LEAGUE CUP RD1: Gala Wilton 2-1 Churchdown Panthers Whites
Sunday 23rd September 2018
This was a good game of end to end football, which Panthers are unlucky to come out on the wrong side of the result. We can probably rue a few missed chances to put the game to bed, when we were on top.
It was an electric start to the game by Panthers, coverting the most difficult chance on 14 mins. It started from a Gala free kick. Alex Fulford was quick off his line and met the ball into the box with a good punch out to Tom Whiteside. Tom turned, looked up and played a great forward ball to Ethan Dunbar, who took the ball up to the edge of the area, before firing into the top corner.
From about the half way mark, some of the Panthers tempo dropped off and Gala started to get a foot hold in the game. They equalised on the half hour with a cut back from the right to a free player on the edge, who fired low into the corner.
Despite a 50:50 2nd half, the only goal fell to Gala mid way through. With too much time in midfield, they were able to play a slide rule pass between our 2 centre halfs, who had a bit too much space between them. It resulted in an easy finish from 1 on 1.
A disappointing end, and it feels like we deserved a result, but the football was far better than our previous game, and there is plenty to be pleased about.
Russ and Tony