DAN’S OFF THE MARK BUT WOOD ARE HELD
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?”