Boreham Wood FC are delighted to announce the contract extension of Wood Army favourite Tyrone Marsh on a new deal that will see the forward remain at the LV BET Stadium Meadow Park until the end of the 2023/24 season.
Marsh arrived at Meadow Park in the summer of 2019 following the mutual termination of his contract at Macclesfield Town. Having begun his career at Oxford United, he graduated from their Academy in 2012 following a 4-year stint within the youth ranks at the Kassam Stadium, making his professional debut in August 2012 against Leeds United in the Football League Cup.
Marsh departed the Kassam Stadium with 14 senior appearances to his name, with permanent spells with Ebbsfleet United, Torquay United and Dover Athletic to follow, before signing for Macclesfield Town in the summer of 2017.
A two-year spell at Moss Rose followed, and it was a successful one, winning the National League title with the Silkmen during the 2017/18 season, featuring 44 times in all competitions that season, scoring 10 goals. A season in the Football League followed, and despite Macclesfield fighting off relegation from League Two, the Club were expelled from Football League and Tyrone subsequently terminated his contract with Macclesfield Town by mutual consent.
In tandem with “Ty’s” departure from Moss Rose, he subsequently arrived at Meadow Park in the summer of 2019 as part of Luke Garrard’s summer rebuild. A successful first season followed as he forged a dangerous strike partnership with fellow newcomer Kabongo Tshimanga, scoring 15 goals in 40 appearances during a COVID-19 curtailed season which saw Wood reach the semi-final of the National League play-offs. His best single season goals return in his career to date.
Despite the Club’s best efforts to resign Ty ahead of the 2020/21 season, the lure of a return to the Football League was too much for Marsh and he signed for League Two’s Stevenage in the summer of 2020. However, a lack of game time at Broadhall Way, coupled with Wood’s desire to bring Tyrone back to the Club, saw him return to Meadow Park for an undisclosed fee in February 2021.
Tyrone returned to Meadow Park a firm fan’s favourite, however the exploits of himself and the team during this season’s FA Cup earned them heroes status, with Marsh an integral part of the Wood side that won the hearts of the nation, reaching the FA Cup Fifth Round for the first time ever, whilst also becoming just the tenth Non-League side to do so since World War 2. Wood caused historic cup upsets with victories over AFC Wimbledon, with Tyrone scoring the winning goal, and AFC Bournemouth in Round’s 3 and 4 respectively to set up a historic tie against 5-time FA Cup winners Everton at Goodison Park. An FA Cup run that will live long in the memory of our club, our town and our community.
Upon capturing Tyrone’s signature on a 2-year contract extension, Wood Gaffer Luke Garrard commented, “I’m so happy to get Marshy signed. It’s no secret how much I like him on and off the field and to finally get the deal done and to have him at the Club for a further two seasons is great.
“His record here speaks for itself; in a curtailed season three years ago he still registered 15 goals and he is on his way to better that this year… He not only brings a 1-in-3 strike rate, but his work ethic and all-round game is very productive.
“We know there was interest away from the Club to secure his signature but the relationships he has built here and the environment we set meant he was never not going to sign. This is now another member of this historic side that has put pen to paper and it only bodes well for us this year and moving forward.
“The work the Chairman and especially Charlie did on this deal has been instrumental in keeping this group together. We honestly believe this dressing room is special and to add Tyrone to the other signed players will put us in great stead for the forthcoming seasons.” Garrard concluded.
Ty, we are delighted you will still be calling Meadow Park home until the end of the 2023/24 season, at least!
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