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They wouldn't would they? - Everton vs Boreham Wood preview

Boreham Wood have a trip to Goodison Park round the corner in probably the biggest game in their club history. Boreham Wood drew Everton out of the pot for their first fifth round tie in their history.


Boreham Wood have been on an spirited cup run and clawing their way to the fifth round without conceding a goal. They started their journey of a lifetime at home to fellow National League team Eastleigh where they won 2-0 at Meadow Park thanks to a Scott Boden double guiding them to round two. They then faced National League South side St Albans City (who have also been on quite a run themselves) in a local derby. The Wood won 4-0 at home with a Josh Rees double added onto a Gus Mafuta and Adrian Clifton goal taking Boreham Wood to the third round. They were hoping for a Premier League side but it wasn't to be as they drew AFC Wimbledon at home. Against the odds they won 2-0 with Tyrone Marsh scoring the opener and Adrian Clifton firing Boreham Wood into the fourth round pot for the first time in the club's history. They got a great draw -AFC Bournemouth away. This day regardless of the result would be an amazing day in Boreham Wood's history. They went in with high hopes just wanting to play. They started strongly and on the brink of half time a miracle happened, Mark Ricketts scored and sent the travelling Boreham Wood fans wild. This was enough to satisfy the Wood fans but they were going to give them more than a goal. They held out, defending for 45+ minutes and thanks to some top quality saves from Taye Ashby Hammond in goal and superb defending from the whole team they ran out 0-1 winners with the best day and most famous result in the club's history. They were on all of the headlines and received a big chunk of money as they advanced into the fifth round of the FA Cup. They drew Everton away much to the club's delight. The wood have been going quite strong lately going for the National League title. Everton haven't been great lately. They sacked manager Rafa Benitez and now sit 17th in the Premier League looking in deep trouble.


I believe Boreham Wood are more than capable of pulling this off. I think they could - do you?



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