Wyrley Panthers U7’s v Creswell Wanderers Friendly Match

The Panthers started slowly in the game and went one-nil down early on after ‘the Cat’, Lewis Rochelle, could only parry the ball into the net after a shot from an acute angle. Creswell continued to dominate the first half and only three fine saves from the ‘the Cat’ kept the Panthers in the game.

However, the second half was a different matter with the Panthers midfield dominating proceedings, it was not long before the equaliser came. Louis Beesley latched on to a superb through ball and slotted home showing everyone the improvement in his shooting through his hard work in training.

The second and third goals were great solo efforts scored by the dangerous Ben Maginness who was going past defenders like his idol Gareth Bale, and celebrating in the same manner. The goals were reward for his efforts and that of the team in the second half of this game. This result was made even more significant by the strength of the Creswell team the Panthers were facing.

Wyrley Panthers U7’s v Shire Oak Acorns Friendly Match

Before this game the Panthers squad were made aware of the fact that the Acorns were the only team they had failed to beat this season. A pulsating match, which was almost brutal at times, due to the determination from both sides not to lose this game, ended in smiles all round for the Panthers squad and their managers.

The Panthers played at a frenetic pace with George Whitehouse solid at the back and Lucas Tibbs covering every blade of grass in midfield in an all-action display. The first goal came following a beautiful pass from ‘Tibbsy’ and was finished with aplomb by Ashton ‘Goals’ Cooper.

The second arrived direct from a free kick, following another crunching tackle. The goalscorer, Ben ‘Wizza’ Herrington dispatching the ball into the bottom corner from an acute angle.

In the second half the Acorns got back into the game when their striker finished past ‘the Cat’ having got through on goal. However, the Panthers resolutely held out and almost netted another when ‘Goals’ Cooper was through on goal but his shot arrowed narrowly over.

A brilliantl, spirited performance by the squad with all players playing their part in what was a very proud day for the managers, of which there have been many this season.

Man of the Matches were Lewis ‘the Cat’ Rochelle and Ben ‘Bale’ Maginness. The squad consisted of Lewis Rochelle, George Whitehouse, Sam Scott, Josh Mason, Lucas Tibbs, Josh Reynolds, Louis Beesley, Ben Herrington, Rio Parkes-Mahoney, Ben Maginness and Ashton Cooper.

2 comments for this article:
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    Keith Hardy (Chairman)

    Super stuff Panthers!!! Love the nicknames!

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    ian whitehouse

    Well done lads. Very proud of all of you!
    Keep up the hard work

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