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Panthers made it through a potential banana skin against a well organised Sandgate team

The football played from Panthers was not the slick passing that you would expect, but physicality won them the match.

A goal from Devon after 4 minutes gave the Panthers the lead and then a brace from William extended the lead to 3-0 12 minutes into the game.

However, rather than this being the springboard for a comfortable win, Panthers actually became pretty complacent and a messy first half continued to the half time whistle

HALF TIME: Panthers 3 – 0 Sandgate

The second half started briskly and soon Panthers added a 4th goal with William setting up Ryan for a tap in

 

Sandgate then went route one to get back into the game and it succeeded to dramatic effect. With the Panthers holding a very high defensive line, a ball over the top saw a straight race between their pacey striker and our back 3, and THREE times in a row it benefited Sandgate to see them peg Panthers back to 4-3!

 

 

With Panthers players falling through various injuries, Joe, Will and Zeno had to be withdrawn.

Fortunately the game was put to bed with a through ball from Omar allowing Ryan to run through and get his second of the game to seal a 5-3 win for the Panthers

 

FULL TIME: Panthers 5 – 3 Sandgate

Man of the Match award was a difficult one as nobody had their best game, but for his constant running and intelligent passes, Jake B wins it this week

 

 

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