Northwood returned to winning ways on Tuesday night (February 25) after a miserable run of form saw them go 11 games without picking up three points.
Eric Lopes had the first opportunity of the game for The Woods, after some good link up play with Romario Hart allowed him to get a shot away, but it went just wide.
On the 17th minute, Marlow should have taken the lead themselves when Jamie Stephens didn’t deal with a shot, but made up for it well by denying Kamaron English tapping in the rebound.
Hart broke the deadlock for The Woods on the 32nd minute when his terrific downward header was enough to sneak over the line.
Northwood had the opportunity to double their lead a minute before half time when more great play from the goal scorer allowed him to get a cross away, but no one was there to tap in what would have been a certain goal.
In the second half, Hart was through on goal once more and looked to have a golden opportunity to get another, before being dubiously flagged up for offside.
The Woods dominated the majority of the second half, Lopes hit the bar with a brilliant effort from just inside the box following some good work from substitute Jaden Sharman.
There was some late pressure from Marlow but nothing really gave Northwood too much to worry about, and they managed to hold on to get a deserved victory.
Northwood, despite still being rock bottom of the league table, will be over the moon to have ended the miserable run of form.
A tricky test follows for The Woods, with a trip to promotion hopefuls Uxbridge on Saturday afternoon.
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