DIVISION 1: Kings Stanley 2-2 Churchdown Panthers Whites
Sunday 8th April 2018
So what do we make of today's game? Two points dropped, or one point gained? It was probably a half of each. We were second best to a team that played with a better intensity in the first half. Then a much improved performance in the second half, got us a point and very nearly all three.
Panthers did snatch the lead in the first half on 28 mins. A through ball from Charlie Holliday gave Ethan Dunbar the chance. His shot cannoned back off the keeper, back off Ethan and into the net. But we conceeded twice before half time. A corner on 34 mins was met by a free header to level, then in the last minute Alex Fulford was judged to have brought down the Stanley striker, and the resultant penalty was converted.
The only goal in the 2nd half was the leveller 18 mins in. Joe Jeremiah showed great strength to win the ball on the right, then drove forward, before putting a cross into the path of Charlie Holliday who fired home.
Panthers were the better side in the 2nd half and laid seige to the Stanley goal in the latter stages of the game. But for 2 worldy saves and a header agains the cross bar, we could have knicked all 3 points. Player of the match is a difficult shout today, but the player who was most consistent was Jon Whiting.
Russ and Tony