Match Preview
Boreham Wood v Solihull Moors
Saturday 5th October 2019, 3:00pm
Meadow Park, Vanarama National League

This Saturday, Boreham Wood host Solihull Moors who currently sit ninth in the Vanarama National League. Both sides will look for more of the same in terms of performances after impressive wins in their recent fixtures.

Solihull Moors won 3-1 in their home fixture against league strugglers Wrexham on Tuesday night, whereas Boreham Wood were triumphant two goals to one in a disciplined performance on their travels against previous third place Woking.


Boreham Wood bounced back from a disappointing 2-1 defeat to Notts County with a 2-1 victory against a strong Woking side who only suffered two defeats previously in the Vanarama National League.

The Wood showed good character to come back from one goal down to win the game. It was an impressive second half performance from Luke Garrard’s men keeping a clean sheet and managing to see the game out with 10 men after Mark Rickets was dismissed in the 55th minute.

Solihull Moors were victorious on Tuesday night against Wrexham winning 3-1 in the Vanarama National League. Tim Flowers will be looking to continue his sides good form on Saturday to make it four games inbeaten.


Solihull Moors will be looking to continue their inspiring form in the Vanarama National League seeing them unbeaten in three picking up seven points from a possible nine.

Before this good run of form, they struggled somewhat and failed to find a win in six games picking up just one point from the 18 that were available.

Their recent change in form sees Solihull enter the fixture against the Wood in a respectable 9th league position in the Vanrama National League.

Solihull have found it hard to find an away form in the league having only picked up all three points once on the road this season which came in their second away fixture of the campaign in an emphatic 6-1 victory.



Jamey Osbourne, Midfielder

Solihull Moors Midfield maestro Jamey Osbourne scored a remarkable brace in his previous game against Wrexham, helping his side to a 3-1 victory. Osbourne also turned provider for his side assisting Jamie Reckford to score Solihull’s second of the game.

One of Osbourne’s main attributes are his deliveries from corners and free kicks as a well known set piece specialist, albeit his goal scored directly from a corner kick on Tuesday evening was less of a stroke or brilliance and more of a stroke of luck, catching the keeper Wrexham off-guard to beat him at the back post.

Osbourne is Solihull’s top goal scorer so far in the Vanarama National League which is an huge credit to himself considering he is a midfielder, not a centre forward.


Boreham Wood 2-2 Solihull Moors (Tuesday 26th March 2019, National League)

Idris Kanu scored a late equaliser for Boreham Wood which brought Solihull Moors’ National League promotion charge to a holt.

Solihull broke the deadlock after nine minutes through Nathan Blissett.

However, it was Ralston Gabriel who then equalised for the Wood after 26 minutes when he was quick to react and headed home a rebound from a David Stephens powerful header.

The Moors thought they won the game when Yussuf scored his 20th of the season after 70 minutes, but it wasn’t meant to be as Idris Kanu was on the end of a trademark Femi Ilesanmi cross to equalise for the home side.


New signing Nathan Ashmore is our player ‘in focus’ in this weeks match preview. Ashmore joins the Wood on loan from Ebbsfleet after falling out of favour with boss Garry Hill despite being the ‘player-of-the-year’ for the previous two seasons.

The experienced goal keeper featured 171 times for Fleet in total, but since former Bournemouth stopper Jordan Holmes joined in August, he has been the No.1.

Being out of contract at the end of the season, Ashmore will assess his options after this loan spell at Boreham Wood on what his future holds, but for now his main focus is to get playing regular football again, and we are delighted to have him onboard at Meadow Park. Welcome, Nathan!


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.

Ticketing prices will be as follows for those who purchase in advance (subject to booking fee): –
Adult – £18.00
OAP – £13.00
U16 – £8.00
U12 – £5.00

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.

BWFC has dedicated facilities for wheel chair 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.

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)


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