Barnet Football Club



Match Preview: Boreham Wood (H)

Nickname: The Wood

Manager: Luke Garrard 

Stadium: Meadow Park

League Position: 6th 


Form Guide:

Barnet last 5 = W3 D0 L2

Maidenhead United 1-4 Barnet

Barnet 2-1 AFC Fylde

Barnet 5-2 Ebbsfleet United

Barrow 2-1 Barnet

Barnet 1-2 Stockport County


Boreham Wood last 5 = W3 D2 L0

Boreham Wood 2-1 Harrogate Town

Dover Athletic 0-2 Boreham Wood

Boreham Wood 1-0 Woking

Notts County 2-2 Boreham Wood

Hartlepool United 2-2 Boreham Wood


The Bees

Darren Currie’s side have found form over the last few weeks having now won four games on the spin in all competitions.

League wins over Ebbsfleet United and AFC Fylde were followed up by a cup victory over Weymouth before the Bees put four past Maidenhead United at York Road to put themselves within 3 points of the play-off places.

The Opposition

The Wood are currently sitting in 6th place in the Vanarama National League and like the Bees, have impressed over the last few weeks.

This afternoon’s visitors haven’t lost a league game since the 26th October when AFC Fylde beat them 2-1 at Meadow Park.

Last time out, the Wood had to rely on a stoppage-time winner to beat Harrogate Town as Kabongo Tshimanga scored with just minutes to play, giving Garrard’s side a 2-1 win on home soil. 

The Gaffer

Luke Garrard took over at Meadow Park in 2015 having represented the Wood in three different spells.

Having also played for the likes of Swindon Town, AFC Wimbledon and Northwood, Garrard made his name with Boreham Wood and went onto make over 150 appearances for the North London team

As a manager, Garrard has led the Wood to 20th, 11th, 19th and, most notably, 4th placed finishes during his spell. His side reached the play-off final but were beaten by now League One side, Tranmere Rovers.

One to watch: Kabongo Tshimanga

Kabongo is the Wood’s top goalscorer this season having found the net on 13 occasions.

For the first 3 years of his career, Tshimanga played for MK Dons but was loaned out on multiple occasions. After loan spells with the likes of Aldershot Town, Chelmsford City and Yeovil Town, Tshimanga made the permanent move to Boston United.

He joined Boreham Wood this year and has been in fine form since his arrival.


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