With the commencement of the 2014/14 season, I’m happy to welcome back regular match reports from top Walsall Wood footy correspondent Bill Shaw here on the Brownhills Blog, with this report of Tuesday’s home match against Hednesford Town.
Sorry for the delay.
Walsall Wood Football Club are a top local side with a big-hearted faithful who know how to have a great time supporting their lads, and welcome all comers to come enjoy great local soccer. The boys from The Wood have been at the heart of the local community for a century or more, so please do go check out a match or two if you’re curious.
The unbeaten friendly run came to an end last night, with a goal thirty seconds from the end giving the Pitmen a very hard earned 2 – 1 victory.
Wood had taken the lead within a minute of the start, Harry Harris swung in a right wing corner to the far post, the ball deflected off a defender and into the net. Wood debutant keeper Mario Kisiel made a string of fine saves, and coupled with some resolute defending Wood held out until the 37th minute, when a first time effort from Kris Taylor was deflected by a Wood defender into his own net, completely wrongfooting the keeper in the process for a very fortuitous equaliser.
The Pitmen stepped up the pressure in the second half with Wood occasionally threatening Ryan Price’s goal.
They looked to have held out for a very creditable draw, until with just thirty seconds remaining Jamey Osborne was released into the right of the box, courtesy of a lovely flowing move, he calmly slotted the ball past the advancing Kisiel, the ball rolling into the net off the foot of the left hand post to make it Wood 1 Hednesford 2.
It’s Rushall Olympic visiting on Saturday kick off 3.00 pm, see you all there.
Cheers old chap. For the good of The Wood!