Preview: Tudors looking to maintain flying start as Boreham Wood head to Vauxhall Road tonight

Tudors striker Ben Mackey will be eager to get on the scoresheet tonight. Picture (c) Darren Kelly
Tudors striker Ben Mackey will be eager to get on the scoresheet tonight. Picture (c) Darren Kelly

Hemel Town take on Boreham Wood tonight in the Tudors’ first ever Conference South game at Vauxhall Road.

Hemel got off to a flying start to life in their new division with a 1-0 win at Basingstoke on Saturday.

And Tudors boss Dean Brennan is keen to see his side build on that performance tonight.

“Boreham Wood have a lot of quality in their team and they play the same formation as us, plus they also play a passing style of football,” said Brennan.

“They have a young, talented squad with some loan players from pro clubs so we will have to be at our best to win.

“It should be a good game to watch for the spectators and one we are really looking forward to.”

Tonight’s game is the first meeting in a league game between the two clubs since 2003/04 in the Isthmian League Division One North.*

In fact, that was the only season the two clubs have ever met in league action.

Apart from that, they have only met in cup competitions, the most recent being the 2007/08 Herts Senior Cup semi-final which Hemel lost 1-0.

Like the Tudors, Boreham Wood started the season well on Saturday, winning 2-0 at home to Farnborough.

Tonight’s kick-off is 7.45pm, and fans are advised to arrive early to avoid congestion.

The Tudors also welcome Whitehawk to Vauxhall Road on Saturday – and Brennan is looking forward the test of two league games in quick succession.

“We play two home games on the bounce now against teams who I expect to be in to top-10,” said the Hemel boss.

“This is a good test for us. I feel if we can stick to own gameplan and stay brave in passing the ball, keeping to our style of play, then we will give ourselves a good chance of winning both games of football.”

*Stats courtesy of Marc Willmore