Tipton Town top Walsall Wood


Tipton Town – the scene of a sad loss. Image from The Groundhog.

Well, it’s bad news for fans of Walsall Wood FC. In an away match I didn’t get time to advertise (my apologies) played on Wednesday evening 19th February 2014, the Woodmen crashed out of this season’s League Cup, with a 2-0 loss to Tipton Town FC.

Better luck next year, chaps – my commiserations.

Bill Shaw submitted the following match report:

Hi Bob,

Walsall Wood sadly made their exit from this season’s League Cup at Tipton Town on Wednesday evening, going down by 2 goals to 0 after extra time.

Both sides had chances to win the game, with Wood probably just shading the 90 minutes.

It was a different story in extra time though, Town started the better, with Mensah Kinch racing clear wide left in the 2nd minute, although Lee Stretton got back to slow him down, he cut back inside before going across the face of the box.

A lunging tackle by the Wood skipper was adjudged a foul and the Referee (who had been awful for both teams all night) brandished a second yellow card to the Wood skipper,  followed by a red, before pointing to the penalty spot.

Tipton players had been that certain it was a penalty and they were discussing who was going to take the free kick. Skipper Lee Wherton didn’t argue with the gift & scored from the spot, even though keeper Raj Gill was unlucky not to make the save, the ball somehow getting past his full length dive.

The killer goal was a lovely flowing move from halfway, incisive one touch football carving open the Wood defence for substitute Ben Hadley to fire home

Walsall Wood will hopefully entertain long time leaders Highgate United on Saturday hoping to avenge the early season 2 – 1 away defeat.

Bill Shaw

Commiserations to the team, and as ever, thanks to Bill for the report – always appreciated – for The Good of the Wood!


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