Boreham Wood v Yeovil Town
Saturday 22nd February 2020, 3.00pm
Meadow Park, Vanarama National League
This Saturday, Boreham Wood return to league proceedings as we host Yeovil Town at Meadow Park in this eagerly anticipated match against two current play-off contenders. Wood currently sit in 5th place, whilst the Glovers currently sit one place above in 4th, so the game is poised to be a tight but exciting affair.
On their last time out, Yeovil were on the wrong end of a 3-0 scoreline against an in-form Harrogate Town side.
Whereas, the Wood have not played in a fortnight due to Storm Dennis forcing our recent match at Aldershot Town to be postponed for health and safety fears, but on our last time out we beat AFC Fylde 2-1 away from home.
Wood saw their unbeaten run extended to 14 games in league proceedings after a 2-1 win away at AFC Fylde on our last time out.
Kabongo Tshimanga opened the scoring for the Wood in the 19th minute as Tyrone Marsh raced through on goal, laid the ball off well to Tshimanga who smashed home past the Fylde goalkeeper.
Following an equaliser for the Coasters via a Jordan Williams goal, it was a rare goal for Jamal Fyfield that won the game for the Wood as he found himself in a one on one situation after a superb lobbed throughout ball Keiran Murtagh, with just the keeper to beat Fyfield coolly slotted home to secure all three points.
Yeovil Town disappointingly lost 3-0 away from home against Harrogate Town in their last fixture.
YEOVIL TOWN RECENT FORM
The Glovers sit in an impressive 4th place in the Varanama National League, one place and two points ahead of the Wood, albeit the Wood have two games in hand.
Despite their impressive league position, the visitors have suffered a slight dip in form as of late and are currently five games without a win in all competitions, so will be looking to start an uplift in results and form at Meadow Park this Saturday afternoon.
Yeovil have been clinical in front of goal so far this season scoring 57 goals in 34 games meaning they are the league’s second top scorers. However, they have found it difficult at the other end of the pitch as they have conceded the second most goals out of all the teams in the top seven (43).
YEOVIL TOWN PLAYER TO WATCH
Courtney Duffus, Forward
Courtney Duffus is Yeovil Town’s second top scorer this season scoring 13 goals in 28 games and is our player to watch in this week’s match day preview.
Duffus signed for Yeovil Town in January 2019 from Oldham Athletic where he struggled for first team minutes featuring just six times for the first team during the two seasons he was at Boundary Park.
The 24-year-old has featured in 28 of Yeovil’s 34 league games this season proving to be a vital strike partner to joint second top scorer in the National League Rhys Murphy, who has scored 17 goals.
LAST TIME WE MET
Yeovil Town 1-1 Boreham Wood, National League, 2nd November 2019
The Glovers broke the deadlock after just seven minutes as Jimmy Smith was on the receiving end of a Chris Dagnall cross to volley home after a freak incident saw the corner flag keep the ball in play, allowing Dagnall to pick up the ball and find Smith free inside the 18 yard box.
Boreham Wood applied relentless pressure throughout the second half with Kabongo Tshimanga, Tyrone Marsh, Justin Shaibu and Kane Smith notably forcing Stuart Nelson to make several smart saves.
However, Wood’s pressure wouldn’t go unrewarded and in the 90th minute Tshimanga fired home from the edge of the area which meant that both sides would settle for a point a piece.
IN FOCUS: JAMAL FYFIELD
Jamal Fyfield has been crucial for Luke Garrard in the heart of the defence as of late and is our man in focus for this Saturday’s match day preview.
A number of niggly injuries to central defender David Stephens resulted in him have a period on the sidelines to recover. However, this saw Fyfield move from left side centre back to the central position amongst a back three and he has been colossal at the heart of the Wood defence since.
Fyfield began his career at Leyton Orient, before joining Maidenhead United where he had great success being named their ‘Young Player of the Year’ in 2009.
Following his success at the Magpies, Jamal signed for York City where he helped them achieve Football League status featuring 40 times in the season they gained promotion from the Conference National.
Fyfield brings experience in abundance to Luke Garrard’s squad as he has well over 350 combined Football League and Non-League appearances.
MATCH DAY INFORMATION
Please note following the advice of the Safety Advisory Group and the Herts Constabulary Police, as well as our own Safety Officer and Chief Steward, this game will operate full segregation.
Please note that there are significant ticket offers available for this fixture, when tickets are purchased in advance via our online ticketing system. Please click link here for more info. Ticket offers include discounted ticket offers, bespoke group ticket offers and KIDS GO FREE, but must be purchased/claimed in advance before midnight on Friday 21st February.
Ticketing prices will be as follows for those who purchase in advance (subject to booking fee): –
Adult – £15.00
OAP – £10.00
U16 – £6.00
U12 – KIDS GO FREE!
Prices on the day consist of:-
Adult – £20.00
OAP – £15.00
U16 – £10.00
U12 – £7.00
Boreham Wood FC have moved onto an online ticketing system, in partnership with Event Genius. We advise all supporters planning to attend Boreham Wood FC matches at Meadow Park, both home and away supporters, purchase tickets beforehand. Once purchased, tickets are available to download directly to supporters’ phones via the Ticket Arena app and can also be printed at home and brought to the game for entry.
Home supporters can purchase HERE.
Away supporters can purchase HERE.
DISABLED OR LESS ABLE SUPPORTERS
BWFC has dedicated facilities for wheelchair bound and less able supporters. These include a viewing area and disabled toilet facilities. These are available via the West Stand. Supporters wishing to make use of these facilities are asked to enter the stadium via the South Stand Turnstiles off Brook Road car park. Disabled parking bays are available in this car park.
Please note that these parking spaces are limited and on a first come, first served basis. Unfortunately, spaces cannot be reserved by the club.
Please note that carers tickets will only be issued to those with a valid carer’s card, or, proof that they require a carer.
USE OF CAR PARK AND CLUB HOUSE
No supporter parking is available at Meadow Park, the club car park is available to players, directors, officials and guests only.
Boreham Wood FC advise supporters to park in Brook Road Public Car Park. Access to the Stadium is available from this car park via the South Stand Turnstiles (for away supporters) and via a public footpath through the adjacent park (for home supporters.) Please note that parking charges may apply.
Alternative parking is also available via the Hertsmere Council Civic Car Park, which is less than a 5-minute walk to the club. Again, please note parking charges may apply.
For home supporters using Brook Road Car Park, who wish to use the clubs bar facilities, this is a short walk to the main club house through the park.
Unfortunately, it is Boreham Wood FC policy that our club house is for home supporters only on match days. Away supporters are advised to use the facilities in the town centre just a short walk away from the Stadium via Brook Road.
Match Preview written By Joe Karadzas (Press Assistant)