Preview: Boreham Wood v Maidenhead United
Sports Mole presents Saturday’s National League clash between Boreham Wood and Maidenhead United, including predictions, squad news and possible rosters.
Boreham Wood and Maidenhead united will end their respective 2020-2021 National League campaigns on Saturday afternoon when they lock the horns at Meadow Park.
The home side, which suffered a 1-0 defeat at Eastleigh last weekend, are currently 13th in the table, two points ahead of 14th Maidenhead, who enters the final day of action.
Boreham Wood have won 13, 16 draws and lost 12 of their 41 league appearances this season to collect 55 points, leaving them 13th in the table, four points behind 12th Dagenham & Redbridge.
Luke garrardThe team are just two points ahead of 14th Maidenhead, meaning both teams would switch positions if the visitors were to triumph on Saturday afternoon.
Boreham Wood is 11 points off the playoff positions, but they will enter this game on the back of a positive run, collecting the most points from three of their last five games.
Le Wood was at the end of a disappointing Eastleigh result last weekend, however, due to a late penalty of Joe tomlinson handed the hosts, who are fighting for a place in the top seven, the three points.
Garrard’s side, who have drawn more National League games than any other team this season, have struggled to stay consistent at home this season, winning five, drawing nine and losing six of their 20 appearances on its own patch.
Maidenhead, as mentioned, currently sits 14th in the table but would finish 13th if they triumph on Saturday; a loss, however, could drop them to 16th place depending on other results.
Like Boreham Wood, the visitors have struggled to put together a consistent streak of form this quarter, winning 14, drawing 11 and losing 16 of their 41 games to collect 53 points.
Alan devonshireThe team’s squad finished last season in 21st place, meaning there has certainly been some progress this quarter, and fans are hoping for another strong campaign in 2021-2022.
The Magpies will not enter this weekend’s game in the best form, collecting just one point in their last five games, and they suffered a 2-0 away loss to 22nd Barnet on Tuesday night .
Form of the National League of Boreham Wood:
Maidenhead United National League Form:
Boreham Wood doesn’t have any new injury concerns following his loss to Eastleigh last time around, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the same XI sent to the pitch despite the disappointing result.
Kane smith was substituted in the first half of the clash, however, and his replacement Dan Woodards could now be in line for a position in the starting side.
Kabongo Tshimanga has been in impressive form for Boreham Wood this season, scoring 19 National League goals, and the 24-year-old is expected to feature in the bottom third of the field again.
Maidenhead, meanwhile, also has a striker who has had a good season, with Danilo Orsi-Dadomo scoring 18 league goals, and the 25-year-old is expected to lead the line for the visitors.
The relatively quick turnaround of the Barnet game means there could be some changes on Saturday, with Josh kelly and Reece smith potentially both coming to the side.
Rohan Ince should retain his place in the first XI, while Ryheem sheckleford is also likely to start.
Possible starting formation from Boreham Wood:
Ashmore; Champion, Stephens, Mafuta, Ricketts; Fyfield, Murtagh, Whately, Woodards; Tshimanga, swamp
Possible starting lineup of Maidenhead United:
Holden; Massey, Wells, Kelly, Sheckleford; Wiltshire, Smith, Comley, Sparkes; Ince, Orsi-Dadomo
We say: Boreham Wood 1-1 Maidenhead United
Boreham Wood, as mentioned, has been the National League draw specialist this season, and we can see another stalemate happening here. Maidenhead needs a win to finish over Boreham Wood, but we went for a draw to end the season at Meadow Park.