Following Saturday’s home win against Kirby Muxloe, Bill Shaw sent me the following match report, which caught me out and about. Sorry for the delay, but here it is…
Waslall Wood 2 v 0 Kirby Muxloe
Walsall Wood without their two leading scorers Daniel Holgate and David Carns, (2 goals each) continued their run of good form yesterday, moving into the top half of the table (9th) for the first time this season, as well as taking their unbeaten league run up to 4.
The first half finished goalless with both teams having chances but defences mainly on top. The breakthrough came on 56 minutes with home debutant Ben Evans intercepting a loose pass on halfway before racing for goal, with options either side he played Drew Aiton into the left of the box, calmly steppeing inside his marker before slotting the ball into the right hand corner.
Keeper Mario Kisiel went from villain to hero in the 74th minute, first his mistake let in Pradeep Bahrey and he brought the attacker down. Skipper Ryan Seal’s penalty was brilliantly pushed onto the bar by the keeper.
Wood finished strongly, but couldn’t apply the killer touch until 3 minutes into injury time. Butlin’s long ball forward saw keeper Warren Butlin race from his box to reach the ball before Craig Deakin, only for him to completely miss his kick, Deakin who had pressured the keeper into the mistake had continued his run and collected the loose ball before running on and aiming the ball into an empty net.
The visitors made Wood fight for the points, but the victory was deserved.
It’s Lye Town at Oak Park on Tuesday night, always goals around with the inconsistent promoted side.
Don’t be late, K.O. 7.45pm.
My thanks to Bill for a great report – and for all those he selflessly writes and send to me after every match. They really are popular, and a credit to Bill and the club. Walsall Wood have a reputation for being a great, community spirited group of people and these reports demonstrate that – it’s an honour and joy to feature them here.
I believe Mr. Vimes will also be doing a report for this match… check out his ‘I See Floodlights’ blog over the next 24 hours or so…
For the good of the Wood!