Last Tuesday evening (16th September 2014), Walsall Wood FC entertained Lye Town at home – Sadly, the Woodmen lost.
Bill Shaw, as ever, was there to catch the action…
Walsall Wood 1 v 2 Lye Town
A disappointing result after the recent good run of form.
An own goal after 23 minutes put Lye ahead, but Wood had plenty of chances to equalise and go well in front, but somehow they couldn’t apply the all important final touch.
Things got worse on 63 minutes when a lovely move in from the right ended with Neil Barnfield setting up Ricky Anslow to score from 15 yards.
Wood halved the deficit within 4 minutes, Harry Harris swung in a free kick, Chris Gennard sliced his clearance and it ricocheted off Anthony Juxon into the net.
Both sides went looking for another goal but both keepers made good saves. So Wood lost their first League game in five attempts, but oh those wasted chances proved so very costly.
So it’s away to Dunkirk on Saturday, if you are going A42 – A453 allow plenty of time, the roadworks are horrendous on the A453.
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.
For the good of the Wood!