Report: Maidenhead United 0-1 Boreham Wood
Posted on 16th September 2023
Alan Devonshire made three changes to the side that lost 4-1 at Bromley last weekend with Will De Havilland, Harry Parsons and Ashley Nathaniel-George replacing Zico Asare, Casey Pettit and Reece Smith.
Chanka Zimba should’ve given Maidenhead the lead inside the opening minute when he latched onto a defensive mistake, his effort towards an open-net was off-target.
Alan Devonshire would’ve been pleased with the opening stages of the game as Maidenhead controlled most of the ball, even if they were unable to create many chances.
Jayden Mitchell-Lawson caused the Wood problems throughout the first-half, his strike on goal was blocked just after twenty minutes.
A water-break plus a lengthy injury to Kevin Lokko killed the momentum and neither side were able to create much until the six minutes of stoppage time.
Kane Ferdinand almost gave Maidenhead the lead during injury time getting his head on Charlee Adams corner. His header was well saved by former Magpie Nathan Ashmore.
Boreham Wood’s first chance of the game came in additional time when Lee Ndlovu was unable to direct his header towards goal, despite glancing across the box no one was able to get the final touch.
The Wood continued to pile on the pressure in injury time when Tom Whelan’s speculative effort from distance clipped the post.
Half-time: Maidenhead United 0-0 Boreham Wood
Boreham Wood were awarded penalty in the opening stages of the second-half when Sam Beckwith tripped Tyrone Marsh in the box.
Despite getting a hand to it, Craig Ross couldn’t save it and Marsh gave Boreham Wood the lead.
The visitors continued piling on the pressure, Cameron Coxe struck towards goal but his effort skimmed past the post.
Maidenhead began to create some pressure of their own but despite a flurry of corners and an Adams effort from distance, they were unable to produce any clear-cut chances.
Marsh almost got his and Boreham Wood’s second when his looping header went just past the post.
Maidenhead had a golden opportunity to equalise in stoppage time when Jayden Mitchell-Lawson was brought down for a penalty.
Ashmore matched Adams penalty with a good save giving Maidenhead their first defeat at York Road this season.
Full-time: Maidenhead United 0-1 Boreham Wood
Maidenhead United – Craig Ross, Sam Beckwith, Will De Havilland, Kevin Lokko (Asare 41’), Harry Parsons (Sho-Silva 64’), Ashley Nathaniel-George (Omilabu 75’), Kane Ferdinand ©, Jayden Mitchell-Lawson, Remy Clerima, Chanka Zimba, Charlee Adams
Boreham Wood – Nathan Ashmore ©, Femi Ilesanmi, Chris Bush, Billy Sass-Davies, Cameron Coxe, Regan Griffiths, Liam O’Neil, Tom Whelan, Tyrone Marsh, Timmy Abraham (Stephens 73’), Lee Ndlovu (Balanta 90’)
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