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Boreham Wood 3-1 FC Halifax Town

Newly-promoted Boreham Wood won their first National League outing, beating FC Halifax Town 3-1.

Ricky Shakes opened the scoring for the Hertfordshire side, converting Danny Woodards' ball past Halifax goalkeeper Matt Glennon.

The visitors replied late in the first half with a Jordan Burrow penalty after Josh MacDonald was fouled by Ben Nunn.

Jamie Lucas put the home side in front before Harry Crawford sealed the win in stoppage time.

Boreham Wood manager Ian Allinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Ian Allinson: Boreham Wood boss on Halifax

"Jamie Lucas worked his socks off today after bringing him in from Bristol Rovers yesterday morning scored a great goal.

"Overall it was a very, very good day. After Monday night Sam Cox picked up an ankle injury and that swung the deal, we urgently needed another midfield player.

"When Sam Cox is back and Charlie McDonald's back you know I've got a big squad to choose from which is going to be disappointing for two or three players."

Line-ups

Boreham Wood

  • 1Russell
  • 2Nunn
  • 5Doe
  • 9Howell
  • 8Shakes
  • 6Reynolds
  • 11Montgomery
  • 20B CliffordBooked at 14minsSubstituted forWhichelowat 77'minutes
  • 3WoodardsBooked at 86mins
  • 16C Clifford
  • 12LucasSubstituted forCrawfordat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Whichelow
  • 15Hill
  • 17Morias
  • 19Crawford
  • 23Edwards

Halifax

  • 27Glennon
  • 2Bolton
  • 6Bencherif
  • 8WhitehouseBooked at 41mins
  • 3McManus
  • 14Brown
  • 4James
  • 18Tuton
  • 9Burrow
  • 17MacDonaldSubstituted forBishopat 68'minutes
  • 16HibbsBooked at 10minsSubstituted forHughesat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Porter
  • 5Hutchison
  • 10Bishop
  • 11Walker
  • 24Hughes
Referee:
Christopher Powell
Attendance:
701

Match Stats

Home TeamBoreham WoodAway TeamHalifax
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home7
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Boreham Wood 3, FC Halifax Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Boreham Wood 3, FC Halifax Town 1.

Goal!

Goal! Boreham Wood 3, FC Halifax Town 1. (Boreham Wood) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Graeme Montgomery.

Offside, FC Halifax Town. Andy Bishop tries a through ball, but Andy Bishop is caught offside.

Foul by Elliot Whitehouse (FC Halifax Town).

Luke Howell (Boreham Wood) wins a free kick.

Foul by Matt Whichelow (Boreham Wood).

Connor Hughes (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, FC Halifax Town. Andy Bishop tries a through ball, but Andy Bishop is caught offside.

Booking

Dan Woodards (Boreham Wood) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Dan Woodards (Boreham Wood).

Connor Hughes (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Matty Brown (FC Halifax Town).

Luke Howell (Boreham Wood) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Boreham Wood. Matt Whichelow replaces Billy Clifford.

Offside, Boreham Wood. is caught offside.

Corner, Boreham Wood.

Foul by Hamza Bencherif (FC Halifax Town).

(Boreham Wood) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Billy Clifford (Boreham Wood) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Boreham Wood. replaces Jamie Lucas.

Foul by Kingsley James (FC Halifax Town).

Dan Woodards (Boreham Wood) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Andy Bishop replaces Josh MacDonald.

Attempt missed. Graeme Montgomery (Boreham Wood) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Connor Hughes replaces Jake Hibbs.

Goal!

Goal! Boreham Wood 2, FC Halifax Town 1. Jamie Lucas (Boreham Wood) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ricky Shakes.

Foul by Jamie Lucas (Boreham Wood).

Hamza Bencherif (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. James Bolton (FC Halifax Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jake Hibbs.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Jake Hibbs (FC Halifax Town) hits the woodwork with a right footed shot from long range on the right from a direct free kick.

Foul by Callum Reynolds (Boreham Wood).

Elliot Whitehouse (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, Boreham Wood. Jamie Lucas tries a through ball, but Jamie Lucas is caught offside.

Second Half

Second Half begins Boreham Wood 1, FC Halifax Town 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Boreham Wood 1, FC Halifax Town 1.

Goal!

Goal! Boreham Wood 1, FC Halifax Town 1. Jordan Burrow (FC Halifax Town) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the top right corner.

Penalty conceded by Conor Clifford (Boreham Wood) after a foul in the penalty area.

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