Walsall Wood FC disappointed Bill Shaw and all the home crowd yesterday afternoon, as they conceded defeat to Coleshill Town FC in a match where the Wood lads couldn’t quite drive it home. Lets hope this is just a blip after such a fantastic recent run.
Now the weather has improved, do get out and support the Woodmen – 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 institution. They need our support.
Bill Shaw submitted the following match report:
Walsall Wood 0 v 1 Coleshill Town
Another game without our leading goalscorers and another defeat.
An entertaining 90 minutes, marred by a nasty injury to young Wood full back Steven Hayles, taken to Hospital (eventually) by ambulance with what appeared to be serious ankle ligament damage.
Coleshill went home with the points courtesy of a 26th minute goal from Matt Brown. Man of the match Dean Rathbone crossed from wide left, Oliver Casey’s crisp low drive brought a superb one handed save low to his left from Raj Gill, Brown first to react to fire the ball home. Wood had the better of the chances with Lewis Taylor Boyce, Max Black and Craig Hancox all going close but they couldn’t make that all important breakthrough.
Wood have leading scorer Harry Harris back from injury and suspension for the visit to Dunkirk, (no not that one – this one’s in Nottingham) on Tuesday and for Thursday night’s Walsall Senior Cup game at home to Champions elect Tividale, Joey Butlin is available again after suspension. It’s an extra time and penalties scenario, so be ready for a possible late night.
Keep Gwarnin? Search me, but Andy Roper says it, so it must be true…
As ever, thanks to Bill for the report – always appreciated – for The Good of the Wood!
the match was played in a strong, bitingly- cold cross-wind which made for a difficult sporting engagement by both teams.
This said, I applaud all the players’ tenacity and endeavour …and boundless patience. We were all upset to see Steve Hayles land so badly and we wish him a full and speedy recovery