Panthers started the day knowing that they had a good opportunity to close the gap on 3rd place Bloxwich Allstars. Only a few minutes had passed when Thomas Williamson broke free before passing a delightful ball to Ben Malpass who shot just wide.
Panthers were starting to put a much improved Park Hill under pressure and it was only a matter of time before the deadlock would surely be broken. On eight minutes Kaine Garratt forced a corner and from a pin point delivery from Ben Malpass, Sam Steptoe was able to shoot high into the keepers top left hand corner. (0-1).
Panthers would never look back from this point on With solid goalkeeping by George Bailey and sturdy defending by Jamie Wilson & Jack Miller-Flynn, it was only ever going to be Panthers would score again. Despite a number of good opportunities the first half ended 0-1.
The second half started much the same as the first, with Panthers making all the running. The introduction of both Elliot Kelsey & Tommy Bannister gave Panthers some much needed width, whilst Sam Hadwen was tightening up the defence with another solid display.
On twenty minutes some battling midfield work by Thomas Williamson saw him win the ball which eventually broke to Ben Malpass just inside the Park Hill half. Malpass needed no second invitation as he passed the Park Hill defenders, raced down the inside right channel before smashing the ball hard and low into the bottom right hand corner to claim his 14th goal of the season. 0-2.
With the points in the bag Panthers were able to cruise for the remainder of the match and deservedly claimed all three points.
Goalscorers Sam Steptoe, Ben Malpass