Plenty of positives for Panthers despite big loss on Sunday
IT was a tough hit out for the Portland Panthers soccer team on Sunday when they took on Blue Lake in Mount Gambier.
The senior side pushed Blue Lake throughout the contest but were unable to stem their scoring opportunities to go down, 9-2.
It was a crucial contest for the Panthers, sending them to the bottom of the ladder with Blue Lake now above them based on percentage.
Portland struggled to shut down Blue Lake’s multiple scoring threats with five different players hitting the scoreboard across the match.
Before suffering an injury to the ribs Razvan Atodiresei slotted Portland’s first goal and then set up a well-executed shot from young gun Ashton Watt who remained composed to weave the ball into the back of the net.
While it was a tough loss for Portland coach Brendan Galloway said the team and the club remained positive throughout the contest despite the lack of numbers and depth.
“It was a really tough day for us but there were still plenty of positives to come out of it,” Galloway said.