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Shadow squad comfortably beaten
 
  Tuesday 10th December 2019

Middlesex Senior
Charity Cup
Second Round

 

 

 

 

WORDS:
Alan Evans   
PICTURE:
James Brown

 
 

Northwood 0
Hayes & Yeading United 4

WOODS LINE-UP  
 
1 Joe Ringer  
2 Patrick Campbell ©  
3 Michael Oshin  
4 Dan Pett (70m)  
5 Jordan Payne  
6 Azeez Alibi  
7 Max Holland (67m)  
8 Elvis Sheta  
9 Patrick Akwasi-Bronyan (76m)  
10 Yiannis Constantinou  
11 Festus Lori  
SUBSTITUTES  
12 Rolex Buiti  
14 Joakim Ehui (67m)  
15 Luke Holness  
16 Malcolm Podier (70m)  
17 Kris Puffour (76m)  
     
HAYES & YEADING: Salva Ribera, Johnville Renee, Keano Robinson, Jack Williams, Liam McDevitt (Joe Weight 46m), Gabriel Piorkowski, Scott Donnelly, Ogo Obi, Elliott Buchanan, Hassan Jalloh (Omar Rowe 30m), Toby Little   
   

The Woods came out second-best on the night at home to Southern Premier side Hayes & Yeading United who move into the quarter-finals of the Middlesex Charity Cup.

Manager Jamie Leacock used the fixture as a chance to give some game time to several squad players but also as a trial match for a clutch of others, while our visitors fielded a pretty strong side that included one-time Woods star Elliott Buchanan up front.

The visitors started well and nabbed an early lead when Toby Little scuffed his shot from the edge of the box and it crept inside the post but after that the Woods settled well and held their own for the rest of the half.

Hayes & Yeading lost striker Hassan Jalloh to injury on the half-hour and the Woods pushed again but were unable to find an equaliser before half-time. The best opportunity fell to Elvis Sheta, who hammered a shot wide of the post from a good position.

The visitors’ second goal came after 62 minutes and with a bit of irony as it was a fine strike scored by Gabriel Piorkowski who has been playing for the Woods while on dual-registration at Northwood over the past few weeks!

Northwood had fielded Jordan Payne at centre-half, a former Woods reserve player who has joined after a spell with Chalfont St Peter and he was joined by another ex-Woods player Joakim Ehui, who came on as a substitute to add to his 179 appearances in Woods colours.

Again the Woods were unable to get the goal needed to put them back into the tie and the visitors then pounced late on. Two goals in the final four minutes gave the final score a flattering slant as Ogo Obi and Omar Rowe rounded off a 4-0 victory.