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Nmah’s wonder goal helps Penn Wood clinch title

After struggling to close out Academy Park in regulation Thursday, Andrew Nmah and Penn Wood did it about as fast as humanly possible.

Nmah took the opening tap of overtime from his brother, James, and struck a knuckling drive that beat the Academy Park defense for an instantaneous winner in a 3-2 Del Val Victory.

James Nmah also scored off a feed from Abdulia Barrie, and Tales Gaymore found the back of the net for Penn Wood (11-3, 8-0 Del Val), which guaranteed itself at least a share of the league title. Lansana Doumbouya set up Owen Ede for Academy Park’s opener with less than five minutes to play, and a deflected Bill Zwoduah shot also crossed the line for AP (8-9, 4-4).

In the Central League:

Penncrest 2, Marple Newtown 1 >> Shea Morgan scored twice, the winner set up by Sam Brown in overtime as the Lions (11-4-1, 6-3-1) brandished extra-session magic. Evan Bender also collected an assist, and Kieran Wilmot made seven saves.

Eamonn Clinton scored for Marple.

Radnor 2, Lower Merion 1 >> Cal Hanson set up Jackson Birtwistle for the game-winning tally as the Raiders’ claimed a massive road victory. Andrew Boujoukos also scored for Radnor, which got two saves from Ben Toomey.

Garnet Valley 1, Strath Haven 0 >> David Cressman’s shot from outside the box trickled home to give the Jags the victory.

John Scott made two saves for the shutout for GV (11-5, 8-2). Dixon Damico stopped eight shots for Haven.

Conestoga 2, Upper Darby 1 >> Chris Anderson’s goal off a Carlos Chauca assist gave the Pioneers a little scare. Daniel Lista had nine saves.

Haverford 6, Ridley 0 >> Chris Rose scored twice, and Sean Cannon paired a goal with three assists as the Fords rolled.

In the Bicentennial League:

Delco Christian 4, Valley Forge Military Academy 0 >> Dante Felice set up Daniel Nichols’ tally in the first half, and Nichols reciprocated on the first of Felice’s two goals for the Knights. Brody Veleber made nine saves in goal.



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