Yesterday afternoon (Saturday, 16th August 2014) saw Walsall Wood face Heath Hayes at Oak Park, in a hotly anticipated FA Cup match. This is always a bit of a notorious pairing, and the blog football correspondent Bill Shaw was, as ever, in attendance to watch the flare-ups and cheer on the local lads.
There’s also a great report with photos on @Green_Man_Vimes new local footy blog, I See Floodlights. Impressive, and wonderfully opinionated stuff. I’m a fan!
Bill Shaw submitted the following match report:
Walsall Wood 1 v 0 Heath Hayes
Wood progressed through to the next round and a home tie with Stafford Rangers on Saturday 30th August courtesy of a 25 yard thunderbolt from substitute Dave Carns in the 90th minute.
It was a typical blood and thunder cup tie that threatened to explode at any time, but referee Kevin Allsop somehow kept everyone on the field.
At the end Wood deserved the win but 18 year old Joe Geldart turned in a 5 star man of the match performance, covering every blade of grass on the pitch at least twice for the visitors.
It’s a week off for Wood whose next game is at home against Causeway United on Saturday 23rd August, followed by a Bank Holiday Monday trip to Stourport Swifts, kickoff 3.00 pm.
Thanks to Bill for the report – always appreciated. For the good of The Wood!