Boreham Wood 0-0 Tranmere: Brabin pleased with point at “tough place to come”

They may not have picked up the full three points, but Tranmere boss Gary Brabin was pleased with his side’s defensive display against Boreham Wood.

Rovers managed a goalless stalemate at Meadow Park as they picked up their first clean sheet in six games.

And that was important for the boss as his side stay six points off the play-off places.

“It’s a tough place to come,” he said.

“We needed to get back to basics in terms of defending properly.

“They’ve not had a shot on target which is real plus.

“We’ve had a couple of good chances which we haven’t converted.

“We would have liked to have won, we couldn’t, but I don’t think it was through a lack of trying. It was a good, solid point.

“I think we’ve got some good, versatile forwards, and our goal return doesn’t suggest that at the moment.

“First and foremost, we needed to get back to being solid. I think we were a little bit gung-ho in the last game.

“We’re pleased Scotty Davies has had nothing to do all game.

“It was a tough encounter. Unfortunately we couldn’t break them down.”

Rovers had their chances to win it – but the likes of Andy Mangan and James Norwood missed golden opportunities to steal the points.

And it is that sharpness infront of goal that is letting the Wirral side down.

They have now failed to score in five of their last seven, and Brabin admits they should be doing better.

“You look at the two James Norwood has had, and he probably fancied himself with them more than the previous three he’s scored,” he added.

“He’ll be disappointed and Mangan’s had a good chance which has been saved.

“We’ve had the chances. It would have been nice to get the three points but it wasn’t to be.

“We take some pleasing aspects from the game.”

The point does come at a cost to Tranmere, who lost a trio of players to injuries.

Brabin gave an update on how they are ahead of next week’s clash with Braintree.

“Nothing ever happens easy,” he continued.

“Jay Harris has done his ankle in the first five minutes. He’s in a boot at the moment.

“Liam Hogan has twisted his knee.

“We’ll assess that, but it looks quite nasty which is a bit of a blow.

“I don’t think Gary Taylor-Fletcher’s is too bad. He just landed funnily on his calf.”


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