Hello there Panthers fans! Spectators were greeted with outstanding footballing conditions, and full blooded commitment from the Panthers against Brownhills Colts A and Tipton.

Brownhills Colts 2 – wyrley panthers 2

Panthers demonstrated excellent movement off the ball in this match, which Brownhills found very difficult to deal with throughout. Richie played well in midfield, almost scoring from a quick throw in taken by Joshua Lester to Wilson Cooper who put him through. Ryan Jones played well down the wings and indeed pressure from Ryan, Richie and Wilson led to another good chance, a long range effort by Joshua, going narrowly over. Joshua then covered his teammates with some excellent defending, the ball breaking to Ryan Jones who superbly rode two tackles and slammed the ball home for the first goal of the match. Wilson, Ryan and Richie continued to battle in midfield, but Brownhills managed to break well down the right, Wyrley could not get the ball clear quickly and the Brownhills player slotted well past Lucas Purcell’s near post. Frazer Simms replaced the extremely busy Richie and Reece replaced the tireless Wilson Cooper. Joshua now pushed into midfield and quickly made some positive runs, supported by his teammates pushing Brownhills back. This lead to Joshua breaking down the right wing, riding four tackles fizzing a cross cum shot which hit the post, and Reece who superbly followed play up tucked away to take the lead for Wyrley. Fraser Simms defended well in the second half, and Ryan, Joshua and Reece continued to control the midfield. An unfortunate collision lead to a free kick which Brownhills capitalised on superbly with an unstoppable shot, the match finishing 2 2 where Wyrley edged it overall, well done Wyrley.

Goals Ryan Jones and Reece
MoM Ryan

Tipton town 4- wyrley panthers 1

Wyrley started quite slowly and found it difficult to get out of their own half early on, defending very deeply. The Wyrley defence despite their best efforts found it difficult to clear lines, leading to the first Tipton goal. Lukas Purcell made some excellent saves, coming out and narrowing angles well to keep the score down throughout this match, Wilson Cooper made some excellent runs throughout the first half to both boxes. Wyrley were then undone for the second goal by a throw in, Tipton able to take the throw in with no pressure and cross into the box for a good finish. Lukas Purcell then made an outstanding save running out to collect from the feet of a Tipton player very bravely. Richie and Reece both demonstrated some outstanding commitment and energy in the first half tackling back and breaking forward well. Sadly Wyrley conceded the third goal from a goal kick to go in three nil down at the end of the first half. Joshua Lester and Ryan Jones then replaced Fraser and Richie. Wyrley conceded a fourth early in the first half, but the second half belonged to Wyrley. Wilson and Joshua interchanged positions very well throughout the second half, one breaking forward the other defending superbly. Indeed both defended and attacked stoutly with Wilson making some outstanding tackles and clearances and Joshua unbelievably clearing off the line from a certain goal. Joshua, Wilson and Ryan all pushed forward and Wilson Cooper scored a deserved goal after a good break forward with a superb finish. Joshua and Ryan also went close and were both unlucky not to score. Indeed Tipton’s goalkeeper pulled save after save in the second half. Some ill discipline in midfield did detract from some of Wyrley’s great play in the second half, with Wyrley players taking the ball off each other, however it was clear that Wyrley did deserve more goals in the second half and recovered well.

Goal Wilson Cooper
MoM Wilson Cooper

Well done boys great to see our new boys have a run out as well

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