Boreham Wood v Bromley
Tuesday 23rd February 2021, 7.45pm
Meadow Park, Vanarama National League

THE CONTEXT

Wood host 13th place Bromley in the Vanarama National League at Meadow Park tomorrow evening.

Our visitors for tomorrow nights clash come into this fixture off the back of a 2-2 draw at home to Maidenhead United in their most recent fixture on Saturday.

Whereas Wood travelled to Altrincham on Saturday and came away with a well deserved three points from a 3-2 victory against a tough opposition.

THE FORM GUIDE

THE WOOD

Previous six games (in all competitions): –

Altrincham (A) | VNL |  2-3  
Yeovil Town (H) | VNL |  2-3 L   
Sutton United (A) | VNL |  2-0 L 
Maidenhead United (A) | VNL | 0 -1 W
Weymouth (H) | VNL | 1-0 W
Eastleigh (H) | VNL | 1-2 L 

Wood got back to winning ways on Saturday when we beat fellow Play-Off rivals Altrincham 3-2 away from home.

The deadlock was broken after just six minutes of play, as Jamal Fyfield got down the line well and crossed into Kane Smith who finished home past Thompson in the Robins net.

In the 29th minute, the hosts were reduced to 10 men when Connor Hampson received his second yellow card for a duo of fouls on Smith. Just moments after the red card, the deficit was doubled when Junior Morais’ ball was met by  Kabongo Tshimanga whose clever back heel found the back of the net.

The lead for Wood was extended to three in the 47th minute when Corey Whitley sweetly struck a volley from 18 yards out into the Robins net. Matty Kosylo pulled one back for Alty when he finished well past Nathan Ashmore in the 59th minute.

It was a nail biting closing five minutes to the game for Wood after Tom Peers made it 3-2 when he found himself on the end of a Joel Senior cross.

Wood defended well in the dying embers of the game and came out deserved winners which now sees us just one place and three points off of a Play-Off position.

THE RAVENS

Previous six games (in all competitions): –

Maidenhead United (H) | VNL | 2-2 D
Dagenham & Redbridge (A) | VNL | 1-0 L
King’s Lynn Town (H) | VNL | 2-0 W
Weymouth (A) | VNL | 2-1 L
Aldershot Town  (H) | VNL | 2-0 W
Woking (H) | VNL | 2-2 D

The Ravens come to Meadow Park tomorrow evening off the back of a 2-2 home draw against Maidenhead United.

Neil Smith’s side have been resounding in front of the goal this season with only three sides scoring more than their 33 goals so far.

Despite the Ravens currently sitting in the bottom half of the table at 13th place, they have games in hand over all bar two sides above them and a win against Wood would see them leapfrog us in the table.

Bromley’s Michael Cheek is currently the top scorer in the division with 12 goals in 21 appearances.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

“THE DESTROYER”

JOE KIZZI

Kizzi started his youth career with Ridgeway Rovers, the side that also produced talents such as David Beckham, Andros Townsend, and Harry Kane.

Although his career never quite flourished like the Premier League stars, Kizzi joined Eton Manor and Enfield 1893 in the Essex Senior League for his first taste of men’s football.

In 2014, the defender signed for Isthmian North side Waltham Abbey prior to a switch to local rivals Cheshunt a season later.

Kizzi impressed at Cheshunt and earned himself a move to Isthmian Premier side Wingate & Finchley.

The 25-year-old then moved to National League South side Billericay Town where he was named in the National League South Team of the year during the 2018/19 campaign.

In May 2019, Kizzi signed a deal with Bromley despite other National League clubs showing interest and has been ever present in the starting XI since joining the Club.

“THE PLAYMAKER”

LUKE COULSON

Luke Coulson came though the youth academy with Manchester City where he spent 10 years before moving to America where he studied and played for Michigan Wolverines.

Coulson moved back to the UK in 2012 where signed his first professional contract with Cardiff City and made his debut in January 2013 against Macclesfield Town.

The winger left the Bluebirds in 2015 and signed for Oxford City where he spent one season and made 40 appearances.

He impressed during his time with Oxford which saw National League side Eastleigh come calling and they made Coulson their record transfer signing in 2016.

Coulson then joined League 2 side Barnet a season later but he played just 11 times before he signed for Ebbsfleet United.

In 2018, Coulson signed for the Ravens and has been a mainstay in the side since and has featured over 70 times.

“THE FINISHER”

MICHAEL CHEEK

Michael Cheek began his senior career with Heybridge Swifts before making the move up the non-league pyramid to Chelmsford City in 2013.

The forward featured 66 times for the Clarets across a one and a half season spell and scored an impressive 35 goals before making the move to Braintree Town.

Cheek continued his goal scoring record with Braintree where he scored an emphatic 42 goals in 98 appearances.

In 2017, Cheek signed for Dagenham & Redbridge but spent just the single season with the Daggers before making the switch to Ebbsfleet United the following campaign.

Cheek scored 16 goals for Fleet before making the switch across to Kent rivals Bromley and is his sides and the National League’s top scorer this season with 12 goals in 21 games.

LAST TIME WE MET

Bromley 1-1 Boreham Wood
Tuesday 17th November 2020
Hayes Lane, Vanarama National League

BW PASE Academy graduate Sorba Thomas opened the scoring in tremendous fashion after just six minutes played when he cut in from the left and curled one into the top right corner to make it 1-0.

On the brink of half time, the score was levelled when the dangerous Michael Cheek headed home a Frankie Raymond free kick past Nathan Ashmore into the Wood net.

The second half lacked chances but was well fought throughout with both sides proving they can offer both technical and physical aspects of their game.

Gaffer Luke Garrard still quotes this game as one of our hardest so far this season and with the Ravens currently sitting three points behind us with a game in hand, this game has added importance.

PRE MATCH WORDS

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Match Preview written by Joe Karadzas (Press Assistant)

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