With a mountainous task to climb against a team that had not lost in more than three seasons, Newsome Panthers regrouped to produce a team display to be proud of.
The early exchanges of the second half were fierce and the Warriors crossed the line once more before a strong attacking play from the Panthers saw Ben Harris grounding the ball from the hooker position. The rest of the half was no less engaged but the attacking play from the Panthers was eroding with the passing minutes. The Warriors were taking full advantage of a seven men bench that despite an excellent Panthers team effort was forced to concede another three tries before the final whistle.
Again, this is in adversity that the Panthers have showed once more their resilience and should they carry on with the team effort showed against the Warriors, it will not be long until they can produce a decisive win. Their attack was good and their defence showed a lot of improvements.
It was impossible for the coaches to choose a Man of the Match and the honour was therefore awarded to all the members of the team. The moment of the match award was awarded for the two kick involving James Johnson, Matthew Shufflebotham and Luca Zaffino. The Parents most improved player could not be split either and the award was shared between Luca Zaffino and Louis Pasquier. Finally, Louis Pasquier was awarded the grafter’s award and the opposition Man of the Match award for his overall performance.