The Wood are on their travels again this Saturday, April 7 (3pm) when they face Halifax Town, in the National League. Here’s our preview……..

Match Details

Entrance fees for the game are as follows: Adults £18; Concessions £15, Under 16’s £5 and Under 7’s £3.

Away fans are normally housed in either the Skircoat Stand on one side of the pitch, or the Northern section of the Main Stand.

Team News 

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

A full quota has trained this week and Luke Garrard will have the luxury of choosing from a full-strength squad on Saturday.

Form Guide

The Wood beat National League giants Wrexham last time out in the league, with an impressive 1-0 victory away at the Racecourse.

A Bruno Andrade penalty in the eighth-minute put the Wood ahead, with the striker netting his 18th league goal of the season.

Garrard’s side had drawn 0-0 in the previous match, against Barrow, as they continued their charge on the play-offs.

The win over Wrexham saw them move up to third place in the National League table, on 69 points, with just five matches remaining.

A positive result against the Shaymen would increase their stronghold on the play-off positions.

Managed by 43-year-old Jamie Fullarton, Halifax Town are currently 17th in the National League on 47-points.

The Shaymen lost 2-0 last time out against fellow play-off contenders AFC Fylde. That is their only defeat in their last five matches, with impressive victories over Dagenham & Redbridge at home, and Woking away.

From the Dugout – Luke Garrard  

It is going to be tough, but I have been able to watch them at length, because we have had the additional days, in terms of playing on the Monday, instead of the regular Tuesday evening.

“I watched their games against Dagenham, Fylde, Solihull and Guiseley, so I have done a lot of homework on them.

“They have got some good strengths, (Matty) Kosylo I really like, I think that he is a very talented young player. (Mike) Fondop who they have got on-loan from Guiseley, (Connor) Thompson and (Ben) Tomlinson either side as wide boys, so yeah they have got definite threats.

“Jamie Fullarton has gone in there and he has gained them points, especially the win against Dagenham at home, where they turned it around having gone in 1-0 down at half-time.

“Like I say week-in-week-out, we know what every opposition is going to offer up and it is going to be about what we do.

“I thought on Monday that we were frightening in terms of how we went about our business.

“If we play to the levels we did for the first 35/40 minutes against Wrexham, then I fancy our chances come Saturday.”

 

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