Panthers make Swift exit from League Cup

Melbourn Dynamos Panthers U12s 2 Bishop’s Stortford Swifts U12s 3

Melbourn Dynamos Panthers U12s were just edged out of their League Cup round two match with Bishop’s Stortford Swifts with a 3-2 defeat.

It was a much-improved display from Panthers who have endured a difficult season so far.

Swifts went ahead inside 10 minutes with a quick breakaway but Melbourn restored parity shortly afterwards when Luke Eades produced a neat finish into the corner.

Just as it seemed Melbourn would get on top Swifts broke away again with an identical goal to their first giving them a 2-1 half time lead.

Swifts did start to get the upper hand in the second half and increased their lead to 3-1 as a right wing cross was allowed to reach the opposite post for an easy tap in.

Robbie Dingwell scored the goal of the game with a wonder lob which left the Swifts keeper stranded to reduce the deficit. Unfortunately Panthers could not create another worthwhile attack as Swifts defended well for the final few minutes.