Yeovil Town v Boreham Wood
Saturday 24th September 2022, 3.00pm
Huish Park, National League
The Wood remain in action into the international break with a trip to Somerset where they will take on Yeovil Town.
The Glovers are winless in their last four outings after recording their only victory so far this season, and will be keen to return to winning ways.
Wood’s draw with Gateshead last time out meant their 100% record on the road came to an end, but they could stretch their unbeaten run to seven games at Huish Park.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
A seasoned veteran, Jamie Reckord joined Yeovil Town following his departure from the Wood after a successful stint in Hertfordshire. The defender progressed through the ranks at Wolverhampton Wanderers and made just a couple of appearances for the first team, with loan spells at Northampton Town, Scunthorpe United, Coventry City, Plymouth Argyle and Swindon Town seeing him gain experience early on. Following his release from Molineux he crossed the border and joined Scottish Premiership side Ross County, making 48 appearances during his two-year stint in Scotland. A move to Oldham Athletic saw him return to England before dropping into the non-league after just a season, with spells at Solihull Moors, Wrexham and Boreham Wood preceding the switch to Yeovil in the summer.
After beginning his career with Brighton & Hove Albion, Charlie Wakefield was picked up by Chelsea, spending a decade at Cobham as he progressed through the ranks but was unable to appear for the first team. A loan spell at Stevenage proved unsuccessful due to injury and he would be released by the Blues two years later, with spells at Coventry City, Wealdstone and Bromley following. The quick midfielder, who has also featured for England at youth level, departed the play-off bound Ravens after just half-a-season at Hayes Lane and made the switch to Yeovil Town, where he has reached a half-century of appearances for the Glovers.
Originally hailing from Ipswich, Malachi Linton began his career in the Tractor Boys’ academy before progressing through the youth teams of Crewe Alexandra, where he featured for the Under-18’s. A move to Lowestoft Town in 2019 saw him prove his pedigree in the non-league, impressing with 13 goals in ten appearances and he earned a move to newly promoted Championship side Wycombe Wanderers, where he was unable to make an appearance although he did appear on the bench for the Chairboys. He would extend his contract following a loan spell at Slough Town before enjoying even more successful stint with King’s Lynn Town, striking eight goals in 20 appearances which convinced Yeovil Town to secure his signature in the summer.
LAST TIME WE MET
Yeovil Town 2-2 Boreham Wood
Saturday 7th May 2022
Huish Park, National League
The Wood were forced to share the points with opponents Yeovil Town after surrendering a two-goal lead, all but ending their play-off hopes.
An eventful first half saw the visitors come out the blocks quickly, and they took the lead after just 11 minutes when Tyrone Marsh met Jacob Mendy Mendy’s cross to open the scoring with a good finish past former Wood stopper Grant Smith. Smith’s opposite number Nathan Ashmore had to be at his best shortly after when David Stephens conceded a penalty, but Dale Gorman was denied from the spot. It got even better for the Wood as the game approached the half-hour mark, with Dennon Lewis coolly slotting past Smith after winning the ball in midfield to double their lead.
It was certainly a game of two halves, and after the hosts began to threaten at the end of the first half they began to dominate at the start of the second. A long throw-in from Tom Knowles caused confusion in the Wood penalty area with Morgan Williams taking advantage to nod the ball home and reduce the deficit. It soon went from bad to worse after Will Evans gifted Yeovil a free kick in a dangerous area, which Luke Wilkinson kindly accepted as a perfectly placed effort flew beyond Ashmore. With the scores level chances began to dry up, and the Wood could only take the one point back to Hertfordshire.
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