Following Walsall Wood FC’s Saturday away match against Kirby Muxloe, roving supporter and reporter Bill Shaw sent the following match report:
Another 3 points, another double (we beat them 3-1 at the Wood) but a little fortuitous to come home with all three points.
Kirby Muxloe 0 V 1 Walsall Wood.
Both sides struggled to come to terms with the uneven surface, Kirby had the better of the early exchanges, but couldn’t find a way past man of the match, Wood keeper Raajan Gill who made a string of fine saves to keep the game all square at half time.
The home side replaced their keeper at the break with Stuart Verrall replacing Elliott Shilliam and he made 2 important early saves to thwart Harry Harris and Joey Butlin.
Mistakes in midfield in the 60th and 68th minutes let in first Mark Schultz to head a Luis Cabral cross wide and then Michael Reeve raced into the centre of the box and fired high over.
Gill made two stunning saves from Brett Darby on 79 minutes and David Wesseldine on 86, before on 89 minutes Butlin delivered a right wing free kick into a packed penalty area, Dave Carns forced the ball home and Wood came home with all 3 points.
If you want a pleasant trip out on Tuesday night, Wood visit Rocester, but Thursday night it’s the BIG one with Rushall Olympic the visitors in the semi-final of the Walsall Senior Cup, Kick off 7.45 pm.
Thanks to Bill for the report. Best of luck to all the team this week (as every week, of course) – but we’re all rooting for you against the Pics. Go for it, lads!
For the good of The Wood!