Boreham Wood vs Dorking Wanderers
Vanarama National League
February 28th 2023 - 19:45 KO
Back On The Road Tuesday At Boreham...
Dorking make a swift return to National League action on Tuesday evening, travelling up to Hertfordshire to take on Boreham Wood in a 19:45pm kick off at Meadow Park.
Having got back to winning ways against Torquay United a week ago, Wanderers were defeated on Saturday afternoon by promotion chasing Wrexham at The Racecourse Ground. Despite good spells of possession, Marc White's side were two goals down at the break after clinical strikes from Elliot Lee and Paul Mullin, Sam Dalby then adding a third for The Red Dragons just before the hour mark as the hosts quality in the final third came to the fore. Seb Bowerman's cross was nodded home by Jimmy Muitt in the latter stages, a consolation for Wanderers who will look to build on the confidence shown on the ball with retention of possession for long periods and patience in their play leading to chances being carved out in the latter part of the game.
Tickets for Tuesday's match are available at the link below, priced at Adults £20, Cons £18, U16 £12 & U12 £6.
Further Ticket & Matchday Info:
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Following on from George Francomb's hamstring injury suffered in the game against Torquay, Matt Briggs picked up an injury to the same area during Saturday's game and will also be ruled out for the next few matches. Ed Harris picked up a knock on the weekend and will be a doubt for Tuesday night - Barry Fuller (knock), Niall McManus (post-leg injection) and Nicky Wheeler (knee) will continue to remain absent as they recover from their respective injuries.
Alfie Egan could come up against the side he left at the start of this season to join Wanderers, the midfielder having made the switch from Ebbsfleet United to Boreham Wood in the summer.
Opposition Focus: The Wood
Like Saturday's opponents, Wanderers will again come up against a side showing impressive form over recent months, Boreham Wood last tasting defeat in the league back on Boxing Day, going down 2-1 away at Barnet. Through January Luke Garrard's side held Notts County to a 1-1 draw away from home and also took Accrington Stanley to a replay in the 3rd round of the FA Cup after holding the League One outfit to a 1-1 draw at Meadow Park, the northern side winning the subsequent fixture 1-0.
The Wood began the month of February with a 1-0 home defeat of Chesterfield, going on to then draw four games on the spin, including playing out a 2-2 draw against high-flying Woking. This past Saturday Boreham got back to winning ways with a 2-0 victory over Scunthorpe United, Tyrone Marsh and Lee Ndovlu scoring a goal each in the space of two minutes after half-time. Ndovu's strike was his 9th of the campaign so far, the club's top scorer this term.
Up the other end of the pitch, following this past weekend's matchday The Wood boast the strongest defence in the National League, conceding 30 goals. In January Luke Garrard added to his resources at the back with the permanent signing of versatile defender Chris Bush from Bromley and the loan signing of Sheffield Wednesday U23 centre half David Agbontohoma.
Currently sat in 8th, The Wood are a place and two points off the play-off places but do have a game in hand on Eastleigh sat above them.
Earlier This Season...
The sides met in the reverse fixture at Meadowbank on August Bank Holiday Monday, Alfie Rutherford's early goal in the game giving Wanderers a half-time lead, but a brace each from Lee Ndovlu and Tyrone Marsh overturned the score in emphatic fashion through the course of the second half, consigning Wanderers to a first home defeat of the season.
Weekend Round-Up: Feb 25th / 26th
Ladies Return To League Action With Big Win...
After back-to-back cup quarter final appearances, the Wanderers Ladies got back to league action with a bang on Sunday afternoon, defeating Dulwich Hamlet Reserves 7-1 at Meadowbank. A Cherelle Khassal hat-trick, brace from Katie Butts and individual strikes from Xayla and Charlotte Keenan secured the emphatic win, the Ladies currently sitting 3rd in the table and 4 points behind leaders Clapton Community but due to the recent cup commitments now have 5 games in hand.
The Ladies hit the road next Sunday to face Denham United in a 2pm kick off at The Den Stadium.
Wanderers B Back On Tuesday With A Derby...
With a break in the league fixtures this past weekend, Ruben Gaspar's B team will hope to follow up their recent 5-1 win over Montpellier Villa with another 3 points on Tuesday night, making the short trip over to Leatherhead to face fellow Surrey side Epsom & Ewell in a 19:45pm kick off at Fetcham Grove.
Vets Game Re-Arranged...
Due to play West Chiltington Vets on Sunday afternoon at Carrington School, the DWFC Vets will now face the Sussex side next Sunday in a fixture reversal, a 2pm kick off at The Recreation Ground.
Talking Wanderers Episode 6, Out Now!
The latest episode of Talking Wanderers was released on Friday, host James Lampard speaks to Wanderers new US board members, Rob and Kyle Shestack, as well as chatting to long serving Wrexham commentator, Disney's Mark Griffiths!
Episode 6 of Talking Wanderers is available to download now via Apple, Google, Spotify and the DWFC App, plus available for viewing over on the club's official YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEq47LT2Zx