They didn’t like it up ’em – Wood battle Rocester to win

Walsall Wood FC entertained Rocester yesterday, for what was the last game of the season – and coupled with the World War One tribute, it was a great spectacle. Not only that, the Woodmen thrashed Rocester, to finish a great and unique season on somewhat of a high.

Thanks to Bill, Andy, David and everyone else at Walsall Wood Football Club – demonstrating great community spirit throughout this season and every other; the whole of the community is proud of you all. Thanks paticularly to Bill for all the match reports and the Brownhills Blog stands ready to support you next season, and for any special events between now and then.

Bill was there yesterday, as he always is, and sent the following match report:

Hiya Bob,

We end the season with 3 points and comfortably finish in 6th position.

With next season just 14 weeks away – roll on August.

Walsall Wood 2 V 0 Rocester

The relegated Romans were up against it after only 6 minutes, Andre Gonzales racing clear wide right cutting inside and crossing low to the far post for Craig Hancox to open the scoring with a crisp finish.

To their credit the Romans put Wood under some pressure, manage David Shaw and son Liam carving out chances, but they couldn’t find a way past the impressive Raajan Gill in the Wood goal.

Ironically it was a keeper error by Richard Froggatt in the 55th minute that decided the game when he sliced a back pass 5 yards to his left and Deakin calmly made space to score into the empty net.

Wood went close in the last few minutes with Joey Butlin bringing down the curtain on the season with a 20 yard free kick into the top left hand corner, only for Froggatt to atone for his mistake with a superb finger tip save.

It’s been a learning curve for Wood, who aim to start next season in August, not October, but the support has been incredible, to the fans, thank you all.

To you Bob, you’ve been brilliant, thanks a million. For the Good of the Wood…

Bill Shaw.

Thanks to Bill for checking in with us.

What more can I add, but For The Good of the Wood!

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