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Boreham Wood to face FA Cup winners Arsenal
2:51pm Thursday 22nd May 2014 in Sport
Boreham Wood will take on FA Cup winners Arsenal in a pre-season friendly this summer.
Wood will play an Arsenal XI at Meadow Park on Friday, August 1 with kick-off at 7.30pm.
The Arsenal match will mark the official unveiling of Wood’s new 890 seater West Stand.
The FA Cup trophy, which the Gunners won last week after beating Hull City, is expected to be on parade at the pre-season match.
Ian Allinson’s side face a busy pre-season schedule which begins with a home game against Enfield Town on Saturday, July 12.
Luton Town are the next visitors three days later when the newly promoted League 2 club make the short trip to face Wood.
Brentford will step up their preparation for life in the Championship with a game against Allinson’s team at Meadow Park on Friday, July 18 at 7.30pm.
Wood will host Cambridge United on Tuesday, July 22 at 7.30pm before their friendly against Arsene Wenger’s side.
Boreham Wood Under-18s completed a league and cup double after a 2-0 extra-time win over Colney Heath in the final of the Brian Hitchins Cup.
The match ended goalless after 90 minutes but Wood grabbed the breakthrough in the second period of extra time.
The opener came through Marcio Cruz before captain Jack Vasey completed victory for the young side.
Academy Director and Under-18 manager Luke Garrard told the club website: “The game was always going to be tight, especially as we were having to play a cup final against a good Colney Heath side, at their home ground.
“I felt that home advantage could well play a part but though it was close game, we were always just about in control and thoroughly deserved our victory.”
He added: “Our players, our coaches and our medical team, can now enjoy a well earned summer break, as they have all worked so hard for each other this season.
“As a club we have tried to improve throughout the year and that hard work has been rewarded.
“That can be seen by our Under-18s winning a league and cup double, by three players being chosen for England Colleges and by our Under-19s reaching the National College Cup semi final once again.
“The groundwork is still being laid at present and will I hope be a platform for even more club and player success in the future.”
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