League Champions Walsall Wood continue their domination: Match report mega roundup

Images and captions Kindly supplied by the young David Evans

It’s time for a mega football roundup, but bizarrely these three match reports cover just five days in a manic end of season for League Champions Walsall Wood FC, who have continued their winning streak through the last three home matches.

It really has been a great season for Walsall Wood, and unthinkable the year before. My congratulations to all at the club, you’ve done the whole community proud. Go for it lads. Just a few more games and you can put your feet up and look forward to an exciting new season!

David Evans sent in the following three match reports with pictures:

Walsall Wood 6 v 2 Nuneaton Griff
Saturday 6th May 2018

The Wood showed their superior skill and class throughout this contest this afternoon. To their credit the youthful opponents tried their hardest and gained two good goals, which will encourage them as they look forward to next season.

With the final score of six goals to two, and the match now out of the way Walsall Wood now face the immediate prospect of having to play a cup final on Bank Holiday Monday before gaining a few days  welcome and well-earned respite.
No, the league is not yet finished…

Images and captions Kindly supplied by the young David Evans

Walsall Wood 5 v 2 Cadbury Athletic
Thursday 3rd May 2018

This evening’s visitors, Cadbury Athletic, came to play against the experienced Walsall Wood team. It was interesting to see the youthful visitors play with spirit and some skill against the home team. To their credit Cadbury did exhibit some skilful soccer and fast running with the ball but yet again and again the difference in measured skill and drive  became self evident as the Wood worked their way to a creditbale scoreline.
At half time the score was three goals to one in favour of the Wood. It could so easily have been five goals to nil even then. Some over exuberant final shots on goal by the Wood proved slightly wayward.
The second half brought greater endeavour by both sides with determined running, control and accurate passing bringing some frustration and immature reaction by Cadbury. But only briefly.
A long range over the goalkeeper’s head gave Cadbury a well deserved second goal . A penalty was awarded by the referee in the late moments of the game and the Wood won by five goals to two.
Three more league points to Walsall Wood in this amazing, and amazingly long season.

Images and captions Kindly supplied by the young David Evans

Walsall Wood 3 v 0 Racing Club Warwick
Tuesday 1st May 2018

The two teams met again this evening, this time to play the quarter final match in the PPLC competition. A spirited performance by both sides who have played so many games in the last few weeks, was played out in the falling light and temperature of an oddly intemperate May Day evening.
The play ebbed and flowed from end to end with fine displays of controlled measured soccer to delight the spectators sat sitting in the stand, or by the nearly complete new clubhouse.
At half time the score was one goal to nil in favour of Walsall Wood. The second half brought some deft substitutions and different tactics by both teams. The quality of play shone through and the determination by Sporting Warwick to score an equalising goal understandably brought its challenges and frustration. Two determined sides of sporting players in action.
One odd incident brought its own brief drama, but only served to give greater impetus and drive to the Wood whose ultimate eventual victory was well deserved.
Again, sporting and positive play through all the 90 minutes made the contest a memorable one and the game ended with all players shaking hands.
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2 Responses to League Champions Walsall Wood continue their domination: Match report mega roundup

  1. David Evans says:

    Hi Bob
    many thanks, as always, for your super presentation. Very much appreciated
    The last home league match will be next Saturday…I hope the day will be a carnaval atmosphere to round off the season., well, nearly.
    kind regards

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