The ‘Pics scrape past Wood to win


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

Walsall Wood FC disappointed Bill Shaw and all the home crowd yesterday evening, as they conceded defeat to Rushall Olympic FC in a tight, hard-fought match where the Wood lads couldn’t quite drive it home.

Bad luck chaps.

Bill Shaw submitted the following match report:

Hiya Bob,

Well the Wood’s last chance of silverware went down the pan as we exited the competition again, by just one goal.

Walsall Senior Cup Semi-final.

Walsall Wood 0 V 1 Rushall Olympic.

Substitute Carl Ashton fired Olympic into the final with a low drive on 88 minutes, to deny Wood at least extra time that their battling performance had deserved. The visitors packed full of 6 foot plus players were a disappointment, reminding me of a team not very far away. At the end of the day it’s goals that count and it’s the team 2 levels above Wood who will meet Chasetown in the final.

For the Wood it’s back to league action as the games come thick and fast as they are due to play 7 games from Saturday 12th when they entertain Tipton Town until Saturday 26th when Rocester bring down the curtain at Oak Park when they visit for the first time ever in a league game.

Bill Shaw.

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

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3 Responses to The ‘Pics scrape past Wood to win

  1. David Oakley says:

    Well done, the ‘Wood’ !! To hold Rushall Olympic to a single late goal is a creditable result, and ‘giant killing’ is nearly always more hope than expectation. Olympic play in a league much nearer the top of the League pyramid, the Evostik North Premier, and are at the moment within three places of the playoffs, so no mean achievement by our lads. Best wishes for the remainder of the season.
    May I thank Brownhills Bob and Bill Shaw for the regular reports on the team and the publicity given to the matches. Sincerely appreciated by all exiles, both home and abroad, I’ve no doubt. including myself.

  2. Dave (Eddy) Edwards says:

    Well done “The Wood” and hard luck.
    Thanks again to Bill
    Dave( Eddy) Edwards

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