The Wood return to Meadow Park on Saturday, September 23 (3pm) when they face Ebbsfleet United. Here’s our preview……..

Match Details

Entrance fees for the game are as follows: Adults £18; OAPS £13, under 16’s £8 and under 12’s £4.

The match will be segregated and the nearest public car park is stationed in Brook Road and adjacent to stadium.

Team News

The Wood have no fresh injury concerns going into the fixture.

With the likes of Angelo Balanta, Jamie Turley and Kane Smith all missing Saturday’s loss over Maidenhead United, Luke Garrard has confirmed that they all trained on Thursday.

Form Guide

Despite being just a win away from first place on Saturday, the Wood’s loss to Maidenhead United saw them fall down as far as 11th.

However, Luke Garrard’s side remain just three points off the top spot, evidence of how tight the National League is this campaign.

Boreham Wood have had a habit this season of reacting impressively to poor results and the Wood manager has said that he expects Saturday to be no different.

Ebbsfleet United currently sit 19th in the table, having drawn nine of their first 11 matches. But, if results go their way, a win could propel them as high as 14th.

There will be a familiar face in the dugout for Ebbsfleet, with former Boreham Wood assistant manager Daryl McMahon, returning to Meadow Park.

From the Dugout – Luke Garrard  

“It is going to be a tough, tough fixture, if you look at their last 11 results, one win, nine draws and one loss, it shows that they are going to be hard to beat.

“They are going to be competitive and I know Daryl McMahon from his days at the club; he is going to get them playing with a tempo and an energy and like I said, at this level, any game is going to be tough.

“I can’t wait to have him in the opposite dugout, I keep in contact with Macca regularly, although we have probably ignored each other the backend of this week. But yeah, it will be nice to see him and I am looking forward to going up against him.

“You look at Jack Powell, Jack Payne, Andy Drury, Darren McQueen, Danny Mills, Luke Coulson, Myles Weston, and so many others, all of them with Football League experience. He has got good depth there and good personnel across the board.

“The National League level now is just so, so good; the teams that you are coming up against week-in-week-out are so strong and they have all done their homework. It is no longer just turning up on a Saturday and hoping for the best.

“Like ourselves, we have worked on Ebbsfleet now all week, because we had the luxury of not having a match on Tuesday. They have a pattern to their play and we need to get amongst them and cause them problems.”

 

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