Ex Panther makes FA Cup headlines
Matt Smith the 23 year old double goal scoring hero of Oldhams win over Liverpool in the FA Cup 3rd Round at the weekend, had his formative footballing years as a Churchdown Panthers youth team player.
He was a member of the club for a number of years playing and practicing each week until reaching 15 years old.
Following this he developed his skills further with Midlands based senior clubs including Redditch United and Droylesdon, before moving on into the full professional game.
His team manager during Matt's time with Panthers, Brian Walker, remembers him well as part of a strong squad of youth players that competed very successfully for Panthers in the Cheltenham Youth League.
Churchdown Panthers are very proud to see one of their own make it to the big time, and wish Matt and Oldham Athletic the very best in the next round.