Another defeat for Boro’.

A meagre crowd of just 205 saw Boro’ slump to their third straight league defeat. Leaving aside FA Trophy and HSC games, they last tasted success against Whitehawk on 28th of December.

With Dillon Barnes replacing the unavailable Rodák and Jamie Hand taking the armband with Lloyd Foot on the bench. A late change also saw Ollie Treacher start wearing the number 9 shirt and Phil Page switching to substitute wearing 12.

The game started with Treacher in his usual position at left back with Jones playing further up field.

Both sides started tentatively and it was 10 minutes before either goal came under any real threat with Barnes saving at the feet of Angol.

Brice was adjudged to have fouled Anglo then the lanky number nine was himself spoken to by Mr Hatzidakis for a foul on Treacher.

Both sides seemed to be short on confidence following defeats on Saturday and moves involving more than two passes were a rarity.

Similarly, attempts on either goal were from distance and mostly off target.

Reynolds was booked on the half hour for a foul on Beckles which left the Boro’ loaned in need of treatment. Theophanous took the kick and swung the ball high into the area where Russell safely caught it and cleared.

A decent run by Richens ended with him putting Jones through on the right, but as he cut in he was tackled and the ball ran out for a goal kick.

Gus Sow did well to stop Whichelow who went clear, then Angol shoved Sow in the back and was booked. Richens made space and shot wide of the left post.

Just before the break, Whichelow bore down on goal after appearing to control the ball with his arm. Sow tackled well and cleared.

Half Time: Farnborough 0-0 Boreham Wood

A rather scrappy half with neither side getting the upper hand and a goal of any sort looking unlikely.

The second half got away at 8:44pm with both sides looking a bit more animated. A long punt upfield by Hill was chased by Angol, but was cleared for a throw.

Jones was quickly on to a through ball from Richens and shot on target from an angle forcing Russell to tip his effort round the post for a corner.

Jones had another go from distance but was too high. When Morais had a shot deflected for a corner, the kick was confidently taken by Barnes.

Richens slid a pass through to Beckles to the left of the goal, but the ball was forced out for a corner. When Morais burst through at the other end he shot wide under pressure.

The visitors replaced Miller-Rodney with Montgomery on 62 minutes.

Barnes was in action again, saving from Morais and Whichelow in quick succession, before Sow was booked for bringing down Morais, though he did seem to play the ball.

The deadlock was finally broken after 70 minutes when Montgomery latched on to a partial clearance to hook the ball into the top corner. Farnborough 0-1 Boreham Wood.

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Boreham Wood celebrate the opening goal | © Don Blandford

Hand was next to be shown a yellow card for a foul on Angol and Barnes claimed well from Montgomery’s free kick.

With 15 minutes remaining, Mr Hatzidakis overruled his Assistant and awarded a corner on the right. The kick led to several attempts on the Boro’ goal with Sow eventually clearing off his line.

However, a second goal was soon to come and Junior Morais was allowed far too much time and space to pick his spot from just inside the area after 76 minutes. Farnborough 0-2 Boreham Wood.

With less than a quarter of an hour left, Boro’ launched several attacks, but attempts on goal were all from distance and well wide of the mark.

Both sides made substitutions with 5 minutes to go. Boro’ taking off Matt Jones and bringing on Simon Cox and for Boreham Wood, Whichelow made way for Daryl McMahon.

Two minutes were added and mostly played when Barnes brought down Morais and a penalty was awarded.

Angol stroked home the kick to make the score 0-3 which was how it remained. Farnborough 0-3 Boreham Wood.

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Angol sends Barnes the wrong way with his spot-kick | Photo © Don Blandford

FULL TIME: Farnborough 0-3 Boreham Wood

Little to cheer about unfortunately. The visitors showed what a goal can do to boost confidence, but in truth they were little better than Boro’ who must now look to regroup for the visit of Hemel Hempstead on Saturday.

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Photo © Don Blandford

Match Report by Tony Duff.

Next up for Farnborough – Saturday 14 February (KO 3pm), Hemel Hempstead Town (home).


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