Tring Athletic 0 – 2 Boreham Wood
Suburban Football League North Division
Wood’s trip to the grass roots Stadium, Tring, last Wednesday evening proved to be a successful one. It was Wood’s first meeting of the Season and a tough one, but Wood’s youngsters continued to show maturity beyond their years.
Wood’s first goal scorer was a perfect example of such. Pelly Ruddock, one of our first year students, was in excellent form. He has made quite a few Substitute appearances of late but jumped at his chance to impress when named in the starting line-up alongside Jordan Lawal. Wood played some good approach football up to the edge of Tring’s box and Pelly made a run from deep into the box for the ball to be lifted into his path and then hammered home.
Patience had to be shown up to half time and at the start of the second, with the one goal advantage, Wood seemed to shift up a couple of gears. Bradley Fraser dominated at the back, ‘keeper Cameron Baker-Owers was only called upon once in ninety minutes to save a tame thirty yard effort. Both full backs Walker and Close were not giving an inch to their wide men and found themselves more and more often joining the Wood attacks.
Kusi and Lancaster worked hard out wide whilst the tireless efforts and movement of Pelly Ruddock, Jordan Lawal and Harvey Scott-Morris in midfield caused non-stop problems.
Wood’s second goal was finished by Scott-Morris in one of many great pieces of football, and this now extends an unbeaten run to seventeen matches and eight back to back clean sheets for Wood’s Reserves with close rivals Camberley Town due at Meadow Park this weekend.
Reserve Team Manager Ryan Kirby said “Another well earned three points, and a good team performance before we face Camberley Town this coming Saturday, which is key as we now enter the biggest month of the Season and will need to continue our form and take each game as it comes and hopefully have a positive end to the month as we enter the final straight.”
Team: Cameron Baker-Owers, Lee Close, Tony Walker, Pelly Ruddock, Bradley Fraser, Ryan Kirby, Connor Lancaster, Jordan Lawal, Simeon Akinola, Harvey Scott-Morris, Michael Kusi.
Subs: Jean Khasa – (Not used), Steven O’Connor – (Used), Liam Griffin – (Used).
Goal Scorers: Pelly Ruddock, Harvey Scott-Morris.