MATCH REPORT: Churchdown Panthers Whites 4-0 Quedgeley Wanderers Reds
Sunday 19th March 2017
It was great to wrap up the season with a comfortable win, watch some spirited football and see players coming off with a smile on their faces.
Panthers started fast and could have gone ahead after 7 minutes. Harry Staddon tricked his way into the box, before being felled by a defender. Unfortunatley Harry pulled the spot kick wide of the post. Just 4 minutes later we opened our account. Sonny McCarrick worked space for Ethan Dunbar on the right, who whipped in a terrific cross which the defender could only turn into his own net at the near post, under pressure from Aidan Limbird. We may well have gone on to score more in the first half, but the wind played a part, taking a number of through balls, straight to the Quedgeley keeper (who also pulled off some great saves).
It took 8 minutes of the second half for Panthers to double the lead. Daniel Clayton played a superb ball down the line from the right back position for Ethan Dunbar. Ethan took over and scored a magnificent solo effot, beating the last 2 and cutting inside to beat the keeper at his near post. Mid-way through the 2nd half, two goals in a minute wrapped up the tie. First a Cameron Thronton ball out to Jakub Kroliczak on the left, allowed the latter to cut in and fire across the keeper into the opposite corner. Then Kye Dean cut in from the right and played a slide rule pass behind the defence for Tyler Jones to latch on to and finish well.
A good game today, and played with a care free spirit. Our man of the match for fantastic levels of energy and enthusiasm throughout, was Cameron Thornton.
Russ and Tony