Melbourn Dynamos Panthers 10 Broadhall Youth 1 Under-11s Division Three THE Panthers got back to winning ways with a good performance against a much improved Broadhall team at Shepreth on Sunday. The early exchanges were edged by Broadhall as they hit a f
Melbourn Dynamos Panthers 10 Broadhall Youth 1
Under-11s Division Three
THE Panthers got back to winning ways with a good performance against a much improved Broadhall team at Shepreth on Sunday.
The early exchanges were edged by Broadhall as they hit a few long balls through the middle which the Panthers defence, who were short of a couple of regulars, struggled to deal with.
Panthers gradually settled into their stride and took the lead on six minutes. A corner from Josh Hutton was partially cleared only for Lewis Chessum to hit a well timed shot which left the Broadhall 'keeper helpless, unfortunately for Chessum the ball hit the foot of the post but the eager Sam Potterill was on hand to fire home the opener.
Broadhall continued to cause problems through the middle but George Storey eased the pressure scoring Panthers second goal on twelve minutes with a well executed shot into the far right corner.
Four minutes later it was 3-0 after a quick passing move involving Tommy Hollway and Luke Eades down the Melbourn left presented Potterill with his second goal.
The midfield quartet of Hollway, Eades, Hutton and Robbie Dingwell then took control as they dominated the next 10 minutes, Eades causing havoc on the left again dribbling around three Broadhall defenders before laying the ball back for Dingwell to hit a ferocious shot into the corner for 4-0 after 21 minutes.
A minute later it was 5-0 as Eades again tormented the Broadhall defence this time supplying Storey with his second of the game.
Broadhall continued to fight hard and were rewarded with a goal on 26 minutes after another ball through the middle saw their lively forward run on and slot home past the exposed Connor Patel in the Melbourn goal.
In truth the scoreline would have been much closer had the Broadhall attack finished off some good opportunities in the first half.
Panthers' half time team talk was about dealing with the long balls through the middle and a slight re-shuffle as Dingwell moved back to centre half to bolster the Panthers defence.
The wave of attacks from Eades and company continued into the early stages of the second half and man-of-the-match, Potterill grabbed his first hat-trick for the club on 32 minutes after evading two tackles and hitting a solid right foot shot to make it 6-1.
Eades finally got his just rewards with a goal of his own on 40 minutes and a few moments later a trip on him in the box presented Hutton with a spot kick opportunity which the Broadhall 'keeper saved well from.
Eades again turned provider on 47 minutes laying the ball into the path of Hutton to get his first of the game with a well controlled left foot finish.
Panthers continued to threaten down their left as Eades was at the heart of every good attack linking up well with the hard working Joe Greeman, Hollway and Storey.
Eades completed a deserved hat-trick with goals on 50 and 58 minutes to wrap up a well earned 10-1 victory.
Despite the superiority of the Melbourn attack the team had to thank Andrew Chitty for some timely interventions at the back to maintain a clean sheet in the second half.