The Wood are again at Meadow Park this Saturday, November 4 (3pm) when they face Blackpool in the FA Cup. Here’s our preview……..

Match Details

Entrance fees for the game are as follows: Adults £20; OAPS £15, under 16’s £10 and under 12’s £5.

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.

Angelo Balanta, who continues his return to full fitness, featured for 67 minutes against Bromley, and will be hoping to start again on Saturday.

Form Guide

The Wood are now unbeaten in seven matches in all competitions.

The side played out a frustrating 2-2 draw with Bromley at home last Saturday, and will again feel that they could have won.

Garrard’s side are currently sat in tenth place, but remain just one point outside of the playoffs.

The Wood continue to show that they have goals across the park, with centre-back Jamie Turley adding to his tally for the campaign.

Blackpool have won just once in their previous five league matches and sit 12th in League One.

Managed by 46-year-old Gary Bowyer, the Tangerines lost 1-0 to Northampton in the last round of League One fixtures.

From the Dugout – Luke Garrard  

“It has been a big week for the boys, we have got the FA Cup coming to town and there is more to this match, than just a normal National League Game.

“Blackpool are a massive club, who are steeped in history, so it will be a big occasion on Saturday and I am hopeful that we can be positive, and give a good account of ourselves.

“We have watched four or five games of theirs and I have got reports going as far back as Bury and Walsall, so we have done our homework and we know what they have to offer.

“They are two levels above us, they are only sitting just outside of the playoffs and they are doing ever so well this year, so it is about the underdog and I think that we play that tag ever so well.

“The FA Cup is about dreams, and come the weekend, there is going to be an upset, so why not us?

“I think that if we can implement our game plan, then we can cause them problems. We know that we can create and I think that even against a team who are two leagues above us, we will do that.

“As long as we are organised and well drilled against their threats, then we can give ourselves an opportunity to progress come Saturday.”



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