The young David Evans yesterday (Saturday, 30th September 2017) attended the Walsall Wood reserves home match at Oak Park, and watched the Wood lads blather Bolehall eight-nil – but in a surprise development, this barnstormer seems to be the last game for the reserves for at least this season.
Yesterday evening, Walsall Wood Football Club posted the following official statement on social media:
From the Chairman of Walsall Wood FC & Pelsall Villa FC
As at 2nd October 2017, Walsall Wood Reserves will be resigning from the Total Motion Midland Football League Reserve Division with immediate effect.
In conjunction with this resignation, Pelsall Villa 1st team will ground share with Walsall Wood FC for at least the season of 2017-18 and possibly longer.
The Walsall Wood FC Reserve Team Manager, Grant Beckett will with immediate effect become Pelsall Villa’s 1st team manager.
This decision has been made to benefit both clubs and to secure the future of competitive football at Grassroots level in our local area ofWalsall.
This is clearly great news for both Pelsall and Walsall Wood fans, but sad of course, for the reserves who’ve played well this season. My best wishes, and those of the readership go out to all involved, and as to Walsall Wood stepping up to aid their neighbours after they suffered such cruel vandalism? That’s a true act of sporting felicity.
Thank you Walsall Wood FC, and welcome to the Wood for the Pelsall fateful too. Best wishes for the season – and thanks to to the reserve team who were a credit to the Wood strip.
David Evans had the following to say about today’s final reserves match:
WWFC Reserves vs Bolehall Swifts 30 September 2017
Walsall Wood Reserves 8 v 0 Bolehall Swifts
Proficient, quality soccer play by WWFC..excellent team spirit. Accurate passing and off the ball running.
This remarkable game became a goal-fest, as Bolehall became increasingly despondent and frustrated which eventually blew up in the final minutes of a one sided game.
There’s always good footy at Walsall Wood, and it’s great to welcome Pelsall Villa to the stable.