Images and captions kindly supplied by the young David Evans
A pleasant summer’s afternoon match at Oak Park that kicked off the 2018/19 football season at Walsall Wood yesterday (Saturday 4th August 2018) saw visiting Romulus beaten in a hard fought match by the boys from the Wood.
This year’s football reports will be courtesy of David Evans and Russell Smith of The-Wood.tv, in loving memory and dedication to the late, great and much-missed Bill Shaw.
David Evans said:
Walsall Wood 3 v 2 Romulus
A fine opening match of the new season to thrill and delight the home and visiting spectators, making their first visit to the Theatre of Dreams.
The sun shone brightly and the two teams battled it out in fine positive and commendable sporting manner in the tropical heat here at Oak Park. In true non-league fashion the visitors tried to make an initial lightning attack, but the Wood were well prepared and as the game progressed the Wood’s composure and superior play shone through.
At half time the Wood were two goals to nil up, but you had that feeling that Romulus had more to give as the second half began. Yes, two good, well-worked goals bought Romulus level within a short while.
The Wood then showed a measure of mature composure and level of skill that would grace any national team as they worked their way steadily and positively to score their third and winning goal.
Romulus, perhaps understandibly saw their accuracy of passing deteriorate as frustration and the tropical heat wore away at their spirit, but, to their credit, they played a well-natured, positive, sporting game throughout
The game ended to well-deserved applause from all the spectators..and for all the playersDavid
Thanks to David there – For The Good Of The Wood!
Walsall Wood Football Club are a top local side and last season’s league champions with a big-hearted faithful who know how to have a great time supporting their lads, and welcome all comers to come enjoy great local soccer.
The boys from The Wood have been at the heart of the local community for a century or more, so please do go check out a match or two if you’re curious.