Boreham Wood v Barrow
Saturday 25th January 2020, 3.00pm
Meadow Park, National League
This Saturday, Boreham Wood welcome league leaders Barrow to Meadow Park in the Vanarama National League.
In our previous fixture, we extended our unbeaten run in league proceedings to 12 games after we impressively beat play off challengers Solihull Moors 2-0 away from home.
Whereas Barrow also extended their unbeaten run to 12 matches, beating 4th placed Bromley 2-0 at home with goals coming from Dior Angus and John Rooney.
Wood continued our superb league form with a comprehensive 2-0 victory against 5th placed Solihull Moors at Damson Park.
PASE Academy graduate Sorba Thomas was on target for the Wood in the 32nd minute after Kieran Murtagh got down the line well and put it on a plate for the on-rushing Thomas at the back post to tap in.
Kane Smith then scored arguably Wood’s goal of the season as his first-time strike from 35-yards out found the top right-hand corner of the net past an outstretched Boot in the Moors goal.
Barrow too continued their rich vein of form as they welcome fellow promotion contenders Bromley last Saturday evening live on BT Sport. With the whole league watching on they held their nerve to maintain their three-point lead at the top of the table with a 2-0 victory against a strong Bromley side.
BARROW RECENT FORM
Barrow come into this fixture in impeccable form having not lost in their previous 15 games in all competitions, which includes three FA Trophy fixtures.
The Bluebirds have scored an emphatic 18 goals in their last four games whilst not conceding a single goal along the way, this includes two 7-0 victories in a single week over Ebbsfleet United and FC United of Manchester.
Our visitors have scored the most goals in the league (59), conceded the joint least goals (30) and have the best goal difference (+29) by 11 and justifiably sit top of the National League by three points with 2 games in hand over second place.
BARROW PLAYER TO WATCH
Scott Quigley, Forward
Scott Quigley has scored an impressive 17 goals in the National League so far this season which means he is joint top scorer in the league and is Barrow’s player to watch in this week’s match day preview.
The 6 foot 4 inch tenacious striker began his career at Welsh club ‘The New Saints’ where he helped them win the league title in Wales no less than five times.
With TNS, Quigley impressively participated in Champions League qualification, most notably as the Welsh side took on Gibraltar outfit ‘Europa’ in the first qualifying round where he scored three goals.
It was this form and goal scoring exploits that attracted attention from the English Football League and Quigley signed a two-year deal with League One outfit Blackpool in 2017. Despite the move, Quigley struggled for minutes upon his arrival at Bloomfield Road so soon went on loan to National League side Wrexham, where he scored eight goals in 17 games.
The Barrow front man has struck up an impressive combination with attack minded team mates Dior Angus and John Rooney, scoring an astonishing 40 goals between them.
LAST TIME WE MET
Barrow 3-1 Boreham Wood, National League, 8th October 2019
In blustery conditions on the Cumbria coast, it was Barrow who began the game on the front foot, scoring their opener after just 13 minutes via Scott Quigley.
The home side continued to deal with the terrible playing conditions the better of the two sides and with the wind behind them they doubled their lead as Dior Angus fired in from outside the box to beat Nathan Ashmore.
However despite Barrow’s dominance, against the run of play and shooting into what felt like gale force winds, Tyrone Marsh pulled a goal back for the Wood in the 31st minute to make the score 2-1 heading into the half time interval.
However despite Wood having the conditions favouring them in the second half with the wind driving them forward, it was in fact Barrow who played the conditions better and the Bluebirds regained their lead two goal lead in the 81st minute as Quigley was on target again which meant the game would finish 3-1 to the hosts.
IN FOCUS: ADI YUSSUF
Adi Yussuf recently signed for the Wood on loan from Blackpool for the remainder of the season and is our man in focus for this Saturday’s match day preview against Barrow.
Yussuf adds National League goal scoring experience to Luke Garrard’s squad as he has featured for both Barrow and Solihull Moors in the past couple of seasons, most recently with then title challengers Moors during the 2019/19 season, where his was a National League runner up and Moors top goalscorer.
The 27-year-old scored on five occasions in 21 appearances for the Bluebirds, before signing for Solihull Moors where he had a successful time scoring 19 times in 57 games during his time at Damson Park.
After impressing in the National League, Yussuf signed for League One outfit Blackpool at the start of this seasons campaign in a deal that would see him go back on loan to the Moors until January 2020.
Upon his arrival at Meadow Park, Gaffer Luke Garrard commented, “His stats are very good for a striker at this level. He will add goals, competition for places and a winning mentality, which I’m thoroughly excited about.”
MATCH DAY INFORMATION
Please note following the advice of the Safety Advisory Group and the Herts Constabulary Police, as well as our own Safety Officer and Chief Steward, this game will operate full segregation.
Please note that there are significant ticket offers available for this fixture, when tickets are purchased in advance via our online ticketing system. Please click link here for more info. Ticket offers include discounted ticket offers, bespoke group ticket offers and KIDS GO FREE, but must be purchased/claimed in advance before midnight on Friday 24th January.
Ticketing prices will be as follows for those who purchase in advance (subject to booking fee): –
Adult – £15.00
OAP – £10.00
U16 – £6.00
U12 – KIDS GO FREE!
Prices on the day consist of:-
Adult – £20.00
OAP – £15.00
U16 – £10.00
U12 – £7.00
Boreham Wood FC have moved onto an online ticketing system, in partnership with Event Genius. We advise all supporters planning to attend Boreham Wood FC matches at Meadow Park, both home and away supporters, purchase tickets beforehand. Once purchased, tickets are available to download directly to supporters’ phones via the Ticket Arena app and can also be printed at home and brought to the game for entry.
Home supporters can purchase HERE.
Away supporters can purchase HERE.
DISABLED OR LESS ABLE SUPPORTERS
BWFC has dedicated facilities for wheelchair bound and less able supporters. These include a viewing area and disabled toilet facilities. These are available via the West Stand. Supporters wishing to make use of these facilities are asked to enter the stadium via the South Stand Turnstiles off Brook Road car park. Disabled parking bays are available in this car park.
Please note that these parking spaces are limited and on a first come, first served basis. Unfortunately, spaces cannot be reserved by the club.
Please note that carers tickets will only be issued to those with a valid carer’s card, or, proof that they require a carer.
USE OF CAR PARK AND CLUB HOUSE
No supporter parking is available at Meadow Park, the club car park is available to players, directors, officials and guests only.
Boreham Wood FC advise supporters to park in Brook Road Public Car Park. Access to the Stadium is available from this car park via the South Stand Turnstiles (for away supporters) and via a public footpath through the adjacent park (for home supporters.) Please note that parking charges may apply.
Alternative parking is also available via the Hertsmere Council Civic Car Park, which is less than a 5-minute walk to the club. Again, please note parking charges may apply.
For home supporters using Brook Road Car Park, who wish to use the clubs bar facilities, this is a short walk to the main club house through the park.
Unfortunately, it is Boreham Wood FC policy that our club house is for home supporters only on match days. Away supporters are advised to use the facilities in the town centre just a short walk away from the Stadium via Brook Road.
Match Preview written By Joe Karadzas (Press Assistant)