DIVISION 1: Bishops Cleeve Colts 1-3 Churchdown Panthers Whites
Sunday 24th March 2019
What a great performance on a very bobbly pitch which made good football a tough ask. Good performances all over the pitch. Solid at the back with a bit of a makeshift defence. A battling midfield performance, and a return to Panthers debut goal for Tyler Jones. Plenty to be happy about.
Despite being the best team in the first half, we went in 1-0 down. A corner on 30 minutes that was bundled over the line. Defending set pieces are an area we need to work on.
We were confident of getting back in it in the second half, and created enough chances for it to have been an even more convincing scoreline. 17 mins into the 2nd half, some great work on the left flank by Josh Bird, who played it into the area for Ethan Dunbar. The challenge on Ethan pushed the ball to Kye Brice to toe-poke home. On 63 mins, Dan Clayton took a quick throw down the right hand touchline for Cole Hallam to spin and get past 2 defenders, before the latter bundled him over in the box. Ethan Dunbar stepped up to confidently convert the pen. And then in stoppage time we got the deserved third. Kian Gardiner with a ball down the left wing for Ethan Dunbar, who squared to put Tyler Jones through 1 on 1, finishing in style.
A fantastic effort and a deserved win against a good team.
Russ and Tony