Sunday 14 March 2010
Searching for their first win in the league since the opening day of the season, Panthers began well against a stiff wind and created a number of chances early on. Park Hill began to work their way into the game during the opening half, and had a long range effort crash of the Wyrley crossbar with keeper James Walters unable to get a hand to it. Panthers worked hard to create anything against the wind, until Dominic Cella was brought down on the edge of the box andfrom the reultant free kick, Owen Davies struck a low shot which went in off the post to give Panthers the lead on 20 minutes. However, within 5 minutes, Park Hill were level following a stunning free kick of their own, which flew in to the top corner.
In the second half, Panthers seemed to forget all they had been taught and struggled to get a foothold in the game with Park Hill creating a number of chances. Gradually, the tide turned and with 15 minutes left, after a mazy run down the right wing, George Coldicott won a free kick by the corner flag. Up stepped Owen Davies again who, from an acute angle, smacked an unstoppable shot high into the roof of the Park Hill net for his and Wyrley’s second of the game for a 2-1 lead. Wyrley’s defence, well marshalled by Owen Cartridge, held firm and Owen Davies completed his hat-trick with a third free kick, beating the keeper from about 30 yards out with a shot which clipped the post on the way in. Despite a couple of half chances for Park Hill towards the end, Panthers held out for a well deserved and pleasing win against a team 3rd in the table. Well done to all the lads who played today and let’s hope this result is the start of a good end to the season.
Parents Man of the Match : Owen Davies
Managers Man of the Match : Joshua Eyre