DIVISION 1: Churchdown Panthers Whites 2-1 Gala Wilton
Sunday 31st March 2019
A forward in goal, 2 midfielders and a forward in defence, and 10 men for 50 mins of a game against top of the table. Could only be one result, right? Not when you have a team of players with the battle, fight and desire they showed today. Every one of them should be proud of a gritty performance.
Gala did get their noses in front on 14 minutes. A long ball forward that we didn't deal with, fell for the forward who created space on the edge and drilled the ball into the corner. That lead only last 3 minutes. A Jakub Kroliczak corner, found its way straight into the net, give or take 1 or 2 Gala heads. Jakub is claiming the goal :).
Then 20 mins later, Panthers were in front. Great work on the right wing by Josh Bird, who beat one, cut inside and drove into the area before being felled. Josh picked himself up, and converted the penalty with confidence.
The only negative was in the last few minutes of the half, when Dan Clayton picked up a straight red for innapropriate language.
There was a few chances for goals for both sides in the 2nd half, but neither finding the back of the net. Largely this was a result of game management and downright sheer determination by the Panthers players. A few will sleep well tonight.
A great effort today. Proud of them all.
Russ and Tony