Despite being without regular goalkeeper Lewis Rochelle the Panthers managed to make it 6 games unbeaten and 6 clean sheets without either of their stand-in goalkeepers having to make a save in either game with another two victories.

The Panthers started the day in spectacular form putting Walsall Phoenix to the sword 5-0 and it could have been many more with the Panthers creating chances at will.  The Panthers went in at half-time 2-0 up with goals from Ashton Cooper and Louis Beasley (another one for the dubious goals panel) despite missing a penalty.  There was no let up in the second half either and further goals from Josh Reynolds, a second for Ashton Cooper and a deserved fifth from George Whitehouse.  The boys played some flowing football and could easily have got in to double figures in this game.  Ashton Cooper was awarded man-of-the match for his clinical display in attack.

The second match of the day proved somewhat more difficult.  The Panthers went into the half-time break 1-0 up against an extremely resilient and organised Wyrley Tigers team thanks to a fantastic goal from Sam Scott.  The second-half was marred by what can only be described as shocking refereeing.  The Panthers scored a second goal through Ben Herrington despite the ball having appeared to have gone out for a goal kick earlier in the move.  A further referreeing gaffe meant that the Panthers were only awarded a free-kick on the edge of the box when the foul appeared to be committed some way inside the box.  Despite the match being a closely fought contest, stand-in keeper Louis Beasley did not have a save to make thanks to another superb defensive display from George Whitehouse and Lucas Tibbs, with the latter being awarded man-of-the-match.

Well done to all the lads who took part especially the stand-in goalkeepers.  Today’s squad consisted of Louis Beasley, Sam Scott, Lucas Tibbs, George Whitehouse, Josh Reynolds, Riordan Parkes-Mahoney, Ben Herrington and Ashton Cooper.

3 comments for this article:
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    Today’s result illustrates how the Panthers U7s are growing from strength to strength. Observing the team in play, it is obvious their success is due to the skill, determination and team spirit of all players, along with the total commitment and devotion from their coaches, Ian W, Ben and Ian B.

    Well done Panthers, we are so proud of you all! Carlos.

  2. avatar

    Thank you Carlos!

  3. avatar
    ian whitehouse

    Well done to all the team

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