Yesterday afternoon (Saturday, 2nd August 2014), Walsall Wood FC faced Quorn FC at Oak Park, and this time, it was a 1-1 draw. It’s good to see Bill Shaw back at the reporting desk as I hear he’s not been too well – best wishes old chap.
I also my apologise to Bill, Andy and all at Oak Park for failing to plug their match on Saturday. I just didn’t get time, but will be more diligent in future, I promise.
Bill kindly submitted the following match report:
Walsall Wood 1 v 1 Quorn
Thanks to David Evans for the deputising job on Tuesday night, but he forgot one of the important things in football reporting – the scorer’s name. For all the Wood followers out there it was Drew Aiton, looking very sharp after virtually missing last season with a back problem.
Wood v Quorn lived up to it’s pre-match billing, Wood had almost gone ahead in the first minute, courtesy of a left wing move involving Jamel Fuller and Joey Butlin that gave Tom Evans a shooting chance that he fired across the face of the goal.
From virtually their first attack on 4 minutes the visitors went ahead, man of the match Dominic Brennan capitalising on indecision on the right edge of the Wood box before calmly setting up Niall Prenderville to slot home and stun the Wood faithful.
The Wood were given a stiff examination by the visitors but came through unscathed until on 42 minutes Lewis Taylor Boyce hit a lovely 60 yard crossfield ball to find Evans wide right, he cut inside before crossing low to Joey Butlin, his first time effort was charged down. The loose ball was collected by Scott Cooper who played it to Joe Price, the striker (starting his first game since November 2012 after injury) and he made no mistake to open his Wood goalscoring account.
Both sides had chances in a second half that showed why they are both fancied for this season’s inaugural Midland League Premier title, but defeat for either side would have been an injustice after an entertaining 90 minutes in the lovely afternoon Wood sunshine…
No it’s still me not my new assistant! Incidentally who or what was the OLD David Evans?
[Bob’s note: There was a nasty archive-related accident, but we rebuilt him bigger and better than before: David Evans is the £6.50 bionic Woodman!]
It’s Tipton Town at Oak Park on Tuesday night so why not come on down & see what all the fuss is about? The lovely Betty Woodward and her family came to see the last match, and our oldest supporter on the day says she’s coming again, but could we get a lift of sorts fitted in the stand for her, as she has trouble getting up those high steps?
The wonderful late Geoff was a legend at the club, it would appear Betty wants to carry on the tradition.
It was also great to see Brian Stringer and Mick Roseblade yesterday at the game, hope you both enjoyed it.
Thanks to Bill and for the report, and good luck to the lads against Tipton Town on Tuesday.
For The Good of the Wood!