Two teams entered with one making the final of the plate competition. There was some stiff competition involved today and the boys did remarkably well, but perhaps showing a little tiredness towards the end. Special thanks to Paul White who provide 4 fantastic boys from CS Reds to help us out with numbers - Harvey White, Daniel Gwilliam, Aaron Harvey and Kacper Wronski.
GROUP 1 - Churchdown Panthers Oranges
v Longlevens Lions A - Drew 0-0
v Drake Broughton Rangers - Won 2-1 - Goals: Jon Whiting; Aaron Harvey
v Bishops Cleeve Colts Greens - Lost 1-2 - Goals: Jakub Kroliczak
v Bishops Cleeve Colts Rovers Yellow - Lost 2-0
v Abbeymead A - Won 2-1 - Goals: Jon Whiting; Daniel Clayton
GROUP 2 - Churchdown Panthers Whites
v Longlevens Lions B - Drew 0-0
v Eckington Juniors - Lost 1-4 - Goals: Kian Gardiner
v Bishops Cleeve Colts Rovers Blues - Won 3-0 - Goals: Kian Gardiner; Tom Whiteside; Kye Brice
v Bishops Cleeve Colts Whites - Won 2-0 - Goals: Tom Whiteside x 2
v Abbeymead B - Drew 0-0
Churchdown Panthers Whites finished 2nd in their group which secured a place in the Plate Cup Final. In a 50:50 game, only one goal came which was unfortunately to opponents Longlevens Lions A.
A great effort. Some ups and downs, but a good run out.
Tournament champions!!!! COYP! Unbeated in group stage, saw us finish runners-up on goal difference, to the team we drew against. Good enough to get to the semi's. A semi win AET, saw us through to win comfortably in the final.
GROUP 1 - Churchdown Panthers
v Abbeymead Blacks - Won 3-1 - Goals: Jakub Kroliczak; Cameron Thornton; Tom Whiteside
v Longlevens - Drew 2-2 - Goals: Kian Gardiner; Tom Whiteside
v Cheltenham CS Reds - Won 1-0 - Goals: Harry Staddon
v GVR Chalford - Won 2-0 - Goals: OG; Kian Gardiner
v Slimbridge - Won 2-1 AET - Goals: Harry Staddon; Kian Gardiner
v Tewkesbury Town Colts - Won 2-0 - Goals: Jakub Kroliczak; Tom Whiteside
Semi-Final heartache for both teams, when we could have easily had an all Churchdown final. It was a good tournament, with the challenge of just 5 aside format, but also a chance to play different teams.
Both teams progressed from the group stages as champions, with a combined "goals against" tally of just ONE from 10 games! This meant we could avoid each other in the semi's, but both suffered unlucky 1-0 defeats.
GROUP A - Churchdown Panthers Oranges
v Broadwell Spartans - Won 2-0 - Goals: Tyler Jones x 2
v Broadwell Magpies - Lost 0-1
v Lydney Town A - Won 3-0 - Goals: Tyler Jones x 2; Aidan Limbird
v Monmouth Kingfishers - Won 2-0 - Goals: Tyler Jones x 2
v Croesy Athletic A - Won 1-0 - Goals: Tyler JOnes
GROUP B - Churchdown Panthers Whites
v Croesy Athletic B - Won 1-0 - Goals: Jon Whiting
v Lydney Town B - Won 1-0 - Goals: TBC
v Broadwell Warriers - Won 4-0 - Goals: Kian Gardiner; Anna Barnes x 2; Ethan Dunbar