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Boreham Wood: 10 Things

Posted by Jack Green
Posted on Wed 22 Aug 2018
Posted in First Team

FC Halifax Town look to continue their good start to their 2018/19 league campaign by travelling to Hertfordshire’s Boreham Wood FC.

The Shaymen travel to Meadow Park on Saturday the 25th looking at the opportunity of back to back wins after their 2-1 triumph over Dagenham and Redbridge last week.

Get yourselves up to scratch on knowing Boreham Wood FC with these 10 Facts:

  • The club were established in 1948 as a merger between Boreham Rovers and Royal Retournez
  • They lost 2-1 to Tranmere Rovers in the Play Off final last year after finishing 4th following a successful league campaign
  • 32 year old manager Luke Garrard was appointed in 2015 when he was 29 which made him the youngest coach in all of England’s top five divisions at the time
  • The club is captained my Mark Ricketts who came up through the youth ranks of Charlton Athletic
  • The club previously played at Eldon Avenue before moving to their current stadium Meadow Park in 1963
  • After their formation the club joined the Parthenon League in 1951 which covers Greater London and the surrounding areas
  • They beat Football League opposition for the first time in 2017/18 after defeating Blackpool 2-1 in the FA Cup first round
  • Their best performance in a cup competition came when they progressed to the semi-final of the FA Trophy in 2005/06
  • They recorded their highest ever league finish after they found themselves finishing 4th last year
  • The club’s local rivals are National League South side St Albans City.

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