Wood men beat Continental Star, but no Christmas cracker

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Walsall Wood beat Continental Star at Oak Park, Boxing Day 2013. Image kindly supplied by David Evans.

Yesterday afternoon (Boxing Day, Thursday, 26th December 2013), Walsall Wood F.C. faced Continental Star at Oak Park, and after a somewhat middling quality match, the Woodmen came away the victors.

Bill Shaw submitted the following match report:

Walsall Wood 1 v 0 Continental Star

It was no Christmas cracker, both teams however played some neat football, but after the visitors lost skipper Davion Hamilton for a moment of madness in the 28th minute there was only going to be one winner.

Andre Gonzales raced onto an Anthony Juxon through ball into the right of the box in the 78th minute, only to be flattened by a mistimed challenge from keeper Rob Dolman. Drew Aiton (only on the field for one minute) made no mistake from the spot.

Together with Craig Deakin & Leon Taylor, Drew made it a happy Christmas return for 3 of this season’s long term absentees.

It should be Heather St. Johns visiting the Wood on Saturday 28th, but with the current weather forecast nothing is certain. So watch this space for confirmation the game will go ahead, probably another 10 am inspection.

Bill Shaw.

David Evans also attended and clearly, the Christmas Spirit was strong. I have no words, but I will have one of whatever he’s been drinking. This is what he sent in full:

In Walsall Wood this Boxing Day
two football teams did play
A thrilling match of festive sport
so we who saw do say
The match kicked off and all did pass
The ball from man to boy

Oh tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy
Glad tidings of comfort and joy

The crowd did gasp when whence they spied
The ball just miss the net
But soon they cheered and sang for joy
When this goal they did get
Yet from the ground the ball did fly
Into the sky so high

Oh tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy
Glad tidings of comfort and joy

The linesmen dressed in robes of black
Did wave their little flags
As on the pitch these men did see
Such things that should not be
The ref did smile as from his breast
His greeting card did find

Oh tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy
Glad tidings of comfort and joy

And from this ground now cold and hoarse
The throngs of men do go
With empty hearts and bellies too
To find their wives who know
How such things are, when men do need
From them to take their leave

Oh tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy
Oh tidings of comfort and joy.

Thanks to Bill and David for the report – always appreciated – for The Good of the Wood!

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