The Wood are back on their travels this Sunday, December 3 (2pm) when they face Coventry City, in their high-profile FA Cup Second Round tie. Here’s our preview……..

 

Match Details

Entrance fees for the game are as follows: Adults £13, OAPs £7, Under 18s £7 and Under 13s £2.

Away supporters are mostly accommodated to one side of the South Stand (Blocks six & seven) towards the corner with the West Stand.

Entrance to the stadium is through automatic turnstiles, where you have to put your ticket into a slot reader, which then allows the turnstiles to admit you.

Team News 

The Wood have no fresh injury concerns going into the fixture.

Jamie Turley was the only absentee against Woking, but having trained all week, will be in contention to return against Coventry City.

Form Guide 

Recently crowned Manager of the Month Luke Garrard, and his side, have stretched their unbeaten run to twelve matches in all competitions.

Last time out, the wood followed up an emphatic 4-0 win away to Maidstone United, with a 2-1 victory over Woking.

The victory lifted the side into the playoffs, ahead of the tie with Coventry City.

In the last round of the FA Cup, Garrard’s side famously came from behind to beat Blackpool 2-1, thanks to goals from Blair Turgott, and Dan Holman.

Although only one tier now separates the Wood and the Sky Blues, less than ten years ago, the gap was a huge five divisions.

Coventry sat in the Championship, with Boreham Wood down in the Isthmian League Premier Division.

With the Wood now seventh in the National League, and Coventry City sixth in the Football League Two, there will be an air of confidence around the side.

Managed by the experienced Mark Robins, the Sky Blues drew 1-1 at home to Crawley, in their last fixture.

Robin’s side defeated fellow National League Outfit Maidenhead United 2-0 in the previous round of the FA Cup.

From the Dugout – Luke Garrard  

“I am very positive; we have done the analyst bits this morning, in terms of how we feel Coventry are going to potentially set up; their strengths, their weaknesses; and we done a session on it today. There was a real tempo and a focus.

“No matter what level you play at, I think there are weaknesses. They have got great strength and great personnel within their team.

“I keep saying it and I keep being repetitive, but it is very much about what we do on Sunday.

“I think that we are in a rhythm at the minute, where our performances have been superb, and luckily enough, and fortunately enough, we have been marrying that up with points on the board.

“Come Sunday, if we play at our maximum and if Coventry underestimate what we have in our dressing room, then there is the potential of an upset.

“I would be lying if I said I didn’t think about the opportunity of getting into the third round.

“If I had said to the players when we were down at Barnstaple, that we would be a game away from potentially playing in the Third Round Proper, they would have bit my hand off.

“It is an accolade, it is an achievement, but we know the job in hand and at no stage will we underestimate Coventry.”