Prestwich Marauders Panthers V Middleton Lads and Girls Club Reds
Prestwich Marauders Panthers V Clarence Athletic
On a cold windy morning the Panthers travelled to Clarence, the home team stormed ahead with 2 early goals, but as always the boys didn’t give up and hit back through Marlie straight away. Another couple of goals by Clarence saw them extend their lead. In the second half, the Panthers hit their rhythm and scored 3 goals with out reply, though Marlie & Loui to draw us level, which in the end proved to be a fair result as neither team deserved to lose. Great game played in a good spirit with coaches and crowd letting the kids just get on and play.
Man of the match to Loui for great general play and a bullet header goal.
Prestwich Marauders Panthers V Whitworth Valley Wasps
With two games to look after in one day I arrived 10 minutes late to the game to be told we were playing really well and the score was 0-0. 1 minute later, we conceded. So nice to see I had an impact. It was a great open game with the boys not only playing against a good team but against a pitch that was more like a ski slope. Couldn’t quite work out if kicking down the hill was a help or hindrance. With only having 7 players today, less disruption gave the boys some good playing time and we soon got ourselves back in the game thanks to a goal from Loui. Whitworth scored a quick goal after half time, only for Loui to reply quickly with the goal of the game a left foot screamer into the top corner, only for Whitworth to go back down the slope to score straight away. The Panthers deserved a draw out of this game but we’re thwarted time after time by the best goal keeper I’ve come across at the age, he was great.
Man of the match to Zac for the second game in a row well done, Zach great defending again.
Well done to Lucas, Conor, Zac Mc, Loui, Owen, Marlie 4 wins out of 4 in the group stage and a fantastic quarter final win, unfortunately our run came to an end in the semi finals. It was a great effort by all the boys, all the mums and dads are very proud of you. Player of the day was Owen.
Big Thanks to Daz for stepping up as manager for the day.
Prestwich Marauders Panthers V Ramsbottom United
Wet, windy, cold, tears and that was just the parents. Plus loads of goals, well done for keeping on going.
Man of the match: Sean.
Well done Sean great performance, all the boys were fab, good luck tomorrow in the tournament.
Thanks to the rammy guys for organising a pitch.
Prestwich Marauders Panthers V Pennine Red
This was a hard fought game for the First Panthers team of the day who rushed into an early lead with 3 Goals from MOM Marly. Pennine then came back levelling the game, only for panthers to snatch a late goal. Great game enjoyed by both teams and some lovely passing football by the Panthers. Solid performances from Marly, Lucas, Zac M, Jenson & Conor who stood firm against a big strong team.
Prestwich Marauders Panthers V Prestwich Juniors Pumas
The second game of the morning for our other set of Panthers was against our local rivals Prestwich Pumas, who stormed into a 3 goal lead with some good goals. Panthers came back playing some good football and scoring a couple of goals of their own. It was a topsy turvy battle which eventually ended in a draw. Fair result, quote of the day going to a Pumas player telling one of his mates who asked what score it was “we re winning 5 all”. Put a smile of my face and was an example of why children’s football is so enjoyable. Great game by both teams and a well done to Zac W, Conor, Matthew, Elliot, Owen & Loui. MOM to Matthew, great in attack and brilliant when switched to defence.