The Wood are back at Meadow Park this Saturday, February 17 (3pm) when they face Gateshead, in the National League. Here’s our preview……..

Match Details 

Entrance fees for the game are as follows: Adults £18; OAPS £13, under 16’s £8 and under 12’s £4.

The match will not be segregated, and the nearest public car park is stationed in Brook Road and adjacent to stadium.

Team News

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

Recent signing Morgan Ferrier came off the bench to feature against Eastleigh last time out in the league and will be in contention to start on Saturday.

Form Guide

The Wood won their last fixture in the National League, with a 2-0 victory away to Eastleigh.

A goal for the returning Ferrier opened the scoring, before Bruno Andrade doubled the lead, with a penalty kick.

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

Garrard’s side are in imperious form, keeping four clean sheets in a row, in all competitions, scoring 10 goals in the process.

The Wood are currently sat in sixth place in the National League, with a game in hand on some of their rivals.

The side remain just six points off the top spot.

Managed by 43-year-old Steve Watson, The Heed currently sit 13th in the table on 43-points.

This will be the fourth time this season that Boreham Wood have come up against Gateshead, having also faced them twice in the FA Trophy.

Gateshead won last time out, winning 1-0 away to struggling Guiseley.

From the Dugout – Luke Garrard  

“We have obviously played them twice recently in the FA Trophy. Up at their place, I felt that up until the 75th minute, we were very comfortable.

“Returning here, there was McLaughlin’s great effort to level at 1-1, and then the individual error that got them the win, that is something that we have looked at and spoken about.

“I feel that clean sheets are now more common, whereas they weren’t a month ago. We are a threat in front of goal, and you have seen that in the last two league fixtures, where we have scored five on the road.

“I think that Gateshead have brought in some good personnel in Ben Fox, Rees Greenwood and Lewis McNall and they have got a great squad.

“He has got them playing in a manner that suits them; they have gone to a different shape and they got a good win up at Guiseley on Tuesday.

“No game now is going to be easy. You have got teams who are fighting for their lives, you have got teams trying to sustain a playoff push, and you have got teams like Gateshead, who have got that added incentive, because they are in the trophy.

“Every performance warrants the players to earn their shirt in the next game, and we will be expecting a tough test.”

 

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