Tuesday evening saw Walsall Wood face Heath Hayes at Oak Park. This is always a bit of a notorious pairing, and the blog football correspondents – Bill Shaw and the Young David Evans – were both in attendance to watch the flare-ups and cheer on the local lads.
Bill Shaw submitted the following match report via David Evans:
League Cup Round 2: Walsall Wood 4 v Heath Hayes 1.
As per usual a niggly bad tempered affair with Walsall Wood eventually convincing winners following 2 late goals from substitute Dave Carns. The Wood had taken the lead after just 2 minutes when Shawn Boothe had forced the ball home after a right wing corner. The visitors levelled on 11 minutes, Jack Arrowsmith bulletting a header home from another right wing corner. It took our boys just 4 minutes to regain the lead. Strength & tenacity saw Lewis Taylor Boyce come away from a challenge with the ball – his lovely through cross put Ahmet Bilgimer racing into the right of the box where he was unceremoniosly pulled down. He got up to despatch the resulting penalty just beyond keeper Adam Jenkins right hand. Both sides had chances and Heath Hayes had a player sent off late on, but the 2 goals from ‘Supersub’ Dave Carns gave Walsall Wood a deserved victory to put them into the last 8 of the competition.
It’s Tipton Town away on Saturday 9th, before the first of the ‘Big ones’ on the following Tuesday night with the visit of Port Vale. Then on Saturday 16th November Walsall Wood finally enter the FA Vase when they take on big spending Eastern Counties high fliers Spalding United, who were knocked out last season by Guernsey in the 5th round, thus missing out on a trip to Oak Park.
Thanks to Bill and David for the report – always appreciated, indeed, I was thanked on twitter just a day or so ago for the last one.
Thanks chaps, keep me informed, please, and I’ll pass anything you need on to the readers. It’s for the Good of the Wood, after all…