The Wood continue their National League campaign this Saturday, August 25 (3pm), when we welcome FC Halifax Town to Meadow Park. Here’s our preview…

Match Details

Tickets will be available to purchase on the gates, on the day of the game. Ticket prices are as follows: Adults £19; OAPS £14, under 16’s £9 and under 12’s £5.

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

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 going into the game.

Justin Shaibu missed the tie against Leyton Orient as a precaution and will be in contention to return against Halifax

Form Guide

The Wood would have come away from Leyton Orient with a point, were it not for a penalty towards the end of the second half.

The signs are there that the new recruits are starting to settle in, with recent signings Justin Shaibu, Ellery Balcombe and Josh Umerah all putting in strong performances in recent games.

David Stephens netted in the 1-1 draw with Gateshead on the Tuesday previous and is looking to add more goals to his game this season.

The Wood will be looking for their second win of the campaign, having beaten Dagenham & Redbridge on the opening day.

Managed by 44-year-old Jamie Fullarton, FC Halifax Town finished in 16th place in the National League last season.

Halifax have started the season in excellent form, with four wins and one loss and currently sit second in the table.

One to Watch – Matty Kosylo

Highly rated at The Shay, Matty Kosylo’s signing created a lot of excitement amongst the club’s supporters, when he joined from Nantwich Town.

A tricky attacker with a good delivery, Kosylo was a thorn in the side of Boreham Wood last season when the two teams faced each other at Halifax Town.

At Nantwich he was named as the Evo-Stik Premier Division’s Young Player of the Season for 2015/16, as well as being named in the team of the year.

He has two goals to his name so far this season and will be key for Fullarton’s men on Saturday.

From the Dugout – Luke Garrard  

“They have started fantastically this season, with four wins out of five and 10 goals in the process, conceding just three.

“In terms of him as a person (Jamie Fullarton), and him as an individual, in how he goes about his business, it doesn’t surprise me one bit.

“I think that he is a fantastic manager. He has been learning the game away from a first team environment, but you see with how he has done and how he has started, full credit goes to Jamie Fullarton.

“I have watched their last five games and done a lot of work on them. They have got a threat in Kosylo and we know Kosylo from old, he has been a party of this league for a couple seasons now and he brings a threat.

“We have got an opportunity on Saturday to put to bed the results against Leyton Orient and Wrexham and we need to ensure that we have a positive start in regards to the game and look to go out and get three points.

“The beautiful thing is that by not having a game midweek, it enabled me to work heavily on where we are at and what we want to improve on and I am hopeful that they will answer all of my questions on Saturday.”


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