The Wood are back at home this Saturday, March 23 (3pm), when we welcome Aldershot Town to Meadow Park in the National League. Here’s our preview…
Boreham Wood Football Club have now moved onto an online ticketing system and ticket details can be found HERE. Ticket prices are as follows: Adults £18; OAPS £13, under 16’s £8 and under 12’s £4 (subject to booking fee).
These prices are to sit or stand. The West and East stands are seated, and the North and South ends are standing.
We advise that all supporters planning to attend BWFC matches at Meadow Park, purchase tickets beforehand.
Once purchased, tickets are available to download to supporter’s phones, are accessible on the Ticket Arena app, and can also be printed at home and brought to the game for entry.
Tickets will still be available to purchase on the day of the game, but at an increased rate of £2 (£3 for U12s).
For home supporters, cash payments will be available on the East Stand turnstile, and card payments in the Gallery Suite bar. Away supporters will also be able to purchase tickets on the away gate in the West Stand, with cash.
The match will be segregated, and the nearest public car park is stationed in Brook Road and adjacent to stadium.
Adult friends and family of our season ticket holders will all get a reduced ticket price of £10 payable on the gate, if they come along and join the Wood Army.
All Football League and Premier League season ticket holders in the home end will also get a reduced entry of £10, for Adults and OAPs. Please note; this is strictly in the home end and does not apply to away supporters.
As well as all of this, we will also be heading round to our local schools and handing out complimentary tickets for the children – to encourage local kids and their families. Accompanying Adults and OAPS will again pay just £10, with the community day comp ticket.
Luke Garrard has no fresh injuries to contend with.
Mark Ricketts is suspended for the clash with Aldershot Town, having received a red card in the loss to Ebbsfleet Town.
The Wood lost for the first time in March last time out, suffering a 3-2 defeat away to Ebbsfleet United.
Despite an early goal for the home side and a red card for Mark Ricketts, the Wood worked their way back into the game and nearly earned themselves a draw.
Keiran Murtagh and Bradley Ash netted for Luke Garrard’s side, and were it not for some gallant Fleet defending, and a little bit of luck, they may have nicked a point.
Wood had been in good form prior to that, which began with an impressive victory over then in-form Bromley, away from home.
This was followed up by draws with promotion chasing Fylde and fellow relegation battlers Dover Athletic.
The match against Aldershot Town is arguably the Wood’s biggest game of the season, with the Shots battling against the drop themselves.
A win against Gary Waddock’s side would be a huge boost to Garrard and his team, giving them breathing space above the drop zone.
Wood currently sit in 18thplace, on 44-points, six points above the bottom four.
Managed by 57-year-old Waddock, Aldershot Town are 22ndin the National League, on 32-points.
The Shots have lost four of their last five matches, which included tough tests against promotion chasing Salford City and Leyton Orient.
However, they secured a massive victory over Braintree Town, within those five games.
One to Watch – Scott Rendell
As an experienced head in the dressing room, Scott Rendell is responsible for leading both the line and the team, at Aldershot Town.
The prolific striker re-joined The Shots from Woking in June 2016 after 49 goals in 83 appearances for The Cards, having initially been a member of the Shots youth team.
The hard-working forward has scored over 150 goals in over 400 games across a successful career that has also seen him represent the likes of Reading, Cambridge United and Luton Town.
His experience and leadership will be key to Waddock and his side, as they battle against relegation from the National League.
From the Dugout – Luke Garrard
“We know the level of game and what it is in terms of being a six pointer.
“We know that they are third from bottom and we are sixth from bottom and the importance of getting maximum points come Saturday
“They will have ambitions to come here and put three points on the board, but we know the job in hand and what we need to do and the levels we need to get to.
“They have got a great squad there and for whatever reason it has not clicked for them – but, they have had wholesale changes.
“I think that we are going through a similar sort of scenario as them, in terms of what we achieved last year and what we subsequently lost out of the building.
“They are not going to come here and roll over and die come Saturday though. I know that they are coming here for three points.
“I just hope that our numbers turn up and our fans turn up. Like I said after the game against Ebbsfleet, we need everyone pulling in the same direction.”