Bolehill aren’t done yet, then.
Elation after the Wood’s second goal is achieved in the first half.
Wood’s no 2, Mario ran the whole length of the pitch to score this sweet goal. Bostin!
And a moment of soggy celebration. All in the first half, mind
That precious moment when you score that important goal. The Wood sparkle in the rain
A thrilling performance by the Wood was about to take place.
The late stage of the game. Another goal- and some concern by Bolehill players
The pitch was heavy as was some of the play.
A moment of celebration and a hint of increasing frustration by Bolehill. Ahem.
The 1936 stand looks glorious in its new coat of paint and manicure.
I think the Wood were going for ten goals !
An attacking move by Bolehill, launched by one of the sturdily built players
The oddest of goals.. more akin to bowling the ball long distance to score a goal.
Bolehill’s perplexed goalkeeper as the second goal is scored by the Wood. Ouch
And another moment of celebrations. How many will the Wood score by the end of the match. How can Bolehill respond?
First half attacking move by the Wood brings super reaction by Bolehill keeper as he rises high to punch clear. Excellent. The games far from over at this moment, then.
Wood score another goal in the persistent rain.
A colourful moment in the second half as the referee has a word…
a rain-soaked game of soccer where the Wood shone!
Second half and Bolehill come out all guns blazing as they launch a broadside attack.
First goal in the first half and the Wood find a way through Bolehill’s defense
The dreadful rain made any meaningful game of soccer a prize to aim for and today the Wood certainly played their best ; determined, hungry for a win, composed and full of team spirit. They were a total joy to spectate …all through the match.
One of the home players who bedazzled and beguiled the opponents.
The game ends and two teams of saturated and tired out players have played their sock off .
Wood pile on the agony for Bolehill as they score another goal. Second half
One of several sporting duels were evident today, with Wood players showing greater skills as the game progressed.
First half and the home half of the pitch looks very empty in the autumnal late September rain
Wood’s captain played a captain’s game today. Seen here in another of the close quarters duels.
And Mario gets a very well-deserved hug from his team mates
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.