Unusually for the Wood we have no game on Boxing Day owing to BT Sport, who have chosen this game against Eastleigh to be televised meaning we will make our BT Sport debut the following day Tuesday 27th December with a 7.45pm kick off.
Eastleigh was also our first ever away match at National League level which saw us lose to a last minute winner for the home side.
The Wood are no strangers to the Spitfires who won the Conference South three seasons ago, but their promotion party was dulled on an evening in April 2014 when then manager Ian Allinson’s wannabees turned up at the Silverlake Stadium, grabbing all three points in a 0-1 win against the already Champions.
The Spitfires went off to National League heaven and gave the League a sound lesson, flying the flag for the Conference South. Their 4th placed finish in their first season was remarkable, losing out on a place in the Football League to Grimsby Town in the play offs.
We have met the side who up until 2003 were playing their football in the Wessex League on ten occasions, winning four and drawing two. Under the guidance of Paul Doswell they rose from local football into the Conference South in just two seasons, via the Ryman Premier Play off Final after gaining promotion from the Southern League Division One East the year before.
During their nine year stay in the Conference South we famously beat them 6-1 back in the 2011-2012 season. Six different Wood players including Man Of The Match and now Gaffer Luke Garrard scored that famous day, with Daryl McMahon notably featuring for the visitors. It was one of the best league performances at Meadow Park.
The Chairman has laid on a coach Free of charge for supporters which is completely sold out so those not on the coach Please show your support for the team and make the trip to Hampshire a memorable one.
There is a fabulous atmosphere at this level as our hardy band of travelling fans get behind Luke and his team
Come On You Wood!
Eastleigh v Boreham Wood.
The Silverlake Stadium, Stoneham Lane, Eastleigh. SO50 9HT.
Tuesday December 27th, kick off 7.45pm.