The Wood are back at home this Tuesday, November 27 (7.45pm), when we welcome Dover Athletic to Meadow Park, in the Vanarama National League. Here’s our preview… 

Match Details 

Boreham Wood Football Club have now moved onto an online ticketing system and ticket details can be found HERE. Ticket prices are as follows: Adults £18; OAPS £13, under 16’s £8 and under 12’s £4 (subject to booking fee).

These prices are to sit or stand. The West and East stands are seated, and the North and South ends are standing.

We advise that all supporters planning to attend BWFC matches at Meadow Park, purchase tickets beforehand.

Once purchased, tickets are available to download to supporter’s phones, are accessible on the Ticket Arena app, and can also be printed at home and brought to the game for entry.

Tickets will still be available to purchase on the day of the game, but at an increased rate of £2.

For home supporters, cash payments will be available on the East Stand turnstile, and card payments in the Gallery Suite bar. Away supporters will also be able to purchase tickets on the away gate in the West Stand, with cash.

The match will be segregated, and the nearest public car park is stationed in Brook Road and adjacent to stadium.

Team News

Luke Garrard has no fresh injury concerns to deal with.

David Stephens has returned form suspension and will be available once again on Tuesday.

Form Guide

The Wood will be looking for a reaction on Saturday, having let a one-goal lead slip late on against AFC Fylde.

Gozie Ugwu put the Wood ahead in the second half, but late goals from Danny Rowe and Serhat Tasdemi flipped the game on its head.

Garrard and the side had been on a good run prior to the game against Fylde though, having been five unbeaten in the National League.

Ugwu’s goal was his fourth for the Wood since joining on loan from Chesterfield earlier in the season.

Stephens will be looking to return to the back three, having played a pivotal role in the centre of the defence so far this campaign.

The Wood currently sit 10th in the National League table, on 28-points.

Managed by 53-year-old Andrew Hessenthaler, Dover Athletic currently sit 23rd in the table, on 14-points, having struggled so far this campaign.

However, despite their struggles, Dover won 2-1 last time out against former Football League outfit Hartlepool United.

The win over Hartlepool, was their third in three matches, having also beaten Maidenhead United 2-0.

One to Watch – Mitch Brundle

Set-piece specialist and midfield general Mitch Brundle is now in his second full season with Dover, having joined in 2017.

Able to play both in midfield and defence, he is an experienced head at National League level, having also appeared for Gateshead and Braintree Town.

Brundle even made a Play-off appearance for Braintree Town, having helped guide the side to the semi-finals in 2015/16, following a third placed finish.

From the Dugout – Luke Garrard  

“We need a performance and we need a reaction, in terms of the last three minutes against AFC Fylde.

“We implemented the game plan for me, to a T, we nullified them to very little. Lots of shots outside of the box.

“But, you look at that and you go ‘we have lost a game 2-1.’ The game is 95/96 minutes long, it isn’t 88 minutes long. We need to learn that.

“I would have put that up with our best away performance to date, and I thought that we were very good at Solihull.

“To implement what we did, and nullify their strengths, that would have been a massive, massive result for me, but unfortunately we didn’t finish the job.

“Beautiful thing is, and I said it to the group, we have got Dover on Tuesday. We haven’t got to wait another week to play a game. We obviously need a reaction.

“So, for me, I hope that they pick their chins up, because I have told them in no uncertain terms, that I wasn’t happy with the last three minutes.”

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