MATCH REPORT: FRIENDLY - Gala Wilton U15 3-3 Churchdown Panthers Whites U14
Saturday 15th April 2017
Another opportunity to test ourselves, and step up against a higher age group. This time we had a team riding high in the Severn Valley U15 league and in the final of the U15 cup, yet we demonstrated again that we are more than capable of competing at the level.
Ten minutes in and Ethan Dunbar fired us in front. This followed some great work and a pin-point cross from Kye Brice. Gala got level 8 minutes later, with their route one play to the big man up front, getting the better of keeper Alex Fulford in the 1 on 1 battle. But with 5 minutes left in the half, a short ball from keeper Fulford, to Daniel Clayton, a long ball from Dan chested by Ethan Dunbar into the path of Kye Brice, and Kye burst away from the defence and fired high over the keeper to restore our advantage.
Gala got themselves level again 25 minutes into the second half. A repeat of their first. Long ball to the big guy, who won the 1 on 1. But 5 minutes later the lead was restored. A fine through ball from Kian Gardiner gave Tyler Jones a 50:50 challenge with the keeper, the loose ball leaving Tyler to roll the ball into an empty net. Unfortunately with 5 mins left, Gala levelled yet again. This time some Panther indecision at the back allowed them to steel in and knick the late goal.
Panthers played some cracking football. Some of the passing and movement on show today was a fantastic effort. For his determination throughout the game, and for winning the overall battle against the big man up front, our player of the match was Jazton Juico.
Russ and Tony