Last Tuesday evening (5th August 2014), Walsall Wood FC faced Tipton Town at Oak Park, and yet another middling match from the boys from the Wood, who seem to be on a bit of a grim patch at the moment.
Bill Shaw submitted the following match report:
Walsall Wood 0 v 1 Tipton Town
Another disappointing 90 minutes, Wood had enough chances to have won 3 games but some good goalkeeping coupled with a freak goal from mouth of the match (no mistake) Nick Hawkins, who was allowed to run the match by the referee, even after he’d left the field of play.
A former football league player with Notts Forest he stretched the realms of wrongdoing right to the wire and regrettably the officials weren’t strong enough to stand up to him.
Nevertheless Wood on the night weren’t good enough and got what they deserved – nothing.
It wasn’t the start that everyone was looking for but Saturday they start all square at Alvechurch and a positive result would change the mood of the camp.
As Andy Roper is fond of saying – keep the faith.
Bill later sent me the following addendum with some concerning news:
Last night Joe Price went off injured complaining of chest pains, it was thought at first that he may have damaged ribs.
After the game he was taken to hospital by his dad and at one stage it was thought he may lose his spleen, we are pleased to report that isn’t the case, he will be kept in hospital for a few more days but his season is over in the first week.
Losing a football game pales into insignificance at this news, everyone at Oak Park is gutted & we wish him a speedy and full recovery.
Poor Joe – how awful. My sympathies to him, his family and I’m sure readers, Walsall Wood players and fans alike wish Joe all the best. Get well soon, mate.
Thanks to Bill for the report – always appreciated – for The Good of the Wood!