well with the pace of Koodruth and support from Dexter Davies-Smith up front.

Rangers pressed and harried but Hemel are a good team and played neat passing football. Nascot’s determination was eventually awarded late in the game when Conwell was adjudged to have been shoved when aiming to head Nascot’s first goal. Michael Williams stepped up and slotted home the penalty. With their tails in the air Nascot pressed and pressed and Richard Chandler whose pace throughout the second half had worried the Hornets, took on three players and eventually got in his pass across the goal and Conwell arrived at the far post to strike for Nascots second. He was unlucky to miss out again when Rangers excellent passing football saw his turning shot from the penalty spot fire over the bar. However he was rewarded on the final whistle when his long range shot from well outside the box crept in between the bar and the tips of the keepers fingers.

A heavy goal against tally belies the effort and performance from Rangers which was much improved from last time out. It also showed that when they pressed and put the effort in, the goals would come. Some excellent individual performance today gives the team some self belief for a return to the league.

Sunday 20th November 2005Result:Scorers:Man Of The Match:
NWR v. Woodhall

1 - 9

Ridwan Koodruth

Match Report 

Nascot Crash

A pretty poor performance in the first half and a slight improvement in the second saw Rangers crash to their worst defeat in over two years. Ridwan Koodruth’s battling earned him a goal and too many players were not showing the same commitment and determination.

Sunday 13th November 2005Result:Scorers:Man Of The Match:
NWR v. Hemel Aces

1 - 1


Match Report 

Battling Draw

A battling draw from a match full of incident saw Nascot equalise from a Michael Williams header set up by Phil Thomas

Sunday 6th November 2005Result:Scorers:Man Of The Match:
Chorleywood Red  v NWR

1 - 0

Captain : Rob West

Match Report 

‘One of the Chuckle Brothers’

Not much went Nascots way and having given a goal away 2 minutes into the game it was always going to be uphill. The weather played a part in a game that split the teams after some clumsy defending allowed Chorleywood to fumble the ball in. Shortly afterwards Rangers were penalized for a back pass when the ball was bouncing around in the mud was deemed to have been deliberately passed back. The shot from 10 yards was charged down by the brave Nascot wall.
Martin Richardson was then called into action when he brilliantly tipped a fierce shot onto the bar and having gained confidence was never beaten by an on target shot in the match again. Mitan Thaker and Ridwan Koodruth played well in the early stages in front and swapped headers setting up Lee Conwelll for a great shot saved by the keeper. As usual Phil Thomas was ever present in midfield and Rob West was busy creating alongside him. Fierce tackling in the mud from Richard Chandler and Glen White protected the left flank but Chorleywood played neater football in the first half, using the unboggy flanks. Nascot preferred the central route and ball simply stopped in the puddles! The best chance coming from a Thomas corner flicked onwards by Michael Williams but saved by the keeper.
The second half was a better performance from Rangers and Alex Johnson showed grit both defending and creating. Alex Combridges goal saving tackle mid way through the half kept the team in the game and driving forward chances came from crosses from both flanks by both Sam Colbeck and Lee Conwell. Daniel Nightingale adding some muscle to the front line was not enough and Rangers almost suffered a sucker punch but Richardson and Combridge managed to somehow scramble the ball to safety.
The last 10 minutes were all Nascot and wave after wave of attacks could not penetrate. Some interesting decisions going each way added an uncertainty to the game that the weather had already compounded.

Sunday 30th October 2005Result:Scorers:Man Of The Match:
NWR v. Bovingdon

2 - 3

Ridwan Koodruth 11’
Mitan Thaker 25’
Captain: Lee Conwell

Match Report 

So Close

Nascot let a draw slip through their fingers 3 minutes from time when Bovingdon scored the winner.

Some good performances on the pitch today and Rangers upset the form book going ahead on 11 minutes with a neatly taken strike from just inside the box from Ridwan Koodruth. Bovingdon struck back within one minute and then went ahead only for Nascot to deservedly equalize on 25 minutes with another finely taken shot from Mitan Thaker. Bovingdon struggled to hold Nascot and either team could have gone ahead before half time.

Second half efforts from Thaker, Phil Thomas, Dexter Davies-Smith and Alex Johnson could not break the deadlock and when it seemed the points would be shared Bovvy struck.

It didn’t seem that Nascot would win it in the second half, but they certainly did not deserve to take no points from an evenly fought contest.

Sunday 23rd October 2005Result:Scorers:Man Of The Match:

NWR v. Bedmond Ajax

4 - 3

Davies-Smith 3’, 13’, 50’
Ridwan Koodruth 25’

Captain: Lee Conwell

Dexter Davies-Smith
Match Report 

Perfect Hatrick

Dexter Davies-Smith marked his return to the team with a perfect hatrick (right foot, left foot and a header). His first coming on 3 minutes meeting Sam Colbecks perfect corner at the far post. His second; the header taking the neat chip from Phil Thomas when the keeper missed the bounce of the ball. The third on 50 minutes when he attacked a loose ball chipping the oncoming keeper with his left. Busy throughout the match he almost made it 4 in the second half.

Nascot’s return to winning ways was made hard going in a game when they dominated large portions of play. Excellent performances in central defence from Michael Williams and Alex Combridge who without the Davies-Smith hatrick, would have easily run away with the award. His tackles at the end of the first half were game saving for Rangers. Richard Chalmers making only his second appearance was again busy and defended with passion. Colbeck on the flank was busy but his team mates continually played through the middle and his efforts were often missed. Ridwan Koodruth stole the forth goal on 25 minutes when the keeper fumbled and he was first on scene to mop up.

2-1 up at half time and then 3-1 in front Nascot slowed the pace and allowed Ajax back into the match and the game was certainly then on! Defending with all their efforts Alex Johnson and Glen White both put in crunching tackles. White coming off worse and limped trough the remainder of the match. Chalmers also limped off injured before the games conclusion.

Rob West was very unlucky to see his turn and shot curl onto the post and his efforts throughout the match were never in doubt, storming all over the park. Supported up front by Mitan Thaker in the second half, his determination almost released Johnson whose unmarked run saw him free to provide a useful curling cross that ran painfully across the mouth of the goal eluding the attacking West and Thaker. He again set Johnson up on the edge of the box with his shot going over the upright.

Thomas in the holding midfield role was superb, winning the headers and providing some very incisive passes to the front men. Supported in midfield by Captain Lee Conwell whose saving tackle on the stroke of full time in the box kept the Nascot points safe. Another mention must also go to Martin Richardson in goal whose point blank save in the second half demonstrated his ability to stay focused and he was on hand to support Conwell to smother out the final attack from Ajax.

In summary a good even match but Nascot should have finished the game off and allowed Bedmond too many chances to get back into the game. Not enough use of wide play kept the congested midfield busy and when the eventual crunching tackles came in, Rangers were up for it. But this was almost too late and Bedmond were unlucky not to get something from the match.

Sunday 16th October 2005Result:Scorers:Man Of The Match:

Bovingdon v. NWR

0 - 5

Captain: Michael Williams

Match Report 

Flaunden Voodoo Continues

Unable to keep the winning streak going, Rangers returned to Flauden and yet again came away with nothing but misery.

The first half was simply rubbish. Nascot started slowly and although dominating the early play allowed Bovingdon to score regularly through the half. A finger tip save from Martin Richardson the only real good moment. Sam Colbeck returned to the side and pushed on down the left with some vigor but the half will be remembered for a fierce drive into the nether regions of the closing Mitan Thaker. One to make the eye’s water just thinking about it!

The second half showed a bit more promise but Nascot could still not contain Bovingdon and only threatened with a scorching shot from Colbeck, tipped over by the keeper.

Lee Conwell was the only driving force for Nascot today and demonstrated a large amount of passion through his tackling and effort. It was not enough on a day when too many were not up for the fight.

Sunday 9th October 2005Result:Scorers:Man Of The Match:

League Cup Group H
Croxley Guild Clarets v. NWR

1 - 4

Gullin 7’
Koodruth 37’
West 53’
Combridge 58’

Captain: Phil Thomas

Match Report 

‘Unbeaten’ Run Back on Track

Nascot put themselves back on winning ways on the road at Croxley. Boasting several classy players in their ranks Croxley almost went ahead in 2 minutes when a clearance from Martin Richardson hit Daniel Nightingales back and the unmarked centre forward managed to miss an open goal!

Not to be denied their own luck again, Nascot peppered the Croxley penalty areas for the next 5 minutes and putting the keeper under pressure a across from Rob West was not cleared by the keeper and Louis Gullin pounced to clear up and claim his sixth of the season. More chances then went begging and it wasn’t for another half an hour that West turned supplier again for Ridders to strike his seasons first. Lee Conwell again was very influential in midfield alongside Phil Thomas and his header just cleared the bar. A flicked header from West’s corner by Michael Williams also just landed on the top netting.

Alex Johnson was busy on the right supporting Dexter Davies Smith and they both gave a usual supply of balls for the strikers.

In a five minute blaze after half time Rangers wrapped the game up first from a West strike and then when Thomas became supplier with a right footed cross from the corner flag for the arriving Alex Combridge to net at the far post. With the game won by this stage, Nascot were almost punished but Daniel Nightingales brave tackle saved the day. Richardson was called on to make a save half way through the half at the near post and Nascot still showed plenty of passion when the game warmed up after some tough challenges but with the final whistle nearing they went to sleep for Croxley to nick a goal late on.

Job done, Nascot are back to winning again.

Sunday 25th September 2005Result:Scorers:Man Of The Match:

County Cup
NWR v Potters Bar Utd Whites

2 - 2 AET (3 - 4 pens)

Potters Bar Win on penalties
Conwell 39’
Thomas 50'

Captain: Rob West

Match Report 

13 Heroes

County Cup challengers Potters Bar from the Rural Herts first division could have expected an easier run, looking at the fixture on paper, but Rangers had other ideas on a day that saw them put in a monumental effort to hold the opponents to a draw at full time and even possibly have nicked it in extra time.

There were too many excellent performances today and it would be unfair to single any player out. But I will just say that Phil Thomas’s equaliser on 50 minutes was probably the best goal we have scored for some time, turning on the edge of the box and curling an effort over the keeper into the far corner. Adding to this a brilliant save from Martin Richardson to keep the score equal in extra time, diving backwards to tip a power driven shot over the bar using his finger tips.

All around the pitch Nascot players were having their own battles and it was the frustration of the opponents that increased having realised that they were being held (and rightly so) by a team 4 divisions below their equivalent status.

Before the match Coach Tony Nightingale asked the players to stand up and be counted in a game they could not realistically be expected to win but to perform well and put in the effort. Even Tony was impressed with the sheer determination and commitment shown.

Up front Mitan Thaker, Louis Gullin and later Ridwan Koodruth continually caused problems. In midfield Robert West and Lee Conwell were enormous, along with Dexter Davies-Smith (playing only his second full game since breaking his leg in February)!

The defence were resolute and probably worked hardest all game amongst all the players. From Alex Johnson tackling like a banshee and Alex Combridge battling on the flank, to Daniel Nightingale and Michael William holding firm in the middle. Later joined by Glen White whose timely intervention in the second half helped keep it level.

Extra time was evenly matched and could have gone either way. Both teams having chances to seal the game up.

No one wants to see penalties and it was Potters Bar who scored the extra goal, after Richardson had saved the penultimate effort.

A credit to all the players who were never daunted by the gulf in league status. A credible result and a lesson in determination and effort that Rangers can take forward into the League and League Cup competitions. Well done to all the players today and unlucky at the final push! Nascot did not turn up to be bridesmaids today and they almost took the honours. Well done.


Sunday 18th September 2005Result:Scorers:Man Of The Match:

League Cup Group H
NWR v Harpenden Colt Tigers

3 - 1

Conwell 17’
Gullin 29’, 53’
Captain: Rob West

Match Report 

Nascot Make it Hard Going

The third win in a week for Nascot, belayed the performance today which was sluggish and not of a higher enough standard. Harpenden came and made it difficult for Rangers in the first half an in the second half almost drew even when the score was 2-1.

Starting quickly Nascot relied too heavily on the long ball and although Rob West and Louis Gullin fed off the supply there was no real end product. Gullin fired over twice, with further shots from Dexter Davies-Smith and Lee Conwell. The first goal came from Nascot pushing forward, Alex Johnson curling in a neat cross field pass for Conwell to pounce and slip past the keeper. Further pressure saw an overhead effort from Phil Thomas hit the bar and Michael Williams pressed onwards but could not find the killer shot. The Colts keeper was on form and further attempts were all thwarted. Brave tackling from Johnson and Daniel Nightingale kept the Colts at bay but a superb diving save from Martin Richardson ensured the defence stayed resolute. But just before the half hour mark, Gullin battled to win the ball in the box and his deserved first was slipped into the corner.

The second half saw an improved Nascot performance and Conwell and Davies-Smith started to dominate the midfield, which was anchored well by Thomas. The right flank gave Nascot their best avenue for attack and all the best moves were created starting from Johnson, Nightingale and Alex Combridge in defence and moving through to the busy Mitan Thaker supporting Gullin. Thaker was unlucky to see his header blocked on the line and West had a shot saved. But Conwell and Davies-Smith pushed on and eventually created more chances with Ridwan Koodruth blasting just wide and Gullin arriving from a Glen White cross shooting just past the post.

But Harpenden’s efforts were rewarded and could have had two had a narrow off side decision not denied them. But Gullin pressed the majority advantage further latching onto a pass from Thomas and beating the approaching keeper. Colts won a penalty for handball but could not make it count and Nascot survived the day.

The result is what counts but the performance could have been better. Too much reliance on long balls and taking on too many players in the first half and just a bit too slow to capitalise on their possession in the second half. However, Nascot can be proud of 3 wins in three games.

Wednesday 14th September 2005Result:Scorers:Man Of The Match:

League Cup Group H
NWR v Chorleywood Youth Red

2 - 1

Gullin 73’, 76’
Captain: Phil Thomas

Match Report 

Gullin Double  Breaks Deadlock

For over seventy minutes the game was evenly balanced with early efforts from Rob West, Alex Johnson, Ridwan Koodruth and Lee Conwell. Phil Thomas again dominated the middle of the park and was later reinforced by Michael Williams and making his Nascot debut Dexter Davies-Smith. He worked some good opportunities on the right and made himself a handful for the defence. Mitan Thaker was busy in the first half but Nascot could not find a way through and may have seen themselves go behind without the intervention of Daniel Nightingale and Alex Combridge.

The second half was also evenly balanced and it took the new partnership of West and Louis Gullin to break the deadlock striking panic in the Youth defence more and more as the half went on and with Nascot in the ascendancy it seemed like the pressure would eventually break through. However Martin Richardson was called upon to dominate from corners and when Youth broke through to bravely smother out the attacks. Glen White had a solid game and with Sam Colbeck being taken off injured Conwell filled in on the flank. Slowly Nascot pressed forward and with lightning pace Gullin was set through twice in three minutes to destroy Youths hopes of getting anything from the game.

But, Nascot fell asleep on the stroke of the final whistle to allow Chorleywood a consolation goal.

Two games, two wins. Few complaints from the crowd who saw an entertaining evenly matched game which Nascot stole in the last minutes of the match.

Sunday 11th September 2005Result:Scorers:Man Of The Match:

St Albans Rangers v NWR

4 - 6

Conwell 5’, 21’, 60’

West 32’, 56’, 72’

Captain: Phil Thomas

Match Report 

Conwell Hatrick for 10 Man Nascot


Lee Conwell made a stunning debut for Nascot Wood Rangers with a hat-trick signalling his intent.

With only 11 players available any injuries were going to deal a blow to the strength of remaining players. Conwell got Nascot off to a brilliant start after being set up by Rob West. But St Albans were given a lifeline through a penalty on 20 minutes.


Showing their determination; Mitan Thaker set up Conwell one minute later for his second and it seemed Nascot would power on. But with the loss of Sam Colbeck to injury St Albans struck back to equalise against the 10 men.


Thaker was provider again for West to put the see saw game back in the favour of the away team, the home team equalising again 4 minutes later.


Nascot's dominance even with only 10 men was not pressed home and Martin Richardson was called upon to make a finger tip save which he followed up with a stunning dive down to his right to keep St Albans at bay. But Thaker and West worked well again for West’s second and put Nascot back into the driving seat. Having crawled back into the game several times, this was the determined break Nascot needed and Conwell and West both went onto secure the victory with their hatricks. Daniel Nightingale left the field injured after a brave tackle and Colbeck limped on to play the last 10 minutes.


With Nascot effectively down to 9 players, St Albans struck a consolation goal but the tie was already won. Phil Thomas in the middle dominated and worked hard with Glen White playing assured on the left. Unaccustomed to the right backs position Alex Johnson stood up well to the challenge whilst the dependable Alex Combridge filled in at centre back.


Ridwan Koodruth came close late on but the plaudits went to Lee Conwell on his debut and the second hat-trick to Rob West.



The White Lion (Watford) Support Under 16’s

The Under 16’s received a major boost with the sponsorship of their kit jackets by The White Lion. The new jackets proudly announcing the support of The White Lion in Watford have just arrived in time for the cooler days ahead.

Team Manager Lol Thomas (far left) announced “We are very proud to be supported by Jimmy Murray, his wife and all the regulars at the The White Lion and we hope to make sure that their name is seen far and wide across the County. Our first outing in the kit saw us come away with a good win and we look forward to many more”.

From the Club we are very grateful to Jimmy and all the supporters at the White Lion and we hope to see them at our forth coming games cheering on the team. The White Lion can be found at 79 St Albans Road in Watford. If you are in the area, please pop in as the welcome is always warm and friendly.
29th January 2006 League cup Round 2 NWRFC V Berkhamstead Raiders 11.30 kick off
5th February (my Birthday) League Hemel Aces V NWRFC 1.30 Kick off (that's the day wrote off)
12th February League Abbots Youth V NWRFC 10.00 Kick off
19th February League NWRFC V Borehamwood Youth 11.30 Kick Off
26th February League Woodhall Wanderers V NWRFC 10.00 Kick off
5th March Spring Cup NWRFC V St Albans Youth 11.30 Kick off

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About Us

2005 October - The White Lion (Watford) supports the U16s

2004/05 The Team won the Watford Friendly League Spring Plate and were finalists in the Mathew Homes Cup.

2003/04 was the toughest so far but reaped many awards!!!  Won the Nascot Wood Rangers FC Team of the Season Award. Won the Leagues Most Sporting Team Award out of 64 teams. Quarter finalists of the Watford Penalty Shoot Out. Won the Chorleywood Tournamount Most Sporting Team Award.

2002/03 ended on a disappointing note following the teams great start to the league, staying at the top of the division for 6 weeks. The 2001/02 season was the first 11 a side for the team and they did well, qualifying to play in Division 3 of the BFL. Their strong team spirit saw us come third in the Fair Play Award out of 54 teams. We finished a credible 8th after leading the division for 6 weeks. 

We  had a successful 2000/01 season. The team came third in the ICIS West Herts League, qualified for both the semi final of the League Cup and the Challenge Cup and were the winners of the inaugural Nascot Wood Challenge Trophy. The team was featured in the 2001 Watford FC Programme (20th February).

The team were winners of the BFL Spring Trophy (1998).

The home ground is Queens School, with training taking place at Westfield School Astro Turf, Section 3 on Thursday evenings at 7.30pm

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