Northwood 0  Wealdstone 6

Tuesday 1st September 2020


1 A Trialist    
2 Ryan Phillips    
3 Charlie Kuehn    
4 Diogo Da Salva    
5 A Trialist    
6 A Trialist    
7 Gui Monti    
8 Amin Belaid    
9 Aaron Morgan    
10 Lucas Toti    
11 George Isaac    
12 A Trialist    
14 Radu Stefanoaica    
15 Ryan Esprit    
16 A Trialist    
17 Luke Jones    
18 Leon Smith    
19 Haluna Masembe    
20 Fred Chapman    

Northwood’s pre-season programme continued as they played host to near neighbours Wealdstone, who are preparing for their long awaited return to non-league’s top tier.

In front of a healthy crowd and on a perfect evening for football, Woods took the game to the recently crowned National League South champions with Lucas Toti seeing his shot blocked by Stones keeper Lewis Everitt.

Northwood continued to press with George Issac firing wide at the far post before the same player saw his shot blocked after being played in by Aaron Morgan.

Wealdstone finally began to make an impression as a long range free-kick was dealt with by Woods’ trialist keeper but the hosts were soon back on the attack as Everitt parried a rasping shot from Morgan while Diogo Da Silva had a shot deflected for a corner.

Northwood had more than held there own in an entertaining opening period but both sides made changes at the break and it was the visitors who stamped their authority on proceedings with an avalanche of goals in a one sided second half.

Ross Lafayette opened the scoring with a neat lob over replacement keeper Fred Chapman before Danny Parish made it 2-0 on 58 minutes.

And while Chapman was on hand to deal with a couple of Wealdstone efforts, he was unable to prevent Parish grabbing his second of the evening while Ashley Charles scored a fourth goal on 85 minutes.

Woods were unable to stop the Wealdstone onslaught as a trialist got on the scoresheet before Parish completed the scoring and with it his hat-trick a minute from time.

REPORT by Robin Piper
PHOTOS by James Brown