PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Boreham Wood

Yeovil Town will be looking to take the positives from last weekend’s game against Chesterfield when they face Boreham Wood on Saturday afternoon (3pm).

Despite conceding a late leveller last weekend, the Glovers produced a dominant performance against the league leaders and will be hoping for more of the same against Boreham Wood.

The Wood have enjoyed a strong start to the season, and will be looking to maintain their unbeaten away record at Huish Park.

Chris Hargreaves’ thoughts

The boss caught up with the press on Thursday afternoon:

Team news

Yeovil will certainly be without Owen Bevan who has been called up for international duty with Wales Under-21. Callum Rowe also won’t be involved after suffering an injury which will keep him out for another five weeks.

Chiori Johnson was substituted after taking a knock, so it is yet to be seen if he will be available. After taking a concussion, the Glovers medical team has looked after Sam Perry who has not been seen since suffering the head injury.

Having returned from compassionate leave, Alex Fisher is likely to return to the match day squad.

What’s on at Huish Park

As ever, the Alec Stock Lounge will be open prior to kick off, and with it being international break, there will be a bit of local football on the TV as Forest Green Rovers host Exeter City in League One action.

The U18’s are also in action at Alvington, with spectators welcome. Their game kick-off at 10:30am against Bridgwater United.

This week’s community hero is Steve Oliver who recently celebrated 25 years working with club sponsors Pittards.

He began at the business on the Night Shift. He is an expert leather-maker, skilled in a variety of processes used in the manufacture of premium quality gloving and shoe leathers. 

He is a lifelong Yeovil Town supporter and has recently been inducted into the Pittards 25 Year Club – as a reward for his loyal and long service he was presented with a 2022/23 Season Ticket, and a new team shirt, complete with Pittards‘ sleeve sponsorship!

A foot in the opposition camp

It seems that every season, Boreham Wood are there are thereabouts when it comes to play-off contention and this year is no different.

As it stands, the Wood currently sit in fifth place and boast the best away record in the league, with four wins and a draw on the road so far this campaign.

New signing Lee Ndlovu has had a positive impact since signing from Brackley Town, netting on four occasions so far this campaign.

Have we met before?

Since dropping into the National League, Yeovil are yet to lose at Huish Park in our three home fixtures.

During 19/20, the Glovers were held to a 1-1 draw, as Kabongo Tshimanga netted a 90th minute equaliser for the Wood.

Our next home match against the Wood was an emotional occasion, being the first game played since the passing of Lee Collins. Yeovil were the 1-0 victors as Tom Knowles’ first half goal separated the two sides.

Last season, Charlie Lee’s Yeovil side came back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 in Town’s final home game of the season.

Tickets

Tickets for the game can be purchased from the online ticket office until midday on match day for physical tickets, but until kick-off for e-tickets/print at home. 

Following this, they can be purchased in person from the ticket office, however this is subject to a small price increased. We strongly recommend getting to Huish Park early to avoid queues.