Northwood picked up a vital three points at home this afternoon (March 7) at the expense of fellow strugglers Ashford Town, despite going behind late in the first half.
The Woods now find themselves further outside of the relegation area after picking up their form recently.
Ashford started off as the better side after an early corner allowed one of their players to get their head on the cross, but luckily for the Woods it went harmlessly over the bar.
On the 18th minute, it was the Woods’ turn to have an opportunity from a corner, and after it was floated in by Mihai-Andrei Chiriac, Craig Carby could only head over.
Ten minutes later, Northwood started to get a grip of the game after a low cross found Chiriac, and his effort was inches from crossing the line, but it was well cleared by Ashford’s defence.
Moments before the half-time whistle was due to be heard, Ashford hit Northwood with a sucker punch as Aaron Petch’s corner was met brilliantly by captain Max Webb, giving the Woods number one no chance.
On the 63rd minute, Northwood found the equaliser after Jaden Sharman’s effort was initially blocked well by Aaron Bufton, but he could only palm it straight to Ahmed Elsahib who made no mistake in finishing his chance to get his first goal for the club.
Nine minutes later it got even better for the Woods after Elsahib went from goal scorer to provider with his squared pass finding Sharman, who took his chance brilliantly to beat the ‘keeper.
Ashford almost found the equaliser on the 77th minute after Kevin Adjei somehow managed to get through the Woods defence to go through on goal, but Dickinson came up with a big save.
Romario Hart should have put the game beyond any doubt for Northwood in the dying moments of the game with only one Ashford defender back following a break away, but his effort went high and wide of the mark.
The Woods held on for a vital three points, and more importantly are now further ahead of the relegation area, to the delight of manager Robert Ursell, who was appointed back in February.
The hard work must continue for Northwood, and the games are coming thick and fast as they are back in action this Tuesday night with an away trip to bottom of the league Staines Town.