As the Coasters sit in the relegation zone a massive game marks the start of February.
With a full week to prepare, the Coasters welcome promotion chasing Boreham Wood to Mill Farm.
Nick Haughton’s stunning volley ensured the Coasters earned a draw at the Proact last weekend against a resurgent Chesterfield side.
Jim Bentley will be hoping the Coasters can really kick-on now to push the side out of the relegation zone, and into safety.
Name: Boreham Wood
Nickname: The Wood
Ground: Meadow Park
League Position: 6th
Boreham Wood are a side doing fantastically well this season. The Wood currently sit in the playoff places and are unbeaten in their last six games.
After just surviving in the league last season, this term is a totally contrasting one.
Along with their good form, the Wood have lost just eight games this season out of the 31 they have played.
In charge of Boreham is manager, Luke Garrard. After finishing his playing career at Meadow Park in 2015, Garrard took charge of the side and has been ever since.
He has taken charge of a total of 227 games, winning 78, losing 76 and drawing 73. After a poor finish to the league last year, Garrard has picked his side up this season and is really making a push for promotion to the Football League.
New signing, Adi Yussuf, is expected to be in the travelling squad after his loan move from Blackpool.
With two substitute appearances for the Wood, he will be hoping for a first start at Mill Farm this Saturday.
One To Watch
This week’s one to watch is striker, Tyrone Marsh.
Boreham Wood have found two strikers in Tyrone Marsh and Kabongo Tshimanga who are firing goals in, but this week we concentrate on Tyrone Marsh.
Marsh has scored 14 goals in all competitions for his side – with 13 coming in the Vanarama National League.
He has also found a strike partner in Tshimanga who has scored 15 goals this season and is the top goal scorer for Boreham Wood.
No striker has scored the first goal in games more than Marsh – with the striker opening the scoring on ten occasions.
This season, Marsh has dropped down into non-league football from Macclesfield Town, where he spent two years before signing on at Meadow Park.
He has also had spells at Dover, Torquay and Oxford where he started his career as a youngster.
The Coasters will be looking to make it a double over Boreham Wood this Saturday, after winning at Meadow Park earlier in the season – just two days before Jim Bentley joined the club.
2017/18 – Vanarama National League
5/8/17 – AFC Fylde 2-2 Boreham Wood
9/12/17 – Boreham Wood 1-0 AFC Fylde
3/5/18 – Boreham Wood 2-1 AFC Fylde (National League Playoff)
2018/19 – Vanarama National League
24/11/18 – AFC Fylde 2-1 Boreham Wood
9/3/19 – Boreham Wood 1-1 AFC Fylde
2019/20 – Vanarama National League
26/10/19 – Boreham Wood 0-2 AFC Fylde
Games To Keep An Eye On
As we look to close the five-point gap on teams above us, as always there’s a few games to keep an eye on this weekend.
Eastleigh Vs Woking
Solihull Moors Vs Maidenhead United
Wrexham Vs Dagenham & Redbridge
Notts County Vs Chesterfield (5:20pm)
*All 3pm kick-off’s unless stated otherwise
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There will be full match commentary on Coasters Live with your commentary team of Nick Bell and Callum Foster.
The commentary team will bring you pre-match build up, full game commentary and both half-time and full-time reaction.
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