Boreham Wood v Aldershot Town
Saturday 12th December 2020, 3.00pm
Meadow Park, Vanarama National League

THE CONTEXT

This Saturday, Wood host 16th place Aldershot Town in the Vanarama National League at Meadow Park.

In their recent fixture on Tuesday evening, despite going a goal up, the Shots lost 3-1 at home against FC Halifax Town.

Whereas Wood made it three wins from three, when we impressively beat an in-form Notts County side 1-0 at Meadow Lane.

THE FORM GUIDE

THE WOOD

Previous six games (in all competitions): –

Notts County (A) | VNL | 0-1 
Hartlepool (A) | VNL | 1-2 
Canvey Island (A) | FAC | 0-3 
Altrincham (H) | VNL | 0-1 
Bromley (A) | VNL | 1-1 D
Torquay United (A) | VNL | 1-1 D

Wood travelled to Nottingham on Tuesday night and capped off an impressive week with a hard earned 1-0 victory.

Wood came out the blocks flying, pressed from the off and had opportunities in the first half to go two or three goals up, but we could not capitalise.

Jamal Fyfield has been arguably one of the Wood’s most valuable players this season and did not dissapoint with another vital goal in the 71st minute to ensure the 1-0 win.

Notts County posed talent within their ranks of a Football League side who have come close to promotion in the previous two years. This victory was just the fourth time the Magpies have lost all season.

THE SHOTS

Previous six games (in all competitions): –

FC Halifax  (H) | VNL | 1-3 L
Dagenham & Redbridge (H) | VNL | 2-1 W
Chesterfield (A) | VNL | 0-0  D
Wrexham (A) | VNL | 1-0  L
Maidenhead United (H) | VNL | 0-0 D
Altrincham (A) | VNL | 1-2 W

The Shots come into this fixture on the back of a 3-1 home loss against Halifax Town at home despite going a goal ahead thanks to Mohamed Bettamer in the 36th minute.

Danny Searle’s side currently sit one place below Wood with the same amount of points on the board, albeit playing one more game.

The visitors come to Meadow Park in a poor vain of form as they have won just one of their previous five National League fixtures.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

“THE DESTROYER”

GEORGE FOWLER

George Fowler joined Ipswich Town as a schoolboy and signed his first professional contract in 2016.

Fowler made his senior debut in the EFL Cup against Crystal Palace in 2017, which inevitably went on to being his only first team appearance with the Tractor Boys.

In 2017, Fowler joined the Shots on loan and made 19 appearances during the 2017/18 campaign.

The deal was then made permanent for the 22-year-old in 2018 and has made over 40 appearances for his side since.

“THE PLAYMAKER”

JAMES ROWE

James Rowe spent time in the youth system at Southampton before joining Reading where he signed his first professional contract.

During his time with the Royals, Rowe spent time on loan with Basingstoke Town and Lewes in search for first team experience.

Rowe then left Reading before making a senior appearance and joined Forest Green Rovers in 2011 where he went on to spend two seasons making over 50 appearances.

In 2013, Rowe joined League 1 outfit Tranmere Rovers and spent two seasons with the club before signing for Cheltenham Town.

The 29-year-old won the National League in his first season with the Robins and went on to make over 60 appearances across a two-year spell before signing for the Shots in 2017.

“THE FINISHER”

MOHAMED BETTAMER

Mo Bettamer spent time in the youth academy with Watford but unfortunately was not offered a professional deal.

Following his release from Watford, Bettamer signed for Hayes & Yeading in 2011 but soon after went on loan to Bedfont Town due to lack of game time.

The 27-year-old then had a successful spell with Staines Town and in the 2017/18 campaign he had an impressive 29 goal campaign which earnt him a move to Wood local rivals Barnet.

His time with the Bees was frustrating and lacked game time which meant he would spend time on loan with Welling United and Hemel Hempstead Town.

In 2019 Bettamer joined the Shots and is his sides top scorer this campaign with five goals in all competitions.

LAST TIME WE MET

Aldershot Town 3-2 Boreham Wood
Tuesday 25th February 2020
EBB Stadium, Vanarama National League

Wood opened the scoring in the 13th minute when Kane Smith whipped in a beautiful left-footed cross which avoided everyone and found its way into the far corner.

Central defender Lyons-Foster then bagged a brace in 15 minutes meaning the home side would go 2-1 up with 20 minutes left to play.

Berkeley-Ayepong was then on the scoresheet for the Shots in the 72nd minute when he fired home past Nathan Ashmore.

Portsmouth loanee Adam May then scored what only went on to be a consolation goal for Wood in the 86th minute meaning the final score would be 3-2 to the home side.

PRE-MATCH WORDS

STAY HOME, STAY SAFE

HOW TO WATCH

HOME FANS

Due to the updated government guidelines only Home Fans will now be able to enter Meadow Park to watch the game live – BUY YOUR TICKET HERE.

(Please note that any Aldershot Town supporters that have bought a ticket please contact grant.bwfc@outlook.com for a refund. If you are suspected or found to be an Aldershot Town supporter and try to attend the game you will be refused entry and not given a refund.)

HOME & AWAY FANS (LIVE STREAM)

Unfortunately, no away fans will be able to attend this fixture, however, the game will be live streamed for both HOME and AWAY fans via our Match day pass – BUY YOURS HERE.

LIVE UPDATES

Alternatively, you can keep up with the action via our Twitter and Instagram pages, where there will be regular updates throughout the course of the match.

Instagram: @boreham_woodfc
Twitter: @boreham_woodfc

OUR CLUB. OUR TOWN. OUR COMMUNITY.

Match Preview written by Joe Karadzas (Press Assistant)

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