PREVIEW | Boreham Wood (H)
THE DETAILS Wealdstone v Boreham Wood Vanarama National League Grosvenor Vale Monday 18th April, 3:00pm kick-off
TICKETS Some restrictions still apply and will remain the same from the previous home match against Chesterfield where certain sections will have capacity restrictions for now and a home ticket will gain you entry for any part of the ground apart from the away section. There are no restrictions requiring you to remain in one place for the duration of the game. You can find a full spectator guide from the Chesterfield match HERE. This match will be segregated with Boreham Wood fans housed in the Tecknuovo Stand at the Gun Turret End of the stadium. Catering has once again opened behind the Holywell Skips Stand serving cold food and refreshments. Please remember all catering units at Grosvenor Vale are cash only.
Tickets are available both online and on the turnstile and are priced at £15 Adults, £10 Concessions, £8* 18-23 years old and £5 U18s. Get your tickets online now by clicking HERE. *online purchases only
THE CONTEXT A host of familiar faces travel to Grosvenor Vale on Monday with the away side, who have four of the Stones 2019/20 title winning squad now playing for them in Jacob Mendy, Connor Smith, Dennon Lewis and Connor Stevens. The visitors arrive at The Vale on a torrid run of form having dropped out the play-off places and losing at home to basement side Dover Athletic on Good Friday. The Stones meanwhile need just two more points to be mathematically safe from relegation, that's also assuming King's Lynn Town do not win all of their remaining games, Monday's match could very well rule out all possibilities and the Stones can then officially look forward to another National League season at Grosvenor Vale.
Wealdstone players came out largely unscathed from Good Friday's away win over Southend United with only Nikola Tavares, Charlie Cooper and Andrew Eleftheriou missing out through injury. Tavares is the closest to a return out of the three and could well be involved on Monday afternoon. FORM GUIDE Stones:
Southend United (A) 0-1 W (Browne)
Chesterfield (H) 1-2 L (Umerah) Maidenhead United (H) 0-0 D
FC Halifax Town (A) 2-0 L
Bromley (H) 1-1 D (Umerah) Boreham Wood: Dover Athletic (H) 1-2 L
Aldershot Town (A) 2-1 L
Dagenham & Redbridge (A) 0-0 D
Woking (H) 0-1 L
Notts County (A) 1-0 L
WHO TO WATCH FOR? Jacob Mendy: Mendy's move to Boreham Wood in the summer raised a few eyebrows amongst Stones supporters with many feeling his form with the Stones had earned him a move to the EFL. However the Spanish full-back has very much kicked on where he left off at Boreham Wood, featuring heavily throughout the season in their renowned formidable backline and playing a big part in their famous FA Cup run that eventually saw them lose to Everton in the FA Cup 5th Round. Part of the Stones National League South title-winning side and winner of last season's Player of the Year, Mendy's threat will be well-known to all of those at Grosvenor Vale.
HEAD-TO-HEAD Played - 26 Won - 12 Drawn - 4 Lost - 10
LAST FIVE MEETINGS Jan 2022 - Boreham Wood 1-0 Stones
Apr 2021 - Boreham Wood 3-1 Stones - (Mendy)
Mar 2021 - Stones 1-0 Boreham Wood - (Smith)
Mar 2015 - Stones 0-1 Boreham Wood
Nov 2014 - Boreham Wood 2-1 Stones - (Wright)
SPONSORS We would like to thank Monday's match sponsors Ruislip Windows & Doors for their continued sponsorship of the club this season and in the past, we would also like to thank our ball donors which has been dedicated to 'Fans who are no longer with us'. We hope you all enjoy Monday's game and hospitality.
Preview by Chris Woods