THE New Norfolk senior men's soccer team had a great game against Division 4 ladder-leader Huon Valley at the weekend. With New Norfolk playing with no bench and half the players having some sort of minor injury it was going to be a struggle, but the Panthers dug deep and produced some opportunities in front of goal. Unfortunately the ball didn’t hit the back of the net and Huon managed to put three in to be 3-0 at half time.
The second half saw some awesome football from both teams and the Panthers got themselves on the board with some great teamwork leading to Shaun Jenkins popping one in. This lifted the team's spirits and although Huon got another goal before full time, it showed the improvement that has been made in the past few weeks with some hard work. Huon Valley ran out 4-1 winners but the Panthers can hold their head high.
This Sunday sees the Panthers travel to Wentworth Park to take on Clarence. A couple of players are expected back to bolster the side so it should be a great game.