Boreham Wood 2v3 Gateshead
Vanarama National League
Saturday 31st October 2015Borehamwood within the civil parish of Elstree and Borehamwood in southern Hertfordshire
(population over 31,000)
Home of the Elstree film studios
Birthplace of former Norwich, Blackburn and Spurs midfielder (and recently sacked Villa manager) Tim Sherwood and also Eastenders actress Shona McGarty.
Boreham Wood FC “The Wood” formed by the merger of local sides Boreham Rovers and Royal Retournez in 1948.
Played in the Mid-Herts League, Spartan League, Athenian League (1966-74) Isthmian League (1974-2004, 2006-2010) Southern League East (2004-2006) Conference South (from 2010 until winning play-offs after finishing league runners-up last season)
Won the Athenian League Division 2 in 1968/69, Isthmian League Division 1 in 1994/95, 2000/01 and the Southern League East in 2005/06.
Herts Senior Challenge Cup winners on 5 occasions.
|East Stand opened by Arsene Wenger in in 2014|
English Non League grounds visited 239, Current National League grounds 23/24
Capacity 4,500 (1,700 seats)
Record attendance - 4,030 v Arsenal(Friendly) 13th July 2001.
Two seated stands on each side with open terracing behind the goals, also used by Arsenal Ladies and Watford Reserves.
Admission :Press Pass (otherwise £16)
Pin badge £3.50
Boreham Wood(20th) v Gateshead(11th)
Vanarama National League Matchday 19.
0-1 Gus Mufata (2nd minute)
Right foot shot from just inside the box
0-2 Danny Johnson (11th minute)
Latched onto a through ball from Bowman, stayed onside before producing a cool finish from 12 yards.
1-2 Billy Clifford - penalty (25th minute)
After a foul by Buddle on Jeffrey.
2-2 Mauro Vilhete (76 minutes)
Cross from the left by Jeffrey knocked in at the near post.
2-3 George Honeyman (78 minutes)
Ball pulled back from the left wing by Pattison for Honeyman arriving in the box to fire in.
Top Bloke - Gus Mufata (Gateshead)
260 miles door to door.
Virgin East Coast Trains
Depart Newcastle 0801 to London Kings Cross arriving at 1053(5 minutes early)
Northern tube line for refreshment stops in Camden town and Colindale
Walked to Hendon to catch the 1356 train to Elstree & Borehamwood
Finally arrived in Borehamwood at 1404.
1723 Thameslink service to St Pancras (24 minutes)
Bevvys outside Kings Cross before the 1900 arriving back in Newcastle on time at 2151.
Home at 1020pm.
Throughout the day in the company of … Simon Lowery(Squad#185) Keith Arthur(Squad#194) John(Squad#108) and Neil Robinson, John Young(Squad#51) and the crackerjacks from the Low Fell 80’s Disco Squad.
Ice Wharf (Jameston Rd) Green Jack 'Rising Sun' 4.8% **** (Re-sup)
Chandos Arms(Colindale Avenue) Cameron's 'Thirst Blood' (4.3%)***
Moon Under Water(Varley Parade) Pivovar Koscovnik(Adnams)'Black Knight' (5%)***+
Elstree & Borehamwood
Hart & Spool(Shenley Rd) Everads 'Stateside Rye' (5%)**** (Re-sup)
Kings Cross Millers Bar(Caledonian Rd) Hobgoblin Gold (4.5%0****+ (Re-sup)
Matchday Web album (26 pictures)
|That win was for you Mickey. R.I.P.|