by John Mead
Wood return to Saturday action at home in the League for the first time since 8 September, when they host Weston-super-Mare. It was just over a month ago when the two sides last met on the Somerset coast. Wood ran out 2 – 4 winners after going 2 – 0 down, during a rich vein of League form which sees Wood currently occupy a Play-off spot after fourteen matches. Yet with games in hand over the four sides above, Wood Boss Ian Allinson sees this game as a fantastic opportunity to turn the screws on the four sides above. “We have a tremendous home record in the League to date, and are unbeaten. We need that run to continue. We have two home games on the spin, firstly with Weston, then next week Truro City visit us. Nothing less than six points is acceptable should we wish to keep the pressure on the top sides.”
Weston have failed to win a League match since Wood spoiled their six game unbeaten run, having recorded two draws before last Saturday’s defeat at Dover Athletic. Like Wood, the visitors have only the League to concentrate on now, having been beaten 3 – 0 in the F.A. Carlsberg Trophy by the current League leaders Salisbury City.
Yet the real threat in my book comes from Welling United who have hit top form in the last month, beating Newport County in the F.A. Carlsberg Trophy and recording a 1 – 0 win against Salisbury City and a 5 – 2 mauling of Billericay Town midweek. United are currently second just two points above Wood who have the luxury of a game in hand. Needless to say there is a lot at stake this Saturday, so get down to Meadow Park and cheer on the lads!
Boreham Wood vs. Weston-super-Mare, Saturday 1 December, Kick Off: 3.00pm.
Come On the Wood!