Boro’s pre-season campaign kicks off at Boreham Wood this Saturday so why not make your way to Meadow Park and get an eye on Gary Smith’s new recruits, as well as a selection of trialists.
Before the game it’s worth having a look at the opponents, so how are things going at The Wood?
The Conference South side played the first of a well-filled pre-season fixture list on Tuesday evening when West Ham came to town; after the Hammers paraded their Play Off trophy around the pitch the action got underway and former MK Dons man Sammy Baldock netted for the Premier League side. Against the odds Wood managed to take a draw against a strong side after Omer Riza slotted the ball through to Inih Effiong who found the back of the net.
Team: Russell, Nunn(Close 61 mins), Jones, Noto(Hastings 76 mins.), Garrard, Reynolds(Doolan 82 mins.), Hutton, Isaac, Riza (Scott-Morris 61 mins.), Buchanan (Effiong 45 mins.), Montgomery.
After the Boro they will welcome Watford, an Arsenal XI, a Reading XI and Barnet to their ground.
Over the summer the club have seen a number of new recruits including Elliott Buchanan, once of Stevenage Borough. They’ve also brought in goalkeeper James Russell, defender Callum Reynolds, midfielder Chez Isaac and striker Riza.
Manager Ian Allinson, who lives in Stevenage, is beginning his fifth season in his second spell with the club.
He guided them to promotion to the Blue Square South in 2010 and has brought in some new backroom staff this season; Assistant Manager / Player Luke Garrard and First Team Coach Mario Noto will be with the club this season.
Meadow Park has a capacity of just over 4,500 – 500 of which is seated. It is currently used by Arsenal’s Ladies team as well as Watford Reserves.
The address is as follows: Meadow Lodge, Broughinge Road, Borehamwood, Herts – WD6 5AL
It’s a short journey, around half an hour from Stevenage. Simply go south on the A1(M), continue onto the A1 and take the A5135 exit towards Borehamwood.
Away Day Necessities
The Broughinge Road Car Park at the ground is for Club officials and players however supporters can park for a charge of £2. If this is full there is a public car park on Brook Road which gives access to the ground and club house.
The club has a newly refurbished bar called ‘The Gallery Suite’ which will be open before the game and also shows Sky Sports.
Tickets have been available to purchase online in advance however you can also purchase from the turnstile before the game. Tickets are priced at £12 for adults and £6 for U16s and OAPs.
A Fun Fact
Although the town is spelt ‘Borehamwood’ the football club has stuck with ‘Boreham Wood’, the original name which has changed over the years.
So make your way to Boreham Wood FC tomorrow and see in the new season!