Woodmen consolidate their position at the top of the tree by cutting down Copsewood

Images and captions Kindly supplied by the young David Evans

Walsall Wood FC continued their winning streak last Saturday (24th February 2018) when they travelled to Coventry Copsewood and beat the home side 1-0, despite some appartlently interesting match officiation.

Unusually, David Evans took the trip down the road to see as, and his son Simon Evans has Kindly supplied a match report, deputising for Bill Shaw who’s sadly rather unwell at the moment.

On behalf of myself and all the readers and Wood faithful, I’d like to wish Bill a speedy recovery and and a hearty ‘Get well soon!’. Hang in there old chap.

Simon Evans wrote:

Hi Bob

Coventry Copsewood 0 v 1 Walsall Wood

Wood kicked off. From the off, Keenan Richards with a great ball found Tony Clarke which resulted in a corner. From the corner Mitch Tolley had a strike which was blocked, the ball fell to Jordan Fitzpatrick who fizzed one wide. Copsewood then forced a corner, which Price in the Wood goal saved comfortably. Tony Clarke then forced the Copsewood keeper to put the ball out for a corner.

After 17 mins following a Wood corner the ball fell to Mitch Tolley who’s effort found the back of the net. 1-0 to the Wood. Wood were searching another goal, following a Keenan Richards free kick , Mitch Tolley forced the keeper to push his effort round the post. Tony Clarke then made himself a half chance but the keeper saved. Tony Clarke was then put through from Paul Sullivan’s pass but shot just over the bar. Paul Sullivan then forced the keeper into a save at his near post. Copsewood striker then had an effort which was over the bar.

Half time: Wood 1-0

The second half started with Wood looking for another goal, Paul Sullivan’s strength and shot forced the keeper to make a smart save. On the hour mark, Copsewood scored but the Linesman’s flag came to Woods rescue. Five minutes later the linesman came to Woods rescue again, a long range effort from the Copsewood player smashed the underside of the bar and came out, Wood cleared the danger but the Linesman had his flag up for offside. In the last minute A Keenan Richards corner was headed just over by Tony Clarke. Copsewood piled on the pressure in injury time, but Wood held firm to win 0-1.

I also have this orphaned gallery from the Saturday 17th February match at Oak Park between Walsall Wood and Chelmsley Town, which the Woodmen won 6-0 – sadly no report.

Once more professional footage of the home Chemlsley Town match is available via the talented Russell Smith and the wonderful The-Wood.TV

David Evans wrote:

WWFC vs Chelmsley Town 17th February 2018 photos.

Walsall Wood 6 v 0 Chelmsley Town

Wood in control all through this match, Chelmsley playing on real grass, Wood played super soccer.

Images and captions Kindly supplied by the young David Evans

Thanks, as ever, to David and Simon for their hard work – For the Good of The Wood!

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One Response to Woodmen consolidate their position at the top of the tree by cutting down Copsewood

  1. David Evans says:

    Hi Bob
    many thanks for the fine presentation and editing. Greatly appreciated
    kind regards
    David

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