Panthers inconsistent start to the season continued with a defeat on the 3G at Alton Town. In truth it was a game Panthers deserved not to lose as they had most of the play and created lots of chances. Alton had probably 4 shots on goal and scored them all. Panthers led early on when Liam Bowbrick finished confidently after being put through by Christopher Hatton. Alton equalised soon after but then Lewis Plested put Panthers ahead again after a lovely flick by Liam Bowbrick. After the break Alton made it 2-2 and soon after went ahead after hesitancy in the Panthers defence. Zak Brown came off the bench to pull Panthers back to 3-3 however a late Alton goal sealed Panthers fate and Panthers faced the long journey home to lick their wounds.