The game of the week comes to you from the Coed D indoor league. With the Spring session in full swing, both teams came prepared for battle.
Early in the seventh minute the action started with the Old Folks Home working the ball up from the defensive third and challenging the Panthers Goalkeeper. A ricocheted shot off the back wall led to a nicely executed volley, but the Panther defense denied them of a goal. The first goal came from a quick counter-attack; Robley Jama of the Panthers found the back of the net after his teammate played him a perfectly weighted through ball to him in the eighth minute. Old Folks Home responded well to the goal, and a short one minute later Jason Soper found the back of the net after skillfully dribbling around two defenders and slicing it past the last line of defense, the Panthers goalkeeper. Old Folks home began to pick up the intensity, which lead to them scoring two more goals before halftime. The game went into halftime with a score of 3-1 in favor of Old Folks Home.
The second half started off with passion and the Panthers were solid in the defensive third. The Panthers goalkeeper had multiple phenomenal saves. He acted as an unbreakable brick wall in front of the net stopping three shots in a row. In the twelfth minute Old Folks Home had a free kick 18 yards out, the first attempt on goal was denied, but the rebound was slotted back post to take the score to 4-1. A short thirty seconds later, the Panthers found themselves in a quick counter-attack. A lovely shot, slotted to the back post, sixteen yards out brought the game back within reach for the Panthers. With four minutes remaining the Old Folks had two successful wall passes to move the ball up the field and beautifully put the ball in the back of the net to clench, what would be the game winner. With a lot of time left in the season, one can be sure that the Panthers will find chemistry within their team and that the Old Folks Home will see continued success.