While the opening round of the Cup netted no wins for the Panthers round two was a completely different story, dominating the junior grades to put themselves in a strong position heading into the final of the qualifying games next weekend.
The under-17 side produced a remarkable 10-2 win over Centrals, storming home after a close first half to dominate the second stanza.
Under-17 coach David Stafford said it was clear from the outset that the Panthers were the stronger unit, however his side had a lot more to give than what it produced in the opening half.
“The under-17s started slowly, it was 2-1 at half time but we gave them a bit of a rev up at half time and after that we played like we can and banged on eight goals to win 10-2,” Stafford.
“We were clearly the better team but leaving them in the game with a chance through the way we were playing.
“We played a lot better in the second half, converted our chances and as a result got the result that we should.”
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