The Wood return home on Saturday, August 19 (3pm) when they face league leaders Aldershot Town. 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.

All Arsenal and Barnet Season Ticket Holders will receive HALF-PRICED entry, all they have to do is show their Season Ticket on entry.

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.

Boreham Wood were once again without Dave Stephens for the fixture against Torquay, but will have the club captain back this weekend.

Danny Woodards returned to the squad against the Gulls and will be pushing for a start this Saturday. Luke Garrard also expects to have Dean Wells available for selection.

Bradley Ash has returned to Barnsley to undergo an operation, and will be long-term absence this season.

Form Guide

Having now won their last two matches, the Wood sit inside the playoffs in sixth place.

Garrard’s side came from behind to beat Solihull Moors 4-1 at home last Saturday, before beating Torquay United 2-4 away from home on Tuesday night.

Bruno Andrade got his third goal in as many games against Torquay and will be hoping to make it four in four against the Shots.

Aldershot arrive at Meadow Park with an unbeaten record, having won three and drawn one in their opening four fixtures.

The Shots dropped their first points of the season on Tuesday night, following a late equaliser from Maidstone United that saw the game finish 1-1.

From the Dugout – Luke Garrard  

“It will be a tough game, I have seen all four of their fixtures and he gets them playing in a way that’s very expansive, where they try and dominate the ball.

“I think that they have got good personnel across the board, so I can envisage that it is going to be our toughest test yet.

“They went close last year; they had a late surge for the playoffs at the back end of last season and were unlucky not to beat Tranmere Rovers in the semi-final.

“He hasn’t changed much in terms of recruitment, but I think that he has got a squad there that he trusts and who believe in him.

“But Saturday is about us and what we do and how we go about our game plan and we want to try and kick on us as much as we can.

“It has come thick and fast; we have played Saturday, Tuesday, Saturday, Tuesday and while we will get a rest in a week, it is then Saturday, Monday.

“So, fitness is going to be key for us, we are only a small group and getting people on the pitch is fundamental.

“I feel that if we can play at the level that we did against Torquay and in the second halves of Dagenham and Solihull, then we can cause problems.”

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