Woodmen bust sadly short Bolehall in end of season stormer

Images and captions Kindly supplied by the young David Evans

Yesterday afternoon (Saturday 12th May 2018) saw the last match of the Midland Football League for 2017/18 season, and league winners Walsall Wood FC entertained Bolehall Swifts at Oak Park in an early match starting at 12 noon.

I think i22t’s safe to say the Woodmen pulverised the Tamworth lads, winning 12-0. I don’t think I’ve ever known the Woodmen to win by such a startling margin.

The young Davids Evans was there for a rather unique match:

Walsall Wood 12 v 0 Bolehall Swifts

This was a goalfest. The Wood were in total control throughout this match, scoring 12 well crafted goals. Bolehall swifts, to their eternal credit, played  despite only  initially having 8 team members at the kick off. This number grew to 10 before half time.

Wonderfully professional match footage as ever,  from Russell Smith and The-wood.tv

Walsall Wood played superior football in every facet of the game today and Bolehall Swifts were forced to play their hearts out, but sadly they could not match or counter the skills shown by Walsall Wood.
The final score brought with it some amazing season’s statistics, which will doubtless cause some alarm and headscratching among other clubs in this league and equally those in  clubs the Wood will play against in the forthcoming season.
There has been some  spectator discussion over the past few weeks regarding the scheduling of this season’s matches and an interesting  suggestion that more games be played in the autumn season to counteract the  dramatic halt in fixtures caused by extreme winter weather,  thus alleviating the need for the heavy loading of remaining fixtures in the tail end of the season has been posited.
But that, as they say, is for others, elsewhere to contemplate.

There’s always good footy at Walsall Wood, and thanks David and Russell for the reports and media – here’s to a bright new season starting later in the year.2

In the meantime, here’s some match footage of the Nuneaton Griff match from last week that arrived too late to get it in the match report:

Wonderfully professional match footage as ever,  from Russell Smith and The-wood.tv

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