It should have been a game wrapped up after half an hour with Panthers creating numerous good chances, having a goal harshly disallowed for offside and missing a penalty but the goal finally came when Alec Strickson battled his way through the Milford defence and his shot just had enough on it to beat the keeper and defender to cross the line. Milford rallied at the end of the first half but Panthers hung on to go into the break 1-0 up. The second half started pretty much like the first with Caversham looking the more dangerous and they got that all important second goal eight minutes in - the ball being put in from a Zak Brown free kick. Rather than kick on and see the game out for some reason Panthers started to lose their way a little and the remainder of the game turned into a scrappy, nervy affair with Caversham not really producing the sort of football the team is capable of. Milford started pressuring more and their reward came with quarter of an hour remaining when they scored a messy goal after multiple defensive mix ups in the Panthers defence. This really put Pumas tails up but Caversham responded well and Lewis Plested drove through the Milford defence to make it 3-1 and restore the two goal cushion. Milford weren't finished however and scored immediately to set up a frantic finish to the game with Jake Evans immense in goal to keep the home team at bay and give Panthers a well earned win.
Another awesome effort from all 11 players out on the pitch - everyone putting in a massive shift and multiple man of the match performances. It's been a while since the boys have had that winning feeling so all involved should enjoy this one.
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