Sunday 18th October 2009
Having held top of the league Tipton Tigers to a draw the previous week, Panthers were high on confidence. The first half was a very one sided affair with Panthers creating chance after chance. Kaine Garratt, Thomas Williamson & Sam Steptoe were pulling the strings in mid-field whilst Jack Miller-Flynn & Jamie Wilson were solid at the back. Soon to enter the party with a crash bang wallop was Ben Malpass! “Mally” was like a boy possessed as he ran the Khalsa defence all over the pitch before slamming home his second goal of the season with a far post header.
This gave Panthers the confidence to play neat attacking football with Jack Miller-Flynn linking nicely with Sam Steptoe down the right to set up Mally’s second of the game with a close range finish.
Second half was to see a moment in history as previous weeks MotM Jack Miller-Flynn bounded forward to smash the ball into the back of the net for his first goal for the team. The introduction of both Tommy Bannister & Elliot Kelsey in mid field increased the threat that Panthers were now posing as both went close with shots. A tidy & polished performance from Sam Hadwen at the back meant Khalsa were never likely to score, as Panthers went on to secure all 3 points.