The Pumas produced a very strong display against last season’s champions to earn a well-deserved 3 points.
Pumas took the lead early on when Thai put Dylan in on goal and he calmly went round the keeper to score. Thai got the second when Jamie put him in and he outmuscled the defender, then finished calmly. After that the Pumas had further chances through Jamie and Léo R. The defence of Yaqub, Taro, Leo C, Devan and Charlie were rock solid and Jed was untroubled in goal. Half Time 2-0
Sphinx got a lifeline at the start of the second half through a scrappy goal after a goalmouth scramble. This gave them hope but they rarely troubled the home team after that. Jack, Freddie and debutant Leyton were dominating midfield and chances kept coming for the Pumas via Dylan and Elliott, Freddie also struck the post. Léo R finally put Dylan in for his second goal to ease the nerves and the Pumas saw out the game and picked up a very much deserved victory.
An excellent performance from the whole squad with the new signings stating their cases well for a starting spot. A good problem for a coach to have.
Scorers: Dylan x2, Thai
Assists: Thai, Jamie, Léo R
Managers Star Man: Freddie