'We should have won', says Boreham Wood manager after draw with Chesterfield

Boreham Wood manager Luke Garrard felt they should have recorded a narrow victory against Chesterfield at the Technique Stadium on Tuesday night.

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 9:08 am

The game finished goalless but the Spireites had the best two chances through Akwasi Asante and Fraser Kerr in the first-half.

There was some worrying news for the Blues when Asante hobbled off with a ‘bad’ knee injury after the break and Spireites boss James Rowe said they never recovered from losing him.

The away side finished strong and had a goal ruled out when Corey Whitely’s corner flew straight in but referee Martin Woods ruled there had been a foul on goalkeeper Grant Smith.

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Boreham Wood manager Luke Garrard.

Garrard praised Chesterfield at full-time, comparing them to the Harrogate Town team which got promoted to the Football League last season.

“We started slowly in the first five-10 minutes but they are a team who come out of the blocks, I liken them to the Harrogate of last year,” Garrard said.

“I think Akwasi Asante has to score when it comes off Nathan Ashmore.

“I felt we finished the game superbly.

“The disallowed goal, I have not looked at it back, but I do not know why he has given a foul on the goalkeeper.

“I think we should be leaving the stadium with a one-nil win.

"I think that we were good in spells in the first-half, got on the front foot and nullified their game.

“They are a really, really good team, they are up there for a reason, they have had an unbelievable run under the new gaffer.”

The draw moved Town up one to fifth and left Boreham five points off the play-offs in 11th.

“Am I disappointed that we have not won a game of football? 100 per cent but I can’t question the performance,” Garrad added.

“We have come to Chesterfield who, like I say, have been on an unbelievable run and we have drawn nil-nil. In the grand scheme of things, in a normal season, it is a great point, it is just you look at the results which are going on around the country and we could have potentially been a win away from the play-offs.”