U12 Panthers get off to winning start
By David Prasher
Hat-trick for Tetlow gets Panthers off to a flier
The Under 12 Panthers got their season off to a flying start with an away victory at FC Bracknell Youth.
The boys started where they left off at the end of last season playing some good, quick passing football against a solid opposition, who were quick and dangerous on the counter attack.
Game started with the Panthers settling into their passing game, helped by a big pitch. Occasionally we were hindered by crowding ourselves out by all following the ball, but early possession was rewarded with the opening goal from Lucas - who, by the look of it, spent much of summer practising his new goal celebration.
Bracknell came back strongly and had several chances, many of which were kept out by some good saves from Ivan, but the grabbed the equaliser. Panthers back to earth with a bump.
But they kept playing with their heads up and 2 more goals from Lucas meant we went into half-time leasding 3-1. It wasn't all one way traffic and Ivan made some crucial saves and James ('the Rock") made some important blocks.
The pattern continued into the second half and Sam scored the 4th. Seemingly home and dry, we then conceded 2 quick goals with about 10 minutes to go. And the opposition laid seige in a bid to get the equaliser. It never came - some great defending from everyone keeping them out.
A good start to the season.