Panthers faced the same team who put three goals past them the previous week and an early defensive slip up allowed Harriers to take the lead. Nevertheless, Panthers dug deep with some excellent midfield battling from Kaine Garratt, Thomas Williamson & Jack Miller-Flynn and were very unlucky to go two behind early in the second half.
The second half was a much different story as an improved Panthers team took to the field. Sam Steptoe & Jamie Wilson looked solid at the back with Captain George Bailey barking his orders from between the posts! Tireless running from Ben Malpass helped Panthers start to put the pressure on Harriers.
The introduction of Sam Hadwen (left back) & Tommy Bannister (left midfield) restored much needed balance to Panthers. A neat turn and cross from Tommy Bannister with eight minutes to go was latched onto by top goalscorer Ben Malpass who calmly slotted home for his 11th of the season! (1-2).
Panthers were now well on top and it was only a matter of time before before the equaliser came. when Ben Malpass battled his way through three defenders on the inside left channel, the ball broke nicely for Tommy Bannister who shot hard and low past the keeper to net his fourth league goal of the season!
Fom this point on there was only ever going to be one winner as Panthers pushed for the win. A late injury to Jack Miller-Flynn allowed John Walters to come in and provide solid cover until the final whistle which unfortunately came too soon for Panthers.
Final Score 2-2
Man of the Match Ben Malpass
Goals Ben Malpass, Tommy Bannister