Boreham Wood v Wrexham
Saturday 15th May 2021, 3.00pm
Meadow Park, Vanarama National League

THE CONTEXT

Wood are back at Meadow Park and face Wrexham, in the Vanarama National League on Saturday afternoon.

The Red Dragon’s last fixture was a week ago when they faced Yeovil Town at home, which resulted in a 3-0 victory for the home side, thanks to goals from Young, Pearson and Davies.

It has also been a week since the Wood last played, which was alternatively, away from home when they faced Play-Off contender’s FC Halifax Town. It was a ferocious strike from Femi Ilesanmi that guaranteed all three points for the Wood.

THE FORM GUIDE

THE WOOD

Previous six games (in all competitions): –

FC Halifax Town (A) | VNL | 0-1 W
King’s Lynn Town (H) | VNL | 5-1 W
Stockport County (H) | VNL | 0-2 L
Barnet (H) | VNL | 0-0 D
Yeovil Town (A) | VNL | 1-0 L
Chesterfield (A) | VNL | 0-0 D

Wood faced Play-Off contenders FC Halifax Town last Saturday and left The Shay Stadium victorious with a 1- nil victory.

Although the opening 15 minutes saw The Shaymen dominate the proceedings, Boreham Wood managed to work themselves into the game and dictated the tempo of the match. The first half-chance for The Wood presented itself from a free-kick however Fyfield’s header did not trouble Sam Johnson in the Shaymen’s goal.

Debutant, Momodou Jallow, nearly got his career in a Wood shirt off to a perfect start but his shot was blocked from close range.

After knocking on the door for the majority of the second half Ilesanmi opened the scoring with a wonderful strike. In the 67thminute, Ilesanmi found himself in space on the left hand side and exploited the opportunity to strike towards goal from outside the box.

THE RED DRAGONS

Previous six games (in all competitions): –

Yeovil Town (H) | VNL | 3-0 W
Maidenhead United (A) | VNL | 2-2 D
Solihull Moors (H) | VNL | 2-1 W
Chesterfield (H) | VNL | 0-0 D
Woking (A) | VNL | 0-4 W
FC Halifax Town (A) | VNL | 0-4 W

The Red Dragons currently sit in 9th place, with a game in hand. By taking all three points this weekend it would see Wrexham shoot up the table to secure themselves a place in the 2020/21 Play-Offs. However, the top of the table is tight with only a two point difference between fifth and ninth.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

“THE DESTROYER”

JAMIE RECKORD

Reckord began his career with hometown club Wolverhampton Wanderers signing youth forms from the age of nine.

In 2013 he made his second and final Wolves appearances, coming once again in the League Cup, before heading out to Plymouth Argyle and later Swindon Town on a temporary basis.

Following the expiration of his Wolves deal in the summer of 2014, Reckord signed for Ross County in the Scottish Premiership in the October. He made his debut in Scotland in a 3-0 win over Kilmarnock. After five years he eventually scored his first professional goal, coming against Dundee in February 2015.

Reckord signed for National League outfit Solihull Moors in December 2017.

In his first season, he helped secure their place in the division before the 2018/19 campaign saw the Moors and Reckord lift themselves into the promotion picture, finishing in the play-offs for the first time, eventually losing to AFC Fylde. Reckord was well on his way to over a century of appearances for Solihull before the season was cut short due to COVID-19 and totalled 98 appearances in all competitions during his time with the club.

“THE PLAYMAKER”

LUKE YOUNG

Young was the first signing of summer 2019 for the Red Dragons, with the midfielder agreeing on a two-year contract, after he turned down the opportunity to stay with Torquay United.

Young was named Player of the Year at Plainmoor, which he left following four years with the Gulls, after joining them from his hometown club Plymouth Argyle.

He took up the option to head north on a two-year contract and his arrival was well received by supporters in Wrexham, who well recall his performances for Torquay against us.

“THE FINISHER”

KWAME THOMAS

A former England youth international with appearances at U16, U17 and U20 levels.

Born in Nottingham in 1995, Kwame signed for Derby County and worked his way through the Academy to become a Scholar at Pride Park, playing four times in the Championship during 2014/15.

After loan spells with both Notts County and Blackpool, he was on the move to Coventry City for 15 games and then a switch to Solihull Moors for another two seasons. Doncaster Rovers came in for the striker in October 2019, after trials with both Port Vale and Carlisle United, before joining Burton Albion in early February 2020 on a six-month deal, but the pandemic restricted his time with the Brewers to just two substitute appearances.

Recruited by Dean Keates in the summer of 2020, he scored his first goal in a Wrexham shirt away to Yeovil Town in early October.

LAST TIME WE MET

Wrexham 2-1 Boreham Wood
Saturday 10th October 2020, 3.00pm
Meadow Park, Vanarama National League

Reece Hall-Johnson and Luke Young gave new-look Wrexham the perfect start to the National League season with victory over Boreham Wood at the Racecourse.

Hall-Johnson, one of eight new signings in Wrexham’s starting line-up, struck a fine first-half goal. It was Keiran Murtagh who equalised the game with his second-half strike.

However, for the visitors, it was Young’s free-kick that secured a win for the Dragons in a very rain-swept match.

PRE MATCH WORDS

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