Sunday 11 April 2010
Panthers went into today’s game looking to extend their unbeaten run to 4 games. Having already beaten Park Hill 3-1 just 4 weeks ago, Panthers began confidently and worked hard to create a number of half chances early on with forwards George Coldicott and Dominic Cella both going close. After 10 minutes, Panthers were awarded a free kick in a central position, about 25 yards from goal and Owen Davies stepped up to hit an unstoppable shot high into the Park Hill net to put Panthers 1-0 up. James O’Brien, playing wide on the right, was in fine form, making some great runs into the Park Hill box and was unlucky to see a shot go wide after good work from Dean Watton. Park Hill created a few opportunities on the break and a great save from James Walters just before half time, reacting well to palm a deflected shot round the post, helped to maintain Panthers 1-0 lead going into half time.
Within a few minutes of the restart, Owen Davies tested the keeper with another long range effort which he just managed to reach and prevent from going over the line. Shortly after, George Coldicott was brought down wide on the left, and from the resultant free kick, Andy Vaughan, playing his first game since November, struck a sweet shot towards the far post which went straight in to give Panthers a deserved 2-0 lead. Panthers continued to dominate with some tremendous forward runs from full back Luke Ayres, linking well with the midfield and forwards.
Panthers remained solid at the back with Oliver Davis and Owen Cartridge not giving anything away, and Lewis Ansell anchoring the middle of the park. Late on, Dominic Cella had a great chance to wrap things up when through on his own, but the Park Hill keeper made it difficult and denied him with a smart save.
Another good solid display today, unbeaten now in 4 games with 3 wins. With 2 league games to go, 2 more wins will ensure a top 3 finish, so keep it going lads.
Parent’s Man of the Match : James O’Brien
Manager’s man of the Match : Luke Ayres