The Wood are back at tomorrow evening, Monday, April 15 (7.45pm), when we welcome Cheshunt to Meadow Park in the Herts Senior Cup semi final. Here’s our preview…
Ticket prices are as follows: Adults: £8; OAPs (Concessions): £6; Under 16s; Season Ticket Holders: £4; Under 12s: FREE
Tickets will be available to purchase on the gate, on the evening of the game.
Luke Garrard has no fresh injuries to contend with.
The Wood secured safety last time out with a hard fought and deserved victory over play-off chasing Harrogate Town.
Tom Champion’s 9th minute header from a Kieron Murtagh cross was enough for the Wood to come away from the CNG Stadium with all 3 points.
Wood controlled large parts of the game first half and kept the hosts at bay, Huddart though was forced into a good save from a Callum Howe header late in the first half.
As expected Harrogate came out looking for a way back into the game, Luke Garrard’s men kept their shape well restricting the visitors to very little. With 20 minutes to go they threw on target man Mark Beck with everything aimed in the big strikers direction. Harrogate late on forced Huddart into a couple of fine saves.
Wood though should have extended their lead late on. Bradley Ash was denied by the home stopper when through 1 on 1 and Ralston Gabriel somehow put his effort onto the bar from 3 yards out.
Managed by former Billeracy Town and Kingstonian manager Craig Edwards , Cheshunt were formed back in 1880 and currently play their football in the Bostik Central League.
They currently sit 4thin the Bostik Central League, with just one defeat in the last eleven matches
One to Watch – Jason Hallett
With two goals in their victory over South park at the weekend and fifteen in total this season.
Hallett is a striker, currently tops the goal scoring charts at Cheshunt
Hallett has also had spells at East Thurrock United, Canvey Island, Concord Rangers and Chelmsford City was also the Ryman League Golden Boot winner in 2015/16
From the Dugout – Luke Garrard
“We have got a great opportunity to get in to the Herts senior cup final.
“Cheshunt are a good side sitting in the play-offs in their league and we need to make sure we respect them.
“After Saturday’s performance we need to make sure we keep our foot on the pedal as I want to take this club to another Herts senior cup final.
“They are going to come here though, and they are going to want to beat us so we need to perform if we are going to progress.”