MATCH REPORT: Shots 0-3 Boreham Wood

Aldershot were beaten on their final on their final home game of the season, as goals from Lee Ndlovu, Erico Sousa and Kabongo Tshimanga saw Boreham Wood go home 3-0 victors.

The Shots kicked off their final home game of the season making 2 changes from the side who were beaten in Hartlepool, with James Daly and Olly Scott rested for the returning duo Jack Barham and Tyler Frost.

Despite the difference in league positions it was Luke Garrard’s Boreham Wood who took the lead with 10 minutes on the clock. Lee Ndlovu picked up the ball on the edge of the box, and drove into the area, firing hard and beyond Jordi Van Stappershoef to give the visiting Wood a lead.

Boreham Wood were then given a golden chance to double the lead, as Ryan Glover’s attempted clearance caught David Agbontohoma, and the referee pointed to the spot. Erico Sousa stepped up, and sent Jordi Van Stappershoef the wrong way to double Boreham Wood’s lead.

The Shots had a great chance to get back into the game in the 33rd minute, but Josh Stokes could only meet the feet of Nathan Ashmore after he got on the end of Ryan Glover’s through ball.

Aldershot saw most of the ball in the half, but with a two goal lead Boreham Wood were more than happy to defend their box and see out the first half.

HALF TIME: Shots 0-2 Boreham Wood

The hosts continued to control possession, but to no avail, so in the 57th minute Tommy Widdrington rolled the dice for the first time. Tommy Willard made way, and in his place on came Josh Barrett.

Boreham Wood had a third in the 67th minute, and it was Kabongo Tshimanga who scored it. The Shots failed to clear the ball, so Jack Payne lifted the ball back into the box, and Tshimanga held off Haji Mnoga and converted low from close range to make it 3-0.

Kwame Thomas came on in the 75th minute in place of Ryan Glover, Tommy Widdrington aiming to get his side back into the game at 3-0 down.

Jack Barham had a golden chance to get one back in the 84th minute, Josh Stokes doing well to work a way to cross the ball in, but Barham’s header was saved by Nathan Ashmore.

The Shots last change of the 90 came with 87 on the clock, as Haji Mnoga made way for Christian Maghoma, making only his second appearance of the season.

It wasn’t the result the Shots were hoping for, but a good season at the EBB Stadium came to a close with Boreham Wood 3-0 victors over the Shots. Attention now turns to the final week of the season for the Shots, with two away trips to Gateshead and Dagenham & Redbridge awaiting.

Shots XI

  1. Jordi Van Stappershoef, 2. Haji Mnoga (19. Christian Maghoma, 87′), 3. Ollie Harfield, 4. Cian Harries, 6. Theo Widdrington, 8. Tyler Frost, 9. Lorent Tolaj, 10. Josh Stokes, 11. Ryan Glover (39. Kwame Thomas, 75′), 22. Jack Barham, 27. Tommy Willard (20. Josh Barrett, 57′)

Unused subs

18. Olly Scott, 26. James Daly

Attendance: 3050 (131 away)