FRIENDLY: Churchdown Panthers Whites 1-5 Gala Wilton U16
Sunday 3rd September 2019
THe scoreline is in no way a fair reflection of how this game played out. We started with too high a line against their route one game and big, pacy frontline, which was sorted by Tony at half time. That, combined with a couple of errors, meant that we got off to a slow start, conceeding 4 goals in the first half hour. Otherwise, we were the better footballing team today, and created many more chances.
Gala opened their account on just 5 mins. A ball over the top, pace down the right and a cross turned in by a free header. 10 minutes later a mis-placed clearance, resulted in a 1 on 1 for the second. On 20 minutes, another long ball, picked up by the striker who went on to score. Then on 30 minutes, another mis-placed clearance was intercepted and resulted in number 4.
Ten minutes into the second half, Gala engineered a break, and a long shot squirmed under Alex Fulford in goal. Mid-way through the second half, we got the goal that was well deserved. A long ball over the top from Jon Whiting, was seized upon by Ethan Dunbar, who lifted the ball over the keeper on the half volley.
A great performance on a difficult pitch, while also carrying 3 or 4 injuries. We deserved much more today.
Russ and Tony