Final score hook panthers 3 v 0 mytchett eagles. Captain for the day was OK, goalscorers SR 2. Well done to RD and JF for goalkeeping duty.
We started off in typical recent hook panthers style with a lack of defensive cover in the box and a lack of composure on the ball. Fortunately TH dropped back into defence to limit the problems.
A nice pass from JC and a sublime finish from JR put us 1-0 up half time. Second half playing up the slope we seemed to play a lot more positive and scored two more goals. More tenacious and better shape the team countered really well and played a higher tempo game. A few times that final ball was not played which prevented further goals.
JR- in amongst all the action from the beginning. JR best game this season
OK - tracked the opposition danger man and also played well in midfield.
TH- excellent positional play and reading of the game today.
JF- spectacular goalkeeping saves and some very assertive defending.
ON - once again worked well up/down flank and the discipline to hold his position.
SR - put in some super crosses and shots. Played well with the ball in front of him.
JC- tenacious, putting opposition defenders under pressure. Very strong second half display causing problems for the opposition.
RD - very good at reading and intercepting the opposition play into midfield. Don't get me started on the final pass......
Really pleased with the commitment from the boys today. They worked so hard as a team.
Communication- I heard some lovely chatter of man on, kick it out, keepers etc.
Shape was good in second half. Three in defense worked better as it prevented team from being pulled out wide(credit to John R on this one). Plan is to get the wide 2 in defense to go forward, but for this game only ON had that freedom.