The Wood are on their travels again this Saturday, October 6 (3pm), when we head to Hartlepool United. Here’s our preview…

Match Details 

Away supporters are housed in the Smith & Graham Stand. This is an all-seated stand, which has a maximum capacity of 1,035.

Away tickets are priced at £20 for adults and £10 for concessions (Under 16, Over 60, Under 19, Students, Armed Forces – all with valid ID).

Hartlepool’s ticket office is open from 10am to kick-off on a match day. Turnstiles one & two on Clarence Road open around an hour before kick-off and away fans can pay cash or card on the turnstiles.

Team News

Luke Garrard has no fresh injury concerns going into the match.

The match against Harrogate Town came too soon for any of the Wood’s injured quartet, with Mark Ricketts, Danny Woodards, Angelo Balanta and Reeco Hackett-Fairchild all missing the tie.

Garrard said in his pre-match interview that he has welcomed some of them back to training and will be able to include them in the squad.

Form Guide

The Wood will hope to return to winning ways this Saturday, having lost at home last time out against Harrogate Town.

Despite a brace from Gozie Ugwu in the six-goal thriller, Boreham Wood ended up on the losing side of the fixture.

Ugwu’s first goals for the club provide plenty of reason for optimism though, with Joshua Umerah having also found his stride for the club, netting five times in the league so far.

The Wood currently sit in 12th place in the National League, on 19-points.

Managed by 31-year-old Mathew Bates, Hartlepool United drew at home to Aldershot Town last time out, 1-1.

The draw leaves them eighth in the National League, with two wins and two draws in their last five matches, as well as a loss to league leaders Salford City.

One to Watch – Liam Noble

Signed in the summer following his departure from Notts County, Liam Noble has hit the ground running at Hartlepool United.

The former Sunderland trainee is a goal-scoring midfielder who already has six goals to his name this season.

Noble is no stranger to National League football, having captained Forest Green Rovers to the Football League in 2016/17, through the National League Play-off Final.

From the Dugout – Luke Garrard  

“They have started ever so well under Mathew Bates and their recruitment in the summer was very good; you look at the singing of Liam Noble, who has played in League Two and League One.

“It has been a good week where we have really re-grouped and homed in on what we need to improve on and work on, in terms of the opposition.

“You look at the personnel he has in his ranks, he has Carl Magnay, Scott Loach, Andrew Davies, Liam Noble, Nicky Featherstone, Michael Woods.

“They are a big club, they’re a massive club and this is their second year in the National League, 18 months ago they were fighting it out in League Two.

“Let’s not kid anyone, they are a sleeping giant. You look at the personnel they have got there, the fanbase, the club they have, and we know that come Saturday it is going to be tough, it is going to be very tough.”

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