Stourport swiftly dominate Wood as Wolves grab a sporting chance

All images and captions Kindly supplied by David Evans.

It seems Walsall Wood FC’s run of good fortune has come to a hopefully temporary halt – On Saturday 2nd December 2017 they faced Stourport away, and lost; but also suffered a defeat on the following Tuesday at Oak Park to Wolves Sporting.

David and Simon Evans were at the matches.

Simon wrote:

Stourport Swifts 3 v 1 Walsall Wood
FA Vase, Saturday 2nd December 2017

Wood kicked off and within five minutes found themselves 1-0 down.

Stourport attacked, the defenders cross was met by Stourports number 11 Nick Macpherson whose effort found the back of the net. Woods response was to force a corner, a half chance was created but the Stourport defence cleared.

After 11 minutes some play by Peter Till saw his effort go agonisingly wide of the post. Still Wood pressed for an equaliser. After 20 minutes a long ball found Stourports Nick Macpherson who capitalised and made it 2-0.

A nasty injury to Andy Westwood held the match up, Stan Mugisha replacing him. Stourport  then countered when play restarted , Lloyd saving well. Wood countered, Gavin Hurren with an effort just wide. Wood ended the half forcing corner after corner. HT 2-0

The second half and Wood started brightly, Tony Clarke with an effort just over following some good play. Stan then had an effort just wide. After 58 minutes Stourport scored again, Nick Macphersons shot going in via the post 3-0 . Almost immediately Wood countered and The Stourport keeper did well to save an effort on the line, Fitzpatrick then had an effort over the bar.

Soon Tony Clarke pulled a goal back 3-1. Wood tried to get another, a Fitzpatrick freekick was the closest. In the end the Stourport  goalkeeper and defence held firm. FT 3-1 to Stourport

Simon Evans

Cheers to David and Simon for a great report there – sorry for the delay in posting it up.

On Tuesday, David watched the Wolves Sporting match at Oak park, and submitted the following pictures and report.

All images and captions Kindly supplied by David Evans.

David wrote:

Walsall Wood 0 v 1 Wolves Sporting

Tuesday 5th December December 2017

Hard work for The Woodmen, team weakened by players missing – injuries sustained last Saturday.

Wolves played well and deserved the sporting win.

Wolves two star players gave WWFC hard time, as did their excellent passing.

David Evans

Cheers lads – let’s hope Walsall Wood get back to their winning form soon! For the Good of The Wood…

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