Whites' cup heartache

PUBLISHED: 18:17 15 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:10 26 October 2009

PANSHANGER Whites Under-12s were devastated to be knocked out of the Shield semi-final by Ware Youth Clarets. Whites knew it would be a tough game as both teams have been evenly matched throughout the season. The WGC team were the stronger side but afte

PANSHANGER Whites Under-12s were devastated to be knocked out of the Shield semi-final by Ware Youth Clarets.

Whites knew it would be a tough game as both teams have been evenly matched throughout the season.

The WGC team were the stronger side but after several attempts on goal could not find the back of the net.

The game was a constant battle for possession.

Whites' back four held strong with Robbie Gallafant and Declan McAlinden chasing every attempt from the Clarets.

Whites conceded an own goal shortly into the second half, which gave Clarets the incentive they needed.

The Panshanger side battled for the ball and they created chances through Rhys Monger and Lewis Mussard.

However, Clarets went two up and this again did not stop Whites from attacking their goal.

Bailey Rose pulled one back with a lovely free-kick to make it 2-1.

Manager Nick Rose instructed all his players to enter the Clarets' box for a corner with 20 seconds to the final whistle, but they couldn't score.

Whites played with passion and were unlucky not to reach the final.

Man of the match went to Adam Guy.


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