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Boreham Wood v Woking

Adam Horne - 28th August 2010

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Blue Square Bet South
1pm on Monday 30th August 2010

Monday canít come quickly enough for Graham Baker and his Woking side as they travel to Meadow Park to play Boreham Wood, looking to forget their uninspiring defeat from the weekend. After two wins on the trot, the Cards would have been confident of another strong performance at Kingfield against the Magpies. However, Johnson Hippolyteís side had the quality to ruin any dreams Graham Baker may have had of a third successive victory. Now he must look to Monday away to Boreham Wood, who have so far taken only two points from a possible 15. They lie second from bottom in the table and Woking will be looking to bounce back after the weekend.


The weekend performance will have frustrated Graham Baker, and with right back Ricky Anane already out through injury the last thing he would have wanted to see would have been more setbacks. However, striker Andy Forbes was forced off after only ten minutes at the weekend with a suspected groin injury. He will be a doubt for the match on Monday, leaving the door open for Graham Baker to make some important selection decisions on the day.

Should Ricky Anane still remain sidelined then centre back Joe McNerney will have no problem filling in as right back after deputising for Anane impressively over the past two weeks. Meanwhile centre back Adam Doyle looks sharper as each match passes, and he will have impressed his manager since arriving at Kingfield.

Left back Aswad Thomas will begin his three game suspension after his red card against Chelmsford, which should provide Graham Baker with more problems in defence.

Bakerís selection problems will be just as tough in midfield, however, as both Jerome Maledon and Daryn Hennessy battle for a starting place in midfield. Captain Mark Ricketts meanwhile took a knock to the wrist on the weekend, but should be given the thumbs-up to take part on Monday.

With Andy Forbes likely to be watching from the sidelines, new signing Gomez Dali will be hoping to clock up some more minutes on the pitch as he continues to work towards peak fitness. Craig Faulconbridge continued to impress in the air on Saturday, but he and Gilroy have so far only shown glimpses of real fluidity and understanding.

The responsibility will fall on Graham Bakerís shoulders, and it will be down to him to ensure he picks a side with the right balance and mentality to win the match.


Boreham Wood have suffered three defeats already this season, and are still searching for their first win. Theyíve conceded a total of 11 goals and the last thing that Ian Allinson and his side will want is to face a Woking side determined to live up to their pre-season expectations and bounce back after a hurtful defeat.

Despite their poor early season form, both Mario Noto and Elliott Godfrey have impressed for The Wood, notching up three goals each in an attempt to help their side to a vital first victory in the league. However, not even their heroics have been able to facilitate that, and Boreham Wood will be desperate for a confidence-booster on Monday.

Allinsonís side did, however, manage to keep a clean sheet in their 0-0 draw with Staines Town at the weekend, and the manager will be urging his players to build upon that at Meadow Park on Monday.


By Coach

Departs: 10:30am
Members: £11
Non-Members: £16

By Car

Exit junction 23 of the M25, heading south on the A1, after 2 miles take the ramp on the left, bear right onto road, take 2nd exit of roundabout onto A5135 / Elstree Way. Pass through 2 roundabouts remaining on Elstree Way. At next roundabout take 2nd exit onto Brook Road.
There's a pay & display car park on your right which can be used, or carry on and take next right onto Broughinge Road, turning right again to stay on Broughinge Road, and the entrance to the ground is then next on your right.

By Train

Nearest station: Elstree & Borehamwood

There's 2 options if going from Woking, both with journey times around 1 hour 45 minutes.
Both involve getting the tube from Waterloo, to either St Pancras or Kentish Town, and then getting the train to Elstree & Borehamwood Station.

Walking from the station to the ground takes around 20 minutes.

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