Panthers followed up last week’s demolition of Beacon Stars with a stuttering win against a tough Huntington Harriers. Panthers looked like they were going to dominate this game early on as some neat skill from Sam Steptoe down the right saw him beat his man for pace before delivering an inch perfect cross for Thomas Williamson to tap in his 5th goal of the season.
Unfortunately for Panthers, Huntington were proving more difficult to break down and in fairness could have taken a half time lead if not for a fine display in goal from man of the match George Bailey. (HT HH0 v WJP1)
The second half saw a much improved Panthers take to the field as they finally began to pass the ball and cause Huntington some real problems. Two goals in quick succession saw Ben Malpass notch his 5th league goal of the season to give Panthers a 0-2 lead, before Thomas Williamson broke free down the right and drilled a right foot strike into the top right hand corner of the net from the edge of the box, notching his 6th league goal of the season. (0-3).
Huntington would not give in and scored with fifteen minutes to go to make it (1-3). Panthers again rallied and when Ben Malpass broke free with just the keeper to beat the result was inevitable as he lobbed the keeper to make it (1-4) to Panthers
Having done the hard work Panthers very nearly let their hard work slip as Huntington scored two goals in the last five minutes to make the final score (3-4).
An ugly win lads but very proud of your battling efforts and three more points!!!