Walsall Wood

02 March 2013

FA Vase Quarter Final
Walsall Wood 0 v Guernsey 0 (aet)
Gate: £5 (bargain)
Atten: 676 (Ten times the normal gate)

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Ground: Last season saw a massive change at the Club with the new arrival of a new board of Directors team arrive. Already their hard work and enthusiasm is paying off both on an off the pitch. Their enthusiasm is evident for all to see, and the welcome everyone received was first class from everyone at the club. Building work is still in progress and thankfully so, as improvements are needed.
The Main Stand is wonderful and according to the Clubs history is one of only two in the British Isles.
The exact date of the forming of the Club is unknown but they were known by possibly the most wonderful name ever, Walsall Wood Ebenezer Primitive Methodists ! Try singing that in a song or chant from the terraces !  The place was packed yesterday and had a great atmospehere about the place, mainly due to the impressive following from Guernsey. They added both colour and a sense of fun, all in the spirit that a fine sporting occasion should witness. For both Clubs this was their biggest match in their history, all the more important with the possibility of a trip to Wembley.

The Club's motto is "Pro Bono Silvae"  which is Latin for ... "For the good of the Wood"  and after the experience of this exciting occasion, the efforts made by everyone at the club they achieved what they stand for. 8/10

Match Enjoyment: This was a tense, exciting in parts, end to end, some fantastic saves, some fantastic misses ! which neither team really deserved to win or lose. A draw was the correct result, if truth be told.
The atmosphere was excellent. The man of the match could be the Ref, as i thought he was excellent.
Its just a shame that the only missing ingredient from this wonderful day was goals ... but at least it had everything else ! 7/10

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  1. The old stand at Walsall Wood and the stand at Arbroath are the only such stands in Britain.

  2. I could not remember which club in Scotland it was , so thanks for your help. Problem is ... that i now have to visit Arbroath as well !!