Panthers season finally gets underway!

NEHYL Premier Division
Haslemere Town 1 : 7 FTC Panthers

After a difficult first game of the season for various reasons, the Panthers came in to the game needing a win to help their confidence. On a massive pitch, with the type of grass that grabs the ball and makes running seem like you are going through treacle, the boys started well. It was clear from the early exchanges that the boys were determined get a result. After a couple of early chances at both ends, we finally went ahead. A second and third soon followed indicating that today’s match was going to end positively for the Panthers. In the second half, our attacking took on even more impetus and we broke though on many occasions. Defensively we were solid and with our goalkeeper playing very well, it looked like only a set piece might cause us problems. More goals soon came for the Panthers to put the result beyond doubt. A headed consolation goal from the opposition at a corner was the only low point on a very good day for the boys. Lots to work on as we continue to learn 11-a-side football, but the confidence boost was just what the doctor ordered!

Scorer(s): Ben S, Ben O’C 2, James 2, Jamie 2
Man of the Match: Ben H
Supporters MOM: Will