DAN’S OFF THE MARK BUT WOOD ARE HELD

The Non-League Football Paper - - VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE - By Craig Dray­cott

A FIRST-HALF goal fest lit up Meadow Park and ul­ti­mately en­sured Bore­ham Wood ex­tend their un­beaten run to seven matches with a share of the spoils against high-fly­ing Brom­ley.

On-loan Dan Hol­man sparked the goal spree with the first goal of his loan spell from Chel­tenham Town be­fore two goals inside six min­utes from Josh Rees and Luke Wana­dio turned the ta­bles.

Jamie Tur­ley then struck min­utes later to re­store par­tity but no side were able to cap­i­talise and steal vic­tory af­ter the break.

“Brom­ley came here to­day and tried to kill our tempo and I think that they done that. We get the goal through Dan Hol­man and I am over the moon for the kid,” said sat­is­fied Wood boss Luke Gar­rard.

“He is now on his fifth start, two sub ap­pear­ances and he is now off the mark and hope­fully that gets the mon­key off his back.

“Their game plan was to have two banks of four and play a low press and they have now got to come at us, but we were masters of our own down­fall.

“I think that we had a go sec­ond half though, we played at our tempo, in­stead of drop­ping down to theirs. But at the end of the day I have to give credit to Neil Smith and his side.”

Hol­man smashed home the opener into the bot­tom cor­ner from close range on 25 min­utes af­ter Dave Stephens had headed the ball back across the box.

Seven min­utes later, how­ever, the Ravens were level when Frankie Ray­mond’s free kick crept above the Wood de­fence and was headed in by Rees.

Now with the mo­men­tum, Brom­ley took the lead on 38 min­utes when winger Wana­dio drove home from out­side of the box. If the Wood were feel­ing hard done by, they cer­tainly weren’t show­ing it, as they equalised less than two min­utes later. Brom­ley failed to clear the ball from their own are and Tur­ley nicked it past keeper David Gre­gory at the far post. The talk­ing point of the match came through Bruno Andrade, the for­ward had bro­ken into the box, but was hauled down in the area. The ref­eree blew his whis­tle, but, awarded the for­ward a yellow card for sim­u­la­tion. Gar­rard blasted: “The kid is three yards from goal, has 11 goals in 17 and is on fire, why would he not be shoot­ing?”

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