The Wood are back at home this Saturday, February 16 (3pm), when we welcome Hartlepool United, in the 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 (£3 for U12s).
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 injuries to contend with.
David Stephens failed a late fitness test ahead of the match against Maidenhead United, but is hopeful of returning against Hartlepool United.
The Wood come into this game off the back of a loss to Maidenhead United and will be determined to secure the three points back at Meadow Park.
The Magpies took the lead in the 74th minute, via substitute James Akintunde, after both sides had seen chances squandered in the first half
The Wood secured a positive point in the match prior to Maidenhead United, as Sean Shields netted against Gateshead away from home. Scott Boden levelled the scores late on in the 1-1 draw.
The signing of striker Ralston Gabriel, who already has 25-goals to his name this season, will also boost the Wood ahead of the clash.
Boreham Wood currently sit 15th in the National League, on 39 points after 32 games.
Pools, currently managed by Craig Hignett, sit 13th in the National League with 40 points after 32 games.
Hartlepool United are unbeaten in their last two, having beaten Braintree Town 2-1 and drawn 1-1 in their last run out against National League highflyers Leyton Orient.
Orient’s Jobi McAnuff had his 22nd minute goal cancelled out by Pools Nicke Kabamba on the stroke of half-time.
One to Watch – Liam Noble
Liam Noble is a goal scoring midfielder who has been pivotal to Hartlepool United, since joining in the summer.
With 12 National League goals to his name so far, Noble is the club’s top scorer in the National League, showing his importance to the side.
A product of Sunderland’s academy, the midfielder has experience in both the Football League and National League, having captained Forest Green Rovers to Play-Off final glory in 2016/17.
From the Dugout – Luke Garrard
“I am looking forward to it, I have to say. We all know that performances haven’t been great in recent weeks, the results haven’t been great, but I am relishing playing at home.
“The last time that we played at home was well over three/four weeks ago, and it will be nice to get back out in an environment that we are used to.
“Hartlepool come here with a new manager, in Craig Hignett, yeah he has been behind the scenes, but he has probably had ideas and frustrations, when sitting in the stands.
“You see their performance against Braintree, a 2-1 win at home, and they obviously followed that up with a positive 1-1 draw with the league leaders at the time – Leyton Orient.
“I am hoping that the group that I send out there on Saturday excites the fans and that we start playing more free flowing an exciting football.
“We have worked heavily on the offensive side of our game this week, because for me we have lacked an energy and a cutting edge in front of goal.
“I am very much relishing the opportunity to go and put a few wrongs right on Saturday.”