Well, on bank holiday Monday (25th August 2014) the boys from the Wood had a day out in Stourport, and brought a respectable 1-1 draw back home.
I know many of you lot love the match reports and news from Oak Park, and it’s great to be able to share them: I thank Bill Shaw profusely – he’s a top bloke.
Wood came away form the banks of the Severn with a hard earned point, but it could so easily have been three.
Stourport Swifts 1 v 1 Walsall Wood
Defences ruled for most of the game, with goalscoring opportunities few and far between.
Swifts had the better of a very tight first half, but it was Walsall Wood who went ahead after dominating for most of the second, going ahead on 73 minutes, substitute Dave Carns powering his way across the box from right to left before drilling a shot into the bottom left hand corner.
This goal woke Swifts up and skipper Gary Walker capitalised on indecision in the Wood box just six minutes later to fire home the equaliser from 10 yards.
Both sides had chances to win the game as defences tired in the last 10 minutes, but a draw was a fair result over the 90 minutes.
It’s FA Cup action for Wood next weekend, when on Saturday 30th August 2014 Stafford Rangers are the visitiors. Can manager Neil Kitching do for Rangers what he did for Rushall last season and go away with a win?
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.
I guarantee you’ll have more fun cheering on the local chaps than you ever will watching the over-priced prima donnas on TV…
Cheers old chap. For the good of The Wood!