|7th May 2017|
|Crystal Palace Academy||3|| - ||1||Tilehurst Panthers|
Physically tough game for Tilehurst against a strong and vocal Palace side that had to win today to stand a chance of getting second place in the league.
Tilehurst conceded in the 10th minute when their striker rolled her marker, knocked the ball past another and scored effortlessly.
Tilehurst fought the way into the game after this but conceded again from free headed corner on the 18th minute.
Certainly from this moment on Tilehurst fought harder still and started apply pressure themselves, however mostly from long range efforts until Leila was upended in the box when trying to meet a cross ... no penalty given ... you get some, you don't?!
Second half saw a change as the girls regrouped.
On the 38th minute Leila applied pressure to their center back, nicked the ball off her toe and coolly placed the ball in the corner to make to 2-1. Great start to the second half.
5 minutes later and a good spell of passing saw Lillie play in Leila 1-on-1 again, but this time she could only strike straight at the keeper.
Lillie and Tilehurst had a very good shout for a penalty in the 25th minute when she knocked past their defender and was definitely caught, but again the referee waved play on.
Ignoring any unsavoury moments from the side-lines while I attended to an injured Palace player in the 33rd minute, we conceded again from a badly defended corner.
Tilehurst should take heart from this display. Took guts, courage and a sound minds to battle on especially given that a very lenient and young ref let almost everything go.
No player of the match this week because it really was a superb team effort, with Sofia, Rhianna and Min having particularly good individual performances however.
Well done today girls â€“ pleasure as always.
|Player Of The Match: |
|29th Apr 2017|
|Mortonville||0|| - ||8||Tilehurst Panthers|
County Cup Champions:
|Goalscorers: Maalani(2), Leila, Leah, Rhianna, Yasmin, Sofia & Lydia (I think)|
|Player Of The Match: |
|23rd Apr 2017|
|Tilehurst Panthers||3|| - ||3||AFC Wimbledon Blues|
Much better in the second of this double header and a Leila hat-trick sealed an much better team display.
|Goalscorers: Leila (3)|
|Player Of The Match: |
|23rd Apr 2017|
|AFC Wimbledon Blues||4|| - ||0||Tilehurst Panthers|
Never got out of the starting blocks in this one and paid the price for silly defensive mistakes.
|Player Of The Match: |
|02nd April 2017|
|Tilehurst Panthers||0|| - ||7||QPR Girls|
Totally outplayed in every aspect on a good looking pitch and in good weather.
Tilehurst had a poor day today and QPR a good one.
No shame at all losing to this side ... they we're outstanding from the first to last whistle and give us something to strive towards.
|Player Of The Match: |
|26th March 2017|
|Tilehurst Panthers||4|| - ||1||Carshalton Athletic|
Tilehurst went 1-0 down from the penalty spot but showed good character to come back and win the game.
Leila scored after rounding 2 players in the 30th minutes to draw the teams level at halftime.
On 48th minutes Ellie scored from distance, then a superb finish from Leila on 75 mins edged them closer and a Rhianna free-kick from almost the half way line won the game.
Lillie won player of the match for superb work-rate.
|Goalscorers: Leila(2), Ellie & Rhianna|
|Player Of The Match: Lillie|
|26th Feb 2017|
|South London Blues||0|| - ||5||Tilehurst Panthers|
Longest away journey of the season and played on a sloping pitch in furious wind.
Tilehurst we're on form today though and dominated the game throughout.
A quick start resulted in a corner on 3 minutes whipped in by Lillie which caused all sorts od defensive problems and the ball fell to Ellie on the penalty spot to slot hiome the opener.
On 8 minutes Lillie broke free of the defense and whne 1-on-1 produced a fingertip save from the keeper that went just over.
18 minutes gane and good passing team play ended with a fine 1-2 between Rhianna and Maalani and from distance Rhianna typically fired in number 2.
Two minutes later and Lillie hiot the crossbar from the corner but fianlly got her goal when Lydia got beat her player taking a knock in the process to lay off for Lillie on the edge of the box to smash home. 3-0 and half-time.
From the kick-off Tilehurst were napping and South London broke though into a 1-on-1 with Mia who again when called upon stood strong and made the save.
Straight from there (2 mins) Tilehurst struck again this time with Leila beating two players and thumping in off the post.
On 5 mminutes Tilehurst scored again and a great goal too. Lillie beat two players on the right to cross in for Lydia sliding in to score. 5-0.
From that kick-off South London had yet another 1-on-1 chance, but again Mia saved.
The remainder of the half played out mostly in South London's half but was pretty uneventful until 1 minute from time Lillie's 1-on-1 was saved very well.
Player of the match today went to Yasmin who had a great game snuffing out any attempts from the opposition to create an attack.
|Goalscorers: Leila, Lillie, Ellie, Rhianna & Lydia|
|Player Of The Match: Yasmin|
|05th Feb 2017|
|MK City||0|| - ||2||Tilehurst Panthers|
Berks and Bucks semi-final day and having beaten the Oxfordshire champions last round Tilehurst would have to overcome the Buckinghamshire champions (MK City) to reach the final.
Right from the off Tilehurst poured on pressure and were almost awarded when Maalani shot just wide on 2 mins. MK City fought hard to get a grip on the game but Tilehurst were knocking the ball about well on this heavy pitch and were asking all the right questions with some good play.
On 15 mins Tilehurst got their breakthrough. Millie found Leila with a typically accurate pass into feet, her first touch took her square across the box and away from her player and her second, clipped beautifully into the inside netting giving the keeper no chance. 1-0 ... the way of the play.
From that moment on it was ALL Tilehurst and I had trouble keeping up with the chances;
17 mins - Lou found space out wide cut inside the defender and brought a fingertip save from the keeper
18 mins - from the resulting corner a goalmouth scramble with two blocked shots could have gone anywhere was finally cleared
20 mins - Leila ran through and produced another fingertip save from an inspired keeper
21 mins - from the header completely unmarked Ellie headed just over the bar
22 mins - good passing found Lydia on the left creating a 3v1 and with 2 players completely unmarked shot to produce another save from the keeper
23 mins - Leila played in Leah into a 1-on-1 for the keeper to save
24 min - Leila through again 1-on-1 but GK saved again
28 mins - Lydia again through but a heavy touch before shooting and the keeper came out to save at her feet as she shot
30 mins - Lydia from the edge of the box unmarked curled just wide.
Half-Time - 1-0 ..... Honestly could and should have been 10!
Tough team talk because the girls were bang on it today all over the pitch, MK City hadn't had a shot.
Second half and a switch to two up top. ... in the first minute Leah's cross was volleyed by Leila but straight into the arms of the keeper ... great move deserved a goal.
4 mins gone and finally number two ... but not even that was straight forward. Lillie won the ball well and played a superb ball in to Leila, she squared it for Maalani who smashed it from the edge of the box ... thumped off the inside of one post straight across the goal line, hit the other post and came back out past the keeper for Leila, running in to bury it. 2-0
That moment kind of summed up our day in front of goal really.
Tilehurst went on to dominate the match. Leila hit the post on 20 min, Lillie produced an amazing save from the GK's big toe on 30 and Maalani a couple before the end shot just wide when 1-on-1.
Cannot fault the girl’s approach and desire today. Better team by an absolute mile and very worthy winners.
Despite the truly solid team effort, player of the match went to Leila .... Scored two in a 2-0 win and was a handful for MK all day. Well done.
|Goalscorers: Leila (2)|
|Player Of The Match: Leila|
|29th Jan 2017|
|Tilehurst Panthers||6|| - ||1||Walton Casuals Angels|
Having not played for 6 weeks the girls finally kicked off 2017 against a Walton team who sat bottom of the league.
A lacklustre approach perhaps saw Tilehurst out fought in the first half and with noticeably less desire conceded the first goal on 10 minutes when Walton broke away to finish a swift passing move ... something that they had threatened twice before.
Tilehurst restarted and played with a bit more purpose and on 15 minutes Leila picked up the ball wide right, beat two players and riffled home to draw level.
On 30 minutes Leila again found some space and only a fingertip save from the keeper denied her and Tilehurst a second.
The rest of the half was fairly uneventful and messy, with Walton clearly wanting it more.
After the 'normal' team talk the girls took to the pitch like a totally different team.
Good team passing and movement played in Maalani on 37 mins who from 25 yards out scored an absolute corker in off the post - keeper no chance, 2-1.
From the restart Tilehurst pinched the ball and 4 passes and a fine Leila cross found Lydia in front of her player to half volley in, 3-1.
Great start to the second half - 2 goals in two minutes.
It could have been even better just 2 minutes later when more good Tilehurst passing created a chance for Leila who clattered one off the bar with the keeper beaten.
This half it was all Tilehurst.
Leila scored the next in a wonderful solo effort quick, strong in beating two players and thumped in number 4.
Tilehurst's fifth was a quality team goal with some swift passing finished in style by Leila for her hat-trick to make it 5-1 and on 30 minutes the added another from Ellie who closed down in the box to wrap things up.
Poor first half, good second ... was difficult after a long layoff but the girls listened at half time and took responsibility themselves.
Players of the match went to Sofia and Rhianna who both had particularly good/solid games.
|Goalscorers: Leila(3), Lydia, Maalnai & Ellie |
|Player Of The Match: Rhianna & Sofia|
|18th Dec 2016|
|Crystal Palace Reds||2|| - ||4||Tilehurst Panthers|
Tilehurst flew out of the traps in this foggy affair and created 4 goal scoring opportunities in the first 4 minutes but Leila(x2), Lillie and Lydia all either shooting wide or testing the keeper.
Crystal Palace responded well to the initial onslaught though and to remind Tilehurst of their danger played a worrying and inviting cross across Tilehurst's box.
From that though a fine goal from Tilehurst including 6 players/passes found Leah onside at the back post to coolly slot home the opener (7 mins).
From this moment on Tilehurst sat back and slowly but surely allowed Crystal Palace back into the game.
The next opportunity didn't come until the 20th minute when the Palace keeper was called to make a superb double save and on 30 minutes Maalani found herself 1-on-1 only to be thwarted by the keeper once more.
Palace started the second half the better despite the team talk and on 40 mins lack of pressure from Tilehurst allowed their striker to turn twice before rolling the ball into the corner of the goal to equalise. Poor play from Tilehurst, 1-1.
That woke Tilehurst up! On 45 mins came the goal of the match. Leila now playing on the left found space to run at the Palace midfield and from her own half beat 4 players before coolly curling into the corner past the keeper to put the visitors back in front. Players dream about goals like that, that's how good it was ... 2-1.
Another fine Tilehurst move almost created their third goal on 50 minutes when Leah and Lillie combined, the cross was taken well on the chest by Maalani who then unleashed a thunderbolt which smashed of the underside of the crossbar hitting the keeper on the way down - no idea how it stayed out!
More good pressure 3 minutes later forced a corner for Tilehurst and when whipped in, was handled resulting in a Lillie penalty to make it 3-1.
on 56 minutes a touch of controversy when Lillie went 1-on-1 with their keeper only to shoot straight at her but the keeper failed to hold, Lillie toe poked the ball on and Lydia, when overlapping swept in to score.
There was no way the keeper had a hold of the ball in any way but the ref, blinded perhaps by the fact that 'this is girls football' gave the free-kick.
On 60 minutes another corner for Tilehurst fell to the edge of the box and positioned superbly was Min, one touch out of her feet and sent a cracker into the top corner to make it 4-1.
The game wasn't finished though and Palace throughout looked dangerous when coming forward. With 2 minutes to go their same striker was allowed to turn and this time danced around a couple of players before rounding Mia and rolling in to make it 4-2. Fine goal.
Tilehurst thoroughly deserved this victory today although made it very very hard on themselves missing far too many chances, especially early on. It's a surprise to see Palace where they are in the table being that they are a tough side who worried us at times going forward, but I guess that just goes to show just how tough this league is.
Please of the match went to Arianna for an impressive display throughout.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
|Goalscorers: Leah, Leila, Lillie(pen) & Min|
|Player Of The Match: Arianna|
|11th Dec 2016|
|Tilehurst Panthers||3|| - ||2||AFC Wimbledon Yellows|
Tilehurst pretty much dominated in the away fixture scoring twice in the first 3 minutes and knew this would be a completely different game because of it.
With that said, Tilehurst started well and were unlucky not to score in the 4th minute when Ellie got in front of her player from a corner and forced a great save from the keeper who could only parry, but Tilehurst were slowest to react and Wimbledon cleared the danger.
Two minutes later though and free-kick from 25 yards out was beautifully struck by Maalani giving the keeper no chance to make it 1-0.
From that moment on Tilehurst began to relax too much and Wimbledon got to grips with the game going close themselves on 10 and again 15 minutes.
Tilehurst's casual approach cost them on 20 minutes when (getting a bit bored of saying this now) A CORNER was scored near post to draw the teams level. It was nothing less than Wimbledon deserved.
This seemed to wake Tilehurst up ... straight from the restart they won a corner themselves and Leila's fine volley went just over. So close.
On 24 minutes Tilehurst put together a good move which saw Maalani and Leila 2v1. Maalani delayed and played a pass into Leila who from 5 yards out somehow missed an open goal. It was beginning to look like one of those days again.
On 27 Leah broke down her favoured right and crossed perfectly for Leila but again the shot went just wide.
Wimbledon were tough and rugged this half and right on the stroke of half time ..... from ANOTHER CORNER!!! they scored their second after lack of anticipation and reaction by Tilehurst.
After the standard no-nonsense half time team talk about taking responsibility, not diving in, passing more, showing character etc. etc. Tilehurst took the field with it all to do.
No messing about though right from the off saw good interplay resulting in Rhianna clipping over a cross to the back post to find Lydia who half volleyed in superbly to draw the teams level again.
Outstanding goal ... 2-2.
This half was to be different. Tilehurst were back on it.
On 7 minutes Rhianna found some space and unleashed a superb effort which took a full stretched fingertip save from the keeper to keep out.
No other clear cut chances from either side for a while, although Tilehurst were far the better and on the 20th minute when great work out left by Lydia found her 1-on-1 with the keeper only to bring out yet another fine save.
On 23 minutes Rhianna played a cute ball into Lillie who beat two players to go 1-on-1 herself, only to smash into the side netting with Maalani completely unmarked square on.
30 minutes gone ... and more Tilehurst pressure saw a cleared corner fall to Leah 30 yards out who sent a cracker just over the bar.
It looked like all of our missed chances were going to cost us the extra 2 points and as I prepared to go make changes and go for it (3-4-3) Leila found space and volleyed in an absolute beaut from the edge of the box to win the game.
3-2 ... what a match!!
I didn't need reminding how much I love football but I'll take it all the same.
There were good performances all through the team today and 3 very good goals from us.
Players of the match though went to Sofia, who did everything that was asked of her today when dealing with a very quick and skillful striker and Millie, on her debut, who never looked out of place in this team, calm and assured throughout.
Well done – deserved win despite making it difficult.
|Goalscorers: Maalnia, Lydia & Leila|
|Player Of The Match: Sofia & Millie|
|03rd Dec 2016|
|Abingdon Youth||0|| - ||2||Tilehurst Panthers|
Tilehurst traveled to Abingdon for this Berks & Bucks cup match against a well known strong Abingdon side who won the Oxford league last year with a 100% record.
First chance fell to Tilehurst on 5 minutes when good work from Lydia found Leila unmarked 6 yards out with just the keeper to beat but she miss hit it and a great chance to open went begging.
The next was on 10 minutes when a cracking through ball from Rhianna found Maalani who inside the box just had the keeper to beat, but passed it into the keeper's arms. Another glorious chance.
Rhianna again as provider this time crossed for Maalani and this time she made no mistake in putting Tilehurst one up. 14 mins ... 1-0.
It was 20 minutes before Abingdon threatened our goal in anyway but it could so easily have been an equaliser when from a corner an unmarked header was blocked only for a volley from them to sail wide.
On 34 mins Tilehurst again carved open the Abingdon defense and Leila found herself 1-on-1 with the keeper again, but this time to blaze over from the edge of the box.
Half-time. Unbelievably only 1-0 !
Sloppy start to the second half gave Abingdon only their second chance of the match on 2 minutes but it came to nothing. On 5 minutes Leila again broke through for another 1-on-1 but this time the ball got stuck under feet and she ended up crowded out. From the resulting corner Tilehurst hit the post! ... and just two minutes later Tilehurst found themselves 4v2 on the edge of the Abingdon box but overplayed and squandered yet another chance.
Good pressure from Tilehurst on 20 minutes saw the amazing 4 shot display from Maalani, Leah and Leila that was either saved, blocked or hit the post. Honestly ... it was laughable!
On 25 a Lillie corner found Lydia (who had just taken a ball full on in the face which provided a full flowing nose bleed) back post completely unmarked but 6 yards out she couldn't make a good enough connection and it remained 1-0.
32 minutes gone, and equally good corner which caused all sorts of confusion saw Lydia latch on and smash near post to make it 2-0. FINALLY!
Ellie had a very good chance in the last minute with a fine volley but it was evident that it was one of those days.
Abingdon are a good tough side but never really threatened although the longer the match went on the more one wondered.
The whole defense were superb throughout today (great debut from Emma) dealing easily with anything that came their way (mainly long balls over the top) but player of the match went to Lydia. Did well to stay on her feet with a volley to the face and having just got over a blooded nose, still managed to fire home our second!
|Goalscorers: Maalani & Lydia|
|Player Of The Match: Lydia|
|27th Nov 2016|
|Tilehurst Panthers||1|| - ||1||Crystal Palace Academy|
First half saw a very tough and skilful Crystal Palace team have the better of it by far with Tilehurst giving the ball away far too often/cheaply and were simply second best to everything.
Palace hit the woodwork on 10 minutes after a cute move through the center and 2 minutes later shot over in a similar move too.
In a hard fought match with very little chances either end the next chance fell to Tilehurst when good pressure saw the ball drop to Ellie on the edge of the box who's shot hit a wicked bobble before sailing just wide.
Crystal Palace's goal came from a corner (which were threatening all game) when their player managed to get in front of our defender near post to volley into the top corner. Keeper (Mia) no chance, was a very well taken goal.
Second half (and it's like I say this almost every week) Tilehurst were considerably better and edged it. With that said ANOTHER corner on 42 mins caused Tilehurst all sorts of problems and in a scramble the ball struck the post again ... could have gone anywhere.
Three minutes later Leila was found in space down the right, beat her player for pace and when rounding the keeper was 'taken out' 20 yards from goal.
The keeper escaped any sort of punishment, but from the resulting free-kick Maalani stuck a beaut in off the post to level the scores. 1-1.
No further clear cut chances but the longer the game went on the more we felt a winner would come our way. Leila again broke through on 65 mins and looked sure to score but a wonderful sliding block from Palace's defender put stop to the danger.
The rest of the game played out much like the whole half. Both teams looked dangerous and defended very well to keep the score down. There was probably no more than 8 shots all game due to this fact.
Palace will probably feel they should have won this hitting the post twice but Tilehurst are showing good resilience and character.
Players of the match went to (birthday girl) Yasmin who was solid throughout giving no passage for their right winger, and Lillie who start to finish was the best player on the pitch carrying some others with a typically tireless performance.
|Player Of The Match: Yasmin & Lillie|
|13th Nov 2016|
|QPR Girls||1|| - ||0||Tilehurst Panthers|
The biggest game of the season for Tilehurst with both teams boasting a 100% record.
In the first half with Tilehurst unable to get in any sort of rhythm and gave the ball away far to cheaply to a very good side with skill and pace to punish.
Mia made two very good saves with her feet when 1-on-1, double saved at the feet of their striker too and did enough to put the another off 6 yards out, to keep it goalless at half time. Tilehurst had their chances too this half though which saw Leila blaze over when 1-on-1 and Rhianna's header from a corner that could only be parried by the keeper, then scrambled away.
Close first half - QPR were the better side.
Second half was a much more even affair with chances end to end.
Leila again put one over the bar when 1-on-1 and QPR first put one wide and then one curled similarly. It was a good half of football.
The goal to win it was a bit unfortunate from Tilehurst's point of view, a nothing lobbed ball into the box spun out of the keepers hands and fell invitingly to their striker who rolled it painfully into the corner. Tilehurst were punished for not reacting quick enough and/or lack of anticipation.
65 mins ... 1-0.
A quick reshuffle saw 2 up top in a 4-4-2 and Lillie moved out of defense. The game changed.
Tilehurst poured on the pressure and had a glorious chance to equalise when Lillie found Lydia, who skipped past her player and forced a fantastic save from the keeper. With Leila stood completely unmarked 'square' however, one wondered if that was our last chance.
QPR went up the other end and rolled the ball straight across our six yard box which eluded everyone, before Tilehurst attacked again. Lydia through again after more good team work and this time went to square to TWO unmarked players, only for the last defender to block.
Last kick of the game was a free-kick to Tilehurst on the edge of the box following a professional foul on Lillie which Rhianna whipped in to find Maalani who just got too much on it to take it over the bar.
A very entertaining game and overall QPR were the better, although I felt we should have got something out of the game considering the chances created.
It'll no doubt please 'some' that this was the team's first loss for many a year but we moved to this league to play competitive football and develop/improve further. It was definitely the right decision on that basis.
Player of the match went to Mia whose first half performance in particular made up for some momentary slack defending.
|Player Of The Match: Mia|
|16th Oct 2016|
|Walton Casuals Angels||1|| - ||5||Tilehurst Panthers|
The game kicked off a full 20 minutes late and the lack luster approach seemed to have an effect on our play throughout.
It's difficult to write a report on a game where we won 5-1 and pretty much dominated overall, but in truth, the grease was missing from the cogs today as we clunked our way through this.
Ellie opened the scoring being one of the few on the pitch early doors actually wanting the ball more than anyone else and reacted first to stick the ball in the roof of the net just inside the box on 8 minutes. She struck again thankfully minutes later this time from even an even closer range showing genuine desire.
The first half was played almost totally in Walton's half but through a combination of lack of conviction, questionable decision making and good defending (keeper was amazing by the way) Tilehurst couldn't captalise further.
The pretty much lone attack that Walton had this half resulted in the goal of the game without mistake. A good though ball saw the right midfield player on her way who the delivered a superb ball into the box, to find the long legged left midielder, who cutely cliped the ball into the back of the net to make it 2-1. Was a good goal.
Whilst I waited for the half time whistle Tilehurst bagged their third when Leila cut out a goalkeeper kick and made no mistake finishing finely into the corner. Half-time (3-1).
Despite the (nice) team talk very little changed ... we just didn't gel very well today.
Further goals however from Lillie (who showed plain and simply that if you don't give up you will get your rewards) and Leah (who also never gave up and toe poked the fifth) gave us what seemed on paper a convincing victory.
Walton are a good strong side who are very physical and never gave up ... hopefully this is a lesson to us.
Player of the match went to Lillie. Best player on the pitch from start to finish today. Great decision making and held her position (almost) throughout.
Didn't look/play great but a win is a win. Sign of a good side is doing enough.
|Goalscorers: Ellie(2), Leila, Lillie & Leah|
|Player Of The Match: Lillie|
|09th Oct 2016|
|Tilehurst Panthers||4|| - ||1||Crystal Palace Reds|
A solid performance from Tilehurst today against a physically tough Crystal Palace side.
Two well taken goals from Leah and one from Leila gave the girls a good first half but they we're troubled from time to time by the pace of Palace and they hit back with a quick break to make it 3-1 at half time.
Tilehurst were the better side throughout this tie and could have scored more but for some missed chances.
Ellie settled the match midway through the second half with a typical 25 yard effort which sailed into the top corner.
A good team performance - defense is coming along okay.
Please of the match went to Leah for a blistering first half which set the tone for another Tilehurst win.
Well done girls.
|Goalscorers: Leah(2), Leila & Ellie |
|Player Of The Match: Leah|
|01st Oct 2016|
|AFC Wimbledon Yellows||2|| - ||6||Tilehurst Panthers|
Tilehurst started this game in furious fashion smashing in 2 goals within the first 3 minutes and despite conceding from a corner for the second week running, pretty much dominated play throughout.
The score line could have favoured Tilehurst more when a free-kick was given on the edge of the box despite the offense taking place well within the box ( a decision the opposition linesman gave!) and Wimbledon's second goal in the dying moments awarded by our linesman despite the ball not actually ending up in the back of the net.
With that a said this was Tilehurst's best performance at 11-a-side so far and nothing should overshadow that.
Player of the match was awarded to Lydia who had by far the best game in a Tilehurst shirt working fantastically hard all match.
|Goalscorers: Leila(2), Lillie, Maalani, Leah & Lydia|
|Player Of The Match: Lydia|
|24th Sep 2016|
|Tilehurst Panthers||1|| - ||1||Sandhurst Town|
Tilehurst faced Sandhurst in the league cup ... a team that they tried to get away from having played them multiple times every season for the past 4 seasons.
Tilehurst had little interest in this game probably due to this fact and although they conceded a very week own goal, Rhianna hit back with a 25yards free-kick that left the goalkeeper motionless.
Tilehurst had many chances to win the game but each effort thwarted by the goalkeeper or missed the target completely.
Had the game gone to extra time there was only one team who would have won it but as it was it went straight to penalties and Tilehurst lost the lottery that is a shootout.
Player of the match went to Min who was solid in her approach dealing with Sandhurst's best player.
|Player Of The Match: Min|
|18th Sep 2016|
|Carshalton Athletic||0|| - ||3||Tilehurst Panthers|
Carshalton posed a very good test from and good footballing team.
Tilehurst had to fight hard and chase lot to get the ball in this match but with their more direct play we're the much more threatening of the two teams.
A superb 30 yard effort from Lillie early on before a brace from Leila was enough to give Tilehurst back to back league wins.
Player of the match went to Rhianna who was in superb form throughout.
|Goalscorers: Leila(2) & Lillie|
|Player Of The Match: Rhianna|
|11th Sep 2016|
|Tilehurst Panthers||3|| - ||2||South London Blues|
A good introduction into the new league and 11-a-side football. Tilehurst should really have won this game comfortably with the amount of chances they had but despite 2 good goals from Maalani it was Lydia who got the crucial third goal to give Tilehurst all three deserved points.
Player of the match went to Ellie who held her position superbly from any South London pressure.
|Goalscorers: Maalani (2) & Lydia|
|Player Of The Match: Ellie|