The Panthers are a group of talented boys who enjoy playing football together at a high level. We believe in hard work on the training field with commitment and determination on the field of play. Our style of play and ethos is all about the team. We want all our boys to be confident on the ball, whatever the level of pressure or position on the pitch. We want to move the ball quickly, passing with accuracy and penetration. Possession of the ball is a major part of our play, but the ability to attack at pace is often a key to our success. The boys who play for the Panthers work together as a team in every situation, good or bad. By maintaining a great team spirit in training and in matches we all enjoy our football.
Panthers’ pressure produces final glory!Posted on April 27, 2016The NEHYL came up trumps again yesterday and set the scene very well for a day to remember for both teams that made the Final. All the Fleet Town Colts Panthers’ boys were ready and up for the occasion from the minute they arrived at the ground. The talk in the changing room before the game was about giving 100% effort from the first second and not giving the opposition the chance to affect the positive memories that the boys wanted to create. As with most finals the first half was very tight. Although we dominated the half, their physicality was impressive. It was keeping us out and preventing us from turning our pressure in to goals. At half time the boys were told that they had done everything right bar score and that on a very large pitch our athleticism would eventually tell over their size. Sure enough we started the half well and soon our pressure caused a crack in their defence. Our pace up front was enough to nip it round the keeper and in to the goal. Some excellent football from the Panthers caused more difficulties for the opposition and their challenges were becoming more desperate as they tried to keep in the game. A foul at around 25 yards brought the second, a wonderful strike from the resultant free kick. Our final goal, also started from a set piece, saw our on rushing player at the back post smash it in to the net with aplomb! A wonderful day and happy memories for all the Fleet Town Colts Panthers’ Players, Coaches, Parents and Supporters. Fleet Town Colts Panthers 3 – 0 Farnborough Youth Hunters Scorer(s) James Beauchamp, Max Howard, Ethan Yewings Man of the Match: The whole team!
Panthers season finally gets underway!Posted on September 15, 2015NEHYL 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
Panthers win last league game to go second!Posted on April 22, 2015Curley Park Rangers 1 : 2 Panthers After a long break the boys looked a little off their normal pace at the start of the game. Passing was sloppy and we were taking too long to move the ball. This meant that we were giving Curley Park the opportunity to compete for the ball in the centre of the park and the game was quite slow. Each side had a couple of opportunities, but their keeper and Will in our goal, played very well and kept the scores level at half Time. Half Time Curley Park Rangers 0 : 0 Panthers After a reminder of how we are supposed to play at half time the boys went out and looked a different side. The ball was being move quickly through the team and we used the flanks to our benefit. A great move found Ben O’C and he spotted the run of Archie. A great shot chipped up and over the keeper into the far corner and we were off and running. Some more great work down the left flank this time from Ethan resulted in a tremendous cross and Archie was there to meet it, bravely heading passed the keeper and we were now 2 up. The boys were playing well now and we looked like we might get a 3rd. A disallowed goal for Curley Park, for a clear offside, shook us up a little and Luke and Kieran were under real pressure but handled everything thrown at them. Hugo, Jamie and Ben H worked tirelessly and James was always a threat with his pace on the break. Ben S provided some steel on the left and some great passes which almost got us through on a number of occasions to finish the game. In the end with seconds on the clock, Curley Park broke down the left with the ball clearly going out of play. Their linesman was unsighted and the ref played on. The boys watched in horror as they equalised from the cross, but a good lesson was learned - always keep playing until you hear the whistle! Seconds later it was all over and a deserved win for the boys. With that win, in our last league game, we have moved into second place in the NEHYL Premier Division, deserved reward for the boys and their efforts this season.View older reports →