Walsall Wood FC continued their fightback on Saturday afternoon (23rd August 2014), beating Causeway United 2-1 with some entertaining, competent football that really does mark a return to form.
Bill Shaw submitted the following match report:
Walsall Wood made it 3 wins in 10 days – courtesy of a goal apiece from Max Black and debut boy Daniel Holgate.
Walsall Wood 2 v 1 Causeway United
The Wood probably had the better of the first 35 minutes, then on 37 a long ball forward found new signing Daniel Holgate, who held the ball up cleverly before playing it inside for Max Black to collect at pace, before going through one tackle and drilling the ball into the bottom left hand corner.
Six minutes into the second half, a ball from Tom Evans wide left was flicked into the right of the box by Joey Butlin for Holgate to sweep the ball home. This signalled a fight back by the visiitors, but the defence held firm.
When Causeway did manage to break through they found Wood keeper Mario Kisiel in good form… Then on 73 minutes a left wing corner dropped perfectly for substitute Jack Pearlman to score from close range to cut the deficit.
Butlin nearly wrapped things up on 81 minutes racing onto a ball through the centre, outpacing his marker only for his lob over the advancing keeper to bounce the wrong side of the post.
Wood held out to record the win that moves them up to 13th place in the table after their indifferent start to the season.
It’s Stourport Swifts away today (Monday 25th August 2014) before the magic of the FA Cup on Saturday when Stafford Rangers are the visiitors to Oak Park in a Prelimary round clash.
Walsall Wood are a good team and an excellent, community-spirited club. They need our support.
With the new season well underway, do get out and support the Woodmen – with footy this great on your doorstep for such a small ticket price, you’d be mad not to go see them and experience the fantastic atmosphere at this historic club.
As ever, thanks to Bill for the report – always appreciated – for The Good of the Wood!