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Boreham Wood 1-4 Maidenhead United: Substitute keeper Rhys Lovett scores from bench

Maidenhead United's reserve keeper Rhys Lovett made sure the final game of the National League season was an eventful one as he came off the bench to play up front and scored with the last kick of the game.

Lovett said he was "buzzing" after his strike completed an emphatic 4-1 win over Boreham Wood at Meadow Park.

The keeper, 23, came on with four minutes left and was in the right place at the back post to tap home Danilo Orsi-Dadomo's cross in stoppage time.

"I didn't expect to get on, but I took the chance and scored," he said.

Reece Smith gave the Magpies the lead in the 11th minute with a low shot into the bottom corner - his first senior goal for the club.

The home side went close to an equaliser when Corey Whitely's effort was cleared off the line, but Josh Kelly doubled Maidenhead's lead in first-half stoppage time after being played through by Josh Coley.

Wood frontman Tyrone Marsh reduced the deficit early in the second half, but Orsi-Dadomo scored a third for the visitors after Kelly's effort was saved.

Kelly was then replaced by Lovett who came on wearing a shirt with no name or number on it to provide the late drama.

The win saw Maidenhead leapfrog their opponents to finish 13th in the final National League standings.

Match report supplied by PA Media.


Boreham Wood

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1AshmoreSubstituted forGreenat 88'minutes
  • 6Stephens
  • 14PearceSubstituted forWoodardsat 58'minutes
  • 10Murtagh
  • 5Champion
  • 19Smith
  • 4Ricketts
  • 8Mafuta
  • 11Whitely
  • 9Tshimanga
  • 23MarshBooked at 62mins


  • 2Woodards
  • 3Ilesanmi
  • 12Fyfield
  • 24Jallow
  • 25Green

Maidenhead United

Formation 4-4-2

  • 26Holden
  • 2WiltshireSubstituted forSparkesat 36'minutes
  • 24Massey
  • 17Smith
  • 5ParryBooked at 66mins
  • 3Wells
  • 16ShecklefordSubstituted forOfori-Twumasiat 27'minutes
  • 19UpwardBooked at 72mins
  • 7ColeyBooked at 90mins
  • 22KellySubstituted forLovettat 87'minutes
  • 10Orsi-Dadomo


  • 11Sparkes
  • 12Keetch
  • 15Ofori-Twumasi
  • 23Lovett
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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Boreham Wood 1, Maidenhead United 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Boreham Wood 1, Maidenhead United 4.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Boreham Wood 1, Maidenhead United 4. Rhys Lovett (Maidenhead United).

  4. Booking

    Josh Coley (Maidenhead United) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Boreham Wood. Donnabhan Green replaces Nathan Ashmore.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Maidenhead United. Rhys Lovett replaces Josh Kelly.

  7. Booking

    Ryan Upward (Maidenhead United) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Booking

    Manny Parry (Maidenhead United) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Booking

    Tyrone Marsh (Boreham Wood) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Boreham Wood. Dan Woodards replaces Krystian Pearce.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Boreham Wood 1, Maidenhead United 3. Danilo Orsi-Dadomo (Maidenhead United).

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Boreham Wood 1, Maidenhead United 2. Tyrone Marsh (Boreham Wood).

  13. Second Half

    Second Half begins Boreham Wood 0, Maidenhead United 2.

  14. Half Time

    First Half ends, Boreham Wood 0, Maidenhead United 2.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Boreham Wood 0, Maidenhead United 2. Josh Kelly (Maidenhead United).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Maidenhead United. Dan Sparkes replaces Jerry Wiltshire.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Maidenhead United. Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi replaces Ryheem Sheckleford.

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Boreham Wood 0, Maidenhead United 1. Reece Smith (Maidenhead United).

  19. Kick Off

    First Half begins.

  20. Post update

    Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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1Sutton United42259872363684
5Notts County4220101262412170
11Solihull Moors421971658481064
12Dag & Red42179165348560
13Maidenhead United421511166260256
14Boreham Wood421316135248455
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