DIVISION 1: Churchdown Panthers Whites 1-2 Gala Wilton
Sunday 17th September 2017
Three players injured during the week, one injured the morning of the game, and two playing despite being ill, was not the best preparation for one of our bigger games. Despite that, the players put in a considerable effort and are perhaps unlucky to have come away with nothing from this game. There were some basics that we didn't apply and need to work on, but cannot fault the effort. We got to half time level.
It took until the 70th minute for a goal. Eventually Gala found a way through a stubborn back 4 and placed a shot across Elliot Whitfield into the far corner. Then 5 minutes later a lofted ball forward was expertly volleyed into an unmarked net. We battled, and got a deserved goal back on 78 minutes, intercepting a keeper clearance, which was picked up by Cameron Thorton and finished well.
The level of effort, and the very long grass took its toll on us today. The scoreline could of been the other way around, so a bit unlucky.
Alex Fulford commanded the game at the back, with good instruction and being very solid. He is our player of the match.
Russ and Tony