FC Halifax Town v Boreham Wood preview

Here is our preview of FC Halifax Town’s National League clash against Boreham Wood.

Friday, 7th May 2021, 2:23 pm
Luke Garrard, Manager of Boreham Wood. (Photo by Linnea Rheborg/Getty Images)

Venue: The Shay

Date: Saturday, May 8

Kick-off: 3pm

Referee: Simon Mather. Took charge of Halifax’s 2-1 home defeat to Torquay in November.

Odds: Halifax win 5/4, draw 11/5, Boreham Wood win 2/1

Last five games

Halifax: Chesterfield (a) W 2-1, Bromley (h) L 2-1, Woking (h) W 1-0, Stockport (h) L 0-1, Yeovil (a) W 3-0

Boreham Wood: Chesterfield (a) D 0-0, Yeovil (a) L 1-0, Barnet (h) D 0-0, Stockport (h) L 3-0, King’s Lynn (h) W 5-1

Manager: Luke Garrard. Has been in charge since 2015, and has guided the club to the National League play-off final.

Position: 13th.

One to watch: Kabongo Tshimanga. Only Bromley’s Michael Cheek has scored more goals in the National League this season than Tshimanga’s 18, three of which came in their last game against King’s Lynn.

Match facts: Boreham Wood have only won twice in their last 16 matches.

They are without a win in their previous six away games.

Boreham Wood have only found the net in one of their last five matches, and only once in their last four away games.

Only Sutton have scored more goals at home in the division than Halifax (32).

Only Stockport and Torquay have conceded fewer away goals in the league than Boreham Wood (18).

Last time they met: The two teams drew 0-0 in the reverse fixture in October.

Saturday’s National League fixtures:

Woking v Chesterfield

Wrexham v Yeovil

Barnet v Notts Co

Altrincham v Eastleigh

Halifax v Boreham W

Hartlepool v Maidenhead

King’s Lynn v Solihull M

Sutton Utd v Weymouth

Wealdstone v Dag & Red

Torquay v Bromley