BUT­LIN HAS A GRAND DAY OUT

The Non-League Football Paper - - FA VASE 2ND ROUND - By Wilf Alexan­der

WAL­SALL Wood com­fort­ably se­cured Vase progress at the ex­pense of low­er­ranked Dronfield thanks to a pro­fes­sional per­for­mance spear­headed by Joey But­lin.

The writ­ing was on the wall as soon as Wood took the lead 33 min­utes in.

Dan Oko­jie’s surge down the right ended with Jor­dan Na­dat guid­ing his header into the top cor­ner to get Dar­ren By­field’s men off and run­ning.

There was a good ebb and flow to the game but the home side con­tin­ued to ex­ert con­trol with But­lin’s de­light­ful right-footed free­kick from the edge of the box dou­bling the ad­van­tage with 20 min­utes to go, a de­served re­ward for his tenac­ity through­out.

The tie was done and dusted an­other four min­utes later when a cor­ner was floated out to­wards the far cor­ner of the 18-yard box for Kyle Row­ley to steer back across goal and find the net from just in­side the penalty area.

Sub­sti­tute Lois Fer­ri­era gave the trav­el­ling sup­port some­thing to shout about be­fore the end, tim­ing to per­fec­tion his run on to a well-weighted through ball be­fore beat­ing ad­vanc­ing keeper Reiss Wagstaff.

Wood en­ter Mon­day’s draw on the back of 13 goals in four matches in the FA Vase this sea­son.

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