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Saturday, 8th Sep 2018

Irn Bru Cup Second Round: (away) Saturday 8th September 2018, kick off 1.00pm at Meadow Park, Borehamwood

The reward for knocking out Inverness Caley Thistle, the holders of the Irn Bru Cup, is an away tie at Meadow Park against English National League side, Boreham Wood. After the initial shock of the draw, the search on the map to locate the club and the quandary over how on earth to get there, most fans have embraced the opportunity to travel to a different venue.

Boreham Wood was formed in 1948 and over the years has worked its way through the maze of English non-League football to get very close to the big time last season. They reached what is now called the National League in 2015 and last season came within a whisker of becoming a league club. They reached the play off final only to be beaten by Tranmere Rovers at Wembley.

Boreham Wood are undefeated in their eight home games since losing 2-0 to Macclesfield Town in April.

Form Last Six Matches

Inverness Caley Thistle (H) L 0-3
Ayr United (A) L 1-4
Hearts (H) L 0-1
Inverness Caley Thisle (A) W 2-1
Ross County (H) L 1-3
Dundee United (A) W 3-2

Chesterfield (H) W 1-0
Braintree (H) D 1-1
Maidstone (A) W 2-1
Halifax (H) W 2-1
Leyton Orient (A) L 0-1
Gateshead (H) D 1-1

League Status

Scottish Championship
Position: 8th
P4 W1 D0 L3 F5 A12 GD-7 PTS3

English National League
Position 8th
P10 W4 D3 L2 F8 A8 GD0 PTS15

Last Time Out

DUNFERMLINE (v Inverness Caley Thistle):
Lee Robinson: Lee Ashcroft (c), Mark Durnan, Danny Devine: Ryan Williamson (Kallum Higginbotham 65), James Vincent (Aidan Connolly 78), Louis Longridge, Joe Thomson, Jackson Longridge: Faissal El Bakhtaoui, Myles Hippolyte (Robbie Muirhead 58)
SUBS NOT USED: Andy Ryan, James Craigen, Malaury Martin, Cammy Gill (GK).

BOREHAM WOOD (v Chesterfield): Ryan Huddart: Femi Ilesanmi, Mark Ricketts, Josh Umerah, Ricky Shakes, David Stephens, Tom Champion (Immanuel Parry 83), Kieran Murtagh, Jamal Fyfield, Sorba Thomas (Justin Shaibu 54), Àngelo Balanta
SUBS NOT USED: Bradley Ash, Kane Smith, Fred Burbidge (GK).

Above: Dunfermline players celebrate knocking out Inverness in the First Round of this season`s Irn Bru Cup

Match Ticket Information

Boreham Wood have announce the introduction of an online ticketing system for our Irn Bru Cup tie against Dunfermline Athletic, on Saturday, September 8.

The state of the art ticketing system, in partnership with Event Genius, will be launched ahead of the game against Dunfermline Athletic, and both home and away supporters will be able to purchase tickets online.

Once purchased, tickets can be downloaded and printed at home and brought to the game for entry.
Ticketing prices for the Irn Bru Cup game will be as follows for those who purchase in advance:
Adult – £18.00
OAP – £13.00
U16 – £8.00
U12 – £5.00

How to get there

Boreham Wood Football Club
Meadow Park, Broughinge Road, Borehamwood
Hertfordshire, WD6 5AL

By Road:
From M1 Southbound – Exit J4 to Edgware onto A41 (Watford by pass), Keep going straight over at the roundabout and two sets of traffic lights until you hit Apex Corner, turn left towards A1, over Stirling Corner, exit slip road into Borehamwood join A5135 at the third roundabout take 2nd exit into Brook Road, Broughinge Road is first turning on the right, after big car park.

By Rail:
Elstree & Boreham Wood (Thameslink Line) – From station walk through High Street, go straight over first roundabout, at next roundabout go down first exit (Brook road) continue down about 500 yards take right turn after car park (Broughinge Road) Follow Road to entrance.

Facts about Boreham Wood

Manager Luke Garrard is only 32 years old, one of the youngest managers in the top five levels of the game in England. Having started as a trainee at Spurs, he made 11 appearances for Swindon Town before making his mark at AFC Wimbledon. A cult hero with Wimbledon’s fans, he made over 100 appearances for the club, mainly as a right-back but also occasionally in the centre of midfield.

He then made 140 appearances for the Wood being appointed Ian Allinson’s Assistant in 2013 before taking over at the reigns in October 2015.

Club captain, David Stephen has played Dunfermline before when he as a Hibs player. In season 2011-2012 he was in the side that lost 1-0 to the Pars at Easter Road and then played in the return at East End Park where the capital team won 3-2.

Stephens left Hibs in August 2012 and signed for Football League Two club Barnet. Stephens featured regularly for Barnet and was voted Barnet’s Player of the Season by supporters in 2012/13 and again in 2013/14. David signed for Boreham Wood in October 2015 .

Ricky Shakes has played 12 times for Guyana and was a team mate of James Vincent while the pair were at Kidderminster in season 2012-2013.

Striker Josh Umerah is on loan from Charlton Athletic and while he was on loan at Kilmarnock in 2017 he played against Danny Devine. The 6ft 1in forward rose through the Addicks’ Academy and the 21 year old is described as a strong and powerful frontman. Tall and imposing presence with pace to burn.

Columbian Àngelo Balanta, Dan Woodards, Femi Ilesanmi, Ricky Shakes and Mark Ricketts were all in the Boreham Wood team that Aidan Connolly played against in August 2016 while at York City.

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