Northwood 0  Maidenhead United 2

7th April 2007


Bill Fishenden
Terry Hogan 2
Ryan Tackley 3
Bradley Hewitt 4
Perry Norman 5
Wayne Carter 6
Danny Murphy 7
Danny Julienne 8
Harry Hunt 9
Peter Dean 10
Jerome Hall 11
Joe Sparrowhawk 15
Sean O'Keefe (6) 16
Nick Pearce 17
Elliott Buchanan (4) 18
Karl Lewis (9) 21
British Gas Business Southern League Premier Division
Chestnut Avenue,
Kick Off
3.00 p.m.
Maidenhead United
Smith 31, Telemaque 77
Maidenhead United
Sent Off
Maidenhead United

Maidenhead United

1 Chico Ramos
2 Mark Nisbit
3 Ryan Parsons
4 Grant Cooper
5 Dominic Sterling
6 Bobby Behzadi
7 Errol Telemaque
8 Darti Brown
9 Lee Newman
10 Neville Roach
11 Ashley Smith
12 Dwane Lee
14 Yashwa Romeo (9)
15 Stephen Hughes (10)
16 Dave Clark  (11)
17 Delroy Preddie



Match Report
by Robin Piper

Northwood’s hopes of avoiding relegation took a major knock after they fell at home to in-form Maidenhead United.

Youngster Bill Fishenden returned to goalkeeping duties with Mikhael Jaimez-Ruiz beginning his three match ban, Danny Murphy started on the left flank following his injury lay-off, whilst Danny Julienne moved into central midfield in the absence of the unavailable Dwane Williams.

Both sides were slow to get into their strides on a bouncy surface. However, the visitors created a couple of openings, Lee Newman blazing wide from a good position after dispossessing Perry Norman whilst Fishenden saved bravely at the feet of the United striker after being set up by Errol Telemaque’s far post header.

Northwood gradually began to find their rhythm with Jerome Hall at the heart of their best moves. Hall combined well with Peter Dean, before the former miscued his shot from the edge of the box. And Hall turned provider moments later as he played in Harry Hunt, who was off target with his shot.

But the Magpies were looking increasingly threatening. Bradley Hewitt was on hand to block Newman’s shot before the latter was denied by Fishenden after the Woods’ ‘keeper saved Neville Roach’s initial effort.

However, Fishenden was unable to prevent Maidenhead from taking the lead in the 31st minute. Ashley Smith was afforded too much space before he shot through a sea of players, Fishenden being deceived by the bounce as the ball bobbled into the far corner of the goal.

And the visitors immediately threatened to add a second, Bobby Behzadi too near to Fishenden with his header.

However, Northwood had a great opportunity to restore parity on the stroke of half-time, but Hunt was unable to get on top of a bouncing ball into the box from Dean, his shot clearing the crossbar.

Northwood had to make a change five minutes into the second period with Hewitt suffering from a tight hamstring, Elliot Buchanan joining the fray on the left flank, Murphy moving to left-back, and Ryan Tackley partnering Norman in central defence.

Woods were showing renewed vigour and should have been awarded a penalty for handball on 58 minutes after Hunt’s shot was charged down by Grant Cooper following good work from Hall.

At the other end, the impressive Terry Hogan averted the danger with a timely tackle on Newman before Telemaque hit the upright following a quick break.

Manager Colin Payne made a switch after 68 minutes as Northwood continued to look for a way back into game, Hunt making way for Karl Lewis, Hall moving inside to partner Dean in attack.

And Lewis almost had a chance with his first touch after Dean’s through-ball had opened up the Magpie’s defence but ‘keeper Chico Ramos was alert to the situation.

But the wind was knocked out of Northwood’s sails as they conceded a second goal on 77 minutes, substitute Yashwa Romeo playing in the experienced Telemaque, who gave Fishenden no chance with an emphatic finish.

Romeo had a great chance to put the icing on the cake for Maidenhead with a third goal, but his shot was well held by Fishenden.

Sean O’Keefe was introduced to the Woods midfield in place of skipper Wayne Carter, with four minutes left on the clock, but the debutant was unable to spark a change of fortune.

Julienne did test Ramos with a stinging half-volley from the edge of the box but Northwood were resigned to their fate, a defeat which sees them slip to the bottom of the table following Corby’s win over Cheshunt.

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