WOOD YOU BELIEVE IT!

Publication Date09 January 2022
Publication titlePeople, The
THIRD

BOREHAM WOOD 2 AFC WIMBLEDON 0 Marsh 10, Clifton 86

LUKE GARRARD hailed his "greatest achievement" after National League side Boreham Wood reached the fourth round for the first time.

The 36-year-old (below) has been in charge of the non-League outfit for six years and this shock win over League One AFC Wimbledon was fully deserved - .

In a pr e v i ous incarnation, the Dons lifted this trophy with one of the great upsets against Liverpool.

But they were on the other side yesterday as Wood's 'Ring of St e e l' defence kept an incredible fourth straight clean sheet in this season's competition .

The goalscoring heroes were striker Tyrone Marsh and former gas engineer Adrian Clifton.

A delighted Clifton, 33, has turned his life around since serving time in prison as a young man after being released by boyhood heroes Arsenal.

Garrard said: "It is my greatest achievement as a manager of this club - and the chairman Danny Hunter deserves a big tie next for all he has done.

"I feel on top of the world, it is indescribable and all credit to the players.

"Tyrone's finish was amazing. They threw everything at us but we are good defensively."

Dejected AFC boss Mark Robinson said: "They sat back and protected their lead as they had to.

"And we didn't have enough to get round them.

"I keep saying we are a young team that are learning, but we must learn quicker.

"Even though we are the League One team, they probably had more FA Cup experience."

A 3,500 crowd packed into Meadow Park and the hosts led after only 10 minutes .

Josh Rees slipped as up e r b through-ball to Marsh...

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