Walsall Wood wipe out Wednesfield, whilst villains find crusading Moors a tough battle

Photos and captions generously sent in by the young David Evans.

Last Tuesday evening (28th November 2017) Walsall Wood FC entertained Wednesfield at Oak Park who, it’s fair I think to say, the Woodmen made short work of.

Bill Shaw submitted the following match report:

Hiya Bob,

Back to normal, but the visitors gave a good account of themselves in the first half before Wood took almost total control and ran out easy winners in the end.

I’m really struggling health-wise at the moment and won’t be making the journey to Stourport Swifts on Saturday, but will again try to put together a report from both teams Twitter accounts.

Good luck to the lads, win and we are only five games away from Wembley, now wouldn’t that be a way to finally call it a day – in the press box at the National Stadium. I can dream can’t I?

Walsall Senior Cup
Walsall Wood 6 v 0 Wednesfield

Wednesfield started well and for 30 minutes looked capable of causing an upset but once Wood took the lead through Sam Agar who then added a second before half time there was only going to be one winner.

Lee Butler opened his Wood goal-scoring account early in the second-half before Agar completed his first hat trick for the Wood.  Tony Clarke weighed in with two late goals to make it 6-0.

Credit must go to a sporting young Wednesfield Town side who never stopped trying to take the game to a now rampant Wood.  You could say that in the end it was as easy as A (Agar), B (Butler,) C (Clarke), as Wood warmed up for Saturdays FA Vase clash at Stourport.

Bill Shaw

The Teams:

Walsall Wood – Ransome, Deakin, McFarlane, Hurren, Slater, Tolley (captain), Butler, Westwood, Sullivan, Agar, Clarke, Hayden, Till, Okojie, Lawley, Birch.

Wednesfield Town – Whitehouse, Dougliss, Macgregor, Powell, Foreshaw, Massampo, Mason, Jones (captain), Skeldon, Coward, Cook, Mason, Sandland, Ray, Quarry, Whitaker.


Thanks to Bill for the report – always appreciated. For the good of The Wood!

Meanwhile, last Saturday (25th November 2017) with the main team playing away at Atherstone, Pelsall Villa – resident for now at Oak Park – played Moors Academy FC in Walsall Wood.

The Evans lads wet down and sent the following pictures and report. Cheers, lads!

Images and captions by the young David Evans

Simon Evens sharpened his Motson pencil, and wrote:


Short report from Saturday 25th November 2017 Pelsall Villa match – sorry no teamsheet.

Saturday saw Pelsall play Moors Academy.

Walsall Wood 1 v 1 Moors Academy

From the off Moors went on the attack, forcing a corner which Pelsall cleared. After eight minutes the Moors winger managed to get into the box, his pullback was tucked home by the oncoming striker: 0-1.

Within a couple of minutes the same combination caused panic in the Pelsall defence, the wingers shot this time straight at the keeper.

After 15 minutes Pelsall had there first real shot. A curling free kick went the wrong side of the post. Within a minute another Pelsall counter attack saw the  Pelsall striker hit the post , following good work from the winger.

Pelsall were unlucky shortly after, following a freekick the ball was floated into the box, the Pelsall strikers shot cannoning off the crossbar. On the stroke of half time a Moors counter, the ball falling to the striker who’s shot was just over the bar.  HT: 0-1

From the restart, Moors had a half chance, but Pelsall’s keeper made fine save. Soon after Moors went close again, some fine wing play creating a half chance. Almost immediately Moors scored, but the linesman’s flag came to Pelsall’s rescue. With time ticking away, Pelsall forced a corner. The ball was eventually bundled into the net: 1-1.

The last few seconds saw some last ditch defending from Pelsall. The defence held out and Pelsall got a deserved point: FT 1-1.

Simon Evans

Cheers to the Evans boys for that cracker – sorry to you both for the delay in publication.

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