REPORT | Boreham Wood 2-2 Wrexham

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Tue 06 Aug 2019

A late leveller for the Wood gave them a draw on a night when Wrexham had run into a commanding lead and looked good for another three points, following goals in each half from Mark Harris and Bobby Grant.

On 12 minutes, a great piece of inter-passing play ended with JJ Hooper firing in a shot from 15-yards, that hit the Wood keeper.

Then in the next attack, a free kick from Luke Summerfield was charged down and from the rebound, Mark Harris’ low 25-yard effort was well held by keeper David Gregory.

This pressure told on 14 minutes, as Devonte Redmond’s right-wing cross was met in the middle by Harris, who got ahead of his marker and the keeper to fire home from close range and grab his first goal for the Reds.

Harris was then booked on 17 minutes for a tackle form behind, which incensed the travelling supporters, who had a far better view of the incident and felt more was made of it by the home player Kane Smith, who was booed every time he touched the ball after that.

On 21 minutes, midfielder Adam McDonnell tried his luck from outside the box, although Christian Dibble was equal to the effort and tipped it over his crossbar for a corner, which, in turn, was cleared.

In another sweeping move, Jennings took a long cross field ball on his chest, fired a pass forward for Hooper, who back heeled to Harris and the Welshman’s first time shot from the edge of the box whistled the wrong side of Gregory’s right hand post.

A booking for Ferri Ilesamni, as he left his boot in on Mark Carrington with seven minutes of the first half left to play.

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Two minutes after the break, a chip from Kieran Murtagh was scooped over his crossbar by the leaping Dibble to keep the Whites out.

Hooper was then left with his hands-on hips, as he pondered not scoring after Carrington’s cross had dropped for him 12 yards out. The striker hit his effort into the ground and it looked to be bouncing over the advancing home keeper, but Gregory managed to get a finger on the ball to touch it over his cross bar.

On the hour, a quickly taken throw in, although the Reds were shouting for a handball, saw Tyrone Marsh escape three markers and feed the speeding Kabango Tshimanga, but his shot on the run was turned away by Dibble.

Shortly after, Tshimanga then blazed a great chance over for the London club, after once again being set up by Marsh.

On came Justin Shaibu for Tshimanga just a minute later.

From the restart the Reds swept forward and some neat interplay allowed Bobby Grant to get into the box and fire low passed Gregory to double our advantage – right in front of the celebrating Wrexham fans.

The Whites were not done through and Marsh flash the ball wide of the target following a half-cleared corner.

Our first substitution was to send on Paul Rutherford for Redmond on 76 minutes.

There should have been a third goal for Wrexham on 79 minutes, when Gregory parried a Harris shot and it dropped for Jennings, but the full back’s effort was also well saved by the keeper.

With nine minutes left on the clock, a cross from Thomas was touched home by Murtagh, who was free in front on the net, to set up a nervous finale for the Welshmen.

Three minutes into added time and a high ball pumped into the Wrexham box was headed down, falling kindly for Shaibu to steer it home and grab a dramatic late equaliser.

Tough on the Reds to let two points slip away so late in the match, but still plenty of positive signs from a good display on the road.

Boreham Wood: Gregory, Ilesamni (Thomas 74), Champion, Stephens, Mingola, McDonnell, Tshimanga (Shaibu 67), Murtagh, Marsh (Woodards 90+3), Thompson, Smith.
Subs: Ricketts, Shakes.

Wrexham: Dibble, Carrington, Lawlor, Pearson Jennings, Summerfield, Redmond (Rutherford 76), Young, Grant, Hooper, Harris.
Subs: Szczepaniak, Chambers, McIntosh, Oswell.

Referee: Carl Brook (Sussex)
Attendance: 845
Away: 391

Bookings -
Boreham Wood:
Ilesamni (38, foul)
Wrexham: Marris (17, foul)


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