WOOD PROGESS DESPITE GOALKEEPING HEROICS
Boreham Wood 2 – 0 Wimborne Town
Saturday 24th October 2020, 3pm
Meadow Park, Emirates FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round
A thoroughly entertaining Emirates FA Cup tie at Meadow Park between Boreham Wood and their Southern League Premier South opponents Wimborne Town ended with what turned out to be a routine 2-0 victory for the Wood and a safe passage into the First Round Proper of the Emirates FA Cup for the fifth time in seven seasons.
If it wasn’t for an outstanding man of the match display by 17-year-old Wimborne goalkeeper Billy Terrell, it would have been a very different score line.The young goalkeeper, on loan from Bournemouth, showed his credentials after 4 minutes when he made a great save following a one-on-one against Shaq Coulthirst.
Wood should have had a penalty just a minute later when Sam Davidson handled the ball in the area while on the ground but fortunately for the visitors, the referee didn’t see and continued play. Former Barnet player, Coulthirst had another chance to score soon after but shot wide. The introduction of Sorba Thomas, who replaced the injured Francis-Angol in the 35th minute, added some fire to the dominant Boreham Wood side, the recent Charlton Athletic target was outstanding on his return to the pitch. Billy Terrell further denied Mingoia, Tshimanga and Thomas ensuring the match remained goalless going into halftime.
Boreham Wood: Ashmore, Champion, Stephens (Ilesanmi 82), Fyfield, Ricketts, Mafuta, Mingoia, Smith, Francis-Angol (Thomas 35), Coulthirst (Rhead 61), Tshimanga.
Subs not used: Murtagh, Whitely, Huddart, McDonnell.
Wimborne Town: Terrell, Strugnell, Maybury, Davidson, Young, Holmes, Sinclair (Kellaway 63), Gunson, Lovell, Henry (Penny 76), Chugg
Subs not used: Arnold, Langdon, Smith, Gamble, Mason.
Man of the match: Billy Terrell (Wimborne Town)
Match report written by Brett Lewis (Non-League Paper & Wood Army member)