The F A Trophy provides more Cup fever this coming Saturday when Wood host Skrill North Gloucester City for the first time in our history.
In July 2007 their Meadow Park ground was flooded when the River Severn burst its banks. Nobody can forget the scenes of the floodwaters that came within six inches of the crossbars, which led to the side becoming homeless, a handicap that they suffer to this day. It maybe of slight solace to the visitors that they can finally play a competitive match at a ground with a familiar name!
The Tigers currently ground share at Whaddon Road, the home of Cheltenham Town, a ground we have visited before back in 1997, when we held the then Conference side 1-1 in an F A Cup 2nd Round Proper tie.
Like ourselves City have reached the semi final of the F A Trophy on one previous occasion. They took Dagenham and Redbridge to a replay in the 1996-97 season, narrowly missing out on a Wembley appearance.
Whilst their cup form is commendable, City have not enjoyed a particularly good start to their league campaign and currently sit in 21st position. The last time they gained maximum points in the league was back in August.
However they recorded victories over Havant and Waterlooville, Yate Town and Hampton and Richmond Borough to earn the right to play Fleetwood Town last Saturday in the F A Cup, the second year running they have made it that far.
This game against The Tigers gives the locals a final chance to see the side in action before our trip to Carlisle. The F A Trophy is a competition where there is a realistic chance of progressing all the way for both sides.. We are just six games from Wembley!
Coach & Match tickets for the Wood’s trip to Cumbria to take on Carlisle can also be purchased at the game.
Come on the Wood!
F A Trophy 3rd Qualifying Round.
Boreham Wood v Gloucester City. Saturday November 16th, kick off 3pm.