Northwood Varsity Boys Soccer lost a heart-pounding overtime match with the 2013 state champion Wootton Patriots on Thursday night. Wootton dominated possession in the first half and led 2-0 at halftime, but the Gladiators fought back in the second half. The Gladiators improved their possession play in the second half and left the game tied at the end of regulation, with second half goals from junior Kevin Amaya and Saihou Manneh. Amaya scored on a blistering shot into the upper right corner of the goal from more than 25 yards on a free kick, while Manneh scored on a rebound from another Amaya free kick.
Both teams had multiple chances in overtime; Wootton scored the winning ‘golden goal’ with seconds to play in the first overtime period.
The Gladiators will face Einstein on Tuesday, September 17th at Einstein.
Find full game footage at these links:
First Half Part 1: https://youtu.be/-ZVfIw1Iaw0
First Half Part 2: https://youtu.be/ZVrtMFF2sSw
Second Half Part 1: https://youtu.be/950E3L8Ae_o
Second Half Part 2: https://youtu.be/vtWP2ZqxZBA