by John Mead.

After a manic bout of cup fever Wood can finally turn their thoughts back to the League with a trip to the South coast this weekend.

Our hosts The Sports have had a strange run of results lately . Like ourselves they limped out of the F A Trophy at the first hurdle suffering a 0-1 home defeat at the hands of Maidenhead United, a side they had beaten a week previous in the League fixture at the Priory Lane Stadium.

Prior to that home form had been topsy turvy to say the least. A 0-4 defeat at the hands of Dover Athletic preceded by a 5-2 thrashing of Farnborough!

The Sports do save their best form for home matches, losing just once all season. On the road they left the F A Cup at the hands of the radically improved Ebbsfleet United whilst more recently a 1-1 draw was recorded at Havant and Waterlooville.

This will be out first league fixture since the memorable 0-6 victory at Chelmsford City with Boss Ian Allinson keen to finally get a decent run together. The potential “After the Lord Mayors Show” syndrome nearly always raises its ugly head and the Gaffer is well aware of this. “ We gave it our all up at Carlisle and I am well aware of what can happen after such an occasion. It may be time to change the squad around a bit and give some of them a rest. One thing is for sure we need to start putting points on the board and climbing up to the end of the table where we firmly believe we belong.”

Saturday November 23rd. Kick off 3pm.

Priory Lane Stadium,



BN23 7QH


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