Ahead of the all-ticket fixture against Leyton Orient on Saturday, September 9, Luke Garrard has called on the local community of Borehamwood to attend in their masses and help to break the League attendance record at Meadow Park.
Just a few years ago, Boreham Wood vs Leyton Orient would have been a highly anticipated Cup fixture for the club; however on Saturday, the two sides will meet as National league equals.
Garrard asserted that his underdog side will relish going head-to-head with such a historic club, saying: “We are meeting as equals, not a National League club vs a Football League side, but two National League clubs, and two National League clubs who have been fighting at the higher end of the division so far this campaign.
“I think that it is fantastic, and we want to be able to give them a game, but we need our supporters to get behind us.
“We may not have the thousands that Orient do, but we’ve got a very loyal, and very noisy fan-base, who live for days like this.”
Leyton Orient are expected to bring a large crowd to Meadow Park on Saturday, in a match that could shatter the Wood’s League attendance record.
The current record was set September 5, 2015 against Grimsby Town, where the attendance was 1,293.
With so many O’s supporters expected to travel the short distance from Leyton, Garrard said that the club needs the community of Borehamwood more than ever.
Garrard continued: “I would love to shatter our attendance record, but I want it to be our own doing. I want it to be because the Wood Army turned up in their droves to back us in what could potentially be our biggest match this season.
“It would be a huge achievement to beat our attendance record and we are itching to do so; we want to make Boreham Wood supporters out of the whole town and Saturday is a big opportunity to do that.
“It will be an excellent day of football, the boys are all right up for it and are raring to go, they want to show these big club’s what the National League is all about.
“With so many Orient supporters expected to attend, of course we are going to need our fans to come out in full force. It is a big game, and one that we will be right up for.”
Whether it would be your first Boreham Wood match or your 500th, it is a must-see fixture at Meadow Park. Leyton Orient are currently joint first in the National League, but having been the side to knock previous leaders Aldershot Town off the top, Boreham Wood remain buoyant.
Garrard finished: “Of course we’re confident, we’ve shown against the likes of Aldershot, Torquay and Tranmere that we can beat anyone on our day.
“We’re a community club and we want more of you to be a part of what we are doing here, so get down to Meadow Park on Saturday and help us to shatter our attendance record.”
It is an all ticket match, and they will be available for purchase from Meadow park; over the phone on: 020 8953 5097, or via the online ticket office: http://www.bwfcboxoffice.co.uk. They will be priced as follows: Adults £18, OAPs £13, Under 16s £8 and Under 12s £4. The usual £1.50 admin fee will apply.
Leyton Orient supporters can purchase tickets direct from their Box Office at Brisbane Road.
This will not apply to Boreham Wood season ticket holders, who will able to show their ST on the gate as normal. All purchased tickets will be made available for collection from Meadow Park.
Boreham Wood Football Club would also like to remind supporters that the fixture will be segregated and that use of the club house is also permitted by Home supporters only.