The Wood are back on their travels tonight as they head to Hemel Hempstead for a 7.45pm kick off. Here’s our preview……..


The game will take place at Vauxhall Road in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

Entrance fees for Wood supporters are as follows: Adults £10:00, Concessions £6:00 (OAP’s), Youth/Children £1:00 (6-17 years of age), U5’s are FREE.

Team News

There are no fresh injury concerns going into the fixture.

Tom Champion is expected to return for the Wood after missing the match against Luton Town, while Dean Wells is also hopefully of making the fixture.

The defender has been absent from pre-season so far, but is hopefully of making his debut in some form against Hemel.

Luke Garrard is expected to stick with the same shape from the loss to Luton Town, but could alter his team, as the side now face three matches in seven days.

Form Guide

The Wood lost their first match of pre-season against Luton Town, but with the Hatters expected to challenge for promotion in League Two this season, Garrard asserted that it was not a bad result.

Garrard’s side have impressed so far this season, with a 1-7 win away at Wingate & Finchley and a 0-4 win at Biggleswade, highlighting what his side are capable of.

Managed by former Luton Town midfielder Dean Brenann, the Tudors play in the National League South and finished in 12th place last season.

From the Dugout – Luke Garrard 

“I think that Hemel will be a very good test, we have just played Luton, who are the league above us and we will play Hemel next, who a league below and I think that it is going to be very much realistic to a National League fixture.

“Unfortunately, we haven’t got the lads in now until the evening, but I will watch the game and go through a few pointers with everyone beforehand.

“I want to really emphasise what we’re asking of them and really nail down that come Hemel.

“Recovery is just as important as getting game time, so I will mix it up again. We have got Tom Champion coming into the squad and hopefully Dean Wells can play a part as well.

“The games are coming thick and fast, there are three games now in a seven-day period and for us that is massive.

“Hopefully we can hone-in what we’re asking of them, and come the match, we can be the Luton against Hemel.”



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