Borough Sail In For A Titanic Battle!
Boreham Wood v Gosport Borough Match Preview,
by John Mead.
This Saturday Wood face their biggest test of their table topping era to date with the visit of in form Borough. According to Ian Allinson it will be , “ A Titanic battle!”
Their recent cup antics were highlighted on national television when they put three past Division One outfit Colchester United just ten days ago, only to lose the match 3-6.
The Colchester defeat is the only blemish in a run of fourteen games unbeaten since mid September.
On that afternoon Justin Bennett caught the imagination of the footballing public, his brace took his overall tally for the season to seventeen goals. In the League he is the top marksman, with one goal more than our own Lee Angol. One of Lee’s eleven League strikes was against Borough back in September on Non League Day. We ran out 0-1 winners on the afternoon, inflicting the first defeat of the season on Alex Pike’s side.
Another one to watch is Matt Patterson, who signed for The Boro from Aldershot at the start of the season. He has been prolific alongside Bennett scoring fourteen goals in all competitions, including a hat trick at Farnborough, to match his efforts against Larkhall Athletic in the F A Cup.
In the League The Boro have gone six games unbeaten and their form on the road is second to none. If Wood are to thwart the impressive visitors they will need to inflict their first away defeat on upon them this Saturday. Borough have won five and drawn one away from home, scoring sixteen goals , whilst conceding just two.
We are clearly talking about potential League Champions here, with Gosport just seven points behind us with three games in hand.
Both sides have a lot in common. We are both playing at our highest level ever, we have the best squads ever assembled at our respective clubs and both organisations have improved their Stadium facilities to match their respective ambitions.
Wood Gaffer Ian Allinson is relishing the challenge and spoke to me about our visitors, “ They made it to Wembley last season in the Final of the F A Trophy and are without a doubt one of the best sides we have faced this season. If this game is half as enjoyable as the one down there in September it will be a real treat for the fans. We will be brave and we are used to such challenges by now. This will be a titanic battle and we will not even be thinking about the visit of Weston Super Mare two days after until the final whistle“.
Wood are hoping for another decent sized crowd and the standard of football will be of the highest quality, so get down to Meadow Park and cheer on the lads!
Boreham Wood v Gosport Borough Saturday November 22nd, kick off 3pm.