MATCH REPORT: Churchdown Panthers Whites 1-5 Leckhampton Rovers Lions
Sunday 5th March 2017
Disappointingly we chose the cup semi final to not be at our best. Ultimately we were second best to a Leckhampton side that played very well.
Two first half penalties to the opposition, on just 8 and 14 mins were the goals in the first half. On both occasions, Alex Fulford felled the forward when through 1 on 1.
Eight minutes into the second half and Leckhampton extended their lead. This one from a corner we didn't deal with, resulting in a goalmouth scramble. Then 2 mins later they wrapped up the tie, with a cross from the right, turned in with an unchallenged header at the near post. Panthers did then get on the scoresheet. Ethan Dunbar created space for a shot on the right of the box, that shot coming straight back to him, only for Ethan to drill the ball back across goal and Sonny McCarrick turned it in at the far post. With about 5 minutes left, Leckhampton got a 5th, with a cross to the far post, turned in again with a header.
Hopefully we can work hard on the areas that didn't go so well in training. Lets chalk this one off and look to finish the season positively. For an outstanding first half, up against a strong front line, which also continued into the second, our player of the match was Anna Barnes.
Russ and Tony