Melbourn pleased despite defeat
Melbourn Dynamos Panthers U12s 2 Baldock Templars U12s 3
Melbourn Dynamos Panthers U12s were pleased with their performance despite narrowly losing 3-2 to high-flying Baldock Templars.
Melbourn had most of the possession and created all the chances as new signing, and captain for the day, Jack Brough brought some much needed confidence to the Panthers team.
After a sweeping move involving Andrew Chitty, Luke Eades and Sam Austin it was Brough who was clean through on goal but somehow the ball ran away from him and into the arms of the grateful Baldock ‘keeper.
Despite one or two close moments at the other end it was Melbourn who took the lead five minutes from the break as Austin finished in style with a well directed left foot shot into the far corner for 1-0 at half time.
As expected Templars had the better of the second half making good use of their substitutes while Panthers had to rely on the 11 on the pitch as Jordan Mills was forced off with a knock before half time.
An unfortunate misdirected pass in the Melbourn defence fell kindly for the Templars forward who slotted home for 1-1.
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Despite an even game Templars added two more in quick succession as the game looked over.
However Panthers had other ideas as a shot from Eades was cleared off the line by the Baldock defender. Moments later Panthers were back in it as Player of the Patch, Brough, finished in style from just inside the area after a sweet passing move. Moments later an offside flag denied Melbourn an equaliser as their quality attacking play caused more problems for the Baldock defence.
Spirits were high at the end of the game as Panthers look forward to moving up the table soon.