MAIN SPONSORS
MAIN SPONSORS
MAIN SPONSORS
MAIN SPONSORS
MAIN SPONSORS
WEBSITE SPONSORS
STAND SPONSORS
YOUTH SPONSORS
CLUB SPONSORS
CLUB SPONSORS

 

 

 


MATCH REPORTS 2007-08
 

NORTHWOOD RES. 1  CROYDON ATHLETIC RES. 0
 

Northwood

 
Simon Dean 1
Liam O'Keefe 2
Luke Lynam 3
Nicky Pearce 4
Elliott Gibbs 5
Danny Brown 6
Laurie Walters 7
Dwain Williams 8
Adrian Abramian 9
Andrew Harewood 10

Prince Toku

11
Substitutes  
Alec Gediking (9) 12
Jack Brown (53) 14
Hugo Figueiredo 15
James Linehan 16
Liam Sonner (53) 17
   

 

 

The Woods ended their Capital League campaign with a narrow but comfortable 1-0 victory over Croydon Athletic in an entertaining game full of attacking football.

There was a welcome run-out for striker Adrian Abramian, out with an ankle problem for the past ten weeks, and while lacking fitness, he showed some great touches in his forty-five minute spell. Dwain Williams continued his comeback following injury by running the central midfield area alongside Danny Brown, while young 16-year-old defender Elliott Gibbs made a excellent impression.

After a slow start, Abramian almost took advantage of a mistake from visiting 'keeper Manny Djornor on 14 minutes, getting his head to the loose ball but steering it wide of the goal. Six minutes later Brown recorded the first shot on target but Djornor was equal to it and was the start of a wave of attacks from Northwood as they began to dominate.

The speedy Andrew Harewood broke through but saw his shot blocked by the oncoming keeper and then Harewood played in Brown but his shot was blocked for a corner. Then Abramian showed a great touch and turn to play Harewood in again but his first-time strike was just over the bar.

On the half-hour, Prince Toku showed his marker a clean pair of heels over on the left flank and knocked in a superb cross, which was met by Brown racing in but his bullet header was just too high.

Two minutes later a long-range strike from Williams took a deflection and Djornor was almost caught out, changing direction to just push the ball away. Harewood was in on the loose ball and chipped it to the far post but the ball was cleared. 

After 37 minutes, Williams tried his luck again, this time from a free-kick some twenty-five yards out. He hit it well, beat Djornor in goal and when the ball crashed back off the crossbar, it hit the unlucky 'keeper and bounced over the line.

Brown linked with Abramian to send a shot wide soon after but the half finished with Croydon recording their first shot at goal, Woods keeper Simon Dean diving low to keep out a Arafat Kubuye strike.

Both sides made early second half substitutions, with Mark Barnham trying out three new players in Alec Gediking, Jack Brown and Liam Sonner. All three did well but it was Jack Brown who was most involved in the attacking moves, curling one shot just wide and then sending over a cross which just eluded Laurie Walters.

The visitors kept battling away and rarely threatened but they were guilty of one glaring miss which should have seen them level. After 72 minutes, substitute Gabriel Adesina broke through on goal but with just Dean to beat, he blazed over the bar.

The victory kept the Woods in fourth place in the table, though Dulwich Hamlet are likely to overhaul them by picking up enough points from their final two games, both at home. Their home form was the best in the division, with just one defeat in eight games but it was on their travels that they failed to match the leading sides, winning just twice from the eight away games.
 

 

Croydon Athletic

1 Manny Djornor
2 Joseph Rutherford
3 Cory Knight
4 James Tobi Adelami
5 Joe Kennedy
6 Matthew Way
7 Billy Rutherford
8 Nathan Green
9 Reece Alsan
10 Junior Mitchell
11 Arafat Kabuye
 
Substitutes
12 -
14 Gabriel Adesina (4)
15 Gavin Quintyre (8)
16 -
17 -
   

 



         
MENU