Woods takes a break from football

Luke Woods has decided to take a break from football and concentrate on his academic studies while he decides where his future lies. Luke is in the third year of his University course and understandably wants to focus on this important part of his life. His injury at the start of the season and the outstanding form of Sean Thomas has left him on the bench for much of the season. He knew he was due to start against Margate last Saturday and promptly injured his groin playing for the University on Wednesday afternoon. He is likely to be sidelined for a couple of weeks and that frustration, coupled with the travelling and the form of Sean turned out to be the final straw to prompt him to make this difficult decision. He is not looking for another club immediately and leaves Wealdstone on the best possible terms;

Gordon Bartlett has nothing but the highest regard for Luke and said: ‘Luke has been a victim of bad luck with injuries, as well as having to compete with one of the best goalkeepers in the league. He leaves with the utmost respect for the club, the management, his fellow players (especially Sean) and says it has been a very hard decision, but one he needed to make for himself. He is a great character and has certainly been ‘one of the boys’ over the last couple of seasons and a major influence on the excellent spirit in the camp. I’m sure you would all like to join me in thanking him for his excellent service, outstanding attitude and wish him every success in both his academic studies and his footballing future.’