Boreham Wood Football Club have enjoyed a truly wonderful three days of success this week from our PASE Academy all the way up to our First Team.
Firstly three of ‘Wood’s’ very promising youth team players in Harry Singh, Maxwell Holland and Jamie Lumsden, were all selected and started for the England College side against Scotland, in a hard fought 1-1 draw played up in Gateshead.
Secondly our young U/19 ‘Wood’ Elite squad, overcame a very good Monkseaton College 3-1 in the National Cup Quarter Final. With striker Raheem Parker-Sterling netting a brace and England debutee Jamie Lumsden netting a brave third to seal our deserved semi final place. It was perhaps our superior firepower that proved the difference.
Lastly on a mild St George’s Day, Boreham Wood’s First Team travelled to the County ground in Letchworth, to play their part in a thrilling Herts Senior Cup final, with Bishops Stortford, that ended 1-1 after extra time. A thrilling and heart stopping penalty shoot out then ensued, which in truth saw ‘Wood’ deservedly win out on penalties, after being totally dominant in this cup tie from start to finish.
Even so ‘Wood’ had goalkeeper James ‘Rusty’ Russell to thank for their cup triumph, after he brilliantly saved three out of four of Stortford’s spot kicks, while Wood expertly netted all three of ours, through Callum Reynolds, Ben Nunn and Lee Angol.
Finally at around 10.30pm and after more than a 120 minutes of football and a dramatic penalty shootout, it was ‘Wood’ captain Sam Cox, who held the impressive trophy aloft to the delight of the players, staff and travelling Wood supporters, as we were rightly crowned the Champions of Hertfordshire for the fifth time in our history, it was a fitting way to end our 65th anniversary season…