Match Preview
Notts County v Boreham Wood
Tuesday 26th November 2019, 7.45pm
Meadow Lane, Vanarama National League

On Tuesday night, Boreham Wood travel to Meadow Lane in hope of securing a historic result against a strong Notts County side.

In their recent fixture, Notts County lost narrowly 2-1 against Aldershot Town who sat 20th in the Vanarama National League.

Whereas, the Wood came away with a point on our travels to Hartlepool United in a 2-2 draw, despite being 2-0 up until the 70th minute.

THE CONTEXT

Interestingly, for the third game in a row, just one place and one point separates the Wood from our opponents and Luke Garrard will hope to make it five unbeaten by securing a result at Meadow Lane.

Wood will be disappointed with not coming away with all three points on Saturday afternoon from the Super Six Stadiym as we failed to see the game out, after being two goals to the good with 70 minutes on the clock.

However, both sides will be looking to make amends for Saturday’s results. County have hit a slight dip in form of late and now find themselves three games with out a win in the Vanarama National League, and as such will be looking to improve on Saturday’s performance as they lost 2-1 against Aldershot Town.

NOTTS COUNTY RECENT FORM

Notts County have struggled for form in recent weeks having only won once in their previous five games in the National League.

Despite poor league form, Notts County managed to seal themselves a place in the 2nd Round of the FA Cup, late drama saw a stoppage time winner from Ben Turner over Ebbsfleet United.

As such, although County will want to make amends for Saturday’s defeat at Aldershot Town, they will also have one eye on their FA Cup Second Round tie away to League Two Northampton Town.

The Magpies have only conceded 25 goals so far in the league, which is the joint 2nd least of all the teams in the division.

Notably, having scored 33 goals, only 4 teams have outscored the Magpies this season which leaves them with the 5th best goal difference in the entire league of +8.

NOTTS COUNTY PLAYER TO WATCH

Ben Turner has been pivotal to Notts County’s defensive success this season helping his side to several clean sheets, 7 to be exact, conceding just 25 goals in the league.

The experienced 31-year-old centre back is a huge threat from attacking set-pieces after he managed to score the winner in the dying embers of the game for the Magpies in their recent FA Cup fixture to send them into the 2nd Round.

Turner signed for Notts County at the start of this season from League Two outfit Mansfield Town, prior to this he had spells with Cardiff City and Burton Albion.

LAST TIME WE MET

Boreham Wood 1-2 Notts County (Tuesday 24th September 2019, National League)

Boreham Wood failed to convert several early chances and were made to pay as the Magpies opened the scoring with 41 minutes on the clock via a David Gregory own goal.

Sam Osbourne then doubled the visitors lead in the 66th minute with a well struck shot from just outside the box, which curled into the top right-hand corner past the outstretched arm of Wood stopper Gregory.

Tyrone Marsh did manage to claw a goal back from the penalty spot after Thomas was adjudged to have been fouled by Richard Brindley in the 84th minute. However, the goal proved to be only a consolation as the Wood left it too late and couldn’t find an equaliser.

IN FOCUS: DAVID STEPHENS

David Stephens has been in fine form for Boreham Wood of late and is our player in focus for this Tuesdays match preview.

Stephens is currently in his 5th season at Meadow Park and has played in 21 of the 22 league games so far, an instrumental figure not only this season, but throughout his time with the Wood.

The 28-year-old centre back came through the ranks at Norwich City and signed his first professional contract in 2008.

Furthermore, Stephens went on to play in league Two for Lincoln City (on loan), as well as north of the border as he featured 28 times in the Scottish Premiership outfit for Hibernian.

After his time in Scotland, Stephens returned to England with Barnet, becoming a pivotal player in Martin Allen’s Bees team that went on to win the National League in 2014/15.

In addition to club duties, Stephens has played on the international stage, representing his country Wales, at under 17, under 19 and under 21 level.

MATCH DAY INFORMATION

Ticket Information

Tickets can be purchased online and printed at home by clicking here. Registration required.

Alternatively, visit the Meadow Lane ticket office or call 0115 955 7210.

More information on ticket pricing can be found by clicking here.

Travel Information

Boreham Wood FC’s official away day travel club will be in operation for our away trip to Notts County. The coach will be leaving Meadow Park at 3.30pm. Prices are as follows: –

£25 Adult
£20 Under 16
£5 off for season ticket holders

Please contact Grant Morris on grant.bwfc@outlook.com or 07703658554 if you wish to book your seat!

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