Boreham Wood disappointed by home defeat

“Tired and flat” is the way Boreham Wood manager Ian Allison described his side’s performance in their 1-0 defeat at home against Weston Super-Mare.

Allison was disappointed and said: “We looked flat and tired. They nicked the goal and defended their lead very well. We are slipping into the habit of going too long at times, which you get when the side is scrapping for goals.

"We have dried up in all areas when it comes to scoring of late, so we will dissect where we are and  have a good look at ourselves this week.

"Let us not forget teams are very wary when they come to us and are not playing deep like they did early on in the season, so we will look to come back firing against Truro City this weekend weekend.”.

The Wood boss was reacting to his side’s first home defeat of the season but despite the loss the team are still sitting pretty in fifth place in the Blue Square Bet South table.

Wood have only found the net three times in the last five games, with two of those coming from the penalty spot and once again drew a blank during the visit of the Somerset club.

The game started gingerly with neither side taking control and it looked like it was going to peter out to the break without any real incident until the final minute when Super-Mare struck.

The away team broke the deadlock after a mazy run and cross from Ross Stearn found Pete Monks who was unmarked. Monks calmly dispatched the cross with a side-foot shot past helpless Wood stopper James Russell.

The second half was played in the same vein as the first with Wood reverting to using long balls which Allison was not pleased about.

The visitors almost went two up when Super-Mare striker, Chas Hemmings, missed a glorious chance to put the game out of reach, but blazed wide after being totally free through on goal.

The game was not going the home team’s way, so Allison decided on a formation change to 3-4-3. This almost paid off for Wood, when Mauro Vilhete met a Graeme Montgomery corner for it to be denied by a clearance off the line.

Substitute Mario Noto then saw his free-kick exquisitely saved by the visitor’s keeper. Boreham Wood were firmly in the ascendancy, but almost conceded a second after Super-Mare countered well.

Cliff Akurang had the last chance for the home team but he headed wide and all the points went to the away side.

Wood’s next game is at home to Truro City and will hope to turn the fortunes around with a win.

City are bottom of the division and Allison will be hoping his side can regain their goalscoring form.

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