Stourport swiftly dominate Wood as Wolves grab a sporting chance

It seems Walsall Wood FC’s run of good fortune has come to a hopefully temporary halt – On Saturday 2nd December 2017 they faced Stourport away, and lost; but also suffered a defeat on the following Tuesday at Oak Park to Wolves Sporting.

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Wood scrape past Highgate in penalty nail biter

Last Tuesday evening (24th October 2017) Walsall Wood were visited by Highgate United, who were narrowly defeated in a tense match decided on a penalty shootout.

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Wood crushes Chelmsley

A stonking home  win for Walsall Wood again last Tuesday evening (19th September 2017) as the Wood lads consolidated their domination of Chelmsley Town, this time on the real turf of Walsall Wood.

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News, reports and even video from Walsall Wood FC – and a fitting tribute to a great man!

Well, it’s been a busy old time down at Oak Park Football Club, home of Walsall Wood FC – the overall season has started as usual before the official one with a series of warm-up ‘friendly’ matches and a rejuvenated, revitalised team with new management have squared off against a couple of higher ranking clubs with good performances.

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Woodmen suffer cruel fate as Highgate seize victory

Last Bank Holiday Monday afternoon (17th April 2017) Walsall Wood visited Highgate United, who sadly managed to turn around a match that had seemed in the bag for Walsall Wood. Bill Shaw was there, and with somewhat frayed nerves, sent the following report: Hiya Bob, I really am getting too old for this, two-nil up and coasting,  we…

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Finally – Wood fans sweetened by a beaten Eaton

Walsall Wood FC entertained Long Eaton United yesterday afternoon (Saturday, 8th April 2017), and the Woodmen were clearly getting back to form, beating the visitors in a great match.

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Heavy defeat for Woodmen as Highgate triumph

Yesterday afternoon (Saturday, 1st April 2017) Walsall Wood were visited by Highgate United, who sadly seem to have made April fools of the Woodmen.

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Beleaguered Wood lose to Alvechurch

Yesterday afternoon (4th February 2017) Walsall Wood FC travelled south to play Alvechurch away, and were sadly beaten, continuing a very unfortunate sequence of losses for the beleaguered lads from The Wood.p20131109c

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Bad luck continues for Wood as Highgate triumph

Tuesday evening (24th January 2017) saw Walsall Wood face Solihull’s Highgate United at Oak Park where sadly, the Woodmen lost – it’s fair to say Bill Shaw was not amused.
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Westfields beat Woodmen in Oak Park nailbiter

Last Tuesday evening (13th September 2016) Walsall Wood entertained Westfields at Oak Park for a gripping, seven goal match that kept the faithful from both sides on the edge of their seats.

The Wood played some very astute passes, as did Westfields

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Walsall Wood leave Long Eaton United smited

Walsall Wood FC took the trip to Long Eaton on Tuesday evening (Tuesday 5th September 2016), and the Woodmen were well on form, beating the home side in a great match.

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Disappointing defeat for Woodmen as Highgate triumph

Yesterday afternoon (Saturday, 23rd April 2016) Walsall Wood were visited by Highgate United, who sadly went back home with a one-nil win thanks to a penalty.
The Wood’s keeper kicks to launch another attacking move, in to the stiff headwind.

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Meet Lichfield Discovered over a pint tonight!

I see that there Kate Cardigan from the wonderful Lichfield Lore is has an informal local history meeting on this evening with her irreverent and fun Lichfield history group, Lichfield Discovered.

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Walsall Wood slain by Khalsa

Last Tuesday (22nd March 2016) Walsall Wood FC battled Sporting Khalsa at Oak Park – and the result was a resounding victory for the Willenhall boys, much to the Wood fans dismay.

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Woodmen battle hard, but can’t beat Alvechurch

Last Saturday afternoon (12th March 2016) Walsall Wood FC entertained Alvechurch at Oak Park, and the visitors sadly beat the Woodmen.
Second half breakaway run by the Wood beats his marker for pace and determination.

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Star fail to shine at Rushall

On Tuesday evening (8th March 2016), Walsall Wood FC faced Continental Star at Rushall, and after a somewhat physical match, the Woodmen returned with three points..

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Meet Lichfield Discovered over a pint tonight!

I see that there Kate Cardigan from the wonderful Lichfield Lore is has an informal local history meeting on this evening with her irreverent and fun Lichfield history group, Lichfield Discovered.
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Wood show Westfields the way out

Saturday afternoon (Saturday, 20th February 2016) Walsall Wood FC faced Westfields at Oak Park, resulting in a decisive and pleasing victory for the Woodmen.

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Walsall Wood defeat Loughborough

Saturday afternoon (30th January 2016), Walsall Wood F.C. faced Loughborough University away, and they came home with a good win after some entertaining football.

Some balletic, almost hypnotic moves and counter-moves delighted spectators throughout the match

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Anything but Casual as Wood fight for decisive victory

The Woodmen last Tuesday (8th December 2015) faced Wolverhampton Casuals at the Brinsford Stadium, and fought hard for their decisive win.

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Khalsa consolidate their triumph over Woodmen

For the second time in four days, a twist of the fixtures saw Walsall Wood face Sporting Khalsa again yesterday – this time the Oak Park lads were the visitors for a blustery match that again saw the Woodmen lose.
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Walsall Wood slain by Khalsa

Last Tuesday (1st December 2015) Walsall Wood FC battled the ever-popular Sporting Khalsa at Oak Park – and the result was a resounding victory for the Willenhall boys, much to the Wood fans dismay.

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Meet Lichfield Discovered over a pint tonight!

I see that there Kate Cardigan from the wonderful Lichfield Lore is has an informal local history meeting on this evening with her irreverent and fun Lichfield history group, Lichfield Discovered.
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Taking the Lichfield waters

I see that there Kate Cardigan from the wonderful Lichfield Lore is has an interesting talk on this evening with her irreverent and fun Lichfield history group, Lichfield Discovered.
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Meet Lichfield Discovered over a pint tonight!

I see that there Kate Cardigan from the wonderful Lichfield Lore is has an informal local history meeting on this evening with her irreverent and fun Lichfield history group, Lichfield Discovered.

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Walsall Wood shut out by Alvechurch

Last Tuesday evening (22nd September 2015) Walsall Wood FC entertained Alvechurch at Oak Park, from which the visitors returned home with a one – nil victory which didn’t impress Bill Shaw, and neither did the referee.

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Walsall Wood Under 21s wallop Whittington

Another remarkable performance on Tuesday evening (15th September 2015) saw Walsall Wood Under 21s make mincemeat of Oak Park visitors Whittington, who were beaten six nil.

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Meet Lichfield Discovered over a pint!

I see that there Kate Cardigan from the wonderful Lichfield Lore is has an informal local history meeting on this evening with her irreverent and fun Lichfield history group, Lichfield Discovered.
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Hinckley dash stricken Wood’s cup dreams

Sad news for Walsall Wood FC last Tuesday evening (18th August 2015) as a grossly injury-weakened side faced the F.A. Cup rematch against Hinckley at Oak Park, and were sadly beaten by the visitors – rendering this year’s cup plans in tatters.

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Disappointing defeat for Woodmen as Highgate triumph

Tuesday evening (11th August 2015) saw Walsall Wood travel to Solihull’s Highgate United at their The Barn Lane ground, where sadly, the Woodmen lost. It’s fair to say Bill Shaw was not amused.

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Walsall Wood stumble at Pelsall, plus match and fixture updates from Bill Shaw

Well, you can’t keep a good man down, and never was the adage more true than with Walsall Wood FC’s Bill Shaw, who’s been struggling with a bad chest of late and not been able to catch the matches he’d like.

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Walsall Wood fight hard but lose to the Pics

At the very beginnings of the 2015/16 season and the friendlies well underway, I’m happy to welcome back regular match reports from top Walsall Wood footy correspondent Bill Shaw here on the Brownhills Blog, with this report of Tuesday’s closely fought, but sadly losing match against Russell Olympic at Oak Park.

Good quality passing, off the ball running, tackling, challenges and well worked moves characterised this entertaining friendly match

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It’s all kicking off in Lichfield!

It’s a busy old time in Lichfield over the next few days, with The Lichfield Waterworks Trust having a stall at the Lichfield Festival Market this Saturday (4th July 2015), and Kate Cardigan’s informal Lichfield history group, Lichfield Discovered holding an informal monthly pub meeting on Tuseday evening (7th July 2015).

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Need help creating your CV? Free workshop tomorrow!

Naomi Jones, Area Librarian from Brownhills Library at the Parkview Centre has been in touch to ask if I could give a plug for a CV Development Workshop being held at Brownhills Library tomorrow (Tuesday 16th June 2015), from 10:15am-12:30pm.

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Meet Lichfield Discovered over a pint!

I see that there Kate Cardigan from the wonderful Lichfield Lore is has an informal local history meeting on this evening with her irreverent and fun Lichfield history group, Lichfield Discovered.

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Meet a top author at Brownhills Library!

Naomi Jones, Area Librarian from Brownhills Library at the Parkview Centre has been in touch to ask if I could give a belated plug for a meet the author event happening tomorrow (Tuesday, 19th May 2015).
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Westfields wipeout

Yesterday afternoon (Saturday, 29th March 2015) Walsall Wood FC faced Westfields at Oak Park, resulting in a decisive and pleasing victory for the Woodmen.
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Woodmen deny Star’s wish

Yesterday afternoon (Saturday 7th March 2014), Walsall Wood FC faced Continental Star at home, and beat the Rushall team with two penalties – but Bill Shaw can’t hide his disquiet.
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Woodmen dominate Causeway

Walsall Wood FC continued their assertive return to winning form on Tuesday evening last (4th November 2014), beating Causeway United 4-1 at The Grove, extending their unbeaten streak.
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Walsall Wood in Wonderland…

There was a real treat for the Walsall Wood fans on Tuesday Evening last (21st October 2014) as a patchy home team were proven unexpectedly superior to their visitors, and the Woodmen fought to a very respectable victory over Hednesford.

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Walsall Wood crush Loughborough

Tuesday evening (7th October 2014), Walsall Wood F.C. visitied Loughborough University, and they came home with a stunning 3-0 win after some wonderfully entertaining football.
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