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Preview: Boreham Wood v Pools

10 November 2017

Boreham Wood v Hartlepool United
Boreham Wood v Hartlepool United

We turn our attentions to the weekend with a full

Boreham Wood v Hartlepool United
Vanarama National League
Saturday 11th November 2017, 3pm
Meadow Park

In Opposition
Boreham Wood are one of four sides – including Pools – to be sitting in the middle ground of the National League table on 27 points.

The Hertfordshire outfit are currently a couple of places higher than Craig Harrison’s men on goal difference but a win on Saturday could make a huge difference to both sides.

Luke Garrard’s team were on of the headline-makers on FA Cup First Round day when they defeated League One side Blackpool on home turf and that will no doubt have boosted confidence ahead of Saturday.

The Wood are undefeated in their last eight games in all competitions but have only one won of their last four home league fixtures so will be hoping the Blackpool victory can be a catalyst for some improved form on their own patch.

One To Watch
Bruno Andrade has hit the ground running for Boreham Wood this season and with nine goals to his name already this term he is just one short of matching his haul for the whole of 2016/17.

The Portuguese front man landed at Meadow Park last summer following his release by Queens Park Rangers though he did have senior experience from loan spells at Aldershot, Wycombe Wanderers, Stevenage and Woking.

He enjoyed a real purple patch in the opening month of the new campaign when he hit the net in five consecutive games and he managed to score in three in a row last month too.

Still only 24, Andrade is emerging as a key man for Boreham Wood this term and if Pools can keep a lid on him this weekend it will go a long way to helping them return home with a positive result.

Form Guide
Boreham Wood:
DWWDDW
Pools: WWDDWL

Head To Head
This Saturday’s game will be the first-ever meeting between the two clubs.

Referee
Simeon Lucas will take charge of his second Pools game this weekend when he’s on the whistle for our trip to Boreham Wood.

The official previously oversaw us in action against AFC Fylde at The Vic back in August though Pools will be hoping to put on a better show for him this time around.

Lucas has refereed seven games in the National League so far this season and his most recent appointment came at Barrow for their 3-1 win over Aldershot Town at the end of last month.

Live Coverage
Pools fans will be able to follow the action with full live commentary on Pools PlayerHD as we link-up with our friends at BBC Tees once again.

Click here for information on joining Pools PlayerHD.

Tickets
Pools fans will be able to buy their tickets for the game on the turnstiles prior to kick-off at Meadow Park on Saturday.

Click here for full ticket information on this fixture.

Match Odds
Boreham Wood 19/20
Pools 3/1
Draw 23/10

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Match Reports

Loach The Hero As Pools Claim Point

11 November 2017

Scott Loach saved a second half penalty as Pools picked up a useful point on their travels with a goalless draw against Boreham Wood at Meadow Park.

The Pools keeper produced the heroics just after half time to deny Bruno Andrade from the spot and it proved the crucial moment as Craig Harrison’s men worked hard to earn their point.

It was the hosts who got on the front foot in the opening period of the game but they were largely restricted to efforts from long range by a resolute Pools defence.

Top scorer Bruno Andrade was first to try his luck from distance but his powerful drive was well parried away by Scott Loach in the Pools goal.

Blair Turgott found space on the right to deliver a teasing ball across the Pools penalty area but nobody in home colours was close enough to get a decisive touch.

Andrade again had a go from outside the area as Boreham Wood continued to enjoy more possession but again it was routine for Loach down to his right.

Pools sprung forward with their first meaningful attack when Rhys Oates got the ball in to his feet on the right and drove inside before sending a whipped effort just wide of the far post.

Devante Rodney showed great power and determination to storm in to space down the right hand side before delivering a low ball in to the area for Jonathan Franks who spun smartly but saw his left-foot shot charged down by the defender.

Another effort from outside of the penalty area from Dan Holman didn’t carry anywhere near enough power to trouble Loach and he was right behind it to ensure the sides went in all-square at the break.

There was a dramatic start to the second half when Boreham Wood were awarded a penalty just three minutes after Scott Harrison’s challenge on Blair Turgott. However, Loach was the hero once again getting down to his left to deny Bruno Andrade from the spot.

Pools strung together a great move to work the ball inside for Luke George who immediately fed it wide right for Rodney; he went at the full-back before flashing the ball across goal where nobody could quite get a decisive touch and the home side survived.

Pools had Loach to thank again as the game approached the final fifteen minutes as Andrade burst clear of Laing on the left; this time the keeper got down brilliantly to block the shot before the home striker somehow put the rebound wide of the target.

Kane Smith saw a shot deflected just wide from the edge of the area in injury time as Pools were forced to hang on a little but in the end it was a well-earned point in Hertfordshire.

Full Time: Boreham Wood 0 Pools 0

Boreham Wood: G Smith, K Smith, Wells, Stephens, Shakes, Champion, Murtagh, Andrade, Turley, Turgott, Holman (Jeffers 64).
Subs not used: Woodards, Ricketts, Benson, Keita.

Pools: Loach, Richardson, Harrison, Laing, Adams, Featherstone, George, Deverdics (Adeloye 78), Oates (Cassidy 66), Franks, Rodney.
Subs not used: Woods, Newton, Munns.

Booked: Adams (91).

Attendance: 773 (285 Poolies)

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Ticket News

Buy Tickets On Day At Boreham Wood

7 November 2017

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Boreham Wood play at Meadow Park

Here's all the ticket information you need if you want to follow Pools on the road this weekend.

Pools fans will be able to buy their tickets for the game at Meadow Park prior to kick-off on the cash-only turnstiles.

The South Stand will accommodate approximately 1,400 standing fans, while seating tickets are available if required and can be organised by speaking to a steward upon entrance to the ground.

Prices
Adults - £18
Over 65s - £13
Under 16s - £8
Under 12s - £4

Wheelchair and Ambulant disabled supporters will pay as per their relevant age category and will include a free carer – they do not need to be booked in advance.

There are no Student concessions on offer for this fixture and fans wishing to enter the stadium on concession rates should be prepared to produce identification to prove their age.

Click here to visit our Away Games section where you'll also find ticket information for our upcomign trip to Ebbsfleet United.

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