DIVISION 1: Churchdown Panthers Whites 5-4 Kings Stanley
Sunday 29th April 2018
For the last game of the season, and with nothing riding on it, we let the boys have a bit of fun and run the team themselves. There was some interesting tactical changes, a couple of noteworthy ones, but a far higher number of tactical changes I am not sure we will see again :).
Kings Stanley took the lead on 26 mins. The striker latching on to a good through ball and rounding Cameron Thornton in goal. Then Panthers fired twice in the last 5 mins of the half. Ethan Dunbar crossed the ball into the box for Dan Clayton to volley home. Then shortly after Ethan Dunbar just beat the keeper to a ball over the top, but was taken out by the keeper. Cameron Thornton stepped up to slot home the penalty.
10 mins into the second half Panthers extended the lead. Jon Whiting with a great ball forward to Camreron Thornton to burst on to and finish expertly. Then it was Stanleys turn, a 4 on 2 break and a shot that Dan Clayton (now in goal) got a hand to, but not enough to stop it crossing the line. Another 6 mins before Panthers score again. Jon Whiting again the provider for Ethan Dunbar, whose cross/shot was turned over the line by Alex Fulford. Cue a response from Stanley. A free kick from almost that half way line, somehow beat Dan Clayton's catch. Then Panthers again. Anna Barnes with a great ball in for Alex Fulford who beat the keeper at the third time of asking. And last word went to Stanley with a long ball forward and Ethan Dunbar (now in goal), outdone in the 1 on 1.
It was a nice way to round off the season. All players had a great laugh and enjoyed the game. Our player(s) of the match, is ALL of them.
Russ and Tony