Panthers – Sunday 1 November 2016 – League Game – Home -v- Mill Hill Village Youth FC
I have Monday morning blues.
We played well. 2-0 ahead and we thought we were on the road to victory. Then a couple of wonder goals from Rico Nelson and suddenly we are 4 -2 behind.
We were rocked back by conceding those goals. In spite of Adam’s hard work (we need to acknowledge that it’s a really tough job man marking a player like Rico so well done Adam on sticking to your task) we were intimidated by Rico’s physicality. His presence also spurred on his team mates to be more physical in their play.
We showed resilience and brought the game back to 4-4 and I really thought we would go on to win the game but they wanted it more and fought harder than we did in order to get that win.
It was a physical game and we have to learn to cope with that. More accurate faster, slicker passing is the way to nullify more physical sides. Easier said than done when the pitches get wetter and the ground muddier so like it or not we also have to get stronger and learn to compete physically so it’s up to you as players to keep working toughening yourselves up.
We have lost our unbeaten record and we now realise that competing at the top of the league is going to have to take a lot of hard work and determination.
Nice to see Jack get off the mark and a great penalty from Oli and another goal from Sai (that makes 2 in two games !).
A good debut to Aniket who we have welcomed into our squad.
Shame about the loss because overall apart from some individual errors we actually played well. A good lesson for us to learn from and keeps our feet firmly on the ground.
Result – Home Loss: 4-7