Images and captions kindly supplied by the young David Evans
A grey Saturday afternoon yesterday (Saturday 11th August 2018) saw Walsall Wood FC hold visitors to Oak Park, Worcester City to a respectable one-all draw, in an entertaining match that pleased football reporter David Evans…
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.
Walsall Wood 1 v 1 Worcester City
A fine performance by two sporting teams graced the Oak Park stadium this afternoon. The final score – 1 goal each belied the thrilling play and determined football that the sides played.
Walsall Wood had a hard job to do this afternoon, with tackles coming in from every direction, and the new red strip seemingly irresistible to some of the visiting side.
The officials played their part in ensuring that correct play and procedure was observed by by sides, in this close encounter.Worcester were fortunate to be awarded a penalty in the first half, from which they scored their goal.
The second half brought a re-energised and more determined Walsall Wood whose composure and finesse were to grind away at Worcester throughout the rest of the match.
Some odd injuries… Perhaps landing awkwardly, or turning, and these brought the game to a temporary halt more than once, Worcester players needing precious time to recover.
The referee used his stop watch appropriately
It was in the added minutes played at the end of the second half that Walsall Wood scored a beautiful, well- executed goal to give a final score of one to each side.
The game was a display of meaningful positive soccer , played by two fairly evenly matched sides, initially.
Grit and determination brought the vital goal for the Wood in the end.
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.