Aldershot Town 0-3 Boreham Wood
Saturday 13th April 2024, 3:00 pm
The EBB Stadium, Vanarama National League

In an incredible performance in front of the live TNT Sport TV cameras, Boreham Wood blew Aldershot Town away with a comprehensive 3-0 win which gives Luke Garrard’s men a good chance of beating the drop. Goals from Lee Ndlovu, Erico Sousa and Kabs Tshimanga sealed the three points. Luke Garrard made one change to his starting line-up from last Week’s 4-0 win against Wealdstone with Mo Sagaf replacing Angelo Balanta in midfield.

A confident Boreham Wood attacked the Shots from the start as there defence couldn’t live with the Wood strike force of Kabs Tshimanga and Lee Ndlovu. It was Ndlovu who gave Wood the lead on ten minutes with a lovely run and shot across Shots keeper Jordi Van Stappershoef in the Shots goal. Five minutes later Ryan Glover fouled David Agbontohoma in the penalty area and the referee had no hesitation in pointing to the shot, Erico Sousa made no mistake from twelve yards by sending Van Stappershoef the wrong way.

Lorent Tolaj fired wired for the hosts on eighteen minutes. Twelve minutes later Mo Sagaf forced a good save by Van Stappershoef from a free kick. On thirty-two minutes, Tshimanga was denied by a last-ditch tackle by Haji Mnoga. A minute later Shots top scorer Josh Stokes was denied by Nathan Ashmore’s feet. Just before the break, Ryan Glover cut in on his right and shot over to preserve Boreham Wood’s two goal half time lead.


In a quiet start to the second half, the expected Aldershot fightback didn’t happen thanks to some well organised Boreham Wood defending. The Wood backline marshalled by the outstanding Chris Bush were a marked difference from the side who has let in seventy-three goal this season. The first real chance of the second half feel to Billy Sass-Davies who headed over from a Sousa cross on sixty-two minutes. Five minutes later, an inch perfect through ball from Femi Ilesanmi fell into the path of Tshimanga who made no mistake from close range to put Boreham Wood 3-0 up. Wood continued to control possession against a lacklustre Aldershot side. However Jack Barham went close to pulling one back for the hosts on eighty-four minutes but was denied by a brilliant save from Ashmore.

Boreham Wood’s survival in now very much in their own hands. If they match the Ebbsfleet score on Tuesday night and beat the Kent side next Saturday, they will be safe. Also, Woking’s defeat at York City has dragged them back in the relegation dogfight. Following these two emphatic wins against Wealdstone and Aldershot Town, Boreham Wood’s confidence will be sky high going into the two big games against Rochdale and Ebbsfleet United


By Brett Lewis

Aldershot Town: Van Stappershoef, Mnoga (Maghoma), Harfield, Carries, Tolaj, Widdrington, Willard (Barrett 57), Frost, Barham, Glover (Thomas 75), Stokes

Subs not used: Scott, Daly

Boreham Wood: Ashmore, Sousa, Ilesamni, Sousa, Sass-Davies, Agbontohoma, Payne, Robinson, Sagaf, Ndlovu (Marsh 81), Tshimanga (Balanta 88)

Subs not used: Coxe, Fyfield, Clayden

Man of the match: Chris Bush



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