The term used to denote the crossbar and uprights, which create the frame of the goal, even if they are made of metal.

Is striking the woodwork a shot on target?

In soccer a shot on target is deemed to be a shot at goal that goes into the net or is stopped by the opposition goalkeeper or defending player. If the ball hits either the crossbar or goalposts while still resulting in a goal, it is classed as a shot on target.

However, although the woodwork forms the goal frame it is not classed as part of the goal as the aim is to get the ball inside the goal frame or into the net. Because of this, any shot at goal that strikes the woodwork while not resulting in a goal will be classed as a shot off target.