WHO ARE THE SHOTS PLAYING?
Boreham Wood, also known as The Wood, Founded 1948
HOW DID THEY DO LAST SEASON?
The Wood finished 14th last season, with 55 points. They finished with 55 points, one place and 3 points ahead of Aldershot.
HOW DID SHOTS GET ON AGAINST THEM LAST SEASON?
The National League matches between these sides provided quite a goal fest last season. In December 2020, at Meadow Park, The Wood came out on top thanks to a late Sorba Thomas winner. The Shots had twice levelled the match through Shadrach Ogie’s long distance screamer and a Jamal Fyfield own goal. Kabongo Tshimanga and Gus Mafuta scored the other Boreham Wood goals. At the EBB Stadium in March 2021, The Shots trailed 3-1 (Giles Phillips og, Corey Whiteley & Tshimanga) but pulled it back to 3-3 with Josh Rees (now a Wood player) scoring twice and Toby Edser on target for Town. In the 2021-22 season opener at Meadow Park, it was Wood who prevailed, thanks to the only goal of the game, from Jamal Fyfield.
WHO’S THEIR GAFFER?:
36-year-old Luke Garrard remains one of the youngest managers in the National League but already has great experience, having led Wood to the Play-Offs in both 2017-18 and 2019-20, where they were beaten finalists and semi-finalists respectively.
WOOD PLAYING SQUAD:
Plenty of familiar faces remain at Boreham Wood from previous meetings including; Kane Smith, Jamal Fyfield, Femi Ilesanmi, Mark Ricketts, David Stephens, Tyrone Marsh and Gus Mafuta. Also plying their trade at Meadow Park these days are former Shots’ Will Evans and Josh Rees. Other new faces this season include four ex Wealdstone players in; Jacob Mendy Mendy, Connor Smith, Connor Stevens and Dennon Lewis. Fomer Maidenhead United Strikers Danilo Orsi and Adrian Clifton are also at Wood, as is goalkeeper Taye Ashby-Hammond. Scott Boden leads the lone for Wood and has 11 goals in all competitions this season, one fewer than top scorer Marsh.
Will Evans played for Aldershot Town in two play-off campaigns under Gary Waddock. Josh Rees was Aldershot Town’s joint top goalscorer last season before making the switch to Meadow Park in the summer.
WHO’S GOT THE WHISTLE?
Saturday’s referee is Adrian Quelch. This season, to date, he has taken charge of 17 National League matches, showing 59 Yellow Cards and 3 Red Cards. He refereed Aldershot Town’s 3-2 win at Southend and the 3-2 home defeat to Bromley this season.
HOW TO GET TICKETS:
Kick-off is at 3pm for Mark Molesley’s team as we would like to remind both home and away supporters of our ticketing/match-day protocols HERE.
Our Ticket Office will be opening slightly later on the day of the game from 1.30pm for home supporters who would like to purchase on the day of the game, (we advise fans planning on buying tickets on the day to arrive earlier). We further encourage supporters to pre-book their tickets via our upgraded Flowte ticket website HERE to avoid queues on the day.
With our Flowte ticket website, supporters can pick their exact seats and have their tickets emailed to them which can be scanned off a smart phone or printed off before the day of the game.
We will NOT be accepting payment at the turnstiles but for supporters who decide to attend closer to the game, they will be able to purchase their tickets via the Club Shop/Ticket Office in person through cash, card or contactless payment.
Following this, please use the scanners on the turnstiles to enter through to the ground once they’ve collected their ticket.
Turnstiles will open at 1:30pm.
We would also like to take the time to remind supporters of our new pricing structure going forward.
With updated Concession categories and in replacement of our Under 11s Go Free scheme, we have now introduced a new Family Ticket as shown in the full pricing list below:
- Adult – £20
- Concession (Disabled + Carer, Senior (over 65) – £16
- Junior (17 & under) – £7
- Family Ticket (2 Adults, up to 3 Juniors) – £45
- Family Ticket (2 Concession, up to 3 Juniors) – £40
• Tickets for away fans will not be available on the turnstiles on the day of the game, they must be purchased via our website.
• All Boreham Wood Supporters will enter the ground via the Redan Hill entrance. This game is unsegregated.
• Disabled/Carers should be booked in advance via our ticket office, but if they arrive on the day those people need to purchase their ticket from the ticket office. We have limited wheelchair spaces, so we advise supporters are advised to reserve them prior to the game.
• Any planned Supporter Coach travel needs to be advised to Aldershot Town in advance so that coach parking can be organised and planned.
• For this fixture, away supporters will be seated in the Away Seating in the South Stand and the Covered Terrace.
• There will be catering units available on the day of the game.
• Tickets can be scanned off smart phones.
WHERE TO FOLLOW THE MATCH:
There will be ‘Live’ BBC Radio Surrey Sport Online commentary of the match with Rob Worrall and a Guest Summariser. There will also be Social Media coverage on Instagram & Twitter (@OfficialShots) with team news, updates and post-match coverage throughout the afternoon.