The Wood are off to Wembley Stadium this Saturday, May 12 (3pm) when they face Tranmere Rovers, in the National League Play-off Promotion Final. Here’s our preview……..
Match tickets are available for purchase through the Wembley Ticket Portal. Category One tickets cost £41 (no concessions price), Category Two tickets cost £36 and £18 for concessions.
Anyone who is struggling to book tickets through the Wembley Ticketing portal, can come to the club and we will assist them.
Further details on how to purchase can be found HERE.
Further details on the hospitality packages available at Wembley can be found HERE.
Boreham Wood will wear their Sky Blue Away Shirt.
We are running official club travel to the match and details can be found HERE.
Jamie Turley, Morgan Ferrier and Kane Smith all missed the tie against Sutton United on Thursday, but Luke Garrard expects to have two of the three available, following a week of preparation.
Boreham Wood continued their incredible season, by defeating Sutton United 3-2 away last Saturday, in the play-off semi-final.
The victory will take the Wood to Wembley for the first time in their 70-year history, where they could win promotion to the Football League.
Angelo Balanta opened the scoring with his 11th goal of the season, following a tense opening 43 minutes.
The lead was doubled by a combination of Scott Doe – who was making just his second start since re-joining Boreham Wood – and Sutton’s Ross Lafayette.
Michael Folivi then added a third to secure the win, after Sutton’s Tom Bolarinwa had pulled one back. Lafayette was able to add a second for the hosts, during seven minutes of injury time, but it proved too little too late.
Managed by 46-year-old Micky Mellon, Tranmere lost in the Promotion Final at Wembley last season, to Forest Green.
Rovers beat Ebbsfleet United 4-2 in extra-time of their play-off semi-final, to secure their place at Wembley.
Mellon’s side have won three of their last five league matches, losing twice.
Garrard hasn’t lost to Tranmere this season, winning the home tie 2-1 and drawing the reverse fixture 2-2.
From the Dugout – Luke Garrard
“The players are echoing what my thoughts are; it is a promotion final game, that just so happens to be at Wembley.
“I keep saying it, but we are 90 minutes, 120 minutes, a penalty shootout, away from the Football League. That is my aim and that is my focus and my emotions are in check.
“I have done a lot of work – not any more than I normally would – and I have watched three or four of their games and spoken to a few managers about where they feel their threats are.
“They have got strength in depth across the board and they are a big team; they are a massive team at this level and they have ambitions to get back into the league and quite rightly, because their fan base suggests they are a league side.
“But, we possess a threat and we have got great quality. I went through where we feel they are going to cause us problems, and where we need to nullify them, but I finished with 95 clips of what we have done this season in terms of how we cause teams problems.
“Yeah, we are doing our homework on Tranmere, but I can imagine that they are fearful of Morgan Ferrier, Michael Folivi, Bruno Andrade and Angelo Balanta, to name just a few offensively.
“We have galvanised the town, which is something that I wanted to achieve as a manager.
“I have got to be honest, our following is unbelievable and when they start singing, I think that they out sing anyone in the National League.
“To do that is a very proud moment, but, we are not finished and I do not want to live on that.
“We had an aim to get out of this league and at the minute we are on track. We go there on Saturday with the focus and the mentality to put that into plan.”