Having gone 6 games unbeaten and having not conceded a goal in those 6 games the Panthers were brought down to earth with a bang, conceding 9 goals in their two games. These two defeats were recorded despite the fact that the Panthers were back up to strength with a full squad to choose from including goalkeeper Lewis Rochelle.
In the first game the Panthers were 3-0 down at half time and out of the game. The Panthers finally woke up in the second half and despite creating a couple of good chances could not score past a resolute Ashmore Park Rangers defence. Panthers were then hit on the break by a further goal having pushed players on to try and rescue the situation. Well done to Riordan Parkes-Mahoney who won the man-of-the-match trophy with some industrious play. Final result 4-0.
Further hurt was on the cards in the second game. Again, the Panthers were out of the blocks slowly conceding two goals within minutes of kick-off. However, the Panthers looked much more dangerous in this game against Shire Oak Acorns and twice got themselves back in the game only to then immediately concede further goals with lackadaisical defending at times. Goals machine Ashton Cooper scored a blinding first goal and finished the scoring with a coolly slotted penalty, which was won by a forceful run by man-of-the-match Ben Maguinness. Final result 5-2.
The Panthers will be without goalkeeper Lewis Rochelle next week and really need to get back on track after an amazing run of late which was down to hard work, effort and skill. Looking forward to putting things right next week and would not want to be the teams playing us next week to face this backlash!!!!
Squad who played this week: Lewis Rochelle, Josh Mason, Lucas Tibbs, George Whitehouse, Sam Scott, Josh Reynolds, Rio Parkes-Mahoney, Louis Beasley, Ben Herrington, Ben Maguinness and Ashton Cooper.