Walsall Wood Football Club today play Guernsey FC away, in a re-run of the match last week at Oak Park that ended in a gripping stalemate 0-0 draw. Walsall Wood have generally been on a bit of a winning streak lately, and beating the boys in green is not an impossibility.
I know that folk near and far are rooting for the team.
The trip to the Channel Islands is a bit unique for the Walsall Wood side, and the occasion is attracting a fair bit of media attention, including a nice piece on Midlands Today (screened Friday, 8th arch 2013). It can be viewed below.
Everyone in the area is behind you. Go out there and give it your best shot, we’re all proud. If readers would like to watch the mach as it happens (kickoff is at 7:45pm tonight), the club announced the following on the website:
Live F.A. Vase action on at the club Saturday night – watch the game in full.
Kick off 19:45 hrs
Club scarfs and hats and badges now available behind the bar!
There’s also been an interesting article on the Walsall Advertiser site, which details how to watch the match streamed over the net. I include the text at the foot of this post.
Remember lads, Bump it up, Bomper!
rom the Walsall Advertiser:
Wood plan to show Vase replay live at clubhouse
WALSALL Wood hope to show live coverage of the FA Vase replay at Guernsey on the big screen at their Oak Park clubhouse on Saturday night.
The Channel Island club has its own subscription television channel – mainly in order for their fans to be able to see away games played on the mainland that they cannot afford to get to.
Wood will be using that internet stream to transmit the match to fans who are unable to make the trip to Guernsey for the big match.
As Advertiser Sport went to press, the club were in the midst of sorting out the technical arrangements for the game to be screened at the clubhouse.
But Wood chairman Andy Roper confirmed that if, for some reason, the clubhouse was unable to screen the game, it will instead be shown live at the nearby Royal Exchange pub on Lichfield Road.
Those unable to get out to the clubhouse or pub on Saturday night can watch the game at home by visiting www.guernseyfc.tv and paying £2.99 to view the match.