The Woodmen yesterday faced AFC Wulfrunians at Castlecroft, and took yet another wonderful win, bringing their unbeaten run at 15 matches. Bill Shaw was at Wolverhampton to witness the great mach, and submitted the following report:
AFC Wulfrunians 1 v 4 Walsall Wood.
Another 5 star away-day for the Woodmen.
Wood had the better of an interesting first half, going in at the break a goal ahead, courtesy of a neat piece of interplay with Joey Butlin cleverly setting up Harry Harris to score with a classic low drive on 6 minutes.
An acrobatic overhead kick by Harris from the right of the box 6 minutes into the second half put Wood in the driving seat and when Butlin scored from a 20 yard free kick 5 minutes later it was all over at 3-0.
The home side put the Wood under pressure for the last 10 minutes, debutant keeper Matty Coton making a couple of great saves, before on 90 minutes he was beaten by Jake Webb from close range.
Wood had the last word, Butlin raced away wide right, his ball inside collected at pace by Harris to finish clinically, for his first ever Wood Hat-trick.
It’s high flying Causeway United at Wood on Tuesday night, K.O. 7.45 pm, don’t be late.
Walsall Wood are a good team and an excellent, community-spirited club. They need our support – please do attend the coming games (at home on Tuesday to Causeway United FC) if you can. The lads are doing us all proud and deserve as much support as we can give them.
As ever, thanks to Bill for the report – always appreciated – for The Good of the Wood!