The Wood are at home again this Thursday, May 3 (7pm) when they face AFC Fylde, in the National League play-offs. Here’s our preview……..

Match Details

Entrance fees for the game are as follows: Adults £18; OAPS £13, under 16’s £8 and under 12’s £4.

Gates will open at 5.30pm and it is advised that you get to the match early, in order to avoid potentially long match days ques, or if you wish to be seated during the game. The clubhouse will open at 3pm.

The match will be segregated, and the nearest public car park is stationed in Brook Road and adjacent to stadium.

Team News

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

Luke Garrard has a fully fit squad to choose from, Jamie Turley returned for the match against Guiseley and is available for selection once again.

Form Guide

Boreham Wood sealed a historic place in the National League play-offs, with a 3-1 win over relegated Guiseley, last Saturday.

The fourth placed finish is the Wood’s highest in their 70-year history.

Bruno Andrade broke the deadlock inside of five minutes, before Morgan Ferrier doubled the lead on 17 minutes.

Guiseley pulled a goal back through Dayle Southwell, but Kane Smith confirmed the win in the second half, with a third.

Garrard’s side were the only team in the play-off knockout round to have won on the final day of the season.

Managed by 42-year-old Dave Challinor, Fylde drew 0-0 away to Wrexham last time out, which confirmed a seventh-place finish in the play-off spots.

The Coasters have lost just once in their last five league fixtures, winning twice.

Fylde forward Danny Rowe finished as the league’s second highest goal scorer this campaign, having netted 24 league goals.

From the Dugout – Luke Garrard  

“We have gone through where we feel we can hurt them and their threats, which is obviously open-attacking football, which you see in their goals for tally.

“(Danny Rowe) has got great quality in terms of in-and-around the box, he has got a lovely little turn and a lovely little strike of both feet.

“We have to guard against that, I also highlight (Lewis) Montrose, (Sam) Finley, I like (Jordan) Tunnicliffe and I think that (Andrew) Bond has done ever so well for them.

“(Zaine) Francis-Angol at left back too. Dave has got himself a superb 15/16 players who he has been reeling out the past few weeks, (Jonny) Smith on loan as well.

“But we have got Morgan Ferrier, Bruno Andrade, Angelo Balanta, Keiran Murtagh, Mark Ricketts, Tom Champ, Dave Stephens, Jamie Turley, just to name a few.

“I know that on our day we can cause many teams problems and I have got two strikers in my team who back threes, back fours, back fives, whoever it is, people fear.

“Speaking to fans and locals in-and-around the area, it feels like there is a buzz and it feels like they are going to come out and support the boys come Thursday. I think that there has been a lot of positive reaction to us getting in the play-offs.

“If we can double or treble, what they come here with and if we can out-sing and out-shout what Fylde have to offer and if we can out-play and hopefully get the result come Thursday, then everyone will be very pleased.”


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