The Northwood 1st hockey team claimed a scrappy 3 – 2 victory over Clifton on Tuesday.
Northwood looked to be in control of the match in the first half after camping in the opposition territory but it was Clifton who scored first when a striker smashed a rebound into the back of the net after a good counter attack.
Northwood answered almost immediately when Jamie Pillay scored a rebound off a penalty corner to take the score to 1 – 1 at half time.
The second half saw both teams step up their tempo and it was Northwood who scored first with a brilliant individual effort from Matthew de Sousa who took a long corner and ran skilfully through the Clifton defence and keeper to finish into an open net.
Clifton answered back through a great counter attacking goal with the striker scoring a diving deflection on the far post.
It was Northwood who sealed the victory when Matthew de Sousa scored a reverse stick shot from a penalty corner variation.
Northwood’s last match see’s them attempt to defend their night league title in the final against Kearsney on Wednesday night.