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Boreham Wood: 10 Things

Posted by Matt Howitt
Posted on Fri 6 Oct 2017
Posted in First Team

This Saturday, Halifax Town make another long journey down South, this time to visit Boreham Wood in the Vanarama National League. Here are 10 things of Interest about The Woods:

  1. Boreham Wood is a town in southern Hertfordshire with a population of about 31000 people.
  2. The side achieved promotion to the Vanarama National League in the 2014/2015 season, through the playoffs, similarly to how Halifax joined this division last year.
  3. The club was founded in 1948 following the amalgamation of Boreham Rovers and Royal Retournez and the side won their first title in the 1955–56 season, winning the Mid-Herts league.
  4. Overall, the club has 19 honours, their most recent successes being the afore mentioned victory in the playoffs and the Herts Senior Cup in 2013/14.
  5. The club used to play their football at Eldon Avenue however in 1963 they moved to Meadow Park where they continue to play now. The ground has a capacity of 4,500 with 1,700 of these being seated.
  6. In 2005/2006, Boreham Wood became the lowest ranked team to reach the last four of the FA Trophy, as they reached the semi-finals after a superb run of form.
  7. The side took part in their first ever playoff competition in the 2009/2010 season, as they finished 4th in the Isthmian League Premier Division. The side went on to win the playoffs and gain promotion to the Football Conference South.
  8. In 2012/2013 the side appeared in their first FA Cup First Round tie, losing out to Brentford 2-0 at Meadow Park.
  9. The club then appeared in the competition again, managing to hold League One side Carlisle to a 0-0 draw at Meadow Park. However, the club bowed out of the competition once again, with a thrilling replay in which Boreham Wood led the game 1-0, missed a penalty and then conceded two late goals.
  10. When Boreham Wood achieved their promotion to the Vanarama National League, they had averaged the lowest attendance from any club in the National League South.

 

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