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Introducing - Boreham Wood

24 June 2015

Boreham Wood are another side that will be a part of the National League for the very first time after winning promotion via the Conference South play-offs.

The Wood narrowly missed out on the title last time out, finishing two points behind Bromley but made up for that with a 2-1 extra time victory over a Whitehawk side that included former Mariner Scott Neilson in the play-off final. 

The club play their games at the 4,502 capacity Meadow Park, which also hosts both Arsenal Ladies and Arsenal youth team games, and have spent most of their history in both the Isthmian League and the Southern League. They were only promoted to the Conference South for the first time in 2010 and so will be delighted to find themselves competing at the top level of non-league football.

They are currently managed by former Colchester United and Arsenal player Ian Allinson, who is in his second spell in charge at Boreham Wood. He was in charge of the Wood for the first time in 2005 but has currently been in charge since 2008 this time around. Allinson began his managerial career at Baldock Town before going on to manage at Harlow Town and having two spells at Barton Rovers and three at Stofold respectively.

Whilst the Hertfordshire side might not have as many recognisable names as some of the other new clubs in the league, that makes them an unknown quantity, which could make them a tricky prospect to play early on in the season in particular.

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