Walsall Wood FC travelled to Alvechurch yesterday afternoon, and returned with a no score draw in an unusually entertaining, but sadly goalless match.
Bill Shaw was there to record the action:
The game didn’t approach the standard of Thursday night but nevertheless we had the rarity – an entertaining goal-less draw.
Alvechurch 0 V 0 Walsall Wood
Ninety minutes of neat approach play failed to produce a goal, wayward finishing by both sides, last gasp defending and some good goalkeeping kept the scores level.
Max Black was unlucky on 25 minutes when his goalbound effort was finger-tipped onto the inside of his right hand post by keeper Brady and the ball bounced straight back to him on the floor. Joey Butlin fired in a 30 yard free kick on 77 minutes, Brady this time touching the ball around his right hand post.
Shawn Boothe and Rikki Bains played for the first time at the centre of the Wood defence and Matty Coton had a rare game in goal, as Wood rang the changes after Thursday’s extra time marathon against Tividale.
The draw dropped Wood back to 10th place but a win at home to Stourport Swifts on Tuesday night could see them move up to 8th if results go their way, their highest ever placing in the Football league pyramid.
As ever, thanks to Bill for the report – always appreciated – for The Good of the Wood!