Sunday 8 November 2009
Panthers began the game brightly and, after last week’s disappointment of going out of the Staffs Cup on penalties, were soon ahead thanks to a snap shot from Dominic Cella after just 3 minutes. However, the lead did not last long and Pelsall equalised after some sloppy Panthers defending. Panthers continued to push forward and maintained the passing game that has been developing over the last few weeeks, and it was a great freekick from Andy Vaughan that regained the lead after 10 minutes. Despite a few forrays in to the Panthers’ half, the majority of the play had Pelsall on the back foot and with the midfield trio of Lewis Ansell, Ross Murti and Joshua Eyre bossing the show, Panthers created a number of chances and were unlucky not to increase their lead. After a through ball from Owen Davies, George Colicott found himself through on goal and after a smart save by the Pelsall keeper, Dominic Cella was on hand, following up to slot home for his 2nd of the game and Panthers 3rd. Just before the break, George Coldicott made it 4-1 with a shot from just inside the box which left the Pelsall keeper with no chance.
In the second half, Panthers conceded a goal from a Pelsall free kick which keeper James Walters could do nothing about, and it was back to 4-2. However, Panthers continued to play some excellent football and it was sub Andy Reynolds who added the 5th with a low shot and also Panthers 6th and his second of the half following a smart turn and finish.
A great performance today by the lads, one which has been coming for a few weeks now. The one missing ingredient had been goals, and today they put it all together to produce their best display of the season.
Parents’ Man of the Match : George Coldicott
Managers’ Man of the match : Luke Ayres