Match preview: Boreham Wood (a)

The Spireites are looking to bounce back from the heavy defeat to Barnet last Saturday when they take on Boreham Wood today at the LV Bet Stadium Meadow Park.

Chesterfield could move back up to third with a victory against the in-form Boreham Wood side.

Here’s all you need to know…

Match details
Date: Saturday, February 4, 2023
Opponents: Boreham Wood
Kick-off: 3pm
Competition: Vanarama National League
Location: LV Bet Stadium Meadow Park


Matchday Coverage
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The Opposition
Fact file
Name: Boreham Wood Football Club
Nicknames: The Wood
Founded: 1948
Stadium: LV Bet Stadium Meadow Park
Capacity: 4,500
Manager: Luke Garrard

On Boreham Wood
Boreham Wood were formed in 1948 after a merger between Boreham Wood Rovers and Royal Retournez. The club saw a steady progression up the league over the next few decades.
Since winning promotion to the National League in 2015, the Wood have become a mainstay in the division and have a clear vision of one day reaching the Football League.
Last campaign, Luke Garrard and co embarked on a remarkable Emirates FA Cup run. The club saw victories against Barnet, Eastleigh, St Albans City, AFC Wimbledon and AFC Bournemouth before falling to Premier League side Everton in the fifth round.
This season, Boreham Wood also reached the FA Cup third round and are bringing together a steady run, which sees them currently in the play-off places.

One to watch
Lee Ndlovu joined Boreham Wood in the summer of 2022 from National League North side, Brackley Town. Chesterfield fans may have first noticed the striker when he starred in Brackley’s 2-0 FA Trophy win at the Technique Stadium back in 2019. The forward was prolific during his time in the sixth tier of English football and finally made the move to the National League with the Wood securing his services. 15 league goals campaign made him a star capture during the summer. Ndlovu has bagged nine goals so far this season and is the club’s top goalscorer.

Recent Form
The Spireites’ last three: (L/W/L)
Lost – West Bromwich Albion 4-0 Chesterfield – Emirates FA Cup Third Round Replay
Won – Chesterfield 1-0 Altrincham – Vanarama National League
Lost – Barnet 3-0 Chesterfield – Vanarama National League

Boreham Wood’s last three: (L/W/W)
Lost – Accrington Stanley 1-0 Boreham Wood – Emirates FA Cup Third Round Replay
Won – Altrincham 0-2 Boreham Wood – Vanarama National League
Won – Aldershot Town 0-1 Boreham Wood – Vanarama National League

Last Time We Met
Chesterfield and Boreham Wood last met at the Technique Stadium back in October. Jeff King gave the home side the lead just after the half hour mark – a splendid free-kick flew past Nathan Ashmore (via the right-hand post). Kabongo Tshimanga had the chance to double the lead in the second half after Darren Oldaker was brough down by Ashmore in the area. The striker stepped up but saw his spot-kick well-saved. However, another free-kick, this time by Oldaker, finally gave Paul Cook’s side the two-goal cushion with 15 minutes remaining. Branden Horton was sent off right at the death after picking up a second yellow card.

Team News
Mike Jones and Tim Akinola, who both failed to finish the game against Barnet, will be available for selection against Boreham Wood.
Danny Rowe will travel down with the squad to Meadow Park but will likely not play a part in the game.

From the dugout
Danny Webb said: “It’s very tough a Luke Garrard team. We’ve watched the last few games and you know what you’re going to get with them. What you get is a team that works ever so hard for their manager. They are extremely well-coached and well-drilled, and they have got threats all over the pitch.”