The Wood are back at home this Saturday, November 17 (3pm), when we welcome Ebbsfleet United to Meadow Park, in the Vanarama National League. Here’s our preview…
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.
Luke Garrard has no fresh injury concerns to deal with.
The Wood manager has a full quota to choose from, with everyone having trained this week.
Tom Champion was absent in the match against Southport but is available for selection once again.
The Wood will be looking for a reaction on Saturday, having suffered a 2-0 Emirates FA Cup loss to National League North side Southport.
Garrard and the side had been on a good run prior to that match though, having been six unbeaten.
Victories over Bromley, Maidenhead United and Dagenham & Redbridge were all included in that run.
With a full squad to now choose from, Garrard and the management team will have the luxury of calling upon all of his key men.
Justin Shaibu netted three times in five matches in October and will be pushing for a place in the starting eleven.
Champion will also be looking to return to the Wood’s back three, where he has enjoyed much success since his arrival in 2017.
The Wood currently sit 11th in the National League table, on 26-points.
Ebbsfleet United have recently handed 59-year-old Garry Hill the managerial reigns at Stonebridge Road and will be looking to his experience for an upturn in form
The Fleet currently sit in 15th position in the National League on 23-points and have won just once in their last five league matches.
Last time out, they battled to an impressive 0-0 draw with Football League side Cheltenham Town.
One to Watch – Myles Weston
A skillful wide player with pace to burn, Myles Weston is a key cog in the Ebbsfleet attack.
Operating as a winger, or as a striker, Weston has over 320 Football League appearances to his name on an impressive C.V.
A former England youth international, who has since turned out for Antigua & Barbuda, Weston can count two League Two titles amongst his achievements, having won the division with Gillingham in 2012 and again with Southend in 2015.
Weston’s deliveries from the flank will be vital for The Fleet on Saturday, with the likes of Danny Kedwell and Michael Cheek up-front.
From the Dugout – Luke Garrard
“Garry Hill got the job a week ago and played his first game against Cheltenham on Saturday.
“He has now had a full week to work with the squad, in regards to getting them to play in the manner that he wants them to play.
“I can imagine that he ring some changes to suit his style, and I have said in my programme notes, that they done fantastically last year and he has inherited a superb group.
“We have had discussions this week; myself, the management team and the playing staff; and we feel that we need a reaction.
“We have had a very positive week this week, I have to say, Monday and today have been amazing in terms of the return in the sessions.
“At times we have had to stop it, because there has been such an intent and I honestly believe that we can mirror that come Saturday.
“I am hopeful that we can be as positive as we have been in the sessions this week and take that into the game on Saturday.”