The Competition began on Monday, 7th December, 2020 when Ashford Town (Middlesex) U18 team entertained their Northwood counterparts. Ashford Town took the lead in the 17th minute, through Branden Sewell from the penalty spot. Northwood equalised in the 34th minute, when Adrin Tajik burst through the middle and chipped over the keeper. Ashford Town regained the lead in the 43rd minute through Max Linton, whose shot went in off of the post.
Adrin again equalised for the visitors in the 69th minute and won the match for them by completing his hat-trick in the 76th minute.
Result: Ashford Town (Middlesex) 2 Northwood 3
The next match in the Competition between Hayes & Yeading United and Enfield Town took place two evenings later, on Wednesday, 9th December. Ben Bell opened the scoring for Hayes & Yeading from close range but Reece Coughlan equalised for Enfield Town almost immediately and put them ahead 4 minutes before the half time interval. He completed his hat-trick by netting the only goal of the second half.
Result: Hayes & Yeading United 1 Enfield Town 3
Reece Coughlan equalises almost immediately for Enfield Town
Frantic action in Northwood's goalmouth
More of our 1st Round highlights can be found here
1st Round Results
14/12/2020 - Uxbridge FC U18 4-0 North Greenford United FC U18
09/12/2020 - Hayes & Yeading United FC U18 Isthmian 1-3 Enfield Town FC U18
07/12/2020 - Ashford Town (Middx) FC U18 2-3 Northwood FC U18
TBC - Edgware Town U18 vs Bedfont Sports FC U18 Ryman
A full range of photography from both games has been provided by our photographer Chris Benn, if you would like to use the photos please credit him.
Ashford town (Middx) vs northwood
hAYES & Yeading United vs Enfield Town