Panthers put in a real gutsy performance away from home to earn a draw
With seven squad players missing, including the goalkeeper, it was a makeshift bare eleven that took to the field against Wokingham. After going two goals down in six minutes against a team that scored twelve the previous weekend it looked like Panthers would be on the receiving end of a similar scoreline. However heads didn't drop and they got themselves back into the game with a penalty converted by Lee Dunne and a Zak Brown goal just before half time. Wokingham looked the more rattled as the second half got away and ten minutes later Panthers took the lead from a George Head corner - the goal headed in by Sean Farrell. Could the players hold on for the win? With Panthers legs tiring Wokingham were starting to look the more dangerous team and won a free-kick deep in the Caversham half - the kick converted after going straight through the wall and leaving the goalkeeper with no chance. The end of the game was real backs to the wall stuff but Panthers hung on for a well deserved draw.
All eleven players on the pitch could have easily won man of the match. The boys were shattered at the end of the game and gave everything they had. But man of the match has to go to Ethan Towse - stand in keeper - who made several excellent saves.