Stalemate at Nethermoor

Boreham Wood arrived at Nethermoor this evening on the back of three wins and two draws from their last five games and set out their stall early on to nullify the aerial threat that the Lions represent at present.

Manager Paul Cox kept faith with the eleven players that had finished Saturdays game against Solihull but without the injured Will Hatfield the Guiseley midfield lacked the energy that he and Alex Purver usually provide.

All too often the ball was played up to Mike Fondop and Rowan Liburd only for David Stephens and Jamie Turley to soak up nearly every high ball which left the home side battling for the scraps.

Jonny Maxted pulled off a superb save from Bruno Andrade early on and Darren Holden was alert to clear the danger shortly after as Wood sought the opener.

Tom Champion twice went close for the visitors and Liburd was inches away from converting Fondop’s cross just before the break.

The visitors looked the more likely to score in the second period with several balls being played across Maxted’s goal but to no effect, while the home sides most notable effort came just before the end when Lee Molyneux forced Grant Smith to parry his powerful shot away.

The point still leaves the Lions twenty first in the table but with Torquay and Solihull, who both sit below the Lions, winning at Ebbsfleet and Eastleigh respectively this evening it’s starting to get interesting at the foot of the table.

Team:
1 Maxted
2 Brown
5 Palmer
6 Lawlor
32 M’Boungou
11 Molyneux
34 Holden
7 Hurst (Rooney 80)
28 Lenighan
30 Fondop-Talom (Odejayi 68)
35 Liburd

Subs:
10 Rooney
18 Mulhern
19 Odejayi
31 Haworth
33 Koue Niate