PLAYER PROFILES

Goal Keepers

MARTIN TAYLOR
Martin, 36, is a very Experienced goalkeeper and Rated as one of the best in the Ryman League. He joined Boreham Wood from Bishop’s Stortford in October 1992. Since then he has made over 300 appearances for the club. He gained an Isthmain League Division One Championship Medal in 1994/95. He has also played for Jyderup (Denmark), Hendon and Woodford Town.

Defenders

STEVE DALY
Steve, 27, is a commanding central defender who joined Boreham Wood from Wembley for a four figure fee in February 1996. He has also played for Ruislip Manor.

DAVE HATCHETT
Dave, 33, is currently Boreham Wood’s longest serving player, having broken the Club’s all time appearance record with over 600 appearances. Now in his 13th season he joined from Enfield, his only previous Club. He has also scored over 80 goals and can play in defence or midfield, and has even deputised as goalkeeper on occasions. Dave has been voted "Player of the Year" on a record six occasions, and was granted a well deserved Testimonial in 1994/95.

ALAN McCARTHY
Alan, 25, spent 6 years as a pro at Queen’s Park Rangers, having played for the first team several times before being sold to Leyton Orient in 1995 for 25.000. He subsequently made 42 League appearances for the O’s in his 1st season before an injury kept him out of the side. Released by Orient on a free transfer in June 1997, Wood moved swiftly to secure his signature in competition with several Conference clubs.

GARY NISBET
Gary, 33, is a tall and commanding central defender who joined Boreham Wood from Collier Row during the Summer of 1994. He has since made over 150 first team appearances for the Club, and was voted "Player of the Year" in his first season in 1994/95.

MATT CORBOULD
Matt, 20, is a strong defender who lives in Borehamwood, and joined the club as a junior. He has also played for Potters Bar and Cheshunt

DOMINIC GRIME
Dominic, 21, can play in either defence or midfield. He joined Boreham Wood from Hitchin Town and made his First team debut on 18th October 1997 and scored a goal against Purfleet. He is the twin brother of Nick Grime, who was also at Hitchin Town. Previously Dominic and his brother played for Stevenage Borough.

BRUCE SEWELL
Bruce, 28, is a defender who joined Boreham Wood from Yeading. He played his first game for the Wood on 28th February 1998. Bruce has also played for Collier Row, Billericay Town, East Thurrock Utd, Purfleet, Barnet and Stevenage Borough.

STEVE SANDERS
Steve, 20, joined Boreham Wood at the start of the 1998/99 season. He began his career as a trainee at Huddersfield Town, before moving on to Doncaster Rovers in 1997/98, where he made 25 appearances. Steve then had a short spell at Lincoln City, last season

Midfielders

JASON SHAW
Jason, 26, is a creative midfield player who has made more then 150 First Team appearances since joining Boreham Wood from Harrow Borough for a four figure fee during the Summer of 1994. Jason began his career with West Ham United and also played for Redbridge Forest and Dartford.

MARK BROWN
Mark, 21, is an attacking and creative midfield player who joined Boreham Wood from Luton Town in December 1996. Born in Jersey, Mark was an apprentice professional for two years at Exeter City, before becoming full time for one year, after which he returned to Jersey to play

STEVE HEFFER
Steve, 24, is an attacking midfield player who joined Boreham Wood from Hendon, during the Summer of1994. He has made over 150 appearances. His previous Clubs were West Ham, Southend United, Swindon Town and Grays Athletic.

MATTHEW VIER
Matthew, 22, is a midfield player who joined Boreham Wood from Stevenage Borough during the Summer of 1998. He began his career with Watford before moving on to Stevenage Borough.

ANDY PRUTTON
Andy, 28, is an attacking midfield player who joined Boreham Wood from Harrow Borough for a 4 figure fee during the Summer of 1995. Andy began his career with Wormley Rovers, before moving on to Cheshunt and Dartford.

SIMON IRELAND
Simon, 26 is a midfielder or winger who was signed from Doncaster Rovers. He has also played in the Football League for Mansfield town, Huddersfield Town, and Blackburn Rovers.

Strikers

ANTHONY SAMUELS
Tony, 29, is an experienced striker with tremendous speed and ability who joined for an undisclosed fee from Leyton Pennant. He has been the club’s leading scorer in each of the last three seasons, 23, 22 and 31 goals respectively, making over 150 appearances. His previous clubs include Leytonstone Ilford, Bromley and Collier Row.

PAUL SHAW
Paul, 25, is an attacking wing forward who made his First Team debut for Boreham Wood in December 1996. His only other Club at Non-League level is Barkingside.

SHAUN MARSHALL
Shaun, 25, joined Boreham Wood from neighbours Enfield in July 1997. He previously played for Hitchin Town where he scored over 40 goals in the 1994/95 season, thereafter moving to Stevenage in the GM Conference.

SIMON MILLER
Simon, 23, is a pacey forward who started his career with West Ham. His previous Clubs include Wycombe Wanderers and Barkingside. Simon signed for Boreham Wood in August 1997.

KERRY DIXON
Kerry, 36, signed as a player/coach from Doncaster Rovers after he resigned as manager and he needs no introduction to football fans. In an impressive career with Reading, Chelsea, Southampton, Millwall, Luton and Watford spanning 593 league appearances and 231 goals he also represented England at Under 21 level and made 8 appearances for the full England side scoring 4 goals.

MARK XAVIER
Mark, 27, is a highly talented striker and profolific goalscorer. He began his career with Hendon and had a brief spell at Ruislip manor before moving on to Harrow Borough in 1995. He was their leading goalscorer in each of his three seasons with them and was the Isthmian League's leading goalscorer in 1995/96. He joined Boreham Wood from Harrow during the Summer of 1998.

COLIN SIMPSON
Colin, 22, joined Boreham Wood on loan from Leyton Orient, in October 1998. He began his career as a trainee with Watford, before becoming a full time professional and spending four seasons with them, before joining Hendon, last season. After a short stay he moved on to Leyton Orient, scoring three goals in 14 appearances.

Management

BOB MAKIN (manager)
Bob was appointed Team Manager of Boreham Wood during the Summer of 1993, and is now in his 6th season at the Club. He was a very successful Non-League footballer and had a distinguished playing Career. He was named Icis League Division One (Ryman League) "Manager of the Season " in 1994/95 when Boreham Wood won the Championship.

ALAN CARRINGTON (assistant manager)
Alan has formed a very successful partnership with Bob Makin, and also joined Boreham Wood during the Summer of 1993. He was also a very successful Non-League footballer.

DAVE DICKENS (physiotherapist)
Dave is a highly respected Physiotherapist who joined Boreham Wood in the 1980’s, and has been with the Club ever since. "Dicko" is also a keen cricket enthusiast.

GARY ANDERSON (physiotherapist)
Gary joined Boreham Wood as Club Physiotherapist from Barnet, during the summer of 1998.