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:
- Boreham Wood is a town in southern Hertfordshire with a population of about 31000 people.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- In 2012/2013 the side appeared in their first FA Cup First Round tie, losing out to Brentford 2-0 at Meadow Park.
- 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.
- 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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