Images and captions kindly supplied by the young David Evans.
Bank Holiday Monday afternoon (27th August 2018) Walsall Wood were at home entertaining Lye Town – and the Wood lads held the visitors to a no score draw.
David Evans was there as always and submitted the following report:
Bank Holiday Monday 27th August 2018
Walsall Wood 1 v 3 Lye Town
Lye came to try to show the Wood that they were higher in the league, or so it seemed at first, but were taken to task by a determined and capable side at Oak Park. The final score, a scoreless draw, belies the effort and largely sporting nature of the contest.
Some heavy tackles, some certainly sailing close to the wind, some sporting challenges, some less than acceptable behaviour and antics mainly from the visitors, sadly made this a difficult match for the officials. This said, it was their excellent perception at one juncture that brought a newness and brightness to some of the play. The ensuing quality of the match benefitted from this.
Overall good passing, ball control, running with the ball, and some delicious dexterity from some of the Woods players brought smiles and applause at times during the encounter. But as both teams were so evenly matched, much to the consternation of the visitors, the match was a heavy, hard-fought contest here today.
The Wood will feel some pleasure and justification with the final result, though, perhaps slightly disappointed not to have won as they seemed to be gaining the upper hand especially after a bewildering series of unacceptable antics had been dealt with by the match officials.
My thanks to David for a great report – and for all those he selflessly writes and send to me after every match. They really are popular, and a credit to David and the club.
Walsall Wood have a reputation for being a great, community spirited group of people and these reports demonstrate that – it’s an honour and joy to feature them here.
For the good of the Wood!