Yesterday afternoon (Saturday, 30th November 2013), Walsall Wood F.C. faced Quorn F.C. away, and after a somewhat intemperate match, the Woodmen came away the victors, taking them to a historic position in the league.
Bill Shaw submitted the following match report via David Evans:
Quorn 0 V 1 Walsall Wood.
It was definately a case of after the Lord Mayor’s Show, the game was spoiled as a football match by the 9th minute dismissal, but you can only beat what’s in front of you and we finally found a way through…
Not the football feast we expected from two of the League’s footballing sides, Quorn rightly lost Jordan Wakeling for a cynical foul after just 9 minutes.
The dismissal set the tone for a niggly, ill tempered affair that was settled by the only goal of the game. On 67 minutes Harry Harris delivered a central free kick into the box, Shawn Boothe somehow got his head to the ball to deliver it back into the danger zone and Lewis Taylor Boyce pounced to fire the ball into the roof of the net.
Wood lived a little dangerously in the last 20 minutes to hold out for the win that moves them into the top half of the table, albeit 11th, it’s still the highest in Walsall Wood’s long history.
It’s cup action away at Lichfield City on Wednesday 4th December, with Saturday’s game at Heath Hayes in doubt – watch this space for details.
Thanks to Bill and David for the report – always appreciated – for The Good of the Wood!