The Wood are on their travels again this Saturday, February 10 (3pm) when they face Eastleigh, in the National League. Here’s our preview……..

Match Details

Away supporters are normally housed in the new South Stand at one end of the stadium. This all seated stand is covered and is of a good size.

Team News 

The Wood have no fresh injury concerns going into the fixture.

Having signed for the Wood on Wednesday, Morgan Ferrier will be in contention to make his second debut for the club.

Form Guide

The Wood’s last league fixture was a 3-0 win at Ebbsfleet on Saturday, January 27, almost two weeks ago.

A stunning goal from the in-form Angelo Balanta opened the scoring, before Jamie Turley and Joe Quigley confirmed the win, with a goal apiece.

This was followed by a further three goals in the Herts Senior Cup, just two days later.

The Wood are currently sat in eighth place in the National League, level on points with seventh placed Bromley.

The Wood sit just six points off first place, with a game in hand.

Managed by 52-year-old Andy Hessenthaler, The Spitfires currently sit 11th in the table on 44-points.

Hessenthaler’s side are unbeaten in their last nine league matches, and drew 2-2 at AFC Fylde last time out.

Matches over Hartlepool United, Maidstone United, Torquay United and Guiseley were all won in the four fixtures prior to that.

From the Dugout – Luke Garrard   

I believe that they haven’t lost in nine; they are on a very good run under Andy Hessenthaler and they are picking up good wins and good points on the board.

“They went up to Fylde last time out and got themselves a 2-2 draw, so we know that there won’t be any surprises come Saturday, we know that it will be a tough task.

“It will be different to how they were set up in the prior game at our place and they have got people in Sam Mathews, Ryan Broom, Mark Yates and Ben Williamson, who can cause problems on their day.

“So, it is for us to go about our business, like I say week-in-week-out. We have done the work on them today, we have worked on where we feel they are going to cause us problems and how we can nullify that and how we feel we can cause them problems.

“Our away record speaks for itself, especially against teams in the top 12, so we go there full of confidence.

“But, week-in-week-out it is hard, every opposition picks different shapes, different personnel and they give you different circumstances that you have got to deal with.

“We have got 15 games left and we know what we have to do in order to achieve what we believe we can and Saturday starts that again.”



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