Laithwaite Independent Financial Advisers
BSBS
1:00pm - MondayMon 30th AugustAug 2010
Meadow Park | Att: 301

Boreham Wood
Boreham Wood
0 - 0

Woking
Woking

Boreham Wood v Woking

Adam Horne
10:31pm, Sat 28th Aug 2010
Boreham Wood vs Woking
Blue Square Bet South
1pm on Monday 30th August 2010


Monday can’t 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 Hippolyte’s 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.

WOKING

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.

Baker’s 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 Baker’s 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

Boreham Wood have suffered three defeats already this season, and are still searching for their first win. They’ve 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.

Allinson’s 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.


TRAVEL INFORMATION

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.





Woking gain a point

Bob Cumming
6:35pm, Mon 30th Aug 2010
Boreham Wood 0 Woking 0
Blue Square Bet South
30 August, 2010


Woking visited Meadow Park for a 1pm kick-off at the request of the local police, who were concerned about crowd control, yet the men in blue were not to be seen in or around the ground, and most of the 300 crowd were from Woking. The “crown-green� pitch at Meadow Park was in perfect condition and the early cool breeze was soon replaced by persistent sunshine.

Woking started with a 4-1-4-1 line-up, with Lenny Pidgeley in goal, Mark Ricketts impressive at right back, and 17 year-old Chris Bush coming in as replacement cover for suspended Aswad Thomas, to claim my ‘man of the match’. He joins on work experience terms from Brentford. McNerney replaced the rested Alan Inns and, together with Adam Doyle, formed a reliable central defensive partnership. Jerome Maledon took the holding defensive midfield role, with Moses Ademola, Francis Quarm, Sam Hurrell and Toby Little allowed the freedom of midfield. David Gilroy up front never gave up running and chasing, trying to conjure up chances. In truth, for much of the game he was isolated.

The Cards came out in determined mood and thought they had grabbed an early lead in the 4th minute, only for the linesman to rule out for offside Dave Gilroy’s well-taken firm header from a Chris Bush cross. This must have been a very close call as Gilroy seemed to have made the run from behind.

Woking applied persistent early pressure. Within the next six minutes Moses Ademola picked up the ball in central midfield and made a direct run at the Wood back line, slipping the ball to Little, who fired high and wide; Chris Bush had a long shot cleared; and Sam Hurrell had a shot deflected for a corner.

The Whites did not have an attempt on goal until 12 minutes, when Claude Seanla clattered his shot almost over the neighbouring houses.

Jerome Maledon was booked on 16 minutes for a late midfield challenge, stretching with studs showing.

Chris Bush grew with confidence and on 26 minutes made a tremendous determined run through midfield, which characterised his performance throughout. Moments later, he picked up the ball on the edge of the box, drove on into the area and slipped the ball to Dave Gilroy, whose shot was blocked, leading to five or six attempts in the space of a few seconds, the best of these being from Moses Ademola, who hit the post, from Sam Hurrell, and from Dave Gilroy, whose shot was blocked by the keeper. With a cooler head one of these should have found the back of the net. As it was, a free-kick was given for a minor offence; the keeper took the kick quickly and hit the back of the retreating Chris Bush, who was promptly booked by the inconsistent referee, Mr Degarain. This decision upset both the crowd and Graham Baker, resulting in a stern lecture from the official to the Woking manager.

Ricketts was playing well as a marauding right back, and one of several journeys forward resulted in Sam Hurrell sweeping in a good long-range effort, which drifted high and wide For a moment the midfield clicked and good interplay between Little, Maledon and Quarm ended with a firm shot wide by Quarm. With the half closing, Hurrell pick up a loose ball on the edge of the centre circle and his swift and direct run ended with a pass-cum-shot which was floated over the bar by Gilroy. With all the possession and extended periods of pressure, the Cards should have gone in with a least a one-goal lead against opposition still looking for their first win.

Half-time 0-0

Woking had Dave Gilroy booked on 46 minutes for leading with an elbow in a challenge which floored central defender Ryan Moran, and then had to ride a period of pressure from Boreham Wood at the beginning of the second half.

On 53 minutes a Chris Bush cross was almost met by Dave Gilroy, who clipped his header wide of the post.

On 58 minutes Boreham Wood made a double substitution which galvanized their team and Woking were left to wait for breakaways. Quarm released Ademola, who ran into the box and chipped for Gilroy to fire in a shot which keeper Williams did well to parry, and which Hurrell was unable to latch onto.

On 62 minutes David Brathwaite stepped past the right side of Woking’s defence and squared to Lee Allinson, who fired low and hard but his effort was held by Pidgeley. A minute later Jerome Maledon’s short pass to Ricketts let in Junior Dadson and his low cross was met by Claude Seanla but this was also safely gathered by the Woking keeper. Boreham Wood by now had clawed themselves back into the game.

Graham Baker brought on Ollie Palmer for his first game in the Blue Square Bet South, replacing Moses Ademola. Impressive in reserve and youth games, Palmer started nervously and only showed his determination and skill in one run into the box where he left three defenders in his wake, only to fail to get his cross in.

Woking were now skirmishing around the box and unable to penetrate the Boreham defence, with Gilroy more and more isolated. Dali and Faulconbridge had been warming up on the touchline for the final twenty minutes and were desperate to get on and add their weight to help Gilroy. Dali eventually came on for Gilroy for the last two minutes.

This was two points lost against very average opponents, but the one bright note was the performance throughout of young Chris Bush. Individually, nobody had a bad game but collectively the team need to believe in and work for each other in all departments.

Interestingly, Boreham Wood have put in a “7-day notice� for reserve keeper Will Viner. who recently joined the Cards from Barnet. Will warmed up with Boreham Wood and then sat in the stands with those Woking lads not able to play.

Boreham Wood (white shirts, black shorts): Gareth Williams, Luke Garrard, James Hawes (Greg Morgan, 58’), Mario Notto, Lee Kersey, Ryan Moran, Claude Seanla, Elliott Godfrey, Stuart Blackburn (Junior Dadson, 58’), Lee Allinson (David King, 86’), David Brathwaite.
Unused subs – Dwayne Clarke, Ryan Kerby.
Bookings: Seanla 85’, Brathwaite 91’

Woking (yellow with black trim): Lennie Pidgeley, Mark Ricketts, Chris Bush, Francis Quarm, Joe McNerney, Adam Doyle, Moses Ademola (Ollie Palmer, 69’), Jerome Maledon, Dave Gilroy (Gomez Dali, 88’), Sam Hurrell, Toby Little
Unused subs – Alan Inns, Craig Faulconbridge, Ola Sogbanmu
Bookings: Maledon 16’, Bush 29’, Gilroy 46’, Ricketts 54’

My MOTM: Chris Bush

Referee: Mr. A. Degarain

Attendance: 301





Boreham Wood LINEUP
1Gareth Williams
2Luke Garrard
3James Hawes ('59)
4Mario Noto
5Lee Kersey
6Ryan Moran
7Claude Seanla
8Elliott Godfrey
9Stuart Blackburne ('59)
10Lee Allinson ('87)
11Daniel Brathwaite
BENCH
12Dewayne Clarke
14David King ('87)
15Ryan Kirby
16Junior Dadson ('59)
17Greg Morgan ('59)
WOKING LINEUP
1Lenny Pidgeley
2Mark Ricketts
3Chris Bush
4Francis Quarm
5Joe McNerney
6Adam Doyle
7Moses Ademola ('69)
8Jerome Maledon
9Dave Gilroy ('88)
10Sam Hurrell
11Toby Little
BENCH
12Alan Inns
14Craig Faulconbridge
15Ola Sogbanmu
16Ollie Palmer ('69)
17Gomez Dali ('88)

Graham Baker Interview after Boreham Wood 0-0 Woking

Audio Interviews

David Holmes
8:47pm, Mon 30th Aug 2010
Interviews with Toby Little (pictured) and Club Physio Jack Taylor following the match with Boreham Wood today.



Toby Little:








Jack Taylor:








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