Hayes & Yeading U18 2  Northwood U18 2

Monday 9th March 2015


NORTHWOOD UNDER 18 Ryman Youth League
West Division
Team line-up


1 Kamal Foster
2 Michael Norris
3 Michael Maher
4 Gerry Gallen (54m)
5 Connor Hynes
6 Michael Cooper
7 Kyle O'Connor (56m)
8 Jamie Doolan
9 Michael Brown
10 Jack O'Donnell  
11 Shaquille Cope-McLean  
12 Ryan Molloy (56m)  
14 Zack Lowenthal  
15 Dylan Bahad (54m)  
16 -  
17 -  

Two stoppage time goals denied the Northwood youngsters a notable scalp as they so nearly won away to unbeaten Ryman Youth League West Division leaders Hayes & Yeading United. The first half saw very little in the way of attacking invention from either side although the game could have opened up if Dylan Kearney’s early far post effort had not been well saved by Northwood keeper Kamal Foster.

As the half drew to a close both sides had a chance to break the deadlock with Michael Brown meeting a corner on the volley without really troubling home keeper George Upton while at the other end Kearney’s deep centre was met on the volley at the far post by Ben Slade but his effort went across goal and wide.

After some pressure from the home side as the second half got underway, the deadlock was broken somewhat against the run of play. The young Woods  earned a corner on the left, and Jack McDonnell’s in-swinging kick beating all and sundry before going in at the far post.

Foster then did well to collect a Sinclair volley before Woods’ skipper Jamie Doolan was given far too much time and space twenty yards out and he picked his spot in the top corner of Upton’s net to double to visitors advantage.

United, however, continued to push for a way back into the game and this finally came in the second minute of stoppage time as Charlie Mitchell collected the ball and forced his way into the area before firing past Kamal Foster to reduce the arrears.

Unfortunately Northwood couldn’t hold out for the win, as just two minutes later – on 94 minutes – the game was all square, Kearney sent Mitchell into the box, and although Foster kept out his shot, the ball fell kindly to Sinclair, who forced it home from close range to earn a fortuitous late, late point for Hayes and deny Richard Elderfield’s side a famous victory.