It was a remarkable second chance at the FA Vase after the shock disqualification of Spalding United FC, but sadly, not to be. Walsall Wood narrowly lost their match today to Wisbech by one goal to none, thus abruptly terminating any hope of the boys from The Wood re-entering the competition.
Better luck in the Vase next year, chaps.
Bill Shaw submitted the following match report via David Evans:
F.A. Vase 3rd Round
Walsall Wood 0 v 1 Wisbech Town.
A keenly contested affair, but Wood exited the competition for the second time this season falling this time to an 89th minute goal from Man of the Match Tom James.
The Fenmen had given Walsall Wood no time or space, and scoring opportunities were few and far between. James had hit the foot of the post on 67 minutes and he had always looked the player most likely to brreak the deadlock.
On 89 minutes Lunn had collected the ball in midfield & ran at the Wood defence, before playing a lovely diagonal ball into the right of the Wood box, Reed was in an offside position but made no attempt to play the ball leaving the way open for James to race past him, collect the ball & calmly score into the far corner past the advancing Rajaan Gill in the Wood goal.
So it’s Wisbech Town that go into Monday’s draw, whilst Wood look forward to a League visit next Saturday, 14th December up the road at Heath Hayes.
Commiserations to the team, and as ever, thanks to Bill and David for the report – always appreciated.
For The Good of the Wood!