MATCH REPORT: Churchdown Panthers Whites 2-1 Ebley
Sunday 26th February 2017
This was a well deserved win against a tough physical side.
Panthers started a little slower than we hoped a took a little while to get organised, but as the first half progressed, the football got better. The passing started to improve and we created a few chances. The best 2 falling to Kye Dean and Ed Leech, but both unable to find a finish.
Panthers continued to grow in confidence in the second half and got the reward 20 minutes in. Jon Whiting set Jakub Kroliczak away, who came under challenge as he cut back inside. The loose ball fell to Ethan Dunbar who whipped a ball across the the right side of the area, and to Harry Staddon, who took one touch then fired home. Panthers were fairly comfortable, but then with 5 minutes to go Ebley got back on level terms!! A shot from the edge of the area was mis-cued but turned out to be a great pass to another Ebley player free on the left side of the area. He hit a great shot across Alex Fulford into the far corner.
Not to be denied, Panthers kept fighting, and with just 2 minutes left Cameron Thornton fed in Kye Dean on the right. Kye's shot across the keeper was parried to the feet of Tyler Jones at the far post who had a tap in.
A difficult one route team to play, but we did great to get the result. Our player of the match today, for just being everywhere on the pitch and doing a great defensive job when needed, was Ben Murphy.
Russ and Tony