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Boreham Wood vs. Latics

26 August 2023

Club News

Boreham Wood vs. Latics

26 August 2023

David Unsworth's men embark on the trip down to Hertfordshire coming off the back of a last-minute equaliser from James Norwood against Chesterfield last weekend.

Latics had to dig deep over in Derbyshire to earn a result, and they were rewarded late on for their resilience and show of character. 

Last time down at Meadow Park, Latics were denied of a point following an injury time winner from Lee Ndlovu.  

Boreham Wood have established themselves as a force to be reckoned with at this level, now in their ninth season and competing regularly at the top end of the table. 

The opposition 

The Wood have only lost one game so far this season, with one win coming against Halifax, where they won 2-0. 

Boreham Wood put pen to paper with ex-Latics loanee, Timmy Abraham in the summer window, signing a two-year deal following his contract expiration at League 2 Walsall. 

The last six 

Boreham Wood 1-4 West Ham (PSF) 

Boreham Wood 1-1 Brentford (PSF) 

Gateshead 2-2 Boreham Wood 

Boreham Wood 2-0 FC Halifax 

Boreham Wood 1-2 Solihull Moors 

Altrincham 1-1 Boreham Wood 

Ones to Watch 

Lee Ndlovu, the Zimbabwean who netted 16 times last season in all competitions, most notably scoring three of their four goals in the National League play-offs last season. 

Ndlovu signed a deal with The Wood from National League North side Brackley Town in June 2022 after scoring 82 goals in 255 games.  

So far for The Wood he has scored 17 goals in 50 appearances, the 28-year-old will be hoping to top his tally from last season. Scoring in a 1-1 draw away at Altrincham last weekend. 

In the Dugout 

Luke Garrard is the man in charge for the hosts, taking over as manager in 2015 after a playing career that was cut short due to injury, making his professional debut against Latics for Swindon Town in April 2003. 

Garrard has made the National League play offs four times with The Wood, most notably going to Wembley for a play-off final vs Tranmere in 2018, in which they lost 2-1, in which Latics new star man James Norwood scored the promotion winning goal. 

Match Officials 

The one with the whistle is Aaron Farmer, running the lines will be Ryan McIlravey and Luis Martin and Daniel England will be between the dugouts, taking the role of 4th official. 

Match coverage and information  

Live audio commentary is available on Latics Player, guiding you through the match.  

For more information, visit the Latics Player page by clicking here 

Alternatively, supporters can also follow the game with live updates on the club's official Twitter account: @OfficialOAFC  

As this game is being played within the blocked broadcast hours stipulated by UEFA, live streaming will not be available through National League TV for supporters in the UK. The game will be available overseas.

Matchday passes are available for £9.50, with further details here. 

As always, we will endeavour to ensure confirmation of the line-up is published as soon as possible.

However, supporters should note that team sheets in the National League are exchanged 15 minutes later than in the EFL and as a result, the line-up is likely to be published slightly later than in previous seasons.

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