Updated: Mar 5, 2022
One of the biggest games in Boreham Wood history awaited at Goodison Park as their 5th round FA Cup tie with Everton was looming. Everton have been on bad form lately and look to be in relegation trouble in the Premier League. Boreham Wood had just beaten championship outfit AFC Bournemouth.
The game was underway and it was one-way traffic. Everton got close on a few occasions in the first half. Vitaliy Mykolenko had a great opportunity to open the scoring but when denied after a great save from the Boreham Wood goalkeeper to deny the Ukrainian on an emotional night where he captained his side. Half time there were no goals and Boreham Wood probably the happier of the two teams. Venezuelan striker Salomon Rondon got close twice in the first five minutes of the second half almost getting on the end of two crosses. Everton then took the lead and it was that man Salomon Rondon who tapped in from very close in to give Everton a deserved lead. The pressure kept coming from the Toffees and their lead was doubled when Richarlison scored to make it 2-0. This was quickly ruled out by VAR in Boreham Wood's first ever use of VAR. Lots of hard work from Ashby Hammond in the Boreham Wood goal for the remainder of the game until it was 2-0 officially thanks to Salomon Rondon bagging his second of the night finishing off Boreham Wood. The game finished 2-0 and Everton progressed.
Boreham Wood have won the hearts of many football fans watching the FA Cup this year after their rampant run in the cup competition. This was always going to be a difficult task coming to Goodison Park and winning but the players did the fans proud and their memorable FA Cup run which will be remembered for years to come. Now Boreham Wood can focus on the League and gaining promotion to the football league.
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