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Boreham Wood: Form Guide and Pre Match Stats

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Posted by FC Halifax Town
Posted on Thu 5 Apr 2018
Posted in First Team

Following the postponement of the Gateshead fixture on Monday, Jamie Fullarton and his squad now turn their attention to the challenge of Boreham Wood on Saturday.

The Wood find themselves in 3rd place, after a superb campaign under manager Luke Garrard, albeit being 11 points behind league leaders Macclesfield.

Halifax currently occupy 17th position in the National League, still six points clear of the relegation zone.

The Shaymen recently saw their unbeaten run of six games come to an end, as Fullarton suffered his first defeat in the 2-0 defeat to AFC Fylde last Friday.

However, one defeat in seven for Town means they are still in good form going into this fixture.

Halifax picked up three wins and three draws in this undefeated run, beating both Hartlepool and Dagenham and Redbridge 2-1 and easing past Woking in a superb 3-1 victory.

The home side picked up points at Guiseley and at home to Solihull Moors, with 0-0 draws against both relegation threatened sides, to see them all but safe in the National League.

However, with other sides around the Shaymen picking up results as of late, they could find themselves getting dragged back into a relegation dog fight.

Boreham Wood, however, are also in superb form going into this clash.

Garrard’s side have only lost one of their last eight, with this defeat being a 2-0 defeat to fellow title challenges Aldershot.

Aside from that defeat, the Wood have picked up some impressive victories, defeating Tranmere 2-1 and, most recently, ending Wrexham’s 16 game unbeaten run as they came away with a 1-0 win against the Dragons.

The away side also picked up four draws in these last eight games, playing out stalemates between Woking, Hartlepool, Maidenhead and Barrow.

Let’s look at some more pre-match stats heading into this fixture:

  1. Halifax’s recent home form is impressive, with two wins, one draw and one loss in their last four games at the Shay.
  2. Boreham Wood, on the other hand, have a slightly worse record away from home, with just one win, two draws and a single defeat in their last four games.
  3. For the season, Halifax’s home performances see them sit in 16th in the home form table, picking up 26 points from 19 games at the Shay.
  4. However, Boreham Wood’s impressive results on the road sees them up in 3rd in the away form table, picking up an impressive 34 points from their 21 games away from home.
  5. Unsurprisingly, the Wood boast a stronger goal scoring record in the National League this season. Garrard’s side have scored 54 goals this season, with 28 coming away from home.
  6. Halifax, on the other hand, have scored 42 goals this season, with 25 coming at the Shay.
  7. In terms of defensive record, Boreham Wood also have the edge. The away side have conceded just 37 goals in the National League this season with just 17 conceded in games away from Meadow Park.
  8. Halifax have conceded 51 goals themselves in the league this season and 24 of these being let in at the Shay.
  9. Boreham Wood have kept a clean sheet in 52% of their away games this season.
  10. In terms of the form table, the two sides are incredibly close, with The Wood slightly edging it with 13 points from their last 8 games compared to Halifax’s 12 points.

 

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