I heard again at the weekend from Walsall Wood Football Club’s Bill Shaw, who’s written in to share the dates and details of the club’s upcoming friendly matches.
Thanks to Bill for this, I love running the Woodmen’s news, reviews and events – please keep them coming.
I’m sure I speak for all of Walsall Wood and Brownhills in wishing them all the best for the next season.
With the first of our high profile friendlies this coming Saturday (11th July 2015) when we take on Hednesford Town, followed on Tuesday 14th by Rushall Olympic we have today heard of our route to potential FA Cup glory.
Saturday August 15th sees us on the road to play Hinckley AFC who finished 3third in Midland League Division One last season, they have made some high profile signings in the close season, none more so than Shane Benjamin from Coleshill Town, who finished second in the goalscoring charts to Basford’s Ruben Wiggins-Thomas last season.
If we overcome that hurdle, Saturday 29th August sees us travel to either Gornal Athletic who after relegation from Level Five finished down in 10th place in the West Midland league last season, providing of course that they dispose of Bromsgrove Rovers who finished second in the Midland division One.
The league is confirmed as starting on August 8th but fixtures won’t be available until late July, but you will know as soon as I have the details.
Our fourth place finish in the league last season sees us seeded through to the 2nd round proper of the FA Vase, which means 5 wins and a 2 leg semi-final victory is all that stands between us and a trip to Wembley.
It’s an exciting time to be involved at Oak Park, season 2015 – 2016 could really be something special. Keep the faith.
Thanks, as ever are due to Bill for keeping the readers (and me!) update – it’s very much appreciated and I know the football updates and reviews to be very popular. It helps locals near and far keep abreast of their local club.
For the good of the wood!