Westfield 2-1 Northwood - Isthmian League South Central Division - Tuesday 24th April 2024

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Westfield v Northwood Westfield 2-1 Northwood Tuesday 24th April 2024 Isthmian League South Central Division Woking Park, Woking, Surrey, England Attendance: 143 Referee: Stephen Hawkes WESTFIELD FC GOALSCORERS: Jordan Alves (80'), Jordan Alves (90'+4). NORTHWOOD FC GOALSCORER: Harry McCorkell (65'). TEAMS: WESTFIELD FOOTBALL CLUB: Sonny Wheeler, Niran Butler, Billy Nutbeam, Alfie Huckle, Lewis Jackson, Quincy Rowe, Archy Taylor, Andrew Crossley, Manolis Gogonas, Jordan Alves, Mayowa Adaje, Luke Elliott, Jamarie Brissett, Samuel Balogun, Theo White, Rileigh Hebditch. NORTHWOOD FOOTBALL CLUB: Andrew McCorkell, Harry McKenna, Deago Dunbar-Bonnie, Teddy Stacey, Luke Tingey, Stephan Langley, Archie James, Harry McCorkell, Lucas Sinclair, Dan Williams, Kofi Anokye-Boadi, Denzel Effah, Godlove Oppong, Jeremy Stewart, Sam Jenkins, Julio Fresneda. After an excellent campaign Westfield finally confirmed their play-off place last night in dramatic fashion as a injury time winner from Jordan Alves was enough to overcome a stubborn Northwood. The visitors will feel hard done by after an excellent display and for long periods it seemed Westfield would have to wait till Saturday to seal that coveted top-5 spot. In a largely unforgettable first half it was the visitors who created the only chances and Sonny Wheeler had to be alert to keep out the lively Kofi Anokye-Boadi with his legs in the 3rd minute. Dan Williams spurned a good chance firing wide after a ball in from the left before Harry McCorkell fired just past the left hand post. Wheeler was to be alert before the break foiling Williams again as the half drew to a close with Westfield rarely threatening up the other end. As expected Westfield improved after the break with Jordan Alves going close with a deflected effort. However the visitors remained a threat and Archie James was next to test Wheeler with the keeping diving low to make the save. The deadlock was broken in the 64th minute and set piece proved Westfield’s undoing. A corner from the full back was headed home by McCorkell standing on the 6 yard box. Westfield fans looked to draw comparisons to the last home game against Guernsey when a goal from the visitors stirred the hosts into life and this indeed was again the case. Sub Jamarie Brissett making an unexpected return after being stretched off Saturday was through on goal but Stephen Langley made a superb goal line clearance. As the pressure built Tobi Adaje was denied by Andrew McCorkell in the visiting goal who got down low at his near post. The game was levelled in the 80th minute, Jordan Alves receiving the ball out wide before unleashing a vicious shot which flew in via a deflection to wrong foot McCorkell. The dramatic winner arrived deep into stoppage time with Alves again from a similar position shooting and the ball deceived McCorkell and spun up into the roof of the net to spark mass celebrations on the pitch and balcony alike. #WestfieldFC