Match preview: Pools travel to Boreham Wood

Pools will be looking to continue their unbeaten run as they travel to Boreham Wood for this Bank holiday Monday 3pm kick-off.

Dave Challinor’s men are now 12 games unbeaten following Saturday’s 2-1 victory at home to Dagenham and Redbridge. Goals from Rhys Oates and Gavan Holohan sealed the three points.

Boreham Wood currently sit 12th in the National League. Seven points from play-offs. The Wood have drawn six games in a row with their latest 0-0 clash against league leaders Sutton on Saturday. Their last win came 10 games ago when they beat Altrincham 3-2.

Boreham form guide:

Sutton United (H) | VNL | 0-0 D 
Aldershot Town (A) | VNL |  3-3 D Notts County (H) | VNL |  2-2 DTorquay United (H) | VNL |  0-0 D Woking (A) | VNL |  0-0 D Dagenham & Redbridge (A) | VNL |  2-2 D 

The two sides have only met seven times in their history. Pools winning two, drawing four and losing just one. That one defeat did come this season. The first fixture between these two in December at The Vic ended 2-1 to the Wood. Despite Mason Bloomfield equalising right before half time, a double from former Poolie Gus Mafuta sealed the tie. Manager Dave Challinor said ‘Mafuta won’t hit two better in his career’ after that first fixture.

LIVE STREAM

Boreham Wood will he live streaming the fixture from 9.99 for Pools fans. All the information can be found here:

Due to the COVID protocols at the Meadow Park. No staff from the Pools media team will be present meaning Mixlr audio commentary is unavailable. Apologies for the inconvenience.