Attention turns back to the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday as Welling United head to Boreham Wood in the fourth qualifying round (3pm).
The Wings will take on the National League side for a right to take their place in the hat for the first round proper of the competition for the first time since 2015.
Danny Bloor’s men have already overcome Dartford in the second qualifying round thanks to Antony Papadopoulos’ memorable hat-trick, before being forced to a replay against Gosport Borough in the last round with Welling coming out on top with a 4-2 win at the J Hearnden Skip Hire Community Stadium following an initial 2-2 draw.
Welling will continue to be without the injured Mitchell Dickenson and are likely to be missing James Vaughan with a minor knock, while TJ Bramble will be unavailable while away on international duty with Antigua & Barbuda.
Kain Adom may return to the squad, however, having served his one-match ban.
Boreham Wood have been play-off regulars in the National League in recent seasons, but have had a slower start to their campaign this time round.
They currently sit in 18th position in the fifth tier with three wins, six draws and six defeats from their 15 games, so far.
With just one win in their last six outings, they come into the game off the back of a 2-0 home defeat to Chesterfield last weekend and will be without defender Billy Sass-Davies who is serving a suspension following his sending off in the defeat to Ebbsfleet United on September 30th.
The Wood have recent pedigree in the FA Cup, going on a spectacular run to the fifth round of the competition in 2021/22, beating AFC Wimbledon and AFC Bournemouth on their way to being defeated by Everton at Goodison Park.
Danny Bloor: “The boys are looking forward to it. We go there as massive underdogs – Boreham Wood are a fantastic side and they’ve been the underdogs themselves in recent seasons, it only seems like five minutes ago I was watching them beat Bournemouth in the competition.
“As you know, the favourite doesn’t always win. I love being the underdog. Most people will expect Boreham Wood to win, but the underdogs can sometimes upset the odds.”
Tickets for the cup clash are available to purchase online in advance and will also be available from the Mangata Pay UK Stadium on the day priced:
Visiting supporters to the Mangata Pay UK Stadium, Meadow Park, will be located at the South End of the ground, accessible via turnstiles 9 & 10, where there is an allocation for up to 1,250 spectators; this allocation is made up on 359 covered seats in our West Stand (operating on a first come first serve basis), whilst the remainder is made up of uncovered standing along the South and South East terraces.
Due to Boreham Wood’s media policies, Radio Wings will be unable to broadcast live commentary from Saturday’s game.
Supporters can follow all the action live from the Magata Pay UK Stadium across the club’s official social media channels, with regular updates via the X platform (formerly known as Twitter.