The Wood crush Causeway for a sweet 16


Oak Park – scene of both magic and loss. Better luck next year, lads!

Walsall Wood FC continued their remarkable domineering run last night, beating Causeway United 3-1, extending their unbeaten streak to a remarkable 16 matches.

Now the weather seems to be clearing, do get out and support the Woodmen – their gate take has been non existent so far this year, and with footy this great on your doorstep for such a small ticket price, you’d be mad not to go see them and experience the fantastic atmosphere at this historic club.

Walsall Wood are a good team and an excellent, community-spirited club. They need our support.

Bill Shaw submitted the following match report:

Hiya Bob,

The run goes on, 16 games unbeaten and we are now up to 10th.


Confident Causeway had moved up to 5th place, courtesy of some good results, they raced out of the blocks and put Wood under almost constant pressure, but all they had to show for it was a rising drive from Ben Evans that keeper Matty Coton saved comfortably on 6 minutes. Wood’s reply saw Steven Hayles and Lewis Taylor Boyce combine wide left before setting up Harry Harris to fire just over. Coton then saved bravely at the feet of Rion Francis-Mills before Taylor Boyce made space cleverly on the right of the box before firing into the side netting.

The breakthrough came on 27 minutes, a scramble developed from a left wing corner and Francis-Mills forced the ball home for the visitors. The lead lasted just 3 minutes, from a left wing free kick the ball flew around the box before Taylor Boyce took charge to fire home to level the score.

Both sides had chances to go ahead, but it was Wood who did, when on 83 minutes a left wing corner from Harris flew over everyone and nestled into the far corner of the net. Joey Butlin was brought down in the box in stoppage time, he took the spot kick himself giving the keeper no chance to wrap up the win.

It’s Dunkirk at the Wood on Saturday, see you there, K.O. 3:00pm.

Bill Shaw.

As ever, thanks to Bill for the report – always appreciated – for The Good of the Wood!

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