Boreham Wood v Wealdstone
Saturday 10th April 2021, 3.00pm
Meadow Park, Vanarama National League

THE CONTEXT

On Saturday, Wood play host to local rivals Wealdstone FC in the Vanarama National League.

The Stones last fixture was a  5-1 home win against another local rival, Barnet, thanks to goals from Jerome Okimo, Craig Fasanmade, Jacob Mendy and a brace from Dennon Lewis.

However, Boreham Wood faced promotion challengers Hartlepool United, where the points were split after a 2-2 draw, in a game that had it all!

THE FORM GUIDE

THE WOOD

Previous six games (in all competitions): –

Hartlepool United (H) | VNL | 2-2 
Sutton United (H) | VNL | 0-0 
Aldershot Town (A) | VNL |  3-3 
Notts County (H) | VNL |  2-2 D
Torquay United (H) | VNL |  0-0 
Woking (A) | VNL |  0-0 

Wood welcomed promotion challengers Hartlepool United to Meadow Park on Easter Monday in an action-packed 90 minutes but the points were split as it ended 2-2 to make this the Woods seventh draw on the bounce.

THE STONES

Previous six games (in all competitions): –

Barnet (H) | VNL | 5-1 W
Bromley (A) | VNL | 2-2 D
Solihull Moors (A) | VNL | 3-0 L
Woking (H) | VNL | 0-1 L
Weymouth (A) | VNL  | 4-0 L
Notts County (H) | VNL | 0-1 L

The Stones come into tomorrows fixture full of confidence after a 5-1 home victory over Barnet on Easter Monday.

The stones currently sit in 18th place having played the same amount of games as the Wood, who sit seven places higher with eight points more.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

“THE DESTROYER”

JEROME OKIMO

Jerome Okimo started his senior career with Isthmian South side Chalfont St. Peter where he spent seven years at the Club making over 300 appearances.

The central defender then made the switch to Wealdstone in 2013 and played a vital role in the Stones’ promotion to the Conference South the following season. Okimo then moved on to Stevenage in 2014 where he spent two seasons before signing for National League side Braintree Town.

After spending just one campaign with Essex outfit Braintree, Okimo put pen to paper and re-signed for the Stones in 2017 and has made over 120 appearances since…

“THE PLAYMAKER”

CONNOR SMITH

Connor Smith was part of the 2010 TV show ‘Footballer’s Next Star’, and later that year he joined the academy set-up at Watford.

The following season, Smith was loaned out to Wealdstone and the following season he put pen to paper and signed his first professional contract with the Hornets.

Smith spent time on loan with Gillingham and Stevenage in the Football League before departing Vicarage Road in 2016 where he signed with Plymouth Argyle.

The central midfielder spent one season with Plymouth and helped them earn promotion to League One before he signed for League Two outfit Yeovil Town.

In 2018, Smith joined us at Meadow Park but only spent half of the 2018/19 campaign with Wood before he joined Billericay Town.

Smith then joined the Stones at the start of the 2019/20 campaign and has featured 44 times since joining, including 25 appearances this season and scored two goals so far.

“THE FINISHER”

DENNON LEWIS

Dennon Lewis came through the youth academy with Watford and was awarded with his first professional deal in 2015.

Lewis then joined National League outfit Woking on loan in 2016 and featured 27 times for the Cards scoring 6 goals.

The forward then left Watford in 2018 due to his contract expiring and signed for Scottish Championship side Falkirk but left the Club soon after due to personal reasons.

Following his departure from Falkirk, Lewis signed for National League side Bromley but after making just six appearances he signed for Wealdstone. Since he joined the Stones, Lewis has been a mainstay in the side, playing a pivotal role and scoring vital goals in last seasons promotion campaign with the Stones.

LAST TIME WE MET

Wealdstone 1-0 Boreham Wood
Tuesday 2nd March 2021
Grosvenor Vale, Vanarama National League

Wood’s last meeting with the Stones came just last month when Wood left Grosvenour Vale empty handed as ex-Boreham wood player Connor Smith bagged his first goal of the season and the only goal of the game in the 25th minute.

The second half started slowly and it wasn’t until the fifty-seventh minute when Wood created a clear cut chance in the second half. Tshimanga shot wide when played through by Junior Morias, this opened the door for Boreham Wood to create a number of chances in the final third of the match. On sixty-two minutes Gus Mafuta’s well struck effort went just over the bar, followed by an excellent pass from Keiran Murtagh which gave Kane Smith a shooting opportunity but he was denied.

Even with six minutes of added time it just wasn’t enough for Boreham Wood to convert a goal.

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