In a reversal of fortunes the Academy achieved where the first team failed. There was a début for Athan Smith-Joseph at right back, just signed from Met Police.
In the 19th min. Emmanuel Mafuta sent the ball down the right to DESHANE DALLING to advance and cleverly lift the ball over the keeper for 1-0. It was 2-0 on 20 mins. Good work by Charlie Brown and Nebay Haile to feed JEREMIAH CHONG who hit a powerful shot home. @NorthwoodFC have the ball in the net but it’s disallowed for a foul on
@HarryChurchill2 but then Awoy Ali scores one that counts. 2-1 @Staines_TownFC … 2-1 at half time.
On 57 mins. Breakaway sees Ali equalise for Northwood.
@NEEBZ_ and Mafuta combined in the right, the latter crossing to Dalling whose effort was blocked, but @C_Mcallister10 rifled in! TARIQ STRAKER came off the bench in 78th min and 2 mins later fired Staines’ fourth goal. A @C_Mcallister10 corner in the third added minute produces a 5th goal when ATHAN SMITH-JOSEPH heads home to make the final score 5-2.