Boreham Wood v Weymouth
Tuesday 2nd February 2021, 7.45pm
Meadow Park, Vanarama National League

THE CONTEXT

On Tuesday, Boreham Wood host 21st place Weymouth in the Vanarama National League at Meadow Park.

The Terras’ last game came on Saturday at home to Notts County where they were unfortunately beaten 1-0 thanks to an Elisha Sam goal in the 51st minute.

Wood’s unbeaten run in the league came to an end on Saturday when Eastleigh came to Meadow Park and took all three points via an injury time winner from Dan Smith.

THE FORM GUIDE

THE WOOD

Previous six games (in all competitions): –

Eastleigh (H) | VNL | 1-2 L
Chesterfield (H) | VNL | 0-0 D
Stockport (A) | VNL | 1-1 D
Torquay (H) | FAT | 0-4 L  
Dover (A) | VNL | 1-1 D
Millwall (H) | FAC | 0-2 L

Our impressive unbeaten league run of eight games came to an end on Saturday when the Spitfires came to Meadow Park and won 2-1.

The ever-reliable Kane Smith opened the scoring in the 12th minute when he struck well from the edge of the penalty area into the back of the net.

The rest of the first half was dominated by Wood with a notable chance falling to Matt Rhead but his effort sailed over the bar.

Wood came out the blocks flying in the second half and again Rhead had an excellent chance to double to lead but McDonnell saved well.

After a good spell of pressure from the visitors, Tyrone Barnett equalised in the 72nd minute when he received the ball in the six-yard box and finished well past Nathan Ashmore.

Wood pushed for a winner in the dying embers of the game, but it was the Spitfires who grabbed a goal when Ben House caught us on the break and played in substitute Dan Smith who slotted home.

This defeat meant that Wood slipped into the bottom half of the table and leaves us six games in all competitions without a win.

THE TERRAS

Previous six games (in all competitions): –

Notts County (H) |VNL | 0-1 L
Aldershot Town (A) | VNL | 0-2 W
Hartlepool (H) | VNL | 1-0 W
Darlington (H) | FAT | 0-1 L
Yeovil Town (H) | VNL | 0-3 L
Eastleigh (H) | VNL | 1-1 D

Our visitors come to Meadow park on Tuesday off the back of a narrow 1-0 home defeat against Notts County in their recent fixture in the Vanarama National League.

Prior to Saturday’s defeat, the Terras had picked up back-to-back wins against 2nd place Hartlepool with a 1-0 victory and then on the road with a 2-0 win against Aldershot.

The Terras have struggled defensively this season with only three sides conceding less than their 32 goals so far in the league.

 

PLAYERS TO WATCH

“THE DESTROYER”

CALVIN BROOKS

Brooks started his senior career with Dorchester Town in the Conference South, before joining Yeovil Town in 2014.

At the start of the 2014/15 campaign, Brooks joined the Terras on loan and the deal was made permanent in January 2015.

Since signing permanently for Weymouth, Brooks has been a mainstay in the Terras side, rarely missing a game in the six seasons he has been at the club.

Brooks can also offer his services in midfield and has played in 16 of Weymouth’s 19 games in the league so far this season.

“THE PLAYMAKER”

JAKE McCARTHY

Jake McCarthy came through the youth academy with AFC Bournemouth but left in 2017 in search for first team football.

During his time with the Cherries, McCarthy had a spell on loan with Maidstone in the 2016/17 campaign at just 19 years old.

The 24-year-old captained the Terras in the 2018/19 campaign when they won the Southern League title.

McCarthy has made 17 appearances for his club so far this season and was voted as Weymouth’s player of the month for January.

“THE FINISHER”

JOSH McQUOID

McQuoid spent time in the youth academy at Southampton before making the switch to AFC Bournemouth where he went on to make his senior debut in 2007.

The forward spent five enjoyable seasons with the Cherries before joining Millwall on loan in the 2010/11 season. The deal was then made permanent at the end of that campaign.

Just a week after signing permanently for the Lions, McQuoid picked up an ankle injury which meant he was side-lined for three months. In hope to get back to match fitness, McQuoid joined Burnely on loan in 2012 but soon after made a return to Bournemouth on a permanent deal.

A re-occurrence of injuries left McQuoid’s game time limited during his time with the Cherries and spent time on loan with Peterborough United and then Coventry City.

In 2015 McQuoid signed for Luton Town in League Two, but during his time with the Hatters, he was loaned out to fellow League Two side Stevenage and then National League side Torquay United.

McQuoid signed for Aldershot Town in 2018, but only spent one season with the Shots before signing for the Terras at the start of the 2018/19 campaign.

In 2019, McQuoid was named club captain by manager at the time Mark Molesley.

PRE MATCH WORDS 

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LIVE STREAM

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Match Preview written by Joe Karadzas (Press Assistant)

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