Match Preview
Aldershot Town v Boreham Wood
Tuesday 25th February 2020, 3.00pm
The Recreation Ground, Vanarama National League

This evening, Boreham Wood travel to Hampshire where we match up against Aldershot Town in the Vanarama National league.

The Shots won 2-1 on their last time out away from home against 20th place Maidenhead United with goals coming from Dean Rance and Harry Panayiotou.

Whereas, the Wood returned back to action following a three week break after a series of postponements and continued our impressive form with a 1-0 victory over then 3rd place Yeovil Town at Meadow Park.

THE CONTEXT

Boreham Wood saw their unbeaten run extended to 15 games in league proceedings after a 1-0 win at home over promotion challengers Yeovil Town.

It was talisman Kabongo Tshimanga who got the only goal of the game in the 74th minute to secure all three points for his side and leapfrog their opponents into 3rd position.

ALDERSHOT TOWN RECENT FORM

The Shots come into this game struggling for form before their 2-1 away win at Maidenhead United on Saturday afternoon as they hadn’t won in any of their previous five games in the National League.

The hosts have found it difficult in front of goal this season as they have scored the 3rd least amount of goals in the league, hitting the back of net 39 times.

Despite this recent dip in form, Wood know just how hard of a test that Danny Searle’s Aldershot Town will provide, following a hard fought 0-0 draw at Meadow Park earlier in the season. The crossbar saved the Wood late on after Shots loanee Jack Powell’s 25 yard effort beat the keeper but couldn’t evade the crossbar.

ALDERSHOT TOWN PLAYER TO WATCH

Lewis Kinsella, Defender

Lewis Kinsella is a left back and forever present in Aldershot Town’s starting XI, making him our player to watch for this week’s match day preview.

Kinsella has featured in 32 out of 34 league games this season for his side, missing one of those games due to suspension after picking up his fifth yellow card.

The 25-year-old left back came through the ranks at Arsenal where he played for their youth team for eight years before moving to Aston Villa.

Kinsella made his professional debut for Luton Town as a 20-year-old before singing for Colchester United. He then went out on loan to Aldershot Town in 2018, later making the deal permanent at the end of that season.

LAST TIME WE MET

Boreham Wood 0-0 Aldershot Town, National League, 29th October 2019

In a game with very little action, the best of the chances came for the home side, in particular Sorba Thomas forcing a string of good saves early on from Shots keeper Mitch Walker.

Tom Champion’s headed effort, which hit the inside of the post just four minutes after the break, was the closest Wood would come to breaking the deadlock in a game of limited chances.

However, despite Wood posing more of a threat on the balance of play, it was Aldershot who could have stolen all three points late on. A long range effort from loanee Jack Powell beat keeper Nathan Ashmore but Wood were saved by the woodwork to keep the game scoreless and meant the points were shared.

IN FOCUS

Adam May, Midfield

Luke Garrard has recently strengthened his ranks by adding Adam May to his squad on loan from Portsmouth until the rest of the season, and as May returns to his former loan club this evening, he is our man in focus for tonight’s match day preview.

Adam May came through the youth academy at Portsmouth, prior to loan spells at Gosport Borough and Sutton United on loan from Pompey.

After impressing on loan at Sutton in National League South making 20 appearances, May started the 2017/18 season playing regularly at Fratton Park, as Pompey boss Kenny Jackett wanted to push the youth players for more first team minutes.

May then signed for our upcoming opponents Aldershot Town at the start of the 2018/19 campaign on loan, where he made 12 appearances for the club before being recalled by parent club Portsmouth.

The 22-year-old then signed a loan deal at Swindon Town at the start of this season before being again recalled by Portsmouth in January, which then saw him make a move to Meadow Park, where we welcome May’s services until the end of the season.

MATCH DAY INFORMATION

Segregation

This is an unsegregated game, but our hosts ask that away supporters enter via Turnstile 4 towards the front office.

Ticket Information

On the day turnstile ticket prices are as follows: –

Adult Seating – £20
Adult Standing – £18
Concession Seating – £16
Concession Standing – £14
U18 Seating: – £7
U18 Standing – £5
U11’s – FREE

Seating & standing tickets for Wood fans are available to purchase online on the Aldershot website, please click here.

Match Preview written By Joe Karadzas (Press Assistant)

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